I really want to love these jeans and I don't want to leave a negative review, but I do want to be completely honest. I'm 5' 4" and weigh 125lbs. I'm a runner, fitness coach, spin instructor and very athletic. I inquired about what size I should buy and it was suggested I go with a 26 so that's the size I purchased. I feel like the jeans look good and my mom complimented me, but they just don't feel very comfortable at all. They feel so stiff and after a few hours I just can't wait to take them off. I thought after wearing them several times they would have loosened up a bit to feel more comfy, but they haven't. Oddly enough they feel most uncomfortable at the croch; the jeans look normal but every time I walk I feel them gathering between my legs and it's uncomfortable. I also didn't realize that they're hang dry only until after I washed and dried them. My fault for not looking first, but I'm a busy mom of two and 99% of my clothing can go in the dryer so I didn't even think about it. They feel like they've shrunk slightly and now I'm not sure if I'll end up wearing them often or at all at this point. Again, I really don't want to be negative, but after a few months of wanting to try this brand they just didn't live up to my expectations 🤷♀️
After reading many reviews on sizing I choose Size 28 and they fit great. According to the size chart I would have been Size 29 or 30, but reviewers recommended sizing down which I agree with after having them on. These are a buy again jean. I weigh 150 lbs and 5’4.
These jeans look really classy and could easily be dressed up or down. They are incredibly comfortable and were more snug in the waist and roomy in the butt and thigh area. I ordered size 27 based on the measurement chart, but by the end of the day they were too baggy. I think its smart to go down one size from your regular jean size. I am athletic and bigger in the butt and thighs but more lean muscle not bulky like a weight lifter. I am 5'5 127 lbs and my measurements are waist 26.5' and hips 38' for reference. For these measurements I would try size 25 (I am 26 in most regular jeans so I ordered these too big to begin with).
As an athlete, specifically a lifter, it’s been tough to find jeans, until now! I’m 5’5” and 150lbs, so the 28 and 29 Sarah mid rise is a perfect fit. Will be buying more.
I love these jeans. I normally wear a size 32 or 33 to fit my legs and butt, but then the waist is too big.
I wear a size 30 in Fran Denim: The first time I put them on, I got the familiar panic when I pulled them over the hips, because they felt too tight, until I got them to the waist and realized they fit PERFECTLY!! I own 7 pairs now.. Love them
I’m 5’5” 165 lbs , thick legs and butt with a small waist
I wear size 30 with 30 inseam
My first order fit perfectly around my curves and small waste.
I own the April and LOVE them! The Nicole high rise fit AMAZING except the waist. They are tighter in the waist than other Fran jeans. The sizing of the jean is fine, it just runs smaller in the waist.
The quality of the pants speaks for itself. They fit right and look good. Though I still like the feel of traditional jeans these will be on top of the list.
Nicole High Rise Skinny Dark Wash
Love these jeans!! Fit like a glove!Will have to order another pair because I want to wear these everyday :)
The fit was perfect and they’re incredibly comfortable. I never wear jeans, I can’t stand to wear them but I will be wearing these regularly! The only thing I wish is that they were a little bit longer. I’m 5’9” and they’re not quite as long as I would prefer.
I’ve been training a lot and as a result getting bigger thighs and hips. Not being able to fit into what I used to, I started the hunt for jeans. I’m 5’4 about 170lbs and bought a size 31. I have never been more comfortable in a pair of jeans before!
I have a couple of Fran Denim jeans. They are very comfortable and have no gap at the waist. The only problem is that I have the Nicole in two different washes and the lighter color is bigger than the dark wash. I kept it because I’m terrible about sending stuff back but now I don’t know what size to order next time. I like the tighter fit of the first pair better. If it wasn’t for this I would have given 5 stars.
Just did a Fran workout today. Woo hoo
Great jeans! No waist gap! I am 5'6 130# and I bought a size 26. Waist fits perfectly. Upper thigh and butt aren't fitted quite as much as I would like but the jeans still look very nice on. More squats should do the trick!
Obsessed with these jeans. Such a flattering and perfect fit!
I love these mid rise jeans. I don't have the body shape to wear high rise jeans & a cropped tops (mom of 3; no one needs to see that!) these are the perfect fit and function. 5'7" , size 28.
I’m 5’5” hourglass and love these jeans! No gap in the back. Denim is super comfortable. Stretch makes everything fit nicely but not too much that is gets saggy.
