Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style from their Website Reviewed *2022 Updated!

*** this Everlane denim guide was updated on 10/13/22 and is now up to date.

Hey guys!

I’m going to keep this intro pretty brief… simply for the fact that this post kind of speaks for itself.

The other day I had the realization that I actually owned pretty much every style of Everlane denim…

you might say I’m a fan 😉

But in all reality, I have been really impressed with the quality and fit of Everlane’s denim collection, not to mention the fact that it’s made responsibly.

But a major drawback is that Everlane only has a few store locations, which means that the vast majority of us have to rely on reviews on the actual website or keep our fingers crossed that our favorite blogger will do a review.

So with that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to you if I were to do a comprehensive Everlane denim guide, and keep it in one spot so you can refer/compare whenever you need to.

Oh and just a note that I have a style from each category, but I don’t have one of each rise/inseam. So if you’re wondering about a different rise/inseam just let me know and I can pick up a pair to review for you.

I hope you find this helpful! I plan to add to it as they release new styles so check back if  you’re ever curious.

Alight let’s get to my Everlane Denim Guide:

My measurements:

5’4.5″
130ish lbs.
26.5″ waist
32″ hips

For any jeans added after 10/13/22 My measurements changed (will be noted in the review):

5’4.5″
120 lbs.
25.5″ waist
32″ hips

:: Slim/Straight ::

Karin Emily wears a black and white breton striped tee, Everlane cheeky jeans, and Black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide
Karin Emily wears a black and white breton striped tee, Everlane cheeky jeans, and Black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide

Style: The Cheeky Straight Ankle Jean Classic Blue Raw Hem (wash sold out. linked similar)

Cost: $88

My Size: 26 ankle

What the website says:

  • Straight fit. Cropped at the ankle. Sits at high waist. Rise: 11”. Inseam: 26.5”. Leg opening: 14” (size 28).Women at our office like to wear them two ways: one size down for a tighter fit in the seat, or in their true size for a more relaxed fit.
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastane.

DESCRIPTION

Meet Cheeky—engineered for the perfect rear fit. This straight leg jean has a super-high rise and a raised back hook seam that lifts and tightens. Plus, they feature our Happy Pockets, which are set higher and closer together for a bouncy, lifted look.

What I say:

  • Fit: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these. I really couldn’t be happier with them. They are definitely my most modern pair of denim, but I love what they add to any outfit. I will say, the website says to size down for a tighter fit, but I got my true size and I feel like they would be really uncomfortable a size down. They probably would be a bit tighter in the rear, but I think the waist would be too tight because it’s such an extreme high rise. So for what it’s worth, I suggest just sticking with your true size. I find these to be super flattering in the rear and hips and it’s definitely because of the small details they mention in the description such as the raised back hook and the placement of the pockets. I really do think these would be flattering on pretty much every body type.
  • Material: These are not 100% cotton, but they definitely feel like they are. I also haven’t noticed any bagging out or stretching out between washes. And again, they wash beautifully. Just a note that the lighter wash is actually a bit more rigid and stiff than the indigo wash. I find them both to still be comfortable, but if anyone is between sizes that may be a bit of an issue as the rigidness does cause the lighter wash to be a bit tighter.
Karin Emily wears a breton black and white stripe tee, Everlane 90's cheeky jeans, and black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide
Karin Emily wears a breton black and white stripe tee, Everlane 90's cheeky jeans, and black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide

Style: The 90’s Cheeky Straight Ankle Jean in washed black.

Cost: $108

My Size: 26 ankle

What the Website Says:

  • Straight fit. Cropped at the ankle. Sits at high waist.
  • Rise: 11”. Inseam: 28.5”. Leg opening: 14” (size 28).
  • 100% cotton.
  • Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.
  • Button fly

DESCRIPTION

Our favorite jean meets our favorite decade. Made from premium non-stretch Japanese denim for a vintage-inspired look, the ’90s Cheeky Straight Jean has an easy straight leg, an extra-high rise, and a butt-boosting rear fit.

What I say:

  • Fit: OK. I’m a fan of these. They are the most similar to vintage denim of any of Everlane’s styles. They are a true rigid fit, and they nailed it with the washes (in my opinion). They are 100% cotton, but they feel so soft and they are BY FAR the most comfy pair of jeans I own. I went for the same size I’ve gotten in the other cheeky style 26, and they fit great. They do stretch a tiny bit over time so if they are a bit snug at first, that’s okay. The rise is high with a button fly and they hit at that just right spot on your waist. I now own these in 5 different washes and they are my most worn jeans by a long stretch. If I had to recommend one pair of Everlane denim it would be these. I’m not exaggerating when I say you NEED these in your life ha!
  • Material: These are 100% cotton, and they definitely feel like they are in terms of weight, but they are very soft and comfortable to wear.
Karin Emily wears a breton black and white stripe tee, Everlane way high jeans, and black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide
Karin Emily wears a breton black and white stripe tee, Everlane Way High jeans, and black Everlane day gloves for her Everlane Denim Guide


