I had previously tried these in a 29, which is my size in the Mika petite version fo this jean. But, I decided to try sizing down to a 28. AMAZING! I love Fran demon in general. Mika/Iris/All the shorts. But, these high rise Aprils are just my absolute favorite! I hope you make more medium washes in the April. Maybe a medium wash destruction?
I feel like I finally found a pair that finally fit my body type. The thighs fit perfectly and there is no waist gap!
Hi rise is great!
Love that these fit my waist and my thick thighs
Size 28 and 29 both worked for my 5’7” 155 lb body
The jeans fit snugly but give for movement and loosen up a bit after first wearing
Hips are 41” Waist is 37”, 5’4, 170 lbs, size 29
According to the sizing chart, I should be at least a 32. I emailed to ask about the sizing and the gal said I should try a 31. When it arrived, they were huge! In other brands, I wear a size 8 or 29, so I sized down to a 29 and they fit perfect at the waist. The thighs are still tight, but there’s no gap in the waist. 🤷🏻♀️ Moral of the story - order your normal size. I’m still deciding if I just like them or love them, but they were worth keeping. Good quality.
I’m 5’9” with a 29” waist and 42” hips and ordered a size 28. I was surprised by how well these fit. I had about a 2 second worry they wouldn’t go up but they slid on and zipped easy peasy. I may be able to get away with a 27 but I kind of like the extra room. I love how they look and while I never thought I could use “jeans” and “comfortable” in the same sentence, MY GOD THESE JEANS ARE ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE! I can bend, lounge, move and am not constantly having to pull them up to make sure my butt hasn’t fallen out. Total win. Will be buying more pairs in different washes.
These are wonderful! I’m a 29 in the Mika, ordered a 28 in three! Absolutely perfect! I’m just under 5’5”
When I tell you these fit like a glove… I ordered a size 30 and they’re perfect. I’m fearful they’ll stretch and be too big, but for now they’re perfect.
My measurements are
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 sized up to a 30 (typically a 29) like what was recommended but they are a tad big. Better than too tight! Fantastic quality. I’ll be purchasing another pair for sure. I’m 5’7.5” and 165 lbs
I love everything I have gotten from Fran denim. These shorts fit great. I’m 5’7”. 147 lbs. I got a 29.
Height: 5’6. Weight: 130. Size ordered: 25. BEST SHORTS EVER ORDERED! Fit perfectly and stay “snug” the whole day!
I love high rise shorts but they were always too snug in the bit or thighs. These fit perfect! No riding up or tugging down. Will try jeans this fall!
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!
These are so cute on! They’re not AS tight as my other Fran jeans in the same size but they look like they’re suppose to fit that way because of the camo print. They are super soft and comfortable but don’t feel like they’re going to stretch out after wearing them. For reference I’m 5’4”, about 140lbs with a short torso and longer legs. I wear a 29 in Fran shorts and a 27 in Fran jeans comfortably. These are a little long but I could get away with cuffing the bottoms or not.
Love the way these fit. I’m 5’7 150lbs.
I now own 5 pair of Fran Denim Jeans and look forward to my next pair.
Love them! Best jeans ever!!!
my ONLY complaint was the style I bought, the website said to size up, which i did, and they ended up too big. If I had ordered my "normal' size they would have been fine. Otherwise, I LOVE them. Nice construction, minimal gaps (there are some because they are too big) . I will definitely get more, the right size. I'm 5'7", 125 lbs (think ballerina body) and bought a 26. Should have bought a 25. The chart is exactly correct for me for "normal" sizing.
I had a hard time with the rating since these jeans did not fit. I am 5’2” and 122# but most of my weight is in my thighs. I ordered a 25 based on waist and hip measurements. The camo fabric didn’t have much stretch so they were too tight for my thighs. The hip and waist would have fit fine if I could have pulled them all the way up...lol. Based on that I couldn’t size up. I emailed customer service and asked their opinion. They also recommended I didn’t size up but recommended trying a pair of regular denim because it’s a stretchier fabric. I returned the Jane Cargo and ordered another pair. Customer service was AWESOME!
