I sent both pairs back
Firstly, these fit amazing. I love everything about how they look and feel. I am 5' 9+" and 184lbs Hybrid Athlete. Waist is 32" glutes are 43" But I went for the size 28 and they fit perfect. Little snug at first but have broken in beautiful!! Compliments wherever I go and the bitton fly is my favorite detail! I just wish they were available in a 31" inseam. I got long legs and they fit more like a 7/8 jean or legging for any taller ladies.
Love these jeans. So flattering
I am 5'4", and weigh about 215. I normally wear like a 14 or 16 in jeans. I bought the size 31. According to the measurements I should have bought the 32, but I saw another review that mentioned that these were so stretchy that she should have gone a size smaller so that's what I did, and there is still plenty of room. My biggest issue with finding jeans is having enough room for my thighs, and the waist being too big, these definitely accommodated those challenges. My thighs don't make the fabric pucker like in most jeans. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because they don't really make my butt look very good, but they are incredibly comfortable, and fit perfectly, so I'll just wear them with a longer top.
This is the second pair I've tried from Fran and the first one gave me the confidence to size down again despite my wide hips and big butt. If you're like me, you're obsessed with the second skin look and feel and hate any looseness in the waist. I LOVE the button fly design even more than the zipper because zippers can break under stress over time, but these buttons have a secure "holding everything in tight" feel to them. You may have to work a little for the skintight fit, but these jeans get to know your body so well and mold to it. The first time will be a lot of lunging, wiggling, and twerking, but when you get them up and the buttons done up, you'll spend the next 5 minutes turning side to side staring at your butt in the mirror! My boyfriend's expression was priceless the first time he saw me in them. He is absolutely obsessed with how they show off my butt and curvature of my hips. He also loves all the buttons and says it makes them more fun to take off me. Girls, treat yourself to some sexy jeans that will make the guys stare and the girls ask where you bought them!