florence short

Midweight Linen

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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 this soft but structured Midweight Linen, these feel super wearable and easy. They can be left rumpled and casual with a vintage tee or pressed crisp and paired with a smart jacket and heels.

    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: Midweight Linen

    Fiber Content: 100% Linen

    Description: Medium weight, sturdy broadcloth linen that can be pressed to a neat, crisp finish or left wrinkled after washing for a perfectly lived-in look. Linen possesses natural strength and durability, and it's a super friendly fiber on the environment. It requires very little processing and is virtually lint-free, hypoallergenic, comfortable in all seasons, insulating, and absorbent.

    Care: Machine washable. Wash on gentle cycle with cold water. Tumble dry warm. Leave unpressed for a beautifully rumpled look (as pictured here), or press on medium heat with steam to remove wrinkles.

    *Linen 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 Midweight Linen!

  • 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" 17.25" 12.75" 11.75" 3.5"
    XS 11.25" 17" 18.25" 13" 12.25" 3.75"
    S 12.25" 18" 19.25" 13.25" 12.75" 4"
    M 13.5" 19.5" 20.75" 13.5" 13.5" 4.5"
    L 14.75" 21" 22.25" 14" 14.25" 4.75"
    XL 16.25" 23" 24.25" 15" 15.5" 5"
    2XL 17.75" 25.25" 26.5" 15.5" 16.75" 5.25"
    3XL 19.5" 27.75" 29" 16.5" 18.25" 5.5"
    4XL 21.5" 30.25" 31.5" 17.25" 19.5" 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 5 out of 5
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Perfect breezu shorts!

I can't even remember the last time I bought shorts, but I took a chance on these out of desperation after moving to a hot, humid climate. They are perfect: comfy, high waist just like the Florence pants, wide-but-not-too-wide leg and the right length to effectively hide my thunder without looking dowdy. These shorts can be worn casually with a knit tee, or dressed up a little with my linen gauze Georgia tee.

The linen does stretch out quite a bit with wear so I maybe could have sized down, but I'm happy with the roomy, easy fit. I'm already plotting what my next ES shorts purchase--maybe the Clyde short so I can have pockets!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Florence short

This is a fantastic piece. The linen is an excellent weight, the shorts sit well on my hips. The support people were very helpful when I was trying to decide on the size and I'm very happy with the fit--it's roomy enough, but not too much. I just ordered the clyde shorts in the midweight linen. I'm considering the Florence style in pants too.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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The best

Have worn these shorts almost everyday since I received them. I wanted a pair of shorts that could dress up but still be comfy, and these completely fit the bill. I love the weight of the linen, wash and air dry and they’re ready to wear again. I don’t even miss pockets (I thought I would)!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Shorts for an 'I'm not a shorts' person

As much as I love my Florence pants, it should have been no surprise that the Flo short would impress, but they still did! The cut is so flattering on the legs and they feel somehow casual and very pulled together at the same time.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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My new favorite shorts

These shorts are so easy and comfy. Only downside is how easily they wrinkle during a day of wear. This doesn’t bother me that much though.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love my shorts

I really needed a short this summer but everything I saw was just too tight, too short and not flattering. So when I saw the florence shorts I asked myself do I really want to spent that much on a short, also realizing that I needed to pay taxes and duties as well as I live in the Netherlands. But I'm so glad I did. It gives me enough room to move freely without being afraid that it might show my underwear. The linen is of a thick, not see through quality without being too sturdy. And the colour is beautiful. Last week I bought a tee in just the same colour so when I wear them together it's like a sort of jumpsuit. I'm sure I will order another next spring.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Beautiful shorts, just not the right fit for me

These shorts are beautiful and well made, but the fit just wasn't what I had imagined. I also learned that I REALLY prefer wearing shorts with pockets.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Perfect short!

Perfect length, comfortable, easy chic and can be dressed up! MW linen is pretty stretchy and my hips are 35” - I found the small to be too roomy. XS doesn’t take much shimmying!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Love fit and style

I love these shorts so much. However, I’m a little unhappy with the linen (terra linen) quality as the thighs started pilling after only two wears. I’m worried that they will have holes by the end of summer as I wear them so much. And for the price, I would love to see more durability. But the style and fit is superb!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Essential for a hot Georgia summer

Breathes wonderfully, washes nicely, goes with almost all tops. I’m 5’5 and the length on these are conservative enough to wear to work. I do wish they had pockets! But other than that I wouldn’t change a thing. They have saved me from the heat this year!

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