All I can say is OMG!!! I am typically not an online clothes shopper.. I've always been "hard to fit" with thicker thighs and smaller waist and going out on a limb to purchase at these prices set my anxiety on high! BUT after reading all the reviews I took the leap of faith and ordered.. YES! I'm in heaven. Hands down the most comfortable jeans I have EVER owned. Fit is perfect. Style is perfect. Quality is amazing. I am a forever customer now!!! I am 5'5-1/2" 145lbs 35-36" Hips, 28" Waist and got a size 26 and the fit is absolutely perfect. They do have stretch and are looser after wearing a while but still very comfortable and flattering.
I have 4-5 pairs of Fran and this is my favorite so far. The most comfortable and I like the inseam length. I'm 5'1'' and weigh 125 and I got the 24. Is a little more roomy than other pairs of Fran I have but I actually like that. Some of the other Frans I have are a little tighter than I'd like. They fit me fine, but I like the extra room in the mom jeans. I would love a pair that fits similarly, but isn't quite as high rise.
Fran has to be my all time favorite jeans ever. I expanded my wardrobe with the Esme mom jean, and I was not disappointed. They run a teeny bit bigger than the other styles, but still fit with room for the peach and no gap at the waist.
I've been thinking about purchasing Fran denim for a while, but the price made me hesitate. I finally bought them as a birthday present for myself, and I'm so pleased that I did! When I put these jeans on, it was truly the first time I can remember ever pulling on pants and knowing they fit exactly as they should. I have always struggled to find pants that didn't have an enormous waist gap or too-tight thighs. Even "curvy fit" pants don't accommodate my athletic build. These are wonderfully comfortable and cute, and no tugging whatsoever to get them on. I love them, and I'm looking forward to getting more.
I was a skinny jean girl for life but I think I am a convert now. The high rise is perfect (hits me just above the navel) and the leg is relaxed and comfortable. I am a millennial mom and didn't want to feel like I was trying too hard to be hip but these are perfect. I feel with the times while not trying to look 10 years younger. Definitely order a size down- I ordered a 30 and had to exchange for a 29 and they are perfect!
Love these cute jeans! I'm 5'3" 136 lbs and wear a 27 in Fran Denim Mika petite. I ordered two sizes and found that the 26 fit me best in these because they are cut with a little more room. Really cute and comfy! Can't wait to wear these all summer!
Looks nice very comfortable to wear. I am a fan of FranDenim love the clothes and the great quality on the materials
These pants are great for those who have thick thighs and a booty! I’m 5’2” and hover around 145 lbs. My legs and butt have been getting bigger due to all the lifting I’ve been going and no longer fit in my jeans! Enter Frandenim! They fit great. There soft and stretchy and fit in all the right places. I can now continue to do all the squats and still look and feel good in my jeans!
I love these jeans! The rips are in the perfect place, when I bend my knees I don’t have to worry about the holes getting bigger.
These are multi-purpose in my book! I love that I am able to wear them when I’m in shape, but they are also my PERFECT mom jeans! I am 7 months post baby, 5’7 and 169lbs, and the size 29 fits great. I’m so happy with these jeans. A MUST BUY!
I love ripped jeans and saw these new ones and had to give them a try. I have been working out and found my butt and thighs to thic for regular jeans. I am 5'1" 115 lbs. Finding high rise jeans that will not pucker at the waist and not suffocate my legs and butt seems hard to find anymore. These are also my first Fran jeans and I am so satisfied with my purchase! I really like the placement of the rips as well on the jeans too. Jeans are very good quality, the zipper isn't cheap, great color, they feel nice and comfy as well! I hope Fran makes more ripped jeans and maybe Mom Jeans too! So worth the price!
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.
Whether or not I workout, I naturally have significantly larger thighs and glutes compared to my waist. These are the very first and only properly fitting jeans I have ever owned. I will never ever buy jeans from anywhere else. The sizing is spot on. In my case, I was between sizes and decided to go smaller, and it worked out amazingly. The stretch in the fabric works wonders. Seriously obsessed with these jeans. I should have ordered more. Fran has helped me love jeans instead of despise them. I'm 5'3", 130lb and ordered size 26. The length was also appropriate and not stupidly and uselessly long. Thanks to Julie Ledbetter for the recommendation. Thanks Fran for making jeans for human-shaped humans.