I'm a size 4/small, 5'5" and about 125 lbs. I generally wear a size 26 in jeans.
True Religion Jeans
I am a perfect size 26 in True Religion stretch jeans. I find that the True Religion Joey
jean is a little more forgiving through the thigh than the True Religion Straight Leg Johnny
|True Religion Jeans Women's Fit Guide|
|True Religion Joey||Twisted Seam Flare leg (21" leg opening) with Signature flap back pocket and coin pocket. 7.5" front rise. 34" inseam.|
|True Religion Becky||Boot leg (18" leg opening) with Signature flap back pocket and coin pocket. Slighly higher rise than most other True Religion styles at 8" front rise. 34" inseam.|
|True Religion Billy||Straight leg (15.5" leg opening) with Signature flap back pocket and coin pocket. 7.5" front rise. 34" inseam.|
|True Religion Johnny||Straight leg (15.5" leg opening) that fist the same as Billy except the back and coin pockets are flat (no flap). 7.5" front rise. 34" inseam.|
|True Religion Julie||Skinny style (11.5" leg opening) with Signature flap back pocket and coin pocket. 7.5" front rise. 35" inseam.|
|True Religion Stella||Skinny style (11.5" leg opening) that fits the same as Julie except the back and coin pockets are flat (no flap). 7.5" front rise. 35" inseam.|
7 For All Mankind
In most Seven For All Mankind Jeans I wear a size 26, though I wear a size 25 in the classic Seven Ginger
style. The 7 For All Mankind Dojo
jean is very popular because the fit through the thigh is a little more loose than the Classic 7 For All Mankind Bootcut
|7 For All Mankind Jeans Women's Fit Guide|
|Bootcut||The Bootcut is 7 For All Mankind's original jean style. It has a natural rise, is comfortable yet fitted through the hip and thigh, and has a classic bootcut leg opening. It's offered with the signature squiggle or a variety of back pocket designs. The Bootcut is also offered in a high waist and a petite version called the Lexie Bootcut.|
|Dojo||The Dojo is 7 For All Mankind's original 5-pocket trouser jean. It sits low on the hips with a slightly higher rise in the back and a full wide leg opening. The classic Dojo features embroidered '7' back pockets and a wide trouser style hem but is also available with a variety of pockets and a regular hem. A Flip Flop version with a 31" inseam is also available.|
|Ginger||The Ginger is a high waist, wide leg 5-pocket trouser jean. It features a higher rise, tailored waist and skims the hip and thigh before opening into a full, wide leg.|
|"A" Pocket||The A Pocket features a contoured waistband that hugs you all around. It's slim through the thigh, extending into a wide boot leg for a long, lean look. Featuring the signature "A" pocket design on the back pockets, this style is also offered in a petite version.|
|Kimmie||Kimmie is designed especially for the curvy girl. It has a slightly higher rise to hug your waist all around and has a classic bootcut leg opening.|
|Rickie||The Rickie is 7 For All Mankind's true boyfriend jean. With a longer rise and loose fit throughout, this style is meant to be worn slightly lower on the hips, with a rolled-up hem.|
|Josefina||The Josefina is a skinny boyfriend fit which is slightly roomy through the thigh, slim through the leg, and tapers to a narrow leg opening. This jean can be worn cuffed or un-cuffed and features the signature squiggle back pocket.|
|Straight Leg||The Straight Leg has a natural rise, fitted through the hip and thigh, with a true straight leg silhouette.|
|Roxanne||The Roxanne is a classic slim fit skinny with a natural rise and a narrow leg opening. It has a slightly longer inseam which is perfect for a stacked look.|
|Gwenevere||The Gwenevere is 7 For All Mankind's original skinny fit. With a comfortable low rise, it's slim through the hips and leg with a perfect length right below the ankle for a clean look. It's also offered in a double knit version.|
|The Skinny||The Skinny is 7 For All Mankind's newest skinny fit. It is done in a super stretch fabric and is characterized by its minimal detailing and clean pockets. The shorter inseam hits just below the ankle to maintain a clean line with no stacking.|
J Brand Jeans
J Brand is best known for their skinny jeans. My friends and I all have multiple pairs of J Brand Skinny Jeans
. In contrast, J Brand has the Love Story Flare
, which is my favorite flare jean in my closet. The Lovestory is fitted through the thigh and flares out starting at the knee. I wear a size 26 in most J Brand when the fabrication is 98% cotton, 2% spandex. The 72% cotton, 28% elastercell lightweight fabric barely stretches so I wear a size 27 in the lightweight styles.
|J Brand Jeans Women's Fit Guide|
|910 Skinny Leg||The J Brand 910 style is a low-rise jean with a 10 inch leg opening and a 29" inseam. The 910 skinny is fitted from hip to ankle. This style is perfect with boots because the super tight fit slips right into boots without any folding or rolling. J Brand calls this jean "as close to a fashion basic as a five-pocket jean will ever get."|
|912 Pencil Leg||This J Brand style is a low-rise jean with a 12 inch leg opening and a 34" inseam. It is tapered at the ankle and works great with heels or flats. The lightweight version of the 912 runs small.|
|The Deal Skinny Zipper||J Brand style 9610 is a low-rise jean with a 10 inch leg opening and a 29" inseam. This style is the same as the 910 skinny except it has a 10 inch zipper at the ankle. The Deal is great with ankle boots, heels or flats.|
|901 Leggings||The J Brand 901 Denim Leggings are made in a 6.5 ounce lightweight denim fabric with the classic J Brand low-rise, slim fit look. This style features a zipper front and 5-pocket details, except that the front pockets are faux. 10 inch leg opening and 30" inseam.|
|Houlihan Cargo||The J Brand Houlihan Cargo is a slouchy, skinny cargo with a 10.5 inch leg opening, 29" inseam, cargo pockets and a zipper at the ankle.|
|Love Story Bell Bottom||The 722 Love Story from J Brand has a 22 inch bell bottom and 35" inseam. The Love Story is fitted through the thigh and kicks out to a wide flare. The lightweight version of this jean runs small and does not stretch out much.|
We've heard from some customers that Hudson Jeans run small. I think Hudson Jeans may have run small when the line was first introduced because we do not notice the jeans running small. The Hudson Signature Boot
jean is definitely the best selling jean from Hudson. We've noticed that girls who are a little less curvy with more of a boyish straight figure love Hudson Boot Cut jeans.
Joe's Jeans best selling jean is their Honey Boot Cut Jean
. The Honey jean is known for fitting curvy women. Joe's Jeans was one of the first denim lines to introduce a petite jean called The Provocateur
. Joe's Jeans run a little big.
AG Adriano Goldschmied Jeans
Our absolute most popular style from AG is their Angel Bootcut Cord
. I feel like I'm almost a size 25 in AG Jeans. AG Jeans is also known for it's Angel Bootcut
A Note About Buying Premium Denim
- If the jeans are a little too tight when you first try them on then they are perfect.
- If the jeans fit you perfectly in the dressing room, then they will be too loose once you get them home and wear them a bit.
- See the item description for rise, inseam, and leg opening measurements.
In general, we use the following leg opening measurements when classifying whether a jean is a skinny leg jean, straight leg, boot cut, etc. We define a wide leg jean as a jean that isn't fitted through the thigh area. A Flare Leg/Bell Bottom jean is more fitted through the thigh and then kicks out to a 21"+ leg opening.