I Found My Dream Jeans!

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

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.

Madewell Roadtripper Jeans review
sweater | jeans | boots are really old from Target

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.

Madewell Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans review
blouse | jeans | flats

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!

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  1. 11.6.19
    Brittany said:

    So glad you found great denim! It can be such a challenge. I didn’t wear Madewell until I got a pair of their maternity jeans & now i’m 100% sold. It’s such good quality. I can’t wait to scoop up another pair!

    Brittany | http://www.pointed-north.com

    • 11.8.19
      Karly said:

      I didn’t even know they had maternity jeans! Good to know for the future. 🙂 Such great jeans!

  2. 11.6.19
    Caroline said:

    First off, I have to say that you look AMAZING. Those jeans also sound fantastic and they look perfect on you! Thank you for sharing and have a great day girlie!

  3. 11.6.19
    Debbie said:

    Glad you found your perfect jeans! You look terrific!

  4. 11.6.19
    Biana said:

    I’ve never tried a pair of Madewell jeans, but if you’re singing the praises so loudly, it’ll be my next stop for jean shopping! They look great on you! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • 11.8.19
      Karly said:

      They seriously are so great!

  5. 11.6.19
    Cara said:

    They look amazing on you!! It’s so hard to find a great pair of jeans these days so I’m thinking of looking into them. Do you recommend going in-store vs buying online? I don’t have any locations near me unfortunately.

    • 11.8.19
      Karly said:

      Thank you! I had to drive 45 minutes to get to a store, too – that’s how desperate I was, ha! If you sign up for Madewell Insider on their website, you get free shipping/returns, so that would make online shopping risk-free if you want to try them out!

  6. 11.6.19

    Love this! I’ve never actually tried on a pair of Madewell jeans, and they’re opening one within walking distance from me in the coming months. I had no idea about the jeans recycling program. These pairs look so good on you!

    • 11.8.19
      Karly said:

      You’re so lucky! The closest store to me is 45 minutes away, otherwise I would’ve been back already to get a couple more pairs. I highly recommend them!