June 17, 2013 10:00 AM

It would be wrong to RSVP no to all of our summer weddings, only go to work on casual Fridays and avoid every other activity that calls for anything more formal than denim shorts, right? Huh, that’s a shame, because we were really hoping we wouldn’t ever have to take off this pair

What makes us love these cutoffs above all others? It’s all about the cut. You see, normally we spot a pair of cute cutoff shorts in a store or online, become convinced we’ll look like an off-duty, street stylish, genetically blessed supermodel wearing them, try them on, look in the mirror and realize the shorts are actually not all that flattering.


But when we tried on this DL1961 pair and looked in the mirror, we had quite a different reaction. Because the cutoffs have a slightly longer inseam than most distressed denim shorts, they’re ultra-flattering. They won’t make ladies on the shorter side — even ones with a butt and hips — feel stumpy (this editor can attest to that!).

We know that $101 sounds a bit on the steep side for a pair of summer shorts, but we promise you the cost-per-wear will be pennies. Because just like us, once you put the cutoffs on, you won’t want to take ’em off. (Plus, if you’re a first-time Joyus user, you get 10% off orders over $50, plus free shipping, with the code PEOPLE10!)

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