AGOLDE Jean Short Review and Comparison

Happy Monday friends! I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. I know I am ha! We’re currently on a trip to Iowa to visit my parents and it’s been a fun so far hanging out at their pool, going to the State Fair, and having a bit of a slower time. Thankfully the migraines I mentioned in my Jenni Kayne review last Monday have subsided a bit and I’m feeling really grateful for the relief…

I’m feeling so good, in fact, that I’m getting two of my most requested posts up in the span of two weeks. Crazy I know! First up was the Jenni Kayne cocoon cardigan review and now I’m giving you an AGOLDE jean short review… yay!

While there are more than 3 pairs of jean shorts on the AGOLDE website, I’ll only be reviewing the Dee, the Parker, and the Parker long. Those are the only 3 I own, but they are also the mainstays that have been on their website for at least a couple of years.

If you’re curious about my measurements, you can check them out here.

Let’s get to it!

Style: Dee Shorts (This wash is no longer available, but I linked to similar)
Size: 27
Price: $138

These have been my favorite denim shorts for several years now. They are just magical my friends. In my opinion, they are the best of all worlds. They’re made of 100% cotton, and they are more of a midweight denim so they just hug your curves in the best way possible. Plus the 4 inch inseam is the perfect length, and the small little slit at the sides just makes them so flattering. These do have a higher rise, but I don’t find it overwhelming on my 5’5″ frame. I size up in Dee’s to a 27 for a bit more room, but they do fit snug so I would suggest sizing up as well. The Dee’s are definitely the most rigid of the three shorts, but that just means they keep their shape and never bag out on you. SO good!

Style: Parker Long Vintage Short in Swapmeet
Size: 26
Price: $138

The Parker shorts are a really comfortable pair of lightweight 100% cotton shorts. And they just fit so well. I also love having a bit more of a distressed pair of jean shorts in my rotation. They add just a bit of edge and texture to my more romantic tops. I also really like that these aren’t as high rise as my other shorts… they fall a bit more mid rise which is a nice change. The lower rise paired with the soft denim makes these my most comfortable pair of jean shorts so these are the pair I reach for when I just want easy. I kept to my true size and they fit perfectly (i.e. just a tad bit slouchy). I wouldn’t necessarily size up because they do loosen up just a bit after several wears.

Style: Parker Vintage Cut Off Short in Vortex

Size: 26

Price: $128

I’ll admit, these shorts are a lot shorter than I’m used to wearing and when I first tried them I was not on board ha! But now I absolutely love them. They are the perfect shorts for really hot days when you can’t handle clothing… plus I think they’re really sexy without being totally in the Daisy Duke territory. The fabric feels exactly the same as the long version so they’re also just really soft and comfortable… although I haven’t noticed these loosening up as much as the longer version. I would stick with your true size for that slouchy, sitting right on the hip look. These have quickly become a staple in my wardrobe the past few months!

Well that’s it friends! I hope this was helpful for you guys. I debated getting this post up so late in the summer, but then I realized you’ll probably be able to find versions of these shorts on sale in the coming weeks so actually I think it’s perfect timing. But if you’re in the market for longer version of denim, I do have an AGOLDE denim guide as well!

Have a great week everyone!

Until next time,


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  1. 8.15.22
    Erika Brockmann said:

    Love this! I actually love the dee ultra high rise (I’m 6’1”) and they fit like a glove. Where is your blouse from?

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