I’m 5’ 10”, 155lbs. 31” waist and 41” hips. I ended up ordering a size 26. I found the size 27 to be just slightly less snug in the waist area, and I love to feel some compression in my waist with my clothing. Also, based on other reviews, I knew they would stretch out a bit, and I didn’t want to risk them not fitting after wearing them a while. The 26 fit perfectly in the medium wash!
For the first time in my entire life, I can finally wear a pair of jeans without a belt! Before Fran Denim, jeans would always slide down my backside when bending over (hence, the need for a belt).
Now, my thick thighs and small waist each feel like they have their own place in my jeans. Fran Denim jeans move with my body and hug every single inch of me. And for the first time, I feel like I can’t wait to put jeans on!
Note: the April Super High Rise Medium Wash is made from different material than the dark wash. The dark wash jeans are slightly less stretchy. I even have a harder time getting my size 10 feet back out. Haha. I am a size 26 in the medium wash and a size 27 in the dark wash.
I’m 5’6, about 130lbs and a size 25 fit perfectly. One thing I will mention is that the zipper has to be pointed toward the floor flat so that it won’t unzip, but I’m really impressed with the stretchy-ness and the overall quality of the jeans! I can tell they’re going to hold up and last me a long time! Thanks Fran Denim! :)
I am 5'7", about 155lbs, and wear a 27. These fit perfectly, and are super comfortable. I have a longer torso and shortly legs, so I did have to cuff them, but I think that's just my body proportions, as I cuff all my pants. 😀
I'm naturally high waisted so any jean that fits "at the waist" typically fits at least 2 inches below my waist. I have always thought that was "normal " for a fits at the waist jean until I discovered your super high waist jean. It firs at my waist and I absolutely love them. The only thing I would suggest would be to order a size smaller. I ordered a 30 inch waist which is typical for the regular fits at the waist jean but considering they sit lower then my waist I'll order them in a 29 inch next time. I have been sold on Fran Denim Jeans for a couple of years!