Love the red accent stitching on the black jeans.
It's hard to find jeans that actually fit. They are soft and fit "right"
I'm 5'6 185lbs size 32
Kay Petite Skinny Dark Wash
Finally a pair of jeans for us shortys who lift!! Literally the perfect pair of jeans! I immediately ordered another pair.
I can’t believe how soft and “worn in” these jeans already feel! I was nervous, based on some reviews that said they were stiff and uncomfortable but that is definitely not my experience. I had a hard time with sizing but ended up with a 27, at 5’ tall, 123 lbs. I might have been able to pull off a 26 but the risk wasn’t worth exchanging. They are the perfect length for my short legs!
This is my third pair of Fran denim jeans. I absolutely love the fit and they are super comfortabLe. I have gotten rid of all my other brands of jeans since discovering Fran denim.
Thrilled to find some new, great black pants that fit FANTASTICALLY. I wore these in place of black dress pants on a recent work trip and they were perfect. Good quality, not worried about them tearing or wearing out any time soon. Never needed a belt. Slightly less high rise than I expected - otherwise, exceeded all expectations! I am 5'9" and ~170 pounds, and a 30 was perfect.
This is my 2nd pair of jeans from Fran Denim, and I absolutely love them! Perfect fit in the waist and roomy enough for my legs.
I have eyed Fran Denim for years now, but was never confident in sizing to actually purchase. I am 5'7" 76kg weightlifter usually weighing between 72-75kg and went with size 29. Perfect for thick legs, butt, and waist. Before I was wearing jeans from Lucky, which I also do like, and those were size 30 with the long size, but tight tight tight with not much give. After reading reviews I chose 29 from Fran Denim and they fit really well! The only change I would make for future orders is ordering a mid rise waist because the high rise is a high rise. Place your order!!
I'm 5'3", 123-125lbs. I originally purchased a size 27 but ended up exchanging for a size 25. I'm in love with these jeans because I've FINALLY found a pair that fit both my thighs and my waist! Previously I paid at least double what I've paid for these when I purchased a custom-made pair of jeans that I was also in love with. I thought I would always have to purchase custom-made jeans due to the natural difference between my waist and thighs/hips in particular. So grateful my friend told me about this company! No more scrunched waist line. This will not be the last pair of jeans I order :D
Julie High Rise Skinny Black
I was kind of nervous buying these expensive jeans but I’m a runner and I’m so tired of regular jeans not fitting. At first when I put them on I was like oh no just like the others but as you wear them they actually fit to your body. I still wear a belt to keep them up but the legs fit better. I’m 5ft. And 169
In the UK, cant find a pair of jeans without waist gap and its so frustrating! Ordered these and very impressed! Still small gap but tiny compared to other jeans. At first i had trouble choosing a size being in UK but for reference i took a 26. Im a UK size 8-10, 28" waist (smallest part) and 37" hip and im so glad i went for 26 instead of the 27. Foot holes are very small but not really a problem. Thanks Fran Denim, youve made a scottish lass very happy :) going to order the bootcut ones next as the UK seems to forget they exist haha!
They fit...no gap.... love them and they look great.
High quality and a great fit. Will buy again
It has taken me so long to find a pair of jeans that fit my glutes and thighs and don't fall off my waist. I love the fit and quality!
I am 99% in love with these jeans. They are comfortable and flattering, but the fabric over the zipper doesn't lay flat over the zipper. It's mildly irritating, but overall I love these jeans.
Mika High Rise Petite Skinny Medium Wash
I love these jeans! It took me 3 tries to get the right size that fit well, but after I did, they stretched to fit perfectly. I wear them as often as I can. I wear a size 30 and am 5 foot 2 and around 165 pounds. They were just a tad bit tight on the first fit, but they did stretch some and are great now.
They're still my favorite jeans! I can do anything in them.
I now have 3 pair of fran denim. And I love them. They fit perfect for the athletically built lady.
Love the fit
It’s been a long time since I purchased a pair of jeans I was excited to wear but as soon as I tried these on, I didn’t want to take them off. They have just enough stretch but are incredibly soft, like I’ve had them for years. I will definitely be purchasing another pair very soon. I think I am in between sizes so may try the next size down but I love how these fit straight out of the package. I’m around 133, 5’2” and purchased the size 28. It’s great to be excited to wear jeans again!
