High-waisted shorts can trick the eye into seeing legs that go for days, topped off by a teeny waist. In other words, they’re 100% flattering–which is exactly why we love ’em.
Paired with a belly button-skimming crop top, or with a sharp tucked-in blouse, high-waisted shorts are the easy-to-wear, leg-lengthening buy that will keep you company during the summer days ahead.
Here, we shortlisted 30 of our favorite cheap high-waisted shorts that you can snag for under $100–from chic, tailored pairs to slouchy denim cut-offs—and lots in between.
Cameo It's Time Ruffle Shorts, $74; at Nasty Gal
Boucle High-Waisted Shorts, $70; at Topshop
Native Rose Pinball Lace Shorts, $85; at Topshop
Jacquard Pattern Shorts, $49.90; at Zara
Vero Moda Saclloped Edge Short, $50.74; at ASOS
Sailor Shorts, $49.90; at Zara
Somedays Lovin' Jojo Cutoff Shorts, $79; at Nasty Gal
Fringes Front Faux Suede Shorts, $50; at Missguided
Nasty Gal Pretty Pleats Short, $17.40; at Nasty Gal
High-Waist Soft Shorts, $49.99; at Mango
Missguided Suedette Fringe High Waisted Shorts, $45.31; at ASOS
Padded Jersey Shorts, $59.95; at COS
Bermuda Shorts With Front Pleat and Pockets, $49.90; at Zara
High Waist Shorts, $49.90; at Zara
ASOS Linen A-Line Shorts, $36.24; at ASOS
After Party Vintage Nellie Leather Patchwork Shorts, $88; at Nasty Gal
Scallop Crochet Shorts, $48; at Topshop
Glamorous Lovina High Waist Shorts, $58; at Nasty Gal
ASOS Elephant Print Shorts with Coin Trim, $50.74; at ASOS
High-Waisted Embroidered Shorts, $70; at Topshop
Life in Progress Chambray French Terry Shorts, $17.90; at Forever 21