Best Jean Shorts for Moms

Looking for the best jean shorts for moms? I’ve got them right here for you. I’m all about trying to find the best mom shorts. I know that there are so many options out there right now, so I’m going to share my faves to make it easier for you.

Best Jean Shorts for Moms

Best Jean Shorts for Moms

When it comes to finding the best jeans shorts for moms (because every mom needs a pair of denim shorts!), you need to make sure you know the style that you want. I’m going to share a variety of styles below with you, so hopefully one of these will jump out at you.

HOw to transition shorts from season to season

Also – you need to make sure you know the inseam of the jean shorts for moms that you want. You need to make sure you know the perfect length for your body in terms of comfort and fit. I love to go a little shorter on my shorts because I’m 5 feet and I like to have the illusion of length with my legs. 🙂

Hopefully there will be an option here that works for you. I know that when it comes to making this Best Jean Shorts for Moms – resource we’re all different when it comes to what we like and prefer, but the beauty is that we’re all the same in going after a really cool pair of denim shorts for moms (even if you’re like me and over 40!).

Here are some of the Best Jean Shorts for Moms:

Are you looking for some distressed jean shorts? I found this pair for $17.99 and love them. I bought this pair for myself and they are GREAT! The jean wash goes with everything and the amount of distress is very appropriate.

Women’s High-Rise Distressed Jean Shorts

The High-Rise Distressed Jean Shorts from Universal Thread™ make the perfect pick for showing off your laid-back aesthetic. A medium wash lends itself to a classically chic and versatile look, making these medium-wash denim shorts a well-rounded addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.

Distressed detailing gives them a more easygoing and slightly edgy look, while a raw hem finishes things off with edgy flair. You’ll keep comfortable with the soft fabric and breathable lining, along with the high-waisted silhouette that lends a figure-flattering look and ease of styling with a range of tops.

Keep things casual-cool with a graphic tee and sneakers, or sweeten up the vibe with an off-the-shoulder top and embroidered sandals.

Best Jean Shorts for Moms

Moving onto some other best jean shorts for moms from GAP.

GAP 4″ High Rise Denim Shorts – These shorts are wonderful for moms to wear for the summer. This denim wash is perfect to wear for moms.

  • Non-stretch denim.
  • Dark indigo wash.
  • Button closure, zip fly.
  • Classic five-pocket styling.
  • Hems can be cuffed.


Best Jean Shorts for Moms

Looking for some tie waist shorts? I’ve got some!

Denim tie-waist short – Our newest take on the denim short, ready to be worn all summer long, features a goes-with-everything midblue wash and removable-tie (!) waist. So go ahead, wear them again.

  • Cotton/elastane.
  • Zip fly.
  • Pockets.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.

best jean for shorts for moms

I’m all about a different style, too. I love the bow tie above, but also love the utility short, too!

Banana Republic Mid-Rise 4″ Utility Jean Shorts

  • A utilitarian take on the classic short, this version features a slightly wider leg plus top-stitched pockets and button-flap pockets at back.
  • Zip fly with button closure. Belt loops.
  • Five-pocket styling with button-flap pockets at back.
  • *Our denim is made under strict guidelines to ensure that the water used in washing and dyeing is safe and clean before it is released into the environment.


utility shorts for moms

Looking for a basic (as basic can be) denim shorts for moms? When looking at the best jean shorts for moms, you need a basic pair. These you will wear a million and ten times.

Levi’s  Women’s Mid-Length Shorts

Levi’s® jean shorts are a warm-weather essential. This classic rendition is the wear-anywhere pair your closet has been missing!

  • Mid rise; slim fit through hips and thigh
  • Approx. inseam: 4-1/2″
  • Zipper and button closure at front
  • Five-pocket styling
  • The Denim Short featured on The It List
  • Cotton/viscose/polyester/elastane
  • Machine washable

 Levi's Women's Mid-Length Shorts

Looking for a longer option? These Bermuda shorts are perfect!

Democracy  13″ “Ab” Solution Bermuda

Classic details and soft cotton collide for an instant relaxed favorite in these slimming skimmers. They feature a flattering skinny leg and iconic denim for a look every time.

