AGOLDE is a very well known brand making some of the most popular jeans and shorts on the market. Never in my life did I think I would spend over $100 on a pair of denim shorts, but I did. I purchased a pair of the Parker shorts in the color Swapmeet last year. These shorts were all over my Instagram feed and every blogger I followed was raving about how good they were. So I had to see for myself. Here is what you need to know before purchasing the AGOLDE Parker shorts, and if I think they’re worth the splurge.
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I think it’s safe to say that every blogger I saw wearing these shorts recommended to size down. I wasn’t so sure I trusted this advice and decided to order my normal size, and I’m so glad I did. The girls I’ve seen wearing these shorts have all been thin, and don’t have much in the hip or booty department. These girls all look amazing in their shorts, but that’s just not how my body is built. If you are a little curvier, or have larger thighs/hips I’d suggest to get your normal size or SIZE UP!! I wear a size 27 in all my bottoms and got a 27 in these shorts. The size 26 were way too tight on me. Even the size 27 was a little tight in the butt/thigh region and think I would have preferred a 28.
These shorts are on the shorter side, especially if you have a booty/thighs. They have a rise of 11.5″ and an inseam of 2.5″. While I wore these shorts a ton, I would have loved them even more if they were a little longer. I really wish I would have sized up to allow myself a little more length. I did find the shorts would ride up a little when I walked due to my thighs rubbing together. Shorts riding up is pretty common for me so that is nothing exclusive to this pair.
If you’re going to spend over $100 on something, it better be good quality. I wore these shorts almost daily all summer long and they held up amazing. They stretch out a little after you’ve worn them but to a comfortable fit, not baggy and oversized. With most distressed jeans or shorts, after you wash them it gets worse. I washed and dried these a ton and there were no changes to the distressing and the shorts didn’t shrink.
My shorts fit great in the waist, but the hips/legs were a little tight. These shorts don’t really have stretch to them, and anytime I would squat down the distressing on the legs would rip a little more. I don’t mind that the shorts look a little more distressed than before I bought them. They also have a button fly instead of a zipper. The buttons are extremely easy to do up so I don’t mind this feature.
These shorts are also very versatile. You can dress them up or down and I featured some of my favorite ways to style them in this post.
Are They Worth the Price?
Honestly, I love the shorts but I wouldn’t pay $128 for them. I got my shorts during a sale and that was the only way I was able to justify spending the money. These shorts are great, and they are the only denim shorts I find myself reaching for but wait for a sale. I even featured them in this post on my favorite shorts of the summer. Hopefully you found this helpful if you’ve been contemplating splurging on the AGOLDE Parker shorts this year.