Madewell Skinny Jeans Review

I’ve been dying to write this Madewell skinny jeans review post for you, and now that Madewell Insiders get an extra 15% off through 8/27 at 11:59PM EST, I thought it was the perfect time!! I took to the store and picked out some of the top jeans that a lot of my Instagram followers recommended and loved as well as some that the store associate recommended and here are the results!  Make sure to pop over to my Instagram stories to see videos of each (saved to Madewell highlights)!


1. Madewell Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Drop Step-Hem Edition – $135 (HIT)

WEARING: 29 Regular – Would get 29 Petite (since I am 5’4″ and these were a tad long)

DETAILS: Front rise: 11″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 10″. Comes in Petite, Regular, Tall and Taller. Step hem at bottom.

THOUGHTS: These jeans are perfect for hourglass or pear shaped bodies. It has a narrower waist, longer rise (for those booties), and a little extra room and hips and thighs – these are speaking to me!!! I love the raw hem detail and how soft they feel!

2. Madewell Roadtripper Jeans In Orson Wash (Comes in Bennett Black too) – $75 (HIT)

WEARING: 28 Regular (I am normally 29 Regular, but a friend told me to size down in these because they will stretch!)

DETAILS: Front rise: 9″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4″. Comes in Regular and Tall (not sure if it comes in Petite, but not available online)

THOUGHTS: These jeans are probably THE SOFTEST PAIR EVER. The name says it all, they are meant for wearing all day and road trips (and I mean I am usually a legging girl for road trips, but these feel like leggings). They are a lightweight breathable jean and also one of the most affordable pairs at $75.

3. Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans with Buttons: Drop Hem Edition – $135 (ON sale for $79.99) (HIT)

WEARING: 29 Regular (but could probably do 29 Petite… although I do own the 29 Regular at home)

DETAILS: Front rise: 10″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4″. MAGIC POCKETS! Comes in Petite, Regular, Tall and Taller.

THOUGHTS: I already own these and LOVE them! If you are looking for a great pair of button up jeans, get these!!! They suck you in, the 10″ rise is perfect for disguising that mom pooch or any pooch and I think these are SUPER flattering. It has minimal distressing to give you an effortless look!

4. Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans In Carbondale Wash – $128 (MISS)

WEARING: 29 Regular

DETAILS: Front rise: 10″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4″. Comes in Petite, Regular, Tall and Taller.

THOUGHTS: These look very dark and like they won’t fade because of how dark they are. Reviews are pretty mixed on it. Personally, I didn’t feel as though these felt as soft as other Madewell denim I tried on. Black of course is always slimming, but I also didn’t feel like these held you in as much as the other pairs.

5. Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Danny Wash: Tencel Edition – $135 (Also in Lucille Wash and Hayes Wash -$128) (HIT!)

WEARING: 29 Regular (could maybe do 29 Petite)

DETAILS: Front rise: 10″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4″. MAGIC POCKETS! Comes in Petite, Regular, Tall and Taller.

THOUGHTS: I would say that the 10″ Skinny Jean is the best all around classic jean you could own! It comes in 3 denim (blue) washes so it’s just a matter of personal preference. I do really believe that the 10″ inseam is the MAGIC number and Madewell’s pocket technology really helps to suck things in.

6. Madewell 9″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans In Frankie Wash: Torn-Knee Edition – $128 (MISS)

WEARING: 29 Regular (could maybe do 29 Petite)

DETAILS: Front rise: 9″; inseam: 28 1/2″; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4″. MAGIC POCKETS! Comes in Petite, Regular, Tall and Taller. Chewed hem.

THOUGHTS: Personally, I don’t think I am a huge fan of the 9″ jeans besides the Roadtripper. I prefer a higher rise to suck in the mom pooch – although I do have a friend who is shorter than I am (about 5’1″) that says the 9″ is perfect for her, whereas the 10″ is too tall of a rise for her.

So that’s it for now!  If you want to take a look for yourself, all their High-Rise Skinny Jeans are here. Also, I am super sad I didn’t get a chance to check out their overalls from this year, but if you want to try them out for 15% off right now, I would!!

Shop some of my other Madewell favorites below!

2 Comments

  1. Ali
    August 27, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    I love your necklace! Where is it from? Also just love your detailed try ons-awesome!

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