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When it comes to warm-weather dressing, you can’t beat a solid pair of shorts. What should you look for when selecting your next pair of shorts? Start by addressing your needs.

If you’re doing something casual like going to a picnic or spending the day at the beach or music festival, a pair of cotton shorts or even cutoffs may be your best bet, as they’re stylish and easy to wash, should you need to. J.Crew and Madewell produce cotton shorts in an array of colorways, and The Gap and Urban Outfitters have a huge array of stylish cutoff shorts—some even with boho-looking fringe details—to choose from. Cutoffs look best when paired with strappy sandals or of-the-moment sneakers like Converse.

For something more party-ready, try buying a pair of leather shorts. You can wear them with long-sleeve blouses for cocktail hours and evenings out, and you also have the option of toning down the vibrato of leather by throwing on a structured menswear-inspired blazer. Leather shorts in particular look great over opaque tights, too, so if the temperatures start to dip and you don’t want to bare your legs, you can style your leather shorts over dark stockings.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Stretch Twill Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Stretch Twill Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits below waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Cancun
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Cancun
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with distressed details. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Scraped
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Scraped
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with distressed details. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 12 - Ultramarine
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 12 - Ultramarine
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with distressed details. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Sky caramba
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    Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Sky caramba
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with grosgrain ribbon drawstring. Faux fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight linen blend. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Black
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    Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Black
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with grosgrain ribbon drawstring. Faux fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight linen blend. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - A stones throw
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    Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - A stones throw
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with grosgrain ribbon drawstring. Faux fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight linen blend. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Shamrock Print Lounge Shorts - Shamrock green
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    Old Navy Womens Shamrock Print Lounge Shorts - Shamrock green
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband, with ribbon drawstring. Side vents. Soft, lightweight cotton with all over shamrock print. Sits below waist. Shorts hit high on thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Blackjack
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Blackjack
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 10 - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Striped Ruffle Hem Lounge Shorts - Pink stripe
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    Old Navy Womens Striped Ruffle Hem Lounge Shorts - Pink stripe
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband. Two decorative buttons on faux fly. Ruffles along leg openings. Soft, lightweight cotton with all over stripe pattern. Sits below waist. Lounge shorts hit high on thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Denim Cut Off Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Albany denim
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    Old Navy Womens Denim Cut Off Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Albany denim
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Raw edge leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Denim Cut Off Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Pacifica
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    Old Navy Womens Denim Cut Off Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Pacifica
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Raw edge leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Denim Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with added stretch. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Denim Bermudas 10" - Rinse
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Denim Bermudas 10" - Rinse
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with added stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Bermudas hit above knee. 10" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Denim Bermudas 10" - Montego
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Denim Bermudas 10" - Montego
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with added stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Bermudas hit above knee. 10" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Bright white
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with grosgrain ribbon drawstring. Faux fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight linen blend. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Cuffed Denim Bermudas 10" - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Cuffed Denim Bermudas 10" - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with added stretch. Sits below waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Bermudas hit above knee. 10" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Stretch Twill Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Stretch Twill Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits below waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Vancouver
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Vancouver
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of spandex for stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Rinse
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Rinse
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of spandex for stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Spokane
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Spokane
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of spandex for stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Dark wash
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    Old Navy Womens The Sweetheart Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Dark wash
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of spandex for stretch. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Patterned Poplin Shorts 5" Size 0 - Navy floral
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    Old Navy Womens Patterned Poplin Shorts 5" Size 0 - Navy floral
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. All over pattern varies by color. Soft, lightweight cotton poplin. Sits below waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Arendelle
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    Old Navy Womens Plus The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 16 Plus - Arendelle
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim is distressed for a lived in look. Sits below waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 28 Plus - Aberdeen
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 28 Plus - Aberdeen
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with distressed details. Sits low on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Mini mint
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 3 1/2" Size 0 - Mini mint
