Typically, these shorts have an inseam of 2 ½ inches or shorter and hit at the top of the thigh.
Midis have inseam lengths between 4 and 5 inches and hit at the top of the thigh.
Closely resembling Bermuda shorts, this style features a longer inseam that usually hits at the mid-thigh. Loose-fitting, low-slung with rolled hems, this style has all the characteristics of the traditional boyfriend jean design.
A hybrid of long shorts and capris, skimmers have an in-between length that hits at or right below the knee.
This style is straight and narrow through the seat, thigh and knee. Not to be confused with a short pair of straight-leg jeans, ankle jeans are designed to hit at the ankle.