florence short

Silk Crepe

Rated 4.6 out of 5
19 Reviews

$ 145.00

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  • Description

    A short based on one of our favorite, oldest pant styles - the Florence. I am decidedly not a shorts person - but dressing comfortably for warm climates almost always requires some kind of alternative to pants, and I wanted to tackle the challenge.

    The silhouette I'm most drawn to is that of the 1930s and 1940s tap shorts with a narrow waist and wide, full thigh opening. I aimed to follow the rule of thirds, with the distance from natural waist to hem of the shorts taking up about one-third of total leg length. The hem hits right around mid-thigh, which feels comfortable in terms of coverage but still keeps most of your legs out in the open air. In super soft and drapey silk crepe, these feel like absolutely delicious pajama shorts that you can also totally wear in public.

    The wide, full silhouette creates a beautiful shape that still feels modest and elegant. A generous inseam makes them practical and wearable (everybody knows that a one or two-inch inseam on shorts is a recipe for discomfort). They are nostalgic and quite modern at the same time.

    Looking for more Florence styles? Shop the whole series!

    Love this style, but wish it had pockets? Check out our Clyde Work Short.

  • Material & Care

    Fabric: Silk Crepe

    Fiber Content: 100% Silk

    Description: A washed silk crepe de chine that drapes and moves like liquid. It has a muted, ultra-soft feel with a barely-there sheen visible only with movement. This is extremely high quality and medium-weight crepe that was custom developed just for us - meant to be worn, not coddled. All of our silk is garment-washed, so it has a lustrous yet matte finish and is totally machine washable.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle with cool water. Tumble dry on medium heat. Hems, necklines, and sleeves will wrinkle. Press with steam to shape, and they'll return to crisp edges.

    *Silk is a natural fiber and will fade and wear over time, which we love. If you prefer your garments to not show as much wear, hand wash and do not tumble dry.

    Click here to learn more about our Silk Crepe!

  • Sizing & Fit

    Molly is 5'3" tall with a 29.5" bust, 24.5" waist, and 34" hip, and she's wearing an XS.

    Lydia is 5’2” tall with a 40.5” bust, 38” waist, and 56” hip, and she’s wearing a 3XL.

    Nouri is 5'8" tall with a 35" bust, 26" waist, and 37" hip, and she's wearing a M.

    Yasmin is 5'8" tall with a 41" bust, 33" waist, and 44" hip, and she's wearing an XL.

    High rise, relaxed short. Intended to skim the hips and taper out at the thigh.

    BODY MEASUREMENTS
    BUST WAIST HIP
    XXS 29" 23" 33"
    XS 30" - 31" 24" - 25" 34" - 35"
    S 32" - 33" 26" - 27" 36" - 37"
    M 34.5" - 36" 28.5" - 30" 38.5" - 40"
    L 37.5" - 39" 31.5" - 33" 41.5" - 43"
    XL 41" - 43" 35" - 37" 45" - 47"
    2XL 45.5" - 48" 39" - 41.5" 49" - 51.5"
    3XL 50.5" - 53" 44" - 46.5" 54" - 56.5"
    4XL 55.5" - 58" 49" - 51.5" 59" - 61.5"

     

    GARMENT MEASUREMENTS*
    SIZE WAIST
    (UNSTRETCHED)
    WAIST
    (STRETCHED)
    HIP FRONT RISE LEG OPENING INSEAM
    XXS 10.5" 16.75" 17.75" 12.75" 12" 3.5"
    XS 11.25" 17.75" 18.75" 13" 12.5" 3.75"
    S 12.25" 18.75" 19.75" 13.25" 13" 4"
    M 13.5" 20.25" 21.25" 13.5" 13.75" 4.5"
    L 14.75" 21.75" 22.75" 14" 14.5" 4.75"
    XL 16.25" 24.24" 25.25" 15" 16" 5"
    2XL 17.75" 26.5" 27.75" 15.5" 17.5" 5.25"
    3XL 19.5" 29" 30" 16.5" 18.75" 5.5"
    4XL 21.5" 31.5" 32.5" 17.25" 20.25" 5.5"

     

    *Garment measurements were taken flat, so double where necessary. All measurements are approximate, +/- a tolerance that is to be expected with handmade clothing.

    Select your size with your hip measurement in mind as you want to make sure you'll be able to pull them up. On some bodies, you'll need to shimmy a bit to get them over your hips, but once they are on, they should feel great!

    Visit our Sizing Guide for more information on how to measure yourself, select your size, and best use our garment measurements! Feel free to email us at support@elizabethsuzann.com for a sizing recommendation as well. We are always here to help!

  • Shipping & Returns

    Your ES garment is cut, sewn, washed, dried, and packed up for you all in our Nashville warehouse. We encourage you to read a couple of our favorite blog posts on pricing and Liz’s entrepreneurial story while you wait!

    Once your garment arrives, we hope it becomes the most trusted piece in your wardrobe. If you’d like to return for store credit or to exchange for another size/style, that’s no problem. Return shipping is on us. Email support@elizabethsuzann.com to begin the process!

    Read more about our Return Policy here.

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Rated 2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Too Small, 0 is Perfect and 2 is Too Big
19 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5
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Soft comfortable shorts

I love these shorts. They are comfortable, the fabric is soft & flowy, and they're easy to dress up or down.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great piece and addition to

Great piece and addition to my wardrobe. Sized up from a usual M to a L in the silk.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Comfortable, versatile, well-made

I actually don't mind the sweltering summer heat as much, now that I have these to wear. Great fit, fabric feels great, can be dressed up or down. Machine washable, hallelujah! Bought a pair for my sister and she loves hers too

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Wonderful piece

Even though I ordered another pair of pants in the M size as well, I found these not fitting as well. The waistband is tighter on these and I had to keep pulling down the fabric, maybe they could be a tad longer so it wouldn’t run up? But after wearing them for a while I did really love this piece as well, just so elegant and effortless, but I would probably size up to a L next time.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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These made me a shorts convert!

After years of not wearing shorts (despite living in a muggy climate that begs for shorts) I have found the perfect pair in these flowy silk beauties. They are what your closet is missing! I sized up since I have found that to be helpful with silk and with the elastic waistband the proportions still work.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Great cut and flattering fit, but waistband elastic is too rigid

I love these shorts - the silk is durable yet lightweight and comfortable, the cut is supremely flattering, and they are so easy to dress up or down! My only complaint is that the waistband elastic doesn't have a ton of give to it, making it a little bit uncomfortable over long periods. I ordered the correct size according to the size chart, and maybe they will break in once I wear them a ton, but so far the elastic is still a bit uncomfortable. I wouldn't want to order the next size up, though, because they fit perfectly otherwise. Worth noting!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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These are very cute and

These are very cute and versatile. Worth having despite one thing: I do have to make sure I'm wearing the right underwear with these shorts to help me avoid a wedgie. The silk really hugs my rear, and the back rise isn't any longer if I go up a size.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Exactly what I wanted!

Honestly I bought these (along with the Ella tank) to wear as pajamas. They are perfect and I'm very happy! And I will find an occasion to wear them out in public!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Favorite shorts ever!

I absolutely love these shorts. I have the hardest time finding shorts that don't ride up, so I bit the bullet and bough these, they did not disappoint. I hand wash them and hang dry and they come out perfect!

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