I was really hoping to avoid kids sizing, but it was inevitable... how could I pass up these Abercrombie Kids shorts that fit better than anything else I've tried on, and for the bargain price of $15! These are no longer available online, but are pretty similar to this pair that's the same price and still available in many colors:
Mine has cuffs at the bottom and comes with a belt, which I got in the above khaki and also this light gray, both in size 12:
They fit relatively well, but hubby is concerned that they're too short lol. I actually would've gotten the other pair above without cuffs/belt, except that one is almost an inch shorter! I think the ones I got are already pushing the limits, so that other pair would've been too indecent to wear outside.
I would probably wear them untucked, but here they are tucked so you can better see the details:
The belt is purely decorative since it's loosely fitting even on the tightest hole, but it's removable so I'll probably do without to reduce bulk. Sadly the weather is now too chilly to wear shorts, but I will be saving these for next year!