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Bistro Short

WJ032
(Was $68.00 ) now $20.40 to $47.60

Cut from the same soft cotton stretch as our famous Bistro Crops, our shorter length shorts can be dressed up for dinner or pared back for the beach. Catch a new multi-stripe, a bright floral and two beautiful broderies for Summer.

  • 97% cotton 3% elastane
  • Machine washable
  • Fitted through waist and hip
  • Length finishes at mid thigh
  • Belt loops
  • Button fastening at centre front waist with zipped fly
  • Front and back pockets
  • Sits below natural waist
  • Petite 3¾"/9.5cm Regular 4½"/12cm Long 5½"/14cm
  • Imported
Body Measurements  (inches)
US24681012141618
Waistup to 2525-26½27-2828½-3030½-3232½-3434½-36½37-3939½-41
Hipup to 33½33½-3535½-3737½-3939½-4141½-4343½-45½46-4848½-51
Garment Measurement  (inches)
 2 PET2 R4 PET4 R4 L6 PET6 R6 L8 PET
Inside leg454564564
Waist circumference282829½29½29½31313132¾
Hip circumference33¾33¾35½35½35½37½37½37½39½
Front rise9999
Back rise13¼13¾13¾14¼14¼1414½14½14½
Thigh circumference22½22½23½23½23½24½24½24½25½
Leg hem circumference20¾20¾21¾21¾21¾22¾22¾22¾23¾
 8 R8 L10 PET10 R10 L12 R12 L14 R14 L
Inside leg564565656
Waist circumference32¾32¾34½34½34½373739½39½
Hip circumference39½39½41½41½41½444446¾46¾
Front rise101010½10½10¾10¾
Back rise15151515½15½161616¾16¾
Thigh circumference25½25½26¾26¾27¾2930¼29½29½
Leg hem circumference23¾23¾24¾24¾24¾262627½27½
 16 R16 L18 L
Inside leg566
Waist circumference41¾41¾44
Hip circumference48½48½51
Front rise11¼11¼11¾
Back rise17½17½18
Thigh circumference323334½
Leg hem circumference28¾28¾30

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.5

(based on 141 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (123)
  • Great design (109)
  • Well made (89)
  • Durable (71)
  • Practical (65)

Cons

  • Poor fit (8)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (126)
  • Night out (33)
  • Wear to work (4)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (98 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (60), Casual dresser (38), Trendy/stylish dresser (35)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style driven (65), Comfort driven (63)

Reviewed by 141 customers

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5.0

perfect shorts

By W

from USA

About Me Classic Dresser

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Design
  • Practical
  • Retains Shape
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Night Out

    I love these shorts. I am usually a 6P or 8P in Boden dresses and shorts/pants. The 6P fits me perfectly. They are well made and classic. They are the best shorts for me that I have found yet!

    • Age:
    • 25-34 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Style Driven
     
    4.0

    Exchanged for size larger and like them

    By Elizabeth

    from Chicago

    About Me Classic Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great cut

    Cons

    • Seem To Run A Little Smal

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear

    These have a great cut, shortish but not too short, nice fit at waist. I ordered a 4 but had to exchange them for a 6 and the 6 fits great

    • Age:
    • 35-44 yrs old
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
     
    4.0

    Good basic shorts

    By Sophie the Ferret

    from Columbus

    About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Awesome Print
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Great Design
    • Practical
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach
      • Casual Wear
      • Hiking

      I love the fun retro print (I got the one with the coastline with boats), and the shorts seem well made & nicely cut. I will probably move the buttons to make the waist a bit smaller, but decided to wait until next Summer & see if I gain any weight before then.
      (BTW, I LOVE that these fasten with 2 buttons, gives a much cleaner finish.)

      • Age:
      • 35-44 yrs old
      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Comfort vs Style:
      • Style Driven
       
      5.0

      Lovely

      By Elena

      from Seattle

      About Me Casual Dresser

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great Design
      • Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Great shorts, really very comfortable (more comfortable then Chino shorts) and great design - can combine them with a lot of tops.
          Good job, Boden!

          • Age:
          • 35-44 yrs old
          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Comfort vs Style:
          • Style Driven
           
          5.0

          Great shorts!

          By Annah Lee from NC

          from Durham, NC

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Fun
          • Great Design
          • Practical
          • Retains Shape
          • Washes Well
          • Well Made
          • Wrinkle Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            These are a great summer short! Perfect fit and length and a fun print that adds some fun to my warm weather wardrobe.

            • Age:
            • 25-34 yrs old
            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Comfy and Stylish

            By Jennifer

            from Boston

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Great Design
            • Practical
            • Retains Shape
            • Washes Well
            • Well Made
            • Wrinkle Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              I can look stylish while chasing around my kids in the summer. The shorts still look brand new after a wash and dry. Excellent quality!

              • Age:
              • 35-44 yrs old
              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Comfort vs Style:
              • Style Driven
               
              4.0

              Nice clean lines with fun print

              By LLL

              from Cary, NC

              About Me Classic Dresser

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Practical

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                Nice shorts to feel put together, even in hot weather. Only suggestion-- make the pockets a little deeper!

                • Age:
                • 35-44 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Comfort Driven
                 
                4.0

                Great Shorts

                By molly

                from new york

                About Me Casual Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Great Design
                • Practical
                • Retains Shape
                • Washes Well
                • Well Made
                • Wrinkle Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  Loved these shorts so much I bought another pair. Well made and really cute.

                  • Age:
                  • 55-64 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven
                   
                  5.0

                  Great quality

                  By Barbara

                  from NC

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Design
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I got the navy stripe and they're beautiful, comfortable and versatile. I'm 5'3"/135 and even though I'm pretty short I ordered 8L to get a more conservative length (age 50). The fit is great and really comfortable. They actually feel luxurious. If you have great legs, these are truly fabulous. For me, at 50, I'm not sure I can justify the cost of such nice shorts since I'll probably only wear them at home/with friends. But they feel great and look great and I actually like the way the mid length looks for my frame and figure, but my legs aren't what they used to be so I feel like I should wear longer shorts almost to my knees. I'm torn as to whether to keep them, but if you have great legs, my goodness, get lots of these shorts!

                      • Age:
                      • 45-54 yrs old
                       
                      5.0

                      Mismarked size causes Bistro confusion

                      By naubinblue

                      from Upper Peninsula, Michigan

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Great Design
                      • Practical
                      • Retains Shape
                      • Well Made
                      • Wrinkle Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Beach-combing
                        • Casual Wear
                        • Dog-walking
                        • Special Occasions

                        First I ordered the Daisy Vine Bistro Short in 16L because I wear a 16R in 7/8 Chino. The 16L Bistro was just a tad snug, but I kept the short, and then ordered the 18L. The 18L Bistro Short that arrived was a full inch narrower across the front than the 16L that I had kept. Thank goodness I kept the 16L. When I returned the 18L, I didn't have time to figure out the details, so I made a return for credit. I'd still like to buy an 18L that is bigger than my 16L -- for those days when I'm feeling less than ship-shape. They are that fine -- I'd like to own the same color in two sizes. The fabric has a rich, smooth hand much as in the Chelsea Turn Up. When I get the size figured out, they will fit like a dream, they are so well made. Disclaimer: I am new to Boden and still learning my way. I love the colors, the styles, the retros, the fabrics, the designs, the workmanship, and the weather fixation. Wish I'd dispensed with merely re-re-reading catalogs years ago.

                        • Age:
                        • 55-64 yrs old
                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels too small
                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Comfort Driven

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