Love these jeans and they fit perfect
Was really shocked… there is no gap even when sitting and the back doesn’t pull down either, so no worries about underwear peaking at the top in the back.. great jeans!!!
The jeans fit like a glove. Just enough stretch but not to much to where I’m constantly having to pull them up by the end of the day.
My initial jeans did not sit well on the zipper and I was able to get a replacement quickly and it was perfect!
I am 5'9" and 163lbs, and ordered a waist size 30. I have been having big issues with the fit of my normal jeans since I ramped up my weightlifting in the past 6 months. As soon as I got these pants, I could tell they were much higher quality than what I have been wearing. Since then, I have almost exclusively been wearing these jeans rather than the other pairs I have. I will say, I think I could likely go with the regular length pants in the future as these look a bit pooled at the bottom for me, though not too badly. I can also roll them with certain shoes and they look great. After one wash and around 10 wears, I am wondering as well about whether I should go with Size 29 on my next pair. Overall, a great pair of jeans and I will be buying more!
I’m 6’ with long legs, i typically buy jeans with a 36” inseam and struggle with the waist gap. I was skeptical about these jeans with “long” being 34” but based upon the model statics provided with the photo (THANK YOU) I decided to give them a try. I bought the Helen Long Skinny and they fit like they were tailored for my body! I’ve worn them 3 days in a row and the fit is still perfect - the comfort is amazing and they hold their shape perfectly. I’m back on the site to buy more!!
I love these jeans. I have long legs and a short waist, and these fit me wonderfully! I’m 5’7” and 135 pounds and I bought size 29. They are a bit long, but I would rather too long than too short, and I can hem them.
I am 5'8," 140lb, athletic build, and I bought a size 28. These fit me really great although they are quite a bit longer than I really need. Doesn't bother me though! Seems like good quality and the fit in my butt/thighs/waist is really good.
I’ve looked everywhere for low rise jeans that fit (and are actually low rise). These are perfect. On the expensive side but so worth it.
Love! Finally a Real low rise! PLEASE make these in more colors and restock the lighter rinse!! I would buy in every color/rinse.
The denim looks great on and the pants are flexible, easy to move in and have no waist gap. I am 5'4" and weigh 120 lbs with an athletic build and purchased a 26. I find the inseam rides up making them not as comfortable as they could be.
First time in 5 years I've purchased jeans that fit!! And of course I couldn't try these on ahead of time, but all the great reviews sold me on taking a chance! Really glad I did. Hope you come out with more colors in low rise; and shorts!!
New favorite jeans
Really like the fit and the color; and long really IS long! Easy to move around in … I’ll be purchasing more!
Update: My fav jeans were accidentally transferred to the dryer and they are not the same AT ALL. These used to be the most comfortable jeans ever and they've now lost all stretch and are so tight on my knees it's cutting off circulation. There's no more "give" in the jeans, I'm floored at how drastically these changed...
The most comfortable, best looking jeans I have ever worn. I could sleep in them! Just purchased pair number 6.
Emma Long Inseam High Rise Skinny Dark Wash
I’m 5’10”, weigh 160 lbs. Proportionally I have much larger quads and glutes compared to my waist, but there is still a significant gap in the jeans at my waist. I want to love them. Great color and length and just the right amount of stretch. Also love the durability and quality of material. Luckily my thighs and glutes keep them from falling, but the space between my waist and waist band of the jean is a few inches.
I recently began kettlebell workouts in place of lifting, and gained a lot of muscle. My other jeans had already been a squeeze, but are pretty much impossible to wear, now. I hat spending a lot of money on jeans, but gave in and bought these. I'm 5'9", 185lb, and bought the 28". I would prefer the 29", but this just gives me great motivation to lose a bit more body fat. It's practically impossible for me to find normal jeans that fit, and I never buy any pants online. I'm pretty amazed that this pair is high quality AND fits well, on my first try. Great company.
I was skeptical about these jeans until I wore them for the first time. Ahhhh! No more hiking up my jeans all day. They stay in place and no gaps. Based on other reviews I did go down a size and they were a perfect fit. Ordering another pair now. I would like to see more options in the long inseam though.
I was very pleased when I received my jeans. I ordered the Emma Long High Rise Skinny.
