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Great for petite athletic or curvy body types
on October 7, 2013
If you're a sporty/athletic, petite gal, you may gripe as my teammates and I always do, that it's nearly impossible to find a size and brand of jeans that have thighs relaxed enough to fit our upper legs, but then also cut in enough to fit at the waist without gaping at the back. I was pleasantly surprised these worked perfectly for that. I had a good experience with the Lucky brand Sofia Straight lately, but those were pretty high-waisted, for my tastes. I ordered these hoping they'd be lower cut on the waist.
If you've spent years playing soccer, football, rugby, lifting, rowing, lifting, etc., and are similarly stymied, then I'd definitely recommend these as a new (non-ridiculously priced) option.
Rise - the mention on the tag that they are 'mid-rise'. These hit me three finger-widths below the belly button (which most ladies' labels usually consider 'low-cut' waist). Perfect for what I was looking for.
Length - I'm 5'2", and ordered the 30 in length. They'd be perfect with heels/clogs, but a bit too long to wear with flats or flip-flops.
Fabric - They are *extremely* stretchy. The stretchiest I now own, outside of flat-out leggings. Consider going a size down, if you are anywhere close to between two sizes, as they will stretch a bunch, and give enough after wearing that it might actually be a one size difference for you. I was also happy the whiskering in the pocket area was more subtle than I expected.
Waist - I'm delighted that I can sit and move in these without worrying about the waistband gaping in the back and not laying flat to the small of my back. The only other brands I've had this luck with are Joe's Jeans in Honey or Provocateur models, or Serfontaines brand.
Butt - This is going to be hard to predict for others, difficult to describe in text, but, I know, one of the primary concerns for some purchasers. For my tastes, the pockets were set just a wee bit too far apart. This results in an effect similar to Apple Bottom jeans, really emphasizing the bottom, middle of your butt. I mention it because while I like to avoid it, I know that's a desirable effect for some jean seekers. Pocket detailing not excessive or too noticeable, pretty standard, but definitely lighter brown stitching and thicker lines than the Lucky brand Sofia model.
They did have just a skosh more flare at the bottom than I'd like, more 'bootcut', but the look of the bottom of the leg silhouette does change dramatically depending on how much I'm letting them 'break' on shoes, versus their falling straighter with a higher heel, as shown on the model. Then, it's perfect; closer to how the product image looks. Not recommended if you're going to try to wear boots over the jeans.