Denim Shorts for Women Over 50

Hot, sunny days are on their way, and that means it’s time to dig those shorts out of your closet! Maybe you’ve heard the whispers of ‘too old for denim shorts’ echoing in your mind. But guess what? That’s simply not true. The truth is, there’s a whole world of denim shorts out there waiting for you, no matter your age! Whether you’re into longer lengths for a classy vibe or all about those cute cutoffs for a laid-back look, there’s a pair with your name on it. Now, let’s dive into today’s round-up of the best denim shorts for women over 50!

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Denim Shorts for Women Over 50

4 and 5-Inch Denim Shorts

Old Navy always has a large selection of shorts at very affordable prices. I know a lot of my readers like a longer shorts, but check out these high-waisted jean shorts if you are one of the few who love a shorter inseam. They come in several different washes, including white and black, and a wide range of sizes ranging from 0-30.

Levi’s is known for their denim for a reason! This pair of cutoff shorts would be so cute with a graphic tee and sneakers for a day of cleaning the house or with a blouse and sandals for a day out. Reviews say they run small so don’t forget to size up!

The elastic waist on these Miramar walking shorts from rag & bone almost makes them look like a pair of paperbag shorts, which I love! I really like the slight distressing of this Brooke wash, but they also come in two non-distressed versions.

Have you ever tried any of Wit & Wisdom’s ‘Ab’Solution products? I own several pairs of their pants and love them! They are made with power mesh panels that mold and hold, and these patch pocket shorts have the same technology.

7-Inch Denim Shorts

I’m putting these shorts in two different categories. They are 9″ Birdie Bermuda Shorts, but I wanted to wear them cuffed for a shorter look. I added the Orchid Willow Linen Shirt for a huge pop of color and a mood enhancer.

The cream Woven Tote With Pouch is a perfect neutral color for spring and summer. I love the feel of the tote, and it is a great size that will hold most of my stuff. The tote is by London Fog which is a brand that you know and trust, and I found it on Walmart.

If you don’t love shorter length shorts, you could experiment with a 7″ inseam. It’s like the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, LOL. Not too short, not too long… they’re just right! I love the little side slits on this pair from Chico’s. These also have a slimming panel in the waistline area, which is always a plus.

Here’s another super affordable pair from Old Navy. They are on sale this week for only $20, which is a steal! They come in four classic washes, including black.

This pair from Democracy has a 7″ inseam when cuffed, but you can also unroll them if you prefer a 9″ inseam. These shorts also have built-in ‘Ab’solution technology, but my favorite part is how utilize strategically placed pockets and a curved back yoke to give the illusion of a booty lift!

I love the NYDJ denim brand! I have several pairs of their denim, and they are all super great quality. You can read more about the brand here. I thought these denim shorts from them looked very chic and classy, and could easily be dressed up with a wedge and nice blouse.

9+ Inch Denim Shorts

I finally got the White Premium Leather/Gum sneakers in, and I LOVE them!!! I have several all-white sneakers, and I wanted this pair with the gum soles. These are attention-grabbing which I usually steer clear of because I have large feet. These sneakers talked me into ignoring that, and I actually think the squared toe makes my feet look smaller.

I grabbed these denim Bermuda shorts from Lee last year in a size 10, and I wore them all the time last summer! They’re a great price at just over $30, and I found them super comfortable and not restricting at all.

If you hate your knees or thighs showing, then these knee shorts from Wit & Wisdom are the perfect shorts for you! The light wash is so cute, and I can totally imagine them styled with so many different tops and shoe combinations.

I’m putting these shorts on my wishlist! The dark wash will make them super easy to dress up or down. The reviews are fabulous, and the elastic waist looks so easy and comfortable for laid-back summer days.

Here’s a great choice if you love a “cut-off” look but are looking for a little extra length. The raw hem and slight distressing make these Bermudas so cute and casual. I love them paired with a white sneaker like they did here, but they would look just as cute with a flip-flop or dressy sandals!

Last but not least… how do we feel about these relaxed high-waisted shorts from NYDJ? I am sharing them in the Corfu blue wash, but I think I might prefer them in black! You’ll need to size down in these as they will stretch with wear.

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  1. Becky Kerwin says:

    I’ve noticed recently that 95% of shorts now that are cutoff shorts. I’d just like a pair of regular shorts, lol! Alot of cute shorts though!