I typically wear a 30 in regular jeans, I ordered a 29... now as I wear them, I could have gone to a 28. They do stretch quite a bit while you wear them.
I will certainly order again!
I recommend going 2 sizes down.
I am 5'7" (ish) and 160lbs with a "strong build" as they say... I bought size 29 (I maybe could've sized down, but idk, these fit pretty darn well). I am ALWAYS having trouble finding jeans that fit my thighs but also are snug on my waist. These jeans do just that- they are stretchy enough to hug my thighs and the high waist leaves no gap at my waist. The zipper is also high quality and little details like that matter. Would definitely recommend to other lifters and women with similar body type- thankful for my Fran Denim jeans!
These by far are my favorite jeans. I’ve been wearing the same jeans for the last 12 years - and they can’t hold on much longer. I have been looking for the perfect pair of jeans to fit my thick legs and bottom. I’ve tried other jeans with similar material and they would always slide down. These jeans stay put! I’m 5’9” and 186lbs and the 30” fit me like a glove. Bought another pair already!
Everything I was looking for! Great fit! I am 5'11'', 147 lbs. I got them in a 28 Tall and they are the perfect length and fit.
The HelenLong Skinny Medium Stone are my fifth pair of Fran Denim’s and I love each pair! I’m 5’2” and 112lbs. I ordered the 24 and they fit perfectly!
Love these jeans
I am 5’9 130# size 25
At first I thought I ordered too small as they were very tight in the waist
After a few wears the size was perfect
The jeans are long I have to cuff them slightly
I have a bubble butt and muscular thighs not as big as girls in photos but these pants fit great
Love the feel of these jeans and I feel confident they will stay up. Definitely recommending them to all my athletic friends cause it's nice not feeling my calves and thighs constricted while still keeping my jeans from sliding down without a belt. My only issue is I wish there were more long inseam options.
I love these jeans! And the low rise were not binding, and so very comfortable!
I'm 5'7" and around 154#. I purchased a 28 and 29 in both colors. I ended up going with the 29 in both colors because of the length and more "coverage" when bending over (I mean, they are low rise jeans...). FYI, the lighter wash runs smaller than the darker wash. I could have easily worn either 28 or 29 in the dark wash, but I couldn't even get the light wash 28's on.
When I decided to buy these jeans I was a little nervous because I'm 5'1, 140lbs and had to go by the height/weight chart because my measurements didn't match. I went with a size 29 and they fit perfectly around my thighs. I love how they look and feel. Only thing I wish is they were a tad shorter but I just folded them at the bottom and it looked super cute. I just bought another pair of jeans yesterday!
The reason for 4/5 is that these jeans are not very low rise. They are more like mid-rise. No waist gap as promised though! I love them, just not low rise as advertised. They do start to stretch out a little bit even day one so they start pretty snug. I am 5'3 and 130 pounds with a big booty and muscular thighs. Size 28 fits perfectly, 27 was too small. I ordered both and returned the 27s.
I'm 5'2 and 130 pounds and order a size 27. At first I didn't think I got a big enough size bc they were super tight at first. But after wearing them for 5 min and doing some squats (which they didn't fall off my butt like other low rises) I realized they fit really well!
I had been on the fence to purchase these jeans, but after reading reviews and seeing pictures from real customers, I decided to buy…..super happy with my choice.
From the size chart I chose size 27 in the April jean. I have struggled since a little girl to find jeans that would not give me waist gap, but could house my booty. I’m built fairly lean but have always had a butt. Since taking up training, my butt and thighs have significantly increased. These jeans provide the perfect amount of stretch for my butt and thighs. The waist is still a bit too big, but for “bloat days”, it will be fine. I plan to purchase another pair, but in 26. For reference I’m about 5’7”, 27 waist, and 37 1/2 hip.
Definitely worth every penny!
April Super High Rise Skinny Medium Wash
I know these are skinny jeans but I think they run small; my other pairs of Fran are a 31 and they fit my 44/45” hips perfectly, but the Aprils are a bit smaller. Regardless of that, I love them and the high waist and the inseam length, and they give me the space my quads and glutes need. I’m always happy with the quality and workmanship of Fran, plus supporting American workers is important to me.
I have large legs and a small waist. These jeans are so comfortable and no tugging on the waist all day! They feel good and look even better! So glad I tried them. Worth every penny. I wear an 11-12 and ordered a 29! Perfect fit!