Style: The Way High Jean in Distressed Regular (gifted)

Cost: $98

My Size: 26

What the Website Says:

  • Rise: 12 1/8”. Inseam: 27 1/2”. Leg opening: 16 1/2” (size 28).
  • 98% Organic Cotton, 2% Elastane
  • Machine wash cold, inside out. Tumble dry low.
  • Raw hem

DESCRIPTION

Say goodbye to your belly button. Featuring our highest rise yet, the Way-High Jean accentuates your true waist, gives you legs for days, and holds you in—in the best way possible. Plus, it’s made of premium organic cotton with a touch of stretch, so sitting down isn’t a deal-breaker.

What I say:

  • Fit: So when I heard Everlane was going to be releasing these jeans I was a little bit nervous about the rise seeing that I have such a short torso, but these actually really do work! They are definitely a very high rise, but they just sit so nicely at the waistline, and the stretch makes them very comfortable to wear so that I have had no problems at all. I kept my true Everlane size of 26 in these, and they fit perfectly. I just love the cut of these jeans… they are a wider straight leg, but they also aren’t a wide leg so they are easy to wear with boots now, and they will look great with sandals in warmer weather.
  • Material: The material is on the thinner side, but it doesn’t feel cheap or overly stretchy. It still has the signature Everlane denim feel to it, but the weight makes them work for a variety of weather. I love that on this wash in particular there is a slight amount of distressing, but not enough for it to be a full on ripped jean look.

Style: The Rigid Way-High Jean in Vintage Light Wash Regular

Cost: $108

My Size: 26

What the website says:

  • High-rise with a wide, straight leg.
  • Slim fit through hips and thigh.
  • Sits just above belly button.
  • Rise: 12 1/2″.
  • Leg opening: 16 1/2″ (Size 28)
  • Regular Inseam: 27 1/2″ Long Inseam: 29 1/2″
  • Rigid 13oz denim. No stretch

DESCRIPTION:

Featuring our signature highest rise, the Rigid Way-High Jean accentuates your true waist, gives you legs for days, and holds you in—in the best way possible. Plus, it’s made of premium organic cotton which gives it a heavier vintage feel that molds to your body over time.

What I say:

  • Fit: even though the rise on these is just slightly higher than the rise of the original way high jean, these feel a lot higher. It does feel a bit overwhelming on my 5’5″ height, although looking at these photos I don’t mind the way they look… it just feels like a bit much if that makes sense? I think for anyone with a longer torso they would be perfect. I stuck to my normal 26 in these, and they fit perfectly. I do think these feel a lot more straight legged instead of wide legged like the original pair because the they don’t have as much movement to them due to the rigid cotton, but the fit is still really comfortable and they are easy to wear all day.
  • Material: The material is definitely more rigid and not nearly as soft as the original version, but they still don’t feel hard or uncomfortable. They feel like a proper pair of 100% cotton midweight denim… which means they are a bit thicker than the original version and may not work on really hot days. I tried a couple of different washes and the light wash is by far my favorite in this style. If I had to pick between this pair or the original pair though I’d go with the original because you can’t beat the comfort of the stretch in the original version.

Style: The Everyone Vintage Jean in Worn-In Blue

Cost: $118

My Size: E3, 30in.

What the website says:

  • Rise: 11 3/8″
  • Leg opening: 15 3/4″ (size E6 / M31 / W29)
  • Slightly tapered straight leg.
  • Relaxed fit through hips and thigh.
  • Rigid Denim
  • No stretch

DESCRIPTION:

It took five prototypes and more than 50 people to get the fit just right to create the Everyone size scale, which ranges from E1-E12 and corresponds with women’s and men’s sizes. The result? A future icon—fit for everyone.

What I Say:

  • Fit: I don’t get it. Ha! I’m sorry to say that I’m not sold on these… I get the idea behind it, but I’m not sure it translates. First of all, they just don’t fit my natural curves very well. There is a pretty big gap at the back of the waistband and they are really tight through my thighs. So while they may have gotten general sizing down, I don’t think they figured out how to translate the straighter cut to most women’s curves. I would say if you are very straight and your waist/hip measurements are similar then these might be a really great option for you! For me? Not so much. If you can get over these fit tweaks, these are a very trendy style that you could definitely utilize for the whole oversized sweater with birkenstock clogs trend.
  • Material: The material is a heavier weight rigid denim. I don’t find it to be overly comfortable as it is quite thick mixed with the aforementioned fit issues. In my opinion, these are the perfect winter jeans in terms of the material and the longer length. Overall, I think these are a look and if you’re into it then you’ll love these and if you’re not? Well… 🙂

