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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

MADEWELL JEANS REVIEW

MADEWELL JEANS REVIEW

 

MY DENIM RATING SCALE


Length: 1 to 5 (1 being not petite friendly, 5 being petite friendly)

Fit: 1 to 5  (1 being not curve/pear friendly, 5 being curve/pear friendly)

Waist Gap: 1 to 5 (1 massive waist gap, 5 no waist gap)

Price: $ to $$$$ ($: under $50, $$: $50 to $99, $$$: $100 to $149, $$$$: $150 and up)


 

Madewell Curvy High Rise Skinny Jeans - Size 28

What I loved…

  • Curvy fit - One of my fashion friends told me that Madewell came out with curvy fit jeans! She’s super pear-shaped even more so than me and she raved about these jeans. Based on her review, I knew that I had to give them a try. I found that these jeans fit much better in the waist than what I typically find in the market. These were still slightly loose in the waist for me, but it wasn’t sure noticeable because of the stretch.

  • Petite-friendly length - I’m wearing the regular length jeans because that was all that was available in store, however I still found that they worked well for me. They also offer petite sizes online if you’d like a shorter inseam.

What could have been better…

  • Slightly tight in knee area - These jeans were a little tight for me in the knee area. If you look at the side view image, you can see the draglines at my knee.


Denim ratings:

Length: 4

Fit: 5

Waist gap: 4

Price: $$$


Garment measurements:

Front rise = 11.75’’

Waist = 13.75’’

Inseam = 27.25’’

Back rise = 15.13’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

Madewell 10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans - Size 28

What I loved…

  • Petite-friendly length - Even though these are not a true petite size (like the style above), I found that the length worked well for me. If you want a true petite size, they offer them online.

What could have been better…

  • Too big in the waist - I ran into one of my classic pear problems with these jeans. They were too roomy in the waist area. Definitely would recommend the curvy fit jeans above, over these ones.

Denim ratings:

Length: 4

Fit: 3

Waist gap: 3

Price: $$$


Garment measurements:

Waist = 30.5’’

Front rise = 11’’

Thigh = 20.5’’

Inseam = 27.5’’

Back rise = 15.13’’

Outseam = 37.75’’


Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around.

 

Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans - Size 28

What could have been better…

  • Too large in waist - Same problem as the 10’’ high rise jeans, these were too big in the waist for me. However, it’s possible going a size down could help with some of these issues.

  • Baggy in hip area - Overall these jeans were just not working out for me. You can see in the front facing image that they look a little baggy in the hip area.



Denim ratings:

Length: 3

Fit: 3

Waist gap: 2

Price: $$$



Garment measurements:

Waist = 31’’

Front rise = 12’’

Inseam = 27.5’’

Thigh = 23.5’’

Back rise = 15.13’’

Outseam = 38.75’’



Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around.

 
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