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Women's Carhartt Force® Loose Fit Ripstop Work Short

4 out of 5 star rating
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Women's classic nine-inch work shorts that are built to move.

Rugged work shorts don't have to mean heavy canvas. These women's mid-rise shorts are made with a cotton and ripstop blend that is lightweight and durable. There's enough stretch to them for easy, unrestricted movement. Plus, they fight sweat and odor to keep you feeling good on the job.


  • 7-ounce, 69% cotton / 31% polyester ripstop
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex stretch technology
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat, dry fast, and fight odors
  • FastDry® technology keeps you cool for all day comfort
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with an easy fit through the hip and thigh
  • Rib-knit waist; Straight waistband prevents gap in the back
  • Strong sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • Utility band
  • Inseam: 9" converts to 7" with roll tab
  • Country of Origin: Imported

Carhartt Force®

Force T-Shirt

Carhartt Force® technology is engineered to fight sweat and dry fast, so you stay cool and comfortable 24/7

Fast Dry technology has superior wicking action which makes perspiration a memory. The bottom line is that Force works harder, day in and day out, for hard-working men and women, at a price that doesn’t bring out complaints at the kitchen table.

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Size Chart

Units are expressed in inches and reflect general body dimensions. Measurements are approximate.

  Natural waist HIP (SEAT)
X-SMALL2 27 36
SMALL4 - 6 28 - 29 37 - 38
MEDIUM8 - 10 30 - 31 39 - 40
LARGE12 - 14 32½ - 34 41½ - 43
XL16 - 18 35¾ - 38 44½ - 46½
2XL20 40¼ 48½
1X PLUS16 - 18 38¾ - 40¾ 46½ - 48½
2X PLUS20 - 22 42¾ - 44¾ 50½ - 52½
3X PLUS24 - 26 46¾ - 48¾ 54½ - 56½

Short Inseam

Use the illustration below to compare the lengths of our women’s shorts

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Slim Fit

Mid-rise sits just below the waist

Fitted through the hip and thigh Original Fit


Original Fit

Mid-rise sits just below the waist

Easy fit through the hip and thigh

How to Measure

Note: For best results measure over your undergarments. Use a cloth measuring tape.

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Natural Waist:

Bend side to side and find the natural bend in your body; this is your natural waist. Note: It may not be the smallest point.


Measure the fullest point between your natural waist and crotch.

Review Summary
Average Rating
4 out of 5 star rating
4.0 of 5.0
This product is more Form Fitted
Rated 5 out of 5
Favorite work shorts
These are my new favorites! They work hard around the barn, but still look cute enough to go out in public. The cut us flattering, and there are enough pockets for all the stuff i carry around the barn, and they stay remarkably clean after a long day at the barn. As other reviewers have said, the thighs are fitted - this works in my favor as it prevents chafe and the shorts stay in place. However, depending on body type i can see how that could be uncomfortable.
July 25, 2023
, CT, US
Rated 5 out of 5
Fit is perfect
June 7, 2023
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Rated 1 out of 5
These are so oversized it's ridiculous. You can wear a comfortable but loose size 2 in carharrt work pants and these 2's are like an 8 or 10. I get it, I'm old school and want consistency but these shorts run so huge its like I'm swimming in them. Of all places, why doesn't carharrt make women's clothing by measurement? Sounds like a lot of people find these fitting small, which is why I ordered them! Why not go by the actual system of measurements like dudes get to and we'll all actually know what size we need. And apparently, I'll just have to make my own. Decent work shorts for small women do not exist. 3 years' search and still nothing. I wore carharrts as a child when they were "fancy" to us but necessary and incredibly not cool. You've turned to the darkside carharrt. Turned your back on your roots. I get that everyone and their mother are wearing your stuff now, but that leaves us old reliables to drown in the wake of your popularity. Yup. Sounds dramatic. It is. Who can I trust if I can't trust carharrt? Lol Anyway I guess I'll get some thick needles and get to work on your gigantic "size 2"... vanity sizing much? Sucks
May 25, 2023
, MN, US
Rated 3 out of 5
Good quality, but tight fit
Nice quality, but Carhartt still hasn't figured out women's pants. The waist has stretch and forgiveness, but the hips are tight, and I even order a size up from my normal. The focus seems to be on a slim straight fit rather any room for curves.
August 19, 2022
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Rated 5 out of 5
I love them!
Zoe P.
August 14, 2022
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