Style: The Rigid Slouch Jean in Vintage Sky Blue

Cost: $108

My Size: 26 Regular

What the Website Says:

  • Inseam: 27.5″
  • Rise: 11.63″
  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

DESCRIPTION

Sometimes it’s okay to slouch. Made of non-stretch, organic cotton denim for a vintage-inspired look, the ’90s Slouch Jean features a straight, slouchy fit that sits at the perfect spot: on your hips and just below your belly button. Plus, it has a longer, 27.5″ inseam and a relaxed, straight leg, which gives it a comfortable, laid-back feel. Consider it the next evolution of boyfriend jeans.

What I Say:

  • Fit: I like the idea of these jeans, but I’m not sure I love them. I really like the fit and the way they look, but… they’re not super comfortable on me. Because of the rigid 100% cotton they don’t feel great over the hips and butt… when I move the denim doesn’t move with me if that makes sense. However, if you have a very straight body I think you’ll really love these jeans. I had high hopes for them because I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of slouchy jeans just like this to wear with my Birkenstock’s and clogs this fall, but comfort is too important for me! Also, the rise was a bit confusing on these as well… the website says it’s an 11.63″ rise, which is quite high! But they are supposed to fit like a mid rise (which they do) so I think some of the issue I have with the feel of the fit is that the rise makes the top feel too bulky and awkward. I wonder if someone with a taller torso would feel differently, but I do have my very short torso to contend with.
  • Material: Like I said, they are a 100% rigid cotton. One misconception people make is that 100% cotton equals uncomfortable, and that is definitely not always the case… but in this scenario I have to sadly say that it’s true. Of course, 100% cotton does soften up over time so if you’re really into these jeans and the fit feels good on you, they may be worth the effort. My final thoughts: if you are straight, have a taller torso and don’t mind stiff denim give these a try because the look is really cute (and on trend). If you’re not any of those things then I’d maybe skip ’em (and stick to your 90’s cheekies ?)

Style: The Summer Slouch Jean in Blue Shadow

Cost: $88

My Size: 26

What the website says:

  • Relaxed, straight fit
  • Sits at mid-waist
  • Take your usual size for a slouchy, oversized look, or size down for a figure-hugging fit.
  • Rise: 11 5/8”. Leg opening: 14 3/4” (size 28).
  • Inseam: 26 1/2”

The Summer Slouch Jean features a straight, slouchy fit that sits just right at mid-waist—the perfect summertime vibe. Made with 60% organic cotton and 40% TENCEL™ Lyocell with REFIBRA™ technology for a vintage-inspired look.

What I Say:

  • Fit: As you can see from the photos, these jeans are VERY slouchy and oversized. I went with my regular size 26, but I could have easily sized down. I’m actually on board with the slouchy fit though because I plan to wear these with an oversized sweater in fall with a comfy pair of sneakers or flats. I’m not as into these with summer tank tops, but I do love the idea of these being a fall staple for comfort and then to give that kind of laid back, cool girl vibe. Honestly, I was expecting to not like these at all, but I’m actually super into them.
  • Material: These have a similar material to the baggy jean below, but they’re just slightly less soft. The material is not super thick so these won’t be a great option for super cold weather (unless you wear leggings underneath, which would be easy to do based on the fit), but it is a really soft and stretchy pair of jeans. While I still do love a 100% cotton pair of jeans, I am happy to welcome a couple of pairs of soft, stretchy jeans like these into my wardrobe.

:: Flared/Wide Leg ::

Style: The Way High Sailor Jean in Sail Blue

Cost: $118

My Size: 26, 27.5″ inseam

What the website says:

  • High-rise with a wide leg.
  • Slim fit through hips and thigh. Sits just above belly button.
  • A little stretch
  • If 5’6″ or shorter, we recommend taking a 27.5″ inseam for a floor-length slouchy look.
  • If 5’7″ or taller, we recommend taking a 29.5″ inseam for a floor-length slouchy look.

Hey there, sailor. The Way-High® Sailor Jean features our signature Way-High® waist, a 29.5” inseam with an A-line, wide-leg silhouette in low stretch denim so you don’t have to worry about these pants losing their shape.

