High Waisted Denim Shorts [November 2019]

High waisted jeans have been making a come back since their bell bottom days in the 70s and their Mom type jeans in the 90s (which people are starting to rock again as well). Now you can get them in a wide variety of styles, colors and prints which makes them more fun to experiment with, including shorts.

To celebrate Spring I thought I’d add in some shorts for all of you lovely ladies that love a good pair of jean shorts. When searching for high waisted jean shorts the majority of items that came up were independent sellers that created their own.

I wanted to make this section of the post an ode to those independent sellers doing their thing and bringing you amazing high waisted cut offs. If some aren’t in stock, feel free to message the seller to see if they can make any more or search for the pair in the search box.

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The Best Highwaisted Denim Shorts

See our top picks for shorts below…


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The Best High Waisted Jean Shorts

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High Waisted Denim Shorts

High Waisted Denim Shorts

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7 For All Mankind High waisted denim shorts

These jean shorts from For All Mankind are made from stretch denim featuring the frayed hem. Slant front pockets and back pockets. Made with a cotton, spandex type material, allows for the extra stretch comfort for every day wear.

What We Love

  • Cute style and love that they are stretch material
  • Great with any type of top for summer wear
  • Things to Look Out For

  • These run a little short, so make sure you want to show off that much leg

  • 11/12

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Forever 21

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Forever 21

    High wasted denim shorts
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    Forever 21 High wasted denim shorts

    Paperbag waisted shorts that feature a removable sash and front and back pockets. Made by Forever 21, they are 95% cotton and easy care instructions.

    What We Love

  • They go with anything I have, and they are a great look
  • Love that they are reasonably priced and so versatile
  • Things to Look Out For

  • These are way too short for even short shorts.

  • 10/12

    High Waisted Denim Bermuda Shorts

    High Waisted Denim Bermuda Shorts

    Denim Bermuda Shorts
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    For all Mankind Denim Bermuda Shorts

    These Bermuda Shorts from For All Mankind are a cotton poly blend. They have light fading for that vintage look. There are front and back pockets and are 19″ in length for those who do not like short shorts.

    What We Love

  • These shorts are comfortable, would recommend to anyone.
  • Love this style.
  • Things to Look Out For

  • They were very rough and didn’t get softer with washing

  • 9/12

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Cheap

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Cheap

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    TopShop USA High waisted denim shorts

    These Topshop Joni Denim shorts have a high waist and made for comfort with super stretch denim material. They are machine washable for easy care, and go good with anything to make the perfect go to summer outfit

    What We Love

  • The price is amazing and they are very comfortable
  • I love the color not too dark.
  • Things to Look Out For

  • They are not true to size, order up if your are on the border between two sizes.
  • Some reports of fading.

  • 8/12

    High Waisted Dark Denim Shorts

    High Waisted Dark Denim Shorts

    High waisted dark denim shorts
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    Urban Outfitters, BDG High waisted dark denim shorts

    These high waisted jean shorts from Urban Outfitters are considered an original staple from the label. They are built for comfort being made of stretch denim material. They are made to be a for fitting garment and accentuated with a lace up closure.

    What We Love

  • These shorts are so cute. They can be worn for a day at the beach or dressed up to wear out while on vacation
  • Things to Look Out For

  • These shorts are made to fit snug. They also run small

  • 7/12

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Vintage

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Vintage

    Vintage denim shorts
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    Urban Outfitters Vintage denim shorts

    Urban Outfitters and BDG’s version of the classic short-shorts signature girlfriend fit. Made from stressed denim, they are a slim fit high waisted short and have a frayed hem. Easy to care for and able to machine wash. Great to wear anywhere

    What We Love

  • These look much better on! Was scared when I got them that they would look tacky short, but they are great!
  • Love the color, just makes me feel like summer
  • Things to Look Out For

  • The material is not very comfy. Its rough and scratchy, and didn’t soften up after washing

  • 6/12

    90s High Waisted Denim Shorts

    90s High Waisted Denim Shorts

    High waisted jean shorts
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    Levi’s High waisted jean shorts

    These Levi’s classic vintage throwback to the 90’s is a fabulous addition to any wardrobe. Great Levi’s shorts vintage light blue with the famous button fly option or a zipper closure. A true throwback style made famous by the classic Levi’s brand. Machine washable material and made with the classic Levi denim material, these classic shorts come in a wide range of blue shades.

    What We Love

  • Love the distressed look.
  • Things to Look Out For

  • They are not a relaxed fit like I thought.

  • 5/12

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Plus Size

    High Waisted Denim Shorts Plus Size

    Plus Size Denim Shorts
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    Universal Thread Plus Size Denim Shorts

    A perfect addition to any wardrobe, these Mid-Rise Jean shorts from Universal Thread are the answer. Made from an easy to care for material, these shorts can be perfect for any summer event be it a laid back gathering, or dress them up for an evening out on the town. Classic style for a woman of today’s world.

    What We Love

  • Love how they are not too short but not too long – a great length.
  • Things to Look Out For

  • These shorts were a huge let down. The shorts have a raw hem, so beware if they come unrolled.

  • 4/12

    Red High Waisted Denim Shorts

    Red High Waisted Denim Shorts

    Red denim shorts
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    Gap Red denim shorts

    High waisted.
    Easy through the hip and thigh – hits at the upper thigh. Has a great, faded red color.


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    High Waisted Shorts Not Denim

    High Waisted Shorts Not Denim

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    Urban Outfitters high waisted shorts

    Urban Outfitters has these classic trouser look shorts that are timeless. They feature a pleated accent at the hips for a casual, yet classy look. They can be dressed up and down and if comfort is what you like when you shop, this is the perfect fit for you. easy to care for material that is made to be durable.

    What We Love

  • Love these shorts. I wore them for a dinner party at my friends beach house, and so comfy too.
  • Love the classy look they have. Not too short either which is great.
  • Things to Look Out For

  • The material feels cheap, not worth the high price for shorts.

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