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit high on thigh. 3 1/2" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 2 Tall - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 2 Tall - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets and back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 6 Tall - Blackjack
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    Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 6 Tall - Blackjack
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets and back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits on waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit above knee. 7" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Black
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Black
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits on waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit above knee. 7" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 16 Tall - Cinder smoke
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 16 Tall - Cinder smoke
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits on waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit above knee. 7" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Stretch Twill Shorts 7" Size 0 - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets; back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with added stretch. Sits on waist. Slim through hip and thigh. Shorts hit above knee. 7" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 0 - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 0 - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets and back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 0 - Sf pink
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    Old Navy Womens Twill Shorts 5" Size 0 - Sf pink
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Front slant pockets and back welt pockets. Soft, medium weight cotton twill with spandex for stretch. Sits below waist. Shorts hit mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Meridian
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Meridian
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim is distressed for a lived in look. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Cuffed Terry Fleece Shorts 4" - Heather gray
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    Old Navy Womens Cuffed Terry Fleece Shorts 4" - Heather gray
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with braided drawstring. Front slant pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight loop terry fleece. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 4" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Cuffed Terry Fleece Shorts 4" - Charcoal heather
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    Old Navy Womens Cuffed Terry Fleece Shorts 4" - Charcoal heather
    Old Navy Elasticized waistband with braided drawstring. Front slant pockets. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight loop terry fleece. Sits below waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 4" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Jackson
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    Old Navy Womens The Boyfriend Cuffed Denim Shorts 5" Size 0 - Jackson
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets and coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim is distressed for a lived in look. Sits on waist. Fitted through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Full Panel Twill Shorts 5" Size 1 - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Full Panel Twill Shorts 5" Size 1 - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Smooth tricot panel with elasticized waist. Faux fly. Slant pockets in front; faux welt pockets in back. Soft, medium weight twill with added stretch. Ultra comfortable tricot panel provides a smooth appearance. Roll down early in pregnancy; unroll for more coverage later. Great for the whole nine months. Straight through hip and thigh. Shorts hit at mid thigh. 5" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Heart Pattern Lounge Shorts - Mini red heart
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    Old Navy Womens Heart Pattern Lounge Shorts - Mini red heart
    Old Navy Elasticized waist with twill drawstring. Contrasting piping near leg openings. Soft, lightweight cotton poplin with all over heart pattern varies by color. Sits below waist. Lounge shorts hit high on thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Heart Pattern Lounge Shorts - Navy heart
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    Old Navy Womens Heart Pattern Lounge Shorts - Navy heart
    Old Navy Elasticized waist with twill drawstring. Contrasting piping near leg openings. Soft, lightweight cotton poplin with all over heart pattern varies by color. Sits below waist. Lounge shorts hit high on thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 16 Plus - Dark wash
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 16 Plus - Dark wash
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets with coin pocket in front; patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of stretch. Sits low on waist. Straight through hip and thigh. Shorts hit above knee. 9" inseam.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Perfect Khaki Shorts 5" Size 26 Plus - Rolled oats
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Perfect Khaki Shorts 5" Size 26 Plus - Rolled oats
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Flat front. Slant pockets and decorative welt coin faux pocket in front; welt pockets in back. Smooth, medium weight twill with added stretch. Sits low on waist. Straight through hip and thigh. 5" inseam. Shorts hit at thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Printed Shorts 3 1/2" - Multi floral
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    Old Navy Womens Printed Shorts 3 1/2" - Multi floral
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Slant pockets in front; welt pockets in back. All over prints vary by color. Soft, lightweight cotton. Sits low on waist. Relaxed through hip and thigh. 3 1/2" inseam. Shorts hit mid thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Blackjack
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    Old Navy Womens Linen Blend Shorts 3 1/2" - Blackjack
    Old Navy Gathered elasticized waist with grosgrain drawstring, button closure and zip fly. Slant pockets in front; welt pockets in back. 1 1/2" cuff. Soft, lightweight linen blend. Sits low on waist. 3 1/2" inseam. Shorts hit at thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Roll Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 18 Plus - Dark wash
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Roll Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 18 Plus - Dark wash
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets with a coin pocket in front and patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of stretch. Contoured waistband eliminates gapping. Sits low on waist. Straight through hip and thigh. 9" inseam. Shorts hit above knee.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Perfect Khaki Shorts 5" Size 26 Plus - Bright white
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Perfect Khaki Shorts 5" Size 26 Plus - Bright white
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Flat front. Slant pockets and decorative welt coin faux pocket in front; welt pockets in back. Smooth, medium weight twill with added stretch. Sits low on waist. Straight through hip and thigh. 5" inseam. Shorts hit at thigh.
  • Old Navy Womens Plus Roll Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 20 Plus - Medium wash
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    Old Navy Womens Plus Roll Cuffed Denim Shorts 9" Size 20 Plus - Medium wash
    Old Navy Button closure and zip fly. Scoop pockets with a coin pocket in front and patch pockets in back. Rolled cuff leg openings. Soft, medium weight denim with a touch of stretch. Contoured waistband eliminates gapping. Sits low on waist. Straight through hip and thigh. 9" inseam. Shorts hit above knee.
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