What I Say:

  • Fit: First of all, I’m just under 5’5″ so I took the 27.5″ inseam and I can definitely tell you (and show you) that they are not floor skimming. I kind of wish actually that I would have gone with the longer inseam because I wanted them to be floor skimming. However, with that said, they are a really beautiful pair of wide leg jeans. The fit really reminds me of the older wide leg style that they used to sell, but I like that these are a lot more simple in the design. When it comes to denim, I want the cut to make the biggest statement. I don’t like gimmicky things like fake whiskering or seams down the front, etc… and I like that these jeans shine in their simplicity. And another small thing that I really LOVE is that they actually widen all the way to the bottom, which makes the side silhouette a lot more flattering.
  • Material: They have a very similar feel to the original way high stretch jeans. It’s a thick denim that really sucks you in, but it’s still very comfortable and soft. I also like that, while they are stretchy, they don’t bag out at all. They stay nice and tight so they retain their shape even after hours of wear.
  • Overall, I’m happy to have this new style added to my denim collection.

Style: The Baggy Jean in Ricky

Cost: $118

My Size: 26

What the website says:

  • Intended to be a floor-length slouchy look.
  • High-rise, Relaxed fit
  • Inseam: 31″
  • Rise: 12.5″
  • Leg opening: 22.75″

Featuring our signature Way-High Waist and a wide leg opening for a looser fit, The Baggy Jean is made of 60% Organic Cotton and 40% TENCEL™ Lyocell with REFIBRA™ technology, so it uses less water and has reduced chemical usage in its production. The TENCEL™ Lyocell fiber is 100% bio-based and comes from upcycled cotton and FSC-certified, sustainably sourced wood pulp. Because of the innovative fabric blend, these jeans are extra soft to the touch, you’ll forget you’re wearing denim.

What I Say:

  • Fit: Oh man you guys. I LOVE these jeans. These are my favorite jeans that Everlane has released since the 90’s cheeky jeans. The fit is so so good. They are really slouchy so they’re the kind of jeans that look great with a shirt untucked, but I wanted to show you them with a tucked top so you could see the waistline, but I actually really love how they look a bit more dressed up like I have them here. As you can see, they are really long, and after I took these photos I actually hemmed them to be more of a floor length fit on me (I’ll share a photo of the hemmed jeans after the material review) so do keep that in mind, but I think they look great with heels too. These jeans run big and they do stretch out a bit so if you want them to be a bit more fitted (and there’s lots of room in the hips and legs to do so) I would definitely size down, but I stuck with my true size because I wanted to really lean in to the slouchy fit.
  • Material: The description says that they fabric blend makes them so soft to the touch that you’ll forget you’re wearing jeans, and… they’re not lying. These jeans are incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. I can’t even fully tell you how comfortable they are. I already know that these are going to b my go to jeans when I can’t deal with “real” pants because they genuinely do feel much more like a pair of soft sweatpants than they do denim. I’m sold… and hooked. If you’re someone who can’t handle regular denim and reach for leggings much more often: TRY these.

The hemmed jeans:


Style: The Cheeky Split-Hem Jean in Washed Midnight

Cost: $88 for Black

My Size: 26 regular

What the website says:

  • Slim straight leg
  • Slim fit through hips and thigh
  • Sits high at waist
  • Rise: 11 3/4″
  • Leg opening: 13 1/2″ (Size 28)
  • Inseam: 32″
  • 98% Organic Cotton, 2% Elastane

DESCRIPTION:

Introducing the Cheeky Split-Hem Jean. Similar to our best-selling Original Cheeky Jean—only this time it’s been upgraded with modern details that gives it a slight bootcut. It features a 32″ overlong inseam, our signature high rise, and a straight-leg fit for a flattering lifted look. Plus, it’s made of 98% GOTS-certified organic cotton with a touch of stretch.

What I Say:

  • Fit: As you can see from the tags still being present in these photos… I will not be keeping these. These are just not for me. They are very trendy, and I know some of you will love them so I’ll keep this review as unbiased as possible, but safe to say – I’m okay without this trend in my life ha! They do fit very similarly to the original cheeky so the comfort and waist hugging silhouette is very much present. As stated above, the 32″ inseam does make them very long so if I were going to wear these in real life, I would definitely wear them with heels. They do say in the description that these have more of a straight leg fit, but I definitely think the split hem gives it a more flared look.
  • Material: These feel just like the cheeky so they have that same midweight stretchy denim feel and they are very comfortable to wear. The stretch is just right – not too much that they slip down, but also enough that they actually feel stretchy. I guess if you like this style, I’d definitely give them a try, but I’ll be passing on these!

:: Skinny ::

Karin Emily wear the best skinny jeans from Everlane with a burnt orange tee, and black day glove flats
Karin Emily wear the best skinny jeans from Everlane with a burnt orange tee

Style: Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny in Black

Cost: $78 for Black

My Size: 27 regular

What the website says:

  • Skinny fit. Slim at the ankle. Sits at high waist. Rise: 11″. Inseam: 28 1/2″. Leg Opening: 10″ (size 28).
  • 77% Cotton, 17% Modal, 2% Elastane, 4% Other Fiber
  • Rear leather patch.

