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High-waisted, wide-leg pleated Japanese crepe shorts

the effortless short™ mid-thigh

High-waisted, wide-leg pleated Japanese crepe shorts
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modern taupe #85118
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Often imitated, never replicated — wear them and see why

The leg-baring version of the original goes-with-everything trouser, these are high-rise shorts with a relaxed fit, front pleats and slash hand pockets. They're cut with Crepette™ — our one-of-a-kind Japanese crepe fabric beloved for its subtle texture, breezy drape and the fact that it basically never wrinkles.

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You’re Going to Love The Effortless Pant™
Product Knowledge 1
Effortlessly the Best Pleated Trouser The easy drape, the wide leg, the sharp pleats — it’s all perfected by our in-house tailors, whose attention to difference-making details (like our luxe interior finishing, which ensures a longer-lasting garment) remains unmatched.
Product Knowledge 2
Made with Crepette™ Famous for its subtle texture, breezy drape and the fact that it pretty much never wrinkles. Seriously. It’s magic.
Product Knowledge 3 Mid-Thigh Length Tailor The Effortless Short™ to you. This version’s intended to hit around mid thigh.
  • Back welt pockets
  • Darted back waist for shaping 
  • Zip fly with hook-and-bar closure
Materials & Care
  • Origin: Fabric from Japan
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Care: Machine wash
  • Imported
  • Rise: High
  • Fit: Relaxed — An easy shape just shy of loose
  • Leg: Wide
  • Length: Intended to hit around mid thigh
  • Model is 5'10"/178cm wearing a size 4
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Rated 5 out of 5
How Does it Fit?
Nice flowy shorts
Love the fabric of the effortless pants and happy they made them in shorts. I sized up one size from my normal size since I wanted some room. The older versions use to have the inseam length but for some reason isn’t listed for this one. So just in case you’re wondering, these are the 5” inseam shorts. Perfectly flowy and hits above my knees. And if anyone is deciding between colors like I was, “dark knight navy” is a mix between “total eclipse” and black.
June 18, 2024
1 week ago
What's Your Height?:
5ft 2in
Rated 5 out of 5
My favourite shorts
I have these in 3 colours and I absolutely love them. I would buy them all.
June 11, 2024
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best, just like the pants
Fits true to size, I want these in every colour
June 8, 2024
3 weeks ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Close to perfection
I bought this same style in a linen blend last year. I like this material much more, they wrinkle less. For reference, and this part is important, I am 5'8 and 160lbs and normally wear an 8 or 10 in bottoms depending on what it is (skirt, pants, jeans, etc) and the brand. I bought these in a 12 and they are still a little small on me. They are a very high rise and do tend to ride up a bit. They are also wide in the leg, something I wasn't expecting but I do like them and am keeping them. I recommend going up at least one size but you may need to go up two.
June 8, 2024
Rated 2 out of 5
Curves say no
These are high waisted and but go right up my crotch. I don't know if I am 2 long or what. I am 5' 5 and I usually wear a size 10.. I got a size 12 but I honestly should of got a 14.. return
June 4, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5
Favourite summer shorts for dresssing up or down. Found the matte pearl color less see through in the back than the birch.
May 15, 2024
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect Shorts
Beautifully tailored and machine washable. Can dress them up with heels or down with sandals. Timeless.
May 3, 2024
2 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Not for the thick thigh girlies
I have 6 pairs of effortless pants, they are amazing and fit true to size.
I have thicker tights and butt, these shorts looked like my athletic bike shorts.
Might try the long to see if they are better or stick with the pants.
April 30, 2024
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love those short nice style just long enough
The fit is perfect and the fabric is light and comfy
April 10, 2024
2 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Too short
Quality and fit is great however too short to formal wear
April 8, 2024
2 months ago