Scouting Report: The Curve Love High Rise Mom Short from Abercrombie are the grown-up denim cutoffs you’ve been waiting for. The longer inseam is flattering and slightly conservative, but that doesn’t mean they’re frumpy.
There comes a time when you must wrestle with your demons, and one of those demons for me is Abercrombie & Fitch. I grew up hanging out at the mall, and even working at it, throughout my teenage years, so A&F always occupies a very questionable part of my mind. But the brand has gotten a rebirth and I wanted to see if it could tumble with the brands I love as a 31-year-old. This pair of shorts has convinced me that they figured themselves out.
Curve Love High Waist Mom Shorts
The Curve Love High Rise Mom Shorts are my new favorite piece of denim. I hate the term “mom” shorts but I see where these get their name (and the Curve Love is in reference to a more generous fit on the thighs). While a quite conservative length, they don’t feel fraught or frumpy. Because of the side slits, the shorts have an A-line silhouette to them. This shape, paired with the high waist, makes them feel more like a denim skirt than shorts. I was worried I’d look like a carbon copy of my mother in the 90s, but instead, I feel chic and comfortable. The length also allows you to dress them up a bit. I can easily pair them with a blouse or button-down and sandals and get away with wearing them to work (even with the frayed edges). Plus, I don’t end up with friction burn from my thighs chafing, something my other pairs of shorts cannot compete with. I opted for the
Abercrombie may be seen as a youthful brand, but the new silhouettes have grown up and I honestly can’t get enough of it. I’ll be shopping there more often, but maybe just online. I’m not sure I can handle stepping foot in one right now.
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