DESCRIPTION

Stretch denim—that actually looks like denim. This high-rise skinny has a form-flattering fit, with a figure-hugging 11″ rise and a classic skinny leg.

What I say:

  • Fit: I think these jeans are SO flattering! I really love the way they look. I’m in a place in my life where I don’t where a lot of skinny jeans because they haven’t gotten as much wear as some of the other denim, but I do still really love them, and they’re perfect for a girls night out or date night. 🙂 The super high rise and the sucking in action of the stretch denim really does something special for the figure ha! If you are a skinny jean fan I would definitely recommend these! I don’t find these to have that constricting feeling that you get from some skinny jeans (like you’re being squeezed into a sausage casing). I got the regular inseam and it’s perfect. I don’t like ankle skinny jeans in the winter because too much ankle causes cold feet, but I also hate when skinny jeans pool at the ankle. They do have a tall size as well for anyone that is taller than my average height. I sized up in these as well for the perfect fit.
  • Material: The stretch on these jeans is so nice. It has that same heavier weight fabric so they keep their shape and smooth out curves, but they are still stretchy enough to be really comfortable (the button fly feels a bit more thin). I didn’t find the material to cut in anywhere, and there is minimal bunching at my knees.
Karin Emily wears a black and white striped long sleeve tee, Everlane way high skinny jeans, and a pair of black ballet flats
Karin Emily wears a black and white striped long sleeve tee and the Everlane way high skinny jeans

Style: The Way High Clean Front Skinny Jean in Vintage Blue

Cost: $68

My Size: 26

What the website says:

DETAILS

  • Rise: 11.75”. Inseam: 28.5”. Leg opening: 9.5” (size 28).
  • 55% Organic Cotton, 25% Viscose, 18% Recycled Polyester, 2% Elastane
  • Machine wash cold, inside out. Tumble dry low.

DESCRIPTION

Proof that truly comfortable denim exists. The Way-High Skinny Jean features our highest rise yet, a sleek front panel (no bulky pockets here), and a stretchy, legging-like feel with a gutsy denim look. Plus, it’s made of a super-soft blend of organic cotton and ECOVERO™, so it’s breathable and doesn’t stretch out after wear. In other words, it feels just as good as it looks.

What I Say:

  • Fit: Okay so these jeans truly are insanely comfortable! They really do fit like a legging, but the denim is thick enough that they don’t really look like a jegging. As with most other Everlane skinny jeans I sized up for extra comfort, and even with the stretchiness the 27 is a perfect fit. I thought I would really hate the slit pockets at the front, but actually I really love that they create such a sleek silhouette at the hip. I hate when pockets bag out, and the slit pockets ensure that they don’t. One of the things I love the most about Everlane skinny jeans is that they don’t bunch up a ton at the knee or slip down during the day while you wear them… even though the authentic stretch, and now the way high skinny are very stretchy. Somehow they are stretchy, but also retain their shape extremely well. I also super love the placement of the pockets on the backside… they really emphasize the curve of your butt. 😉
  • Material: As you can see from above, these are only 55% cotton, and it definitely shows in the way they feel. They are very stretchy, and soft and don’t feel entirely like you are wearing a pair of jeans… however, as I mentioned above you still very much look like you are wearing jeans.
  • UPDATE: watch out when washing these jeans because the dye bleeds in the washing machine. Quick tip: wash the jeans (or other clothes that do this) with a cup of white vinegar and it’ll remove the excess dye. Repeat until they no longer bleed.

Okay then! Those are my thoughts. I hope you found this Everlane denim guide helpful! Let me know if I missed anything in the comments so I can add it into my reviews, and like I said above let me know if you’d like a review of any of these jeans in different rises/washes/inseams.

I think that’s it!

Until next time,

Karin

The striped shirt I am wearing is the modern breton tee from Everlane

You can find my other Everlane reviews here. I also have a Madewell Denim Guide here and a Levi’s Denim Guide here.

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  1. 11.7.18
    Karen said:

    Thank you! I keep wanting to order from Everlane but I’m so scared it won’t be a proper fit. So helpful! I also live in Canada so I find returning a pain. Thanks!

    • 11.18.18
      Karin said:

      Yes that does make a difference then! I’m glad this was helpful!

  2. 12.14.18
    Ashley said:

    Have you noticed any kind of smell with the black jeans? I’m always so disappointed when I order black denim online and they have that chemical smell that’s impossible to get rid of.

    • 1.17.19
      Karin said:

      I haven’t! Though I don’t think I’ve ever noticed that with black denim so I’m not exactly sure what you’re referring to. But I can say that I didn’t smell anything on the black pairs and I have a pretty sensitive nose.

