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Wave Rider Girls' Ruched Swim Boy Shorts is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great swim shorts! This is the second pair we bought this season--wanted to make sure we had the next size up for next year, as I think we can get 2 seasons from the bikini top. Very cute, good coverage, comfortable. My daughter loves them & they run true to size.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this suit! My daughter loves the pattern & I love the coverage. Nice fabric with just a touch of glitter. I am ordering another pair.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased! These swim shorts look great on my 3 1/2-year-old! We got the pink and orange chevron in size 3 to go with the starfish top. The shorts fit perfectly on her average body. The glittery bits are fun and subtle. Not too flashy. Good quality.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts We love these shorts. I got the pink polka dot in size 4 for my skinny 5 year old and size 8 for my older girl who wears size 8 (I did not need to size up for her in this as I usually do for bathing suits). Coverage is great, colors are terrific, and they are comfy. Hope the colors last all summer long.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute and made well. Perfect fit. Very happy to have multiple coordinating pieces.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always, adorable bathing suits for chhildren! Adorable bathing suit for my grand daughter, love the sparkles and the print!
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute! Ordered these in the starfish and pink zig zag print size 10. Both my girls LOVE them and the glitter on them was an added bonus. Fits true to size for both my girls. They are happy, i'm happy... doesnt happen too often these day's! Thank you Garnet Hill
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fit, cute Size 8 shorts fit my nine year old nicely. Very cute!
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit I got these for my skinny mini in a 3 and they fit perfect. She is 5 yrs. old and about 43" and 38lbs.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Swim Boy Shorts! My 10 year old daughter LOVES the floral print and the teal/lime stripe! We originally purchased the size 12 as I usually order a size up in swimwear, however the size 12 was HUGE. We exchanged for a size 10 and the fit is perfect! So the fit is true to size. We got the Tankini Tops and the Skirted Bottoms in the same colors to mix and match! Me and my daughter are both thrilled with this purchase!
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, full-coverage swimsuit bottom I have a hard time finding a suit bottom that fits my daughter properly. She runs anywhere from a size 8 to 12 depending on the brand and cut so I never know what size I'm going to end up with. Most of the time the suit bottom just doesn't cover her full bottom. She's very active and they just don't stay put. These shorts are perfect! If you are looking for fuller coverage, don't hesitate to get these. I was unsure of which size to get so I measured her and used the sizing guide and it was spot on. It's so hard to find these boy short bottoms for girls so way to go Garnet Hill! I'll be back year after year for this product!
Date published: 2013-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size chart is off I got these in the mail today and unfortunately will be sending them back. I bought the 14 and they were too big. I used the size chart and was at the top end for both height and weight for this size (62 inches, 95 pounds). Same with the top, bought the 14 and the bottom band was huge. Wish they weren't out of the smaller size.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Legs were tight! My daughter is in between sizes and just recently started to wear a size 10. She was thrilled to find swimshorts that she could mix and match with her existing rash guards, so we went with a 10. We didn't expect the elastic to be SO tight on the leg holes! We are awaiting a replacement in the next size up. She is average for height and weight and is athletic, so we were sad and surprised at the tightness! Fingers crossed on the replacement!
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the style but only for a year I love this type of bottom for my girls (they love it too!) Unfortunately I went to pass a suit down to my youngest (the suit is 2 years old) and it looks horrible. Other GH suits we have still look new after 2 years and even longer but for some reason these don't :/ It won't stop me from buying again though!
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Run a little large These boy shorts are so cute. The fit on them runs a little large in the waist and the leg opening. My small almost 6 yr old can't quite swim in these shorts, since they sag down on her. When they are dry, no issue. The leg opening is large, but again, my daughter is slim. Great colors and the suit has washed up really nicely.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Shorts / Need Drawstring I bought two pair of these shorts for my daughter. They fit very well and run true to size when dry. She wears a 6 in most brands and the 6 fits well. She has worn them swimming three times. They are holding their nice bright colors well so far. She was concerned about them not having a panty inside but with the fit and the liner they are as modest as we had hoped. They cover her very well and the leg openings are just the right size. I like the length of the leg not to long or to short. My only complaint and why I didn't give them 5 stars is that they are too loose in the waist when wet. They are not going to fall off of her completely but the waist needs a draw string. The suit sags down low in the back exposing too much of the top of her bottom. The wide pink waist band is plenty big for a drawstring and it almost looks like the designer was leaving room for one. There is a nice tunnel already made in the material. Inside that tunnel is one small thin piece of elastic at the very top sewn in to the pink band but they rest is just an empty tunnel begging for a drawstring. We love these cute shorts we just wish they didn't sag in the waist.
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but seems big for size I got the boy shorts and the tankini for my 2 year old. She's skinny but pretty true to a 2T size. I ordered a 2T in the boy shorts and they literally fall off her bottom- even with a regular diaper under them. I wish they came with a drawstring. I think I will put one in them rather than return them. They are really cute on her when they stay up!
