Finally! A pair of jeans that fit EVERYWHERE. I'm 5'3" 147 lbs and purchased a size 28. Roomy in the calves, thighs and rear and no gap in the waist. I will be replacing all of my jeans with Fran jeans.
I sized down to the 26 (5'4", size 4/6) and they fit perfectly everywhere. I will be ordering more. The length on my frame is perfect: no scrunching at the bottom. The waist stays tight and they make my thighs look good. I'm really happy with them!
On this mid-rise, I found the zipper to be a little long for my 5'0" frame, but the fit is gorgeous.
Finally -- a no-gap waist and jeans that fit my thighs and calves!! Worth the money. Never buying another brand of jeans.
I'm 5 ft 3, 128 pounds and I got a size Petite 27. The jeans have a great fit around my muscular thighs and glutes with just the right comfort in the waist. The only thing I don't like is the area in the crotch where all of the seams meet. It is very bulky, and I'm concerned it will rub some sensitive parts if it doesn't soften with washing. I'm not sure there is a fix, other than somehow flattening out the area where the seems all meet.