    • 7.8.19
      Cherry said:

      Hi! I’ve been reading your posts and trying to decide on what size I should get for the Cheeky (not the 90s). I got two of them, 24 and 25 in the faded indigo. 24 fits all around, even the waist. The only problem is that I am awful cameltoe AND a wedgie. The 25 gaps at the waist (in a comfortable way), but seems to have a lot of excess fabric around the thighs. I really want to love them, and will be so bummed not ending to keep any. Did yours stretch out in the waist? Also, did they expand or shrink in the wash?

      • 7.8.19
        Karin said:

        Hi Cherry! I would say go with the smaller size because they do stretch out over time. I have actually been thinking about selling my dark wash cheeky jeans so that I can order the smaller size. I hope that helps!

  3. 1.4.19
    Bella said:

    I’ve returned 5-6 pairs of Everlane jeans due to the smell. Like, burn your nose hairs, eye watering chemica smell. I think the Authentic Stretch material is the culprit (I only purchased the black and washed black colors).

    • 1.17.19
      Karin said:

      That’s so strange! I have not had the problem at all! And I own three pairs of the authentic stretch jeans. I have a pretty sensitive nose too so I think I’d notice it if it was there. Maybe you had a bad batch? Though it does seem strange that it would have been on that many pairs…

  4. 1.9.19
    Nicole said:

    Hey! Love these posts! So helpful!! Question. The only pair of everlane jeans I purchased I returned because I could totally see the entire front pocket outline and it just looked weird. My husbands do that too now a little. Have you had the problem at all? I do want to go with everlane and I can get behind their mission but the fit has to be right too.

    • 1.17.19
      Karin said:

      I haven’t experienced that at all! Which style did you have?

      • 1.18.19
        Nicole said:

        boyfriend. my husband has the slim fit. i’ll give them another try soon! Thanks for the feedback!

        • 1.25.19
          Karin said:

          You definitely should! I hope you have better results next time.

  5. 2.2.19
    Kristen said:

    Hi! I’m have similar body shape to you. Did you feel like you need to size up in the authentic stretch cigarette style or skinny?

    Thanks!
    Kristen

    • 2.8.19
      Karin said:

      No, I stayed true to size! The stretch makes them mold really well.

  6. 2.2.19
    Kristen said:

    Hi! This post is so helpful! I have a similar body type to you and was wondering if you felt like you had to size up in the authentic stretch cigarette or skinny style?

    Thanks!
    Kristen

  7. 2.16.19
    Sarah said:

    Hi! My inseam is between a 26 and 27 and am finding the relaxed boyfriend is too long. I want to get it shortened but want to know if I should wash it first, and also where on my ankle it should hit? Also, what shoes do you wear it with? Thanks!

    • 2.21.19
      Karin said:

      Have you tried rolling the hem? I really like mine rolled! I haven’t noticed much shrinking with that style, but it wouldn’t hurt to try washing them first. I like mine to hit right at the bottom of my ankle so that’s what I would suggest. As far as shoes go, I haven’t loved this style with boots, but I do really love them with sneakers, clogs, and flats! They’d look cute with heels too, but I’m not much of a heels girl.

  8. 2.18.19

    Thanks for the mega post! I’ve tried on a few of these styles and interestingly, I’ve found that in the authentic stretch high-rise, different washes fit differently. The washed black seems to run tighter than the blue ones. I’ve also had a problem with bagginess in the knees with many pairs I’ve tried. But maybe that’s because I’m shorter. I wish they’d make a true petite size.

    • 2.21.19
      Karin said:

      I’ve found that to be true in some of their other styles as well (although i’ve noticed this in other brands as well, so it must be a fairly common problem in denim production). I haven’t experienced the knee bagginess, but I’m average height so perhaps it is just where your knees are hitting the denim.

      • 2.28.19

        Yes, I think you’re right! I have short limbs so the bagginess is probably due to where it hits me. I reviewed different Everlane jeans with different materials: the Japanese denim and the Authentic Stretch and they both had some bagginess in the knees (though I also think it might be impossible to make stretch jeans without a little bit of that happening).

        • 3.3.19
          Karin said:

          I agree that there is a trade off to stretch! It’s comfy, but it does lead to SOME bagginess.

  9. 2.25.19
    Tammy Thiele said:

    This is hugely helpful! Thank you! I have been thinking of buying jeans from them forever but fit questions have held me back! This will help me push the buy button!

    • 3.3.19
      Karin said:

      I’m so glad it was helpful Tammy!

  10. 2.25.19
    Ald said:

    are the new cheeky’s in your usual size extremely tight to the point that it’s difficult to sit or bend your knees?

    • 3.3.19
      Karin said:

      Nope! Tight, but still comfortable.

