I’m enjoying some sunshine out here in my neck of the woods, which has inspired me to review more shorts lately. These are 7 For All Mankind Charlie Shorts.
I’m sure many of you have seen 7 For All Mankind Crop Skinny in Toffee Ikat around. I thought these were really cute and such a unique print. So when I saw these Charlie shorts in this color, I had to try them. The wash is called Coral Ikat which is a faded coral color. The next best way for me to describe the color is a dark peach color with a slight mix of a pink shade with cream colored ikat designs. I am really loving all of the coral colored clothing out right now. It’s such a pretty and feminine color, and it’s so perfect for spring and summer.
I’d say these shorts run about a half size large, but I prefer my shorts to fit a little on the loose side. They’re made of 97% cotton and 3% spandex, and they do stretch out with wear, as do many of 7 For All Mankind jeans. So depending on how you like your shorts to fit, order your size accordingly. If you prefer them to be more fitted, then consider going down a size. The denim is soft and fairly light-weight. They feel worn in, which gives it a more comfortable feel.
I really like that they aren’t super short shorts. I’m not comfortable in short daisy dukes, as they make me feel self-conscious. But I’m not crazy about the look of long shorts on me because I feel like they make my legs look shorter. But these are a perfect compromise of the two, with an inseam of 4 inches (the total length of the shorts is 13 ½ inches). The rise measurement is 8 inches. The leg opening is 21 ½ inches. (Keep in mind that measurements may vary slightly with different sizes.)
The hem is frayed with 2 ½ inch side slits on the outer leg. It’s a cute little detail that really adds to the look of the shorts. The hardware is gold which is a nice compliment to the coral wash.
Washing instructions are: Turn inside out, machine wash cold separately, do not bleach, tumble dry low, iron when needed or dry clean.
Buy 7 For All Mankind Charlie Cut Off Short in Coral Ikat at Revolve Clothing. Or try the Laser Ikat Denim (blue wash).