  2. I need a pair of denim shorts because I only have one pair right now. I wear them all summer thank you for this timely post.

  3. Very timely post- we were out and about last week and all the young ladies had on denim jeans and were so cute. Thanks for sharing the ones that are more my style!

  4. Tania, I totally understand about trying on clothes wearing you out! It wears me out to go shopping and try on just a few things. I can’t imagine doing it all the time and having to take photos. Thank you ♥️

  5. Love all of the ideas for short outfits. What tanner are you using? It looks great and natural. ❤️❤️ Your blog.

  6. I love that you did a segment on shorts. I am 72 but I still love wearing my shorts. I love all of these ideas..

  7. sue koren says:

    I love all the choices for longer shorts – thanks!

  8. Lisa Hill says:

    Such great ideas. It’s slowly becoming spring here in Ohio and I’m ready to bust out the shorts and capris. I’m 56 on 4/22 and I’m always looking to look hip but not too hoochie momma. lol 😂 Thank you for all you do in making my life easier with outfit inspiration.

  9. Thanks for this post, I’ve been looking for longer denim shorts.

  10. Ginger Hiller says:

    My favorite brands for shorts are Wit and Wisdom and Kim Rogers from Belk. My pull-on Kim Rogers shorts have a mesh panel across the belly to help flatten it and provide a very smooth fit. I prefer shorts than 5” and that works for me since I have long legs.

  11. Roberta Schwandner says:

    I like that you showed the shorts in different lengths.

  12. Hi Tania,

    I love your choices for shorts. You look so cute in all the clothes you model. I am a bit self conscious in shorts because of spider veins. But I try to get a base tan and found a tanning concealer for the spider veins. I can’t wait to see what other outfits you have for summer!
    Janna D.

  13. Love this post Tania. I feel like some longer shorts cut me off and make me look older. Love the Chico’s one. I need to try that one for sure.

  14. Wonderful choices for denim shorts.

  15. I have some jean shorts from NYDJ that can be short or longer depending on whether you wear them rolled or not that I really like. But, I wish I had sized down in them because they do stretch out after a day’s wear. Love the look and the price of the Levi’s with the frayed hem and the slight distressing.

  16. So many great options at different lengths. Thanks

  17. Hi Tania, I had to giggle today as I read your story. I can just see you running in and out and back forth to change outfits. I love the jumpsuit aqua wedding outfit… peŕfect for a beach or outside wedding. You hit the mark when you remind us of hair, makeup and assessories which elevates the ĺook.

  18. Love the Old Navy shorts!!

  19. I really like reading your verse of the day every day. The denim shorts have made a comeback for me. There are some very cute shorts in your post today. Thanks Tania

  20. Adele Katchuk says:

    Love your blog – read first thing everyday- but today I got the Jean short article twice. I was looking forward to the story about what to wear to a wedding other than a dress.

  21. Tania, you look cute in shorts, I do not😒. I am a bit self conscious about my spider veins , which are multiplying by the day!! So, I only wear shorts around the house. Capris are my choice for summer.

  22. Elizabeth Ty says:

    That is a great variety of styles. Thanks!

  23. Great post, Tania! I’m 63 and I have a pair of denim shorts from Talbots I absolutely love 💕 Thanks for all the other cute options. And the flowers 🌺 Have a beautiful day!

  24. Love your blog! Enter me in the give away!!!

  25. Great shorts selection! Wish I had the legs of the models in your photos! Ha!
    My daughter gets married this weekend so lot of celebrating here!
    Paula K.

  26. 7 in are my favorite length. Lee has such good quality shorts, capris. Walmart carries their shorts but only capris in W sizes. I buy most of my clothes from Walmart and this year Old Navy. A tip I have found some dupes for Aletha at Old Navy and Costco.

  27. Beautiful flowers! I love a 7 inch short!

  28. Seven-inch shorts are my goldilocks preference. Thank you for showing some longer options for those of us who need them.

  29. I love Old Navy shorts and jeans. Levi’s are another favorite too.

  30. I love denim shorts, they are so versatile, and work most of the warmer weather until it hits the 90’s. Thanks for the inspiration, and links. Have a blessed week!

  31. I love mine from maurices

  32. Jan Canapp says:

    Lots of great denim shorts selections to choose from. I’m drawn to the Old Navy pair. Thanks for a great post. Pretty tulips and pansies in your garden too.