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Under-$50 Denim Shorts

These Affordable Denim Shorts Rival Even The Most Loved Designer Pairs

Welcome to Budget-Friendly Buys, a recurring series covering affordable, in-demand pieces—all approved by our data-driven algorithm.

Investing in quality pieces—especially something as essential as a great pair of denim shorts—is always a smart idea. However, the best products aren't always the most expensive ones, which is exactly what we try to prove here in our Budget-Friendly Buys series. We did a little research and found that there are tons of crowd-pleasing jean shorts out there with prices that won't make you cringe, and many of them get right what even the far more expensive pairs don't—think lengths, washes, and even that seemingly impossible-to-master waist-to-hip ratio.

To show you what we mean, we've rounded up a list featuring 10 of the most loved pairs of denim shorts out there, all of which ring up under $50. From a '90s-esque A-line style that rivals Agolde to chic mid-length options and beyond, scroll on to see and shop the jean shorts you won't feel bad about adding to your wardrobe this summer.

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August 4, 2022

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Wild Fable Super-High Rise Cut-Off Jean Shorts


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The Drop Sasha Vintage Mid-Rise Button Fly Cutoff Denim Short


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Caslon Boyfriend Shorts


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Old Navy High-Waisted Slouchy Straight Medium-Wash Cut-Off Non-Stretch Jean Shorts


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H&M 90's Boyfriend Low Denim Shorts


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Mango Relaxed-Fit Denim Short


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H&M Vintage High Denim Shorts


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1822 Denim Distressed Roll Hem Denim Shorts


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PacSun Margot High Waist Nonstretch Denim Cutoff Shorts


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Signature By Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Mid-Rise Shorts


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