I am 5'5" and 138 pounds, with large thighs, 30" waist and 39" hips. I bought the medium wash Nicole jeans in size 28. I will say that the color was a bit darker than the photos indicate, as the wash was really somewhere between medium and dark. These jeans fit really, really well, with plenty of room for my legs and butt, and a high enough rise that I don't have to keep pulling them up, even after sitting down. The ratio of stretch to support is perfect, as they are snug, but still very comfortable. My only issue was that I do still have a small waist gap in the back, but nothing like the huge gaping pocket of denim that "normal" jeans give me. I liked them so much, I ordered two more pair!
I’m 5’9 and 170 pounds. I ordered size 31 based off I already have two pairs of shorts and one pair of jeans in that size and I love the fit and the fact that they were American made. So I ordered a couple more assuming they would be the same. I should have done my research because the Nicole is not American made. And the fit and quality doesn’t feel the same as my other 3 pairs. I still like them, but not as much as my other pairs, which I LOVE. Regardless, I love that this brand offers jeans that actually fit and look good and I hope they continue to restock other styles in the “larger” sizes. Also shipping was super fast. :)
The extra room in the thighs of these jeans are great! Unfortunately for me though, the calves are still a bit too snug until the second wearing between washes and I hate to say it but…I’ve still got a waist gap. Maybe if I had gotten a size smaller it could have helped with the waist gap but considering the snug calves, I’m glad I didn’t. For reference, I bought a size 32 and my waist measures 34”, hips 44.5”, I’m 5’5” with a medium length torso. These definitely still fit better than any other jeans I own so no real complaints, I just had very high hopes about Fran Denim’s claim to no waist gap. Oh, I got these in both the medium and dark washes and for some reason the fit is slightly different (med wash seems just slightly larger than the dark) but it’s not too noticeable. If the thighs hold up to regular wear then I’ll still order again.
I wear a size 32, high rise jeans. My hips are 40 inches, my waist is 35 inches and I am 5 ' 4" . These are the best jeans that actually go over my thighs and butt. Jeans in the dept store were always too small. I have been lifting weights for 39 years and so it is difficult to find jeans for an athletic form. Fran denim jeans are wonderful. I couldn't have been happier with my selection.
Everything you read about these jeans is true. Trust me you will not regret this purchase. I will never buy another brand of jeans for myself again. Best fit, and so comfortable and best of all flattering! You also don’t spend all day pulling them up like other jeans.