  • Zip fly with button
  • Bermuda short
  • Destructed
  • Cotton, Polyester, Spandex
  • Machine washable

Democracy  13" "Ab" Solution Bermuda

I’m obsessed with these curvy mom jeans! They are fabulous!

AE Curvy Denim Mom Shorts

An ultra-high rise and relaxed fit, designed for curves with more room through the hip and thigh.
  • Stretch
  • Super comfortable with a vintage look
  • Holds its shape & won’t bag out. Ever.
  • Medium wash – wear it like you mean it

AE Curvy Denim Mom Shorts

90’s styles are BACK! That’s right! If you were a 90’s kid, you’re going to love these trendy and chic styles!

AE 90s Boyfriend Denim Short

The slouchy, laid-back fit you love in a longer length for more coverage.
  • Rigid | Classic cotton denim with no stretch
  • Lightweight, soft denim for a vintage look
  • Medium wash
  • Ripped & frayed

AE 90s Boyfriend Denim Short

Looking for another color? I’m in love with white jeans shorts, too. When you’re looking for the best jean shorts for moms, look for other colors, too!

Levi’s 501 High Rise Short

  • 99% Cotton, 1% Elastane
  • Imported
  • Button Fly closure
  • Machine Wash
  • High Rise: Sits above waist
  • Fitted through hip and thigh
  • Inseam: 3″ Unrolled, 2 1/2″ Rolled

best jean shorts for moms

And if you haven’t tried black jean shorts yet, I have a great option for you!

AE Super High-Waisted Denim Festival Short

Channel those backstage vibes in this vintage-inspired fit. Slim at the waist, relaxed around the thigh.
  • Rigid | Classic cotton with no stretch
  • Better with every wear. Make it yours.
  • Black wash – wear it like you mean it
  • Frayed hem

Black Cut-offs for moms

I hope this guide of the best jean shorts for moms helps you determine what kind of style you’d like for yourself. I’m all about making sure I can share what’s out there and (honestly) I love doing it! I hope this helps when looking for jean shorts for moms.

Beyond best denim shorts for moms – I’m also loving my personal Fashion Over 40 – Daily Dose of Style Facebook Group (that I would LOVE for you to join) where I share trends and styles every single day in there, along with the best sales online for fashion. I fully believe that you can and should be able to look your best without breaking the bank.

You want to feel confident and beautiful and you CAN! I hope my info helps! We have a ton of fashion fun in there! And you don’t need to be 40 years old!!!!!!!

HEAD ON OVER AND JOIN US HERE!!! I also share beauty tips there, too. Love your support and let me know what it is you’re looking for, too!

Make sure you share with me if there’s something you love and I missed it on the blog! See my last post on my Best Beach Bags Under $50! I’m all about sharing everything I can when it comes to fashion and beauty! Hope these posts help you out!


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Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 6.8.20
    mami2jcn said:

    I don’t wear shorts because I don’t like my legs, but I would definitely consider those bermuda shorts.

  2. 6.8.20
    shelly peterson said:

    These all look so cute. I prefer the longer shorts for myself.

  3. 6.8.20
    Lindsay A. said:

    The tie waist shorts are so cute!

  4. 6.8.20
    Kim Pincombe-Cole said:

    I love denim shorts for the summer. The key for me is finding the right length and making sure they’re not skin tight.

  5. 6.9.20
    kathy Persons said:

    so cute I like the longer shorts but my girls would look super in any of them~

  6. 6.10.20
    Dana Rodriguez said:

    I don’t wear shorts because of my skinny legs. I do like the utility shorts and the tie shorts though!

  7. 6.17.20
    rana durham said:

    these shorts are so cute and versatile. i will have to share these with all my mom friends

  8. 6.17.20
    Natalie said:

    I like the shorts with the bow tie belt the best. I prefer adjustable waist shorts vs buttoned shorts.

  9. 6.17.20
    Sarah said:

    All the shorts are so cute, great options in shorts.

  10. 6.19.20
    Antoinette M said:

    I like the bermuda & high rise denim shorts!

  11. 6.26.20

    Great advice on jean shorts.

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