Looking for a pair of denim shorts to wear in summer 2023 and beyond? With summer finally here, we're ready to bare our legs and they're an effortless capsule wardrobe piece we know will go with everything - but it's not always easy to find the perfect pair. If you're yet to find yours, we've searched online for the most stylish and comfortable denim shorts available.
When buying a capsule wardrobe piece like denim, comfort is key. This is something you'll ideally happily throw on season after season, so forget trends initially and consider whether you find a high-rise or mid-rise and shorter or longer length preferable. Similarly, some people like the feel of authentic rigid denim while others like something that looks like the real deal but feels like a much softer fabric. Remember shorts that seem great when you're standing up might feel totally different when you sit down.
Whether you want classic high-rise raw hem cut-offs or you're leaning towards a looser mom jean style, we've found something for everyone.
How we chose the best denim shorts
- Colour: Blue washed denim never goes out of style, but if you tend to always reach for your black jeans keep this in mind when choosing a colour. White always looks amazing in the summer months, particularly styled with other classic pieces like striped shirts, and holiday outfits including swimwear. We've found shorts in a range of shades to choose from.
- Popularity: Brands tend be bestsellers for good reason. Levi's are iconic (Levi Strauss created the first pair of jeans, after all) and are loved and worn by the most stylish people in the world thanks to their classic, comfortable cuts. Frame is a newer brand, also renowned for its denim collection with a legion of A-List fans. When it comes to the high street, many online retailers now have reviews which helps us to find out what real customers think of their pieces when we can't try them all.
- Inclusivity: We've found several options with sizes ranging from a UK 4 to a UK 24.
Scroll on for our edit of the denim shorts we want to be wearing this season.