I found my dream jeans. TWO styles of them! If that doesn’t feel like winning the lottery, then I don’t know what does. Other than maybe having millions of dollars in my bank account. Anyway …
In the past, I’ve sung the praises of American Eagle jeans. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them now – I think that they’re great quality at a great price point. But, I had a horrible experience a couple months back with a new pair of jeans that stretched so much after one wear that I could pull them on and off without undoing the button or zipper. I got fed up and knew it was time to look into higher-quality denim. Jeans are what I wear 95% of the time, so truly I would consider them an investment piece for my wardrobe!
I put out the question to the Twitter-verse, and practically every response I received told me to head to Madewell. So, head to Madewell is exactly what I did and my life hasn’t been the same since!
Madewell Jeans Review
As someone who has struggled for years with the fit of jeans, these really are my dream jeans. I finally feel confident in a pair of denim and can once and for all flaunt those 15 pounds I’ve worked hard to lose in the last couple years!
So, onto the two styles of jeans that I came home with.
First up, the infamous Roadtripper Jeans.
These are what I would consider elevated jeggings, meaning they’re lightweight with plenty of stretch and give for total comfort. A great rise – I think they’re somewhere between a 9″ and 10″ rise, I’m 5’7″ and they hit around my belly button – that are really comfortable but still wear great (multiple times) without losing their shape. This pair is what I reach for most days because they go with everything! I took the advice of several others and sized down one – 27 to 26 – and I’m glad that I did because of the stretch.
Next up are the Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans.
I was pretty skeptical about these when the girl helping me suggested them – I don’t consider myself curvy, so why would I try on a pair of jeans with that in the name? Well, I’m glad she pushed me to give them a go because hello, denim goodness!
This is their highest rise at 11″ and are a classic denim material. These have minimal stretch and will suck and hold you in EVERYWHERE. No need to worry about a droopy waistband or muffin top, like ever. They’re snug – I went with my normal size 27 -, but there’s some give with wear throughout the day. I feel like a million bucks when I wear these.
Those my friends are my dream jeans and my honest Madewell jeans review! So, yes – the hype around Madewell is for real and you should get yourself to a store ASAP. I have been blown away by the quality and wear, and I’m for sure a convert who plans to switch over to all their denim as I can.
Deterred by the cost like I was? Don’t be! Take advantage of Madewell’s jeans recycling program to receive $20 off every pair of jeans you buy. Sometimes it’s even $30 like it was the day that I went in!
Are you a fan of Madewell jeans? If not, what’s your favorite brand?
Here’s an oldie – but still relevant! – post where I chat more about finding a good pair of jeans!