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Bistro Short

WJ032
(Was $68.00 ) now $54.40

Our shorter length shorts are based on the same flattering cut as our famous Bistro Crops. Dress them up and paint the town red or pare them back for a perfect day at the beach…

  • NAV and WHT: outer 100% cotton
  • NAV and WHT: lining 97% cotton 3% elastane
  • Other colours: 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 134 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (117)
  • Great design (104)
  • Well made (84)
  • Durable (67)
  • Practical (60)

Cons

  • Poor fit (8)

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (120)
  • Night out (32)
  • Wear to work (4)
  • Special occasions (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (92 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic dresser (56), Casual dresser (37), Trendy/stylish dresser (33)
    • Comfort vs Style:
    • Comfort driven (61), Style driven (61)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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4.0

Great Shorts

By molly

from new york

About Me Casual Dresser

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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

    See all my reviews

    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
           
          5.0

          Best short

          By Alex in wire

          from SAint Louis

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Fit great, flatter, comfortable, make you look like you are really trying

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Comfort vs Style:
            • Comfort Driven
             
            4.0

            Lovely, but not for me

            By LisaJo

            from New York

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                I love the fabric, the prints and was swayed by the great reviews, but sadly these didn't work for me. At 5'4" and 115 lbs I seem to fall between 2 stools size-wise as the 4 was too loose and the 2 too tight. So sorry to send these back.

                • Age:
                • 45-54 yrs old
                • Sizing:
                • Feels too large
                • Comfort vs Style:
                • Style Driven
                 
                5.0

                Awesome Short!

                By Cades Mom

                from Kentucky USA

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  These are great little basic shorts with a great fit, flattering flat front. I ordered the long for just a bit more coverage at my age, but they are still short enough to be cool for the pool or boat. I ordered the Brown Riviera and Navy Bloom which are great patterns and a step up from basic solids! Love them!

                  • Age:
                  • 45-54 yrs old
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Comfort vs Style:
                  • Style Driven
                   
                  5.0

                  Love these shorts!

                  By Happy Boden Shopper

                  from Cambridge US

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear

                    My summer wardrobe was overdue for a serious refresh so I ordered 4 pair of these shorts (solid black, solid blue, blue paisley and the multi-stripe). Absolutely love them. They're quite comfortable, can be dressed up or down and I particularly like the deep back pockets for holding cash/cards, mobile, etc. I'm at the tail-end of losing some post-pregnancy weight and these shorts have only fit better as the lbs have come off. Really glad I took a chance on these.

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

                    Perfect fit!

                    By Mosh

                    from NJ

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Great Design
                    • Well Made

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear
                      • Night Out

                      LOVE these shorts! Love them so much I bought 3 other pairs in different fabrics! They are great. The length is perfect. There is a little give in the fabric. And they don't cut in at the waist (causing that unsightly roll that other shorts do). Highly recommend!

                      • Age:
                      • 45-54 yrs old
                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Comfort vs Style:
                      • Style Driven
                       
                      5.0

                      I love these shorts!!!! Fit perfect!!!!

                      By Jayne

                      from Outer banks, North Carolina

                      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear

                        I love the fact to sit at the waistline!!!! I will definitely order more pairs!!

                        • Age:
                        • 55-64 yrs old
                        • Comfort vs Style:
                        • Style Driven
                         
                        4.0

                        Length a bit awkward

                        By Gayle

                        from Connecticut

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              These are nice enough shorts. The fit in size 4 is true to size. But I don't like the mid-thigh length. I have to roll them up, otherwise I don't like how they look on me. Still, well-made shorts, I can roll them up, so I'm keeping them.

                              • Age:
                              • 35-44 yrs old

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