Melissa 5" Inseam Short Medium Wash

Sale price$ 64.50 Regular price$ 86.00
Save $ 21.50

  • 8 1/2" mid-rise
  • 5" inseam
  • Fray hem
  • Medium stone wash with whisker and hand sand details
  • 98% cotton, 2% spandex
  • Made in the USA

These shorts have been cut specifically to fit lifters' legs and glutes eliminating the waist gap. 

Model is 5'4" tall, 140 lbs and wears a 27. Belly button 30", hips 39".

NOTE: You want them to fit nice and snug at first but not uncomfortably tight. They will loosen up a bit as you wear them.

Not eligible for a refund, exchange only (shipping fee not provided). If you need to exchange them, email us at


SIZE: 24





  • When measuring, do not pull the measuring tape too tight. Allow it to rest flat on the body without any pulling or sagging. 
  • If your measurements don't fall within the specs, use the height and weight chart. It means the contour of your body is different than our base line but it should fit where the jeans actually rest. Feel free to email us if in doubt. 
  • You want them to fit snug at first. As with all jeans, they loosen up after wearing them for a while so you want it to be snug when you first put them on.
  • If you're in between sizes, go with the smaller size.
  • If in doubt, go with the size you normally wear without compensating for your quads.
  • Make sure to read the product descriptions. There are a few styles that are running big or small and you have to adjust accordingly. 
  • Please remember that this is internet shopping and there are too many body types for the sizing charts to work 100% of the time. It may take an exchange to get it right. We provide free shipping for the first exchange.
  • If you need additional help, email us here (contact page) with your measurements around your belly button and widest part of your hips, height and weight. We are more than glad to help.

JACKETS - we suggest going with your shirt size. 


  • Order the normal waist size you would wear without compensating for your thighs and glutes. For example, if you would normally wear a 32 but have to buy a 33 just to fit your quads, order a 32. These jeans come with more room in the quads and rear so you don't have to size up.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mara Holinger (Longmont, US)
Awesome fit

I probably could have sized down, these shorts are great with plenty of room for my thick thighs!

EJD (Arlington, US)
Love the Melissa 5" Inseam Short

Love the Melissa shorts I just purchased. I am older (62) and I really love the 5 inch inseam as the 2 and 3 inch are just too short for me. I would love this even more if it had a higher waist - it's not really low - more mid-rise - but I like a higher waist (so thankful when those came back into style). If you offered a high waist, 5 inch short, I would buy instantly!! (Hint, hint - people with athletic builds actually get older, too!) I am 5'6", weigh 140, am very athletically active and purchased a size 30.

Diana Brown (Egg Harbor, US)

Fabulous! Fit is fantastic, comfortable, roomy, makes me feel like the bad@$$ I am!!! I’m so grateful to have found a pair of shorts that fits my athletic figure.

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