Ordered a size 27.
I measured between a 27 and 28 so I opted to size down, and I love them.
So these arrived on leg day, all inflamed and at my most bloated... and they fit. After wearing them all day today, they fit even better.
No more adjusting the waist every 30 seconds. They dont bunch and slide off my ass when I bend over. Theres ROOM for my butt and thighs?! And I dont mean to be dramatic... but the waist hugs so perfectly. In a way I have never felt. Secure, snug but not uncomfortable.... and girl, I had like 4 huge sushi rolls right before this picture.
The one thing I'll point out is at almost 5'8, this rise sits different- significantly lower- compared to the model. I actually picked this super high rise vs. regular high rise because this one is made in America, but this one likely fits me better anyway. With the exception that it may irritate my belly button ring after awhile.
Super happy. Going to order another style now.
Wife looks amazing!! But then she always does!! She loves your pants and shorts!!!
These jeans make you feel some kind of way. They fit so nicely and are SO flattering. I still need to wear a belt but the size fit nicely in the quads and butt. I’m 5’2 and 160 and ordered a 30. Can’t wait to buy another pair.
These fit great! I’ve wanted to order a pair for a while and I am so happy I did. I will only order jeans from here now!
5’2” and 135lbs. The 27 was too tight in thighs and butt for these pants. I have a pair of the dark wash in the same cut and a 27 was perfect. With a simple return, I received the 28 and am very happy with the fit. I would recommend buying a size up in the black denim. Only given a 4 out of 5 because of the return.
I love these jeans! My jeans always pulled down when I sat due to muscular thighs. I didn't realize how great my Fran Denim jeans were until I wore my old jeans after the Fran Denim purchase. I have to adjust the old ones every time I stand up!! I'm restocking with ALL Fran Denim from now on. I am 5'4" 165 and wear a 30. They fit great!
Love the fit. Love the color.
These jeans fit great and I wear them all the time. I'm 5'4", 140 and I bought the 28s. I couldn't be happier with my purchase and came back to try some shorts! Still patiently waiting for those to arrive ☺️
April Super High Rise Acid Wash
I love these jeans and the way they fit. Will definitely buy again
Super comfortable! The waist is high enough that these don’t slip down like other athletic jeans. They fit well without feeling too tight in the legs. I was worried the 31 would be too big but the size chart was accurate. I went by weight and height (I’m 5’5 170) and the fit is perfect for me. I will be buying more!
(For reference, I am 6'5", 185 lbs, and I almost always wear a size 12 or 32 jeans. I ordered the size 30, tall inseam jean from Fran and it fit great. I ordered other tall styles in the size 29 and size 30 and the size 29's were too tight in all styles) I have been looking for some good skinny jeans for a long time! Usually they are too low cut, making it hard to keep my bottom covered when sitting/bending or too tight in the legs or too dingy washed. These are the perfect jeans for my overly tall body. They are not as long as my legs, but they hit in a flattering place, the waist sits in a comfortable spot while also holding in my belly, and the butt looks great! I tried 6 pairs from two different companies, and this was my only keeper!
I have spent my whole life trying to find jeans that fit my athletic legs, but not too big around waist. AND also be long enough for this 6 ft gal! These are them🙌🏼 One of my fav purchases this year.
Love the high waist and room for my big legs! This is the only brand I can wear a “skinny” look and still have plenty of room for a sexy snug, but comfortable fit.
These are true to what they advertise. There’s no waist gap. They stay up. They make my lower body look AMAZING. I am sincerely amazed and thrilled with these and I look forward to buying more. I’ve been showing them off and giving reviews on Facebook and recommending them to everyone ❤️
I have been eyeing Fran Denim for a while and SO happy I finally ordered my first pair! I am 5'8.5",148 lbs, and typically a size 6/27. I ordered a 27 and at first thought maybe I should size up, primarily because the waist is a bit tight. However after 2nd try on (not even wear) I can tell that the reviews about allowing them to be a bit tight at first are right - definitely sticking with this size as they have plenty of stretch and are already comfortable. FD is everything that athletic ladies have been raving about.. it feels nice to know that most jeans are made wrong - not me/my body ;) THANK YOU!! ***PS PLEASE make Nicole high rise in BLACK with destruction/distressing!!***
Love these jeans! They are comfortable, they fit perfect!!!