I read some reviews, and got good insight into sizing that was helpful. So, I am adding additional info to help others. I am 5'9", 170 lbs, athletic build. Measurements:
34 Waist at belly button
I ordered a 29, and they fit. They are tight like you'd expect, but not too tight.
Great quality but just didn’t love the fit. Will try a different style.
I am so happy with the way these jeans fit. I have bought expensive designer jeans that still don't fit right. I was skeptical about ordering jeans online, but I liked that I was able to measure my dimensions, and find the right fit. They fit my shape perfectly. I just ordered another pair. I will definitely be buying more Fran Denim jeans.
I love the super high waist of these! I am a 28 in Nicoles but found that I should have gotten a 27 in the April. I am going to wash and machine dry once to see if that helps. LOVE THEM THO!
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.