  11. 3.8.19
    Emma said:

    Hi! This was all so helpful, and I’m dying to know where you got that tee shirt! <3

    • 9.7.19
      Jen said:

      I second this question.

      • 9.7.19
        Karin said:

        It’s from Tradlands! They are still available!

  12. 7.20.19
    Melanie said:

    Hi!
    I was wondering if you can compare the sizes to madewell? I wear a 26 in madewell jeans, wondering if i’d be the same in everlane or if they run smaller/bigger than madewell?
    Thanks!

    • 8.29.19
      Karin said:

      It really depends on the specific style, but I would say Madewell runs smaller. I’m also a 26 in Madewell, and a 27 in most Everlane styles (besides the original cheeky).

  13. 9.4.19
    Sarah said:

    If love to see the wide leg and the button fly skinny one in a future review! You still have my fave guide on this brand!

  14. 9.4.19
    Carrie said:

    Wide leg jean and cheeky bootcut

  15. 10.10.19
    Lauren said:

    Hi! Thank you for compiling this, it was just what I was looking for while debating which style of Everlane denim to pick up. I’m currently debating some of their bootcut styles (a departure from my beloved straight leg), so I vote those next!

    • 11.6.19
      Karin said:

      Thanks for your feedback Lauren!

  16. 2.10.20
    Eryn said:

    So here’s my question- ever since my youngest was born a year I have to be *very* careful how stiff my jeans feel down there. I love the look of everlane denim – but does it feel soft and comfortable or rigid?

    • 3.16.20
      Karin said:

      Hmmm. I haven’t felt that way per se, but the styles that aren’t 100% denim should be fine for you if you get them in the right size.

  17. 5.1.20
    Jackie said:

    Hi Karin, thanks for this post. It’s really helpful.
    I have two pairs of everlane trousers, both in a size two, and a pair of cheeky black jeans in 26 regular. All three fit beautifully. I was thinking of ordering their soft wide legged jeans in sky blue (as my vintage Levis are on their last legs) but I notice that while you take the same size as me in their cheeky jeans, 26, you have sized up to 27 for the wide legs. My waist size is bigger than yours by the way as are my hips. Is the fit different in the wide legs? I am a bit wary of ordering the 26 now. Hope you are keeping well.

    • 5.5.20
      Karin said:

      Hi Jackie! I would definitely go with the 27. I find the cheeky jeans and their trousers to all run a bit small actually.

    • 6.30.21
      Aya said:

      Trying to find a white or ecru wash, and Everlane seems to be the only one with 100% cotton denim. Been eyeing the 90s Cheeky Jean, so might give it a shot. I wear a tag size 27 in the Levi’s straight wedgies and Decade Studio’s Alex jeans. I am the same height as you, but my waist is 27”, hips 36”. Looks like I’d have to size down to a 26, would you think that’s fine?

      • 7.1.21
        Karin said:

        I’d actually stick with the 27! Mine fit *just* right and they don’t stretch out over time so I’d go with your actual waist size!

  18. 5.8.20

    Thank you for this Everlane denim review post! I’ve been wanting to add a pair of Everlane denim to my closet so this is very helpful. Now, which pair to buy as the ones you reviewed are all excellent?!

    Leanne,
    https://classyyettrendy.com

    • 5.8.20
      Karin said:

      Glad it was helpful Leanne!

  19. 7.17.20
    Amber Hutchings said:

    This has been so helpful! I love how straightforward and honest you were on the fit and feel of these jeans from your perspective, as well as how comprehensive this article is! I’ll be honest, I had never actually heard of Everlane (whether due to being from the suburban West or simply my fashion ignorance). I found you on a google search to compare denim brands as part of my quest to update my post-baby wardrobe. Now I want to buy all the Everlane denim from all your affiliate links!

    You are lovely, candid, and look fantastic in denim!

    • 7.17.20
      Karin said:

      Wow Amber you are so kind! I’m so glad this post was helpful. Congrats on your new baby!

  20. 7.29.20
    Amanda said:

    Hi ! I just ordered the super soft wide leg and they seem a tad loose in the waist but I’m afraid if I size down they might be less comfortable and slouchy… since they are 100% cotton did you notice that they shrink up a little? I’m also concerned they might stretch more and make me look frumpy.. did you notice that at all either? Trying to decide whether to exchange or not…

    • 7.29.20
      Karin said:

      Hi Amanda! Yes, they do stretch out a little over time so I might try sizing down. I didn’t really notice any shrinking in the wash, but they definitely loosened up a LITTLE (not a ton though). I hope that helps!

  21. 10.11.20
    Elaine Wong said:

    Hi Karen,
    I’m interested in the super straight jeans in bone. I’m 5 ft 6 inches, 125 lbs, waist 28 inches, hips 35.5 inches. 11 inch rise suits me.
    Which size do you suggest? 26 or 27.