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Waist too big.....had to alter It's hard to find modest cute suits. My girl is 8 and the boy shorts cover the tush, so we are happy with this. However, The waist stuck out in space around her body, so grandma did some intaking to make it fit. Our girl is average to petite in size, not over weight. On a pudgy overweight girl the waist would fit. Otherwise, We love this.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for the little girl changing figure purchased 2 ruched swim suits for my 7 year old granddaughter. The design is perfect for the maturing little girl. She has enjoyed the design and pattern of material. Cute on with the retro look, comfortable to wear.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Girls Swim top and shorts My daughter was insistent on swim shorts and it was hard to find some in her size. Finally found this combo at Garnet Hill and was pleasantly surprised. She chose the fish print and loved it when it came. Haven't worn it yet, so fingers crossed it stands up for summer. Little more than I wanted to pay, but she was happy.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute but runs big My three year old fits perfectly in her Garnet Hill size three regular bottoms from last year. However, the boys short bottoms seem to run big. The four top fits as expected with a little room to grow. I would size down on these.
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Swim Shorts, But Odd Fit The reason I give a less than perfect score if for the fit. My soon to be 12 year old daughter is average height, thin and with thin legs. While the waist band is on the almost to big side the leg openings are quite tight. The waist band also has a thin elastic I at first thought was a draw string. Still we are going to keep and enjoy them.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Only for true kids sizes, not pre-teen The larger sizes are simply bigger kid sizes, they don't account for a little bit of hips or curve despite the age...too bad.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Triangles and polka dots better than Anchors! Last year we owned the multi triangles and the pink/green stripe. My daughter is 8 and curvy on the bottom. Those boy shorts were the ONLY swim bottoms she would wear all summer! She LOVED them! A couple months ago, we purchased the anchors bottom (because we were afraid they would sell out in her size), and she wore them for the first time today. She was very disappointed when she put them on today. She has thick legs, and this version has ELASTIC around the bottom of the legs! I was able to flip up the cuff to make it a little bit more comfortable, but we were very disappointed to see this change...very unnecessary! These bottoms were perfect as they were last year! I'm going to have to cut the bottom him and see if I can pull the elastic out, so they aren't so tight on her legs! They definitely would have left a mark where the elastic is! Please change them back to the old style!!
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Coloring slightly off.... I purchased the coral dot boy shorts and tankini top. The top was a true shade of coral the bottoms were definitely more pink. It might now bother some, but when both pieces touch there's a definite difference. I'm ordering the triangle pattern instead hoping that there won't be a difference or at least not as obvious. My 8 yr old will only wear boy short style bottoms because everything else rubs her raw...
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weird fit Waist too wide, legs too tight. My girl is fairly tall & thin. She found the leg openings uncomfortably tight, while the waist sagged, so going up or down a size wasn't going to work.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tight swim shorts My 10 year old was excited to try this swimsuit with the cute shorts. We bought her the size 14 top and bottom. The top was a little roomy, and the shorts okay except that there is tight elastic around the bottom of the shorts. She has an athletic build and these shorts would have left elastic imprints on her thighs if worn for any length of time. Sadly they have to go back and I would only recommend for girls with legs on the skinnier side of average.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sagging lining first wear We were so excited that these bright comfy shorts would match her solid pink top perfectly. My 12 yo daughter wore them to a pool party as soon as they came in. They fit snug, and felt great on her. However, she said she would never wear them again. Once the lining was wet, it sagged out the back of her legs. It was as if once it got wet, it stretched out, and she felt like she was constantly adjusting them. I would be curious to see if others have the same experience.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ruched swim boy shorts for girls Cute bathing suit if it fit. Shorts and top way too wide for my granddaughter who falls in the 50% percentile for weight. No return label in box. Maybe as it was on sale? Don't know. Will give to someone else. She is ten but ten is way too wide:(
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Short shorts These are nice quality, but way too short for my 8 year old with long legs. They looked like bootie shorts and were way too mature for her young age.
Date published: 2013-06-29
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I have the swim top in Mint stripe and wanted a bottom to mix/match with. Which one of these shorts would match the mint color, apart from the Mint stripe bottoms? thanks! (I had bought the geo pattern but it turns out to have light blue hues, not mint).

Asked by: Mintee
We would suggest the Camo Butterfly or Botanical Floral. There is Mint Green in both designs.
Answered by: LynnGHCS
Date published: 2018-03-12

My 4 year old daughter's measurements fall directly between size 4 (s) and size 5 (s). Which size do you recommend ordering?

Height 41", Weight 36 lbs, Chest 22", Waist 22", Hip 23"
Asked by: Mamamamamama
We would recommend ordering the size 5.
Answered by: ErinGHCS
Date published: 2017-04-22

Do these have built in underwear? Is it just a seam at the crotch?

I know they are fitted, but I am wondering if they would be comfortable without some kind of liner.
Asked by: Madisonmama
The boyshorts are fully lined.
Answered by: JennyGHCS
Date published: 2013-10-22

How do these run? Shorts should be fitted for swimming but not sure how these run... Size chart correct?

Asked by: Holly128
They run true to size, my slim, tall 9 year old fits in a size 8 (same as her other clothes).
Answered by: RidgewoodMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can you please offer these for women? (In women’s patterns, of course)

Asked by: fingerscrossed
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Product:27866-Wave Rider Girls\' Ruched Swim Boy Shorts