I bought a pair of SportHill journey running shorts when I first started running six years ago.
I wanted something a little more modest than traditional running shorts, and these fit the bill. Their four inch inseam is perfect for me- not too short and not too long.
They fit a woman's body wonderfully, and are flattering (as much as running shorts can be). The have a liner so you can run more comfortably, and a roomy key pocket to fit your car or house key in while you're running. They also come in lots of colors.
When I go for my run after work tonight, I am going to be wearing the same shorts I bought six years ago. Needless to say they have held up well though probably hundreds of washing and I absolutely love them! These shorts have seen a few marathons, half marathons, and tons of 5 and 10 k races. No other piece of running gear I own has lasted as long as these shorts have.
If you are worried that these shorts seem pricey, keep in mind that they are likely one of the last pair you will ever have to buy! Also, they are largely American-made... another bonus!