    What other straight jeans would you recommend? Thank you

    • 10.11.20
      Karin said:

      I’d go with a 28 actually! They run pretty true to waist size.

  22. 10.24.20
    My said:

    Hi Karin,
    Thank you for this blog! I lost a lot of weight due to the pandemic, working as a front liner. My usual size 26 jeans and size 2, all Banana Republic, pants are quite baggy, especially around my butt and legs. I am debating what size to buy in Everlane black jeans in the Authentic High Risk Skinnt and the Stretch High Rise Skinny jeans. When I measure my waist, it’s about, in inches, a 27 at the smallest part, hips 33, largest part of my thighs 17, and calves are 12. I am also 5’0 and 108 lbs. I have anted to buy black jeans for work now since my dress pants just almost fall off me by end of day. What are your thoughts on the sizing between the two? Should I go to a size 25 or stay at my usual 26? I like the look of both. And how about feel? If you had to squat up/down, stand/sit, and literally jog down hallways and around corners, but still look clean, fresh, and well-kept for patients, which one is best? Or would both be good choices? What would differ? I would also need a super dark wash since I am trying to make it look like work dress pants or at least not attract attention to them that they aren’t. I would really appreciate your opinion. Hope you are safe and well during this pandemic. Many thanks!

    • 10.25.20
      Karin said:

      Hi there! First of all, thank you for your service during this time! I am deeply grateful for the sacrifices you, and others like yourself, have made for others during this pandemic. Second, I would do your normal size 26, but if you are able perhaps you could try both and return the one that doesn’t work? From my experience the 26 sounds like the better fit, but I’d hate to steer you in the wrong direction. And yes, these are definitely the jeans for you if you need to be active in them! They are very stretchy, but they hold their shape throughout the day so you don’t have to worry about a belt or pulling them up constantly. I hope that helps!

      • 11.11.20
        My said:

        Hi Karin! Hope you and your family are staying safe as cases are rising. Things are getting tougher and likely to get worse yet.
        Thank you so much for your response. Because I lost so much weight, I went with size 25 on your advice. It fits perfectly with a bit of room so sitting or standing all day is comfortable. I could go a size down even, still room in butt/hips/waist/upper thigh, but maybe I’ll gain weight after the pandemic lol. There is no end in sight. I really lost a lot of weight. This is the first time I felt good in a pair of pants since pandemic. You really helped me get there and feel good. It means the world when my whole life now is focused care of patients and living in PPE 12 hours a day! Many thanks!

        • 11.17.20
          Karin said:

          I’m so glad to hear that! Thank you for updating me. It’s amazing what clothes can do for our confidence! Stay safe.

  23. 10.25.20
    Nicole said:

    I’d love to try one of Everlane’s “cheeky” style jeans but am confused about sizing. Do any styles have a little more “give” around the waist? A lot of people complain about gapping at the waist but I have the opposite problem: narrow hips relative to my waist (especially since I just had my third baby). If I order according to my waist size, the jeans would be huge everywhere else. My pre-pregnancy waist size was around 30″, hips 36″. Now I am probably more like 33″ with 39″ hips (but obviously hoping some of that baby fat will come off the mid section). Before I wore a 27 or a 28 in jeans. Any thoughts on which style would work best for this situation? Thanks!

    • 10.25.20
      Karin said:

      Hi Nicole! I would try the original cheeky. They are a bit more stretchy, and the fabric is softer than the 90’s cheeky. I’d still go with your waist size (you could try one size down even), because the jeans are meant to have a straighter fit I don’t think they would look odd being a bit baggier in the hips and thigh. I hope that helps!

  24. 11.1.20
    Bonnie said:

    Hello! I’m trying to figure out the best size for the everlane authentic stretch jeans in black. My waist measures 27” and hips measure 37”. I have a pair of cheeky white jeans from everlane that I started in size 26 and exchanged for a 25 because the thighs were more loose than I liked—the 25 fit pretty perfect, but the waist is ever so snug by the end of the day. I was thinking a size 26 for the authentic stretch but keep going back and forth.

    • 11.2.20
      Karin said:

      Hi Bonnie! I’d go with the larger size, but you may want to try the Curvy Authentic Stretch version!

  25. 1.8.21
    Allie said:

    Hey lady!

    Thank you SO much for pulling together this guide. I’ve been back and forth on ordering jeans from Everlane and just cannot pull the trigger- until hopefully now!

    If you don’t mind me asking, what is your thigh measurement? That’s the one area I’m struggling with on sizes. For example, my waist is 24. My thigh measurement fits better with the next size up, but then I risk a loose waist. I’m particularly interested in the 90s Cheeky Straight Ankle & The