Stats: 5'5", 129 lb, BMI 22, waist 29", hips 39", thigh 22", 55 yo grandmother. Purchased size 26 Ellen Flare Dark Wash jeans based on model measurements, customer comments, and size chart. Stretchy jean of excellent quality. Back waist gap is non-existent. Does not inhibit range of motion.
If you follow the size chart, you should get perfect fit. I am 5’8”, and wish these were longer.. but I’ll wear them with flats. Fran denim is the first pair of jeans I can wear without having the waist altered!! High Five!
Very comfortable, you dont have to worry about plumbers crack when squatting. Plenty of stretch for muscular legs and glutes. I only wish they had longer inseams around 34” (size 27) as im 5’ 6” 140lbs. Need longer inseams for bootcut styles, they have a few for skinny leg styles. These were around 32”- 33” inseam. The other brand of bootcut I bought were even shorter for my liking so had to return them. Otherwise these jeans would be perfect.
I'm 5'5 and 140lbs. These arrived yesterday and they fit! The inseam was not too long for me - it was perfect. I ordered a size 28, my waist fit the measurements for 27 and my hips fit the measurements for 29. No waist gap was the nicest surprise!
Finally - jeans that fit! In addition to big ass and thigh - I had a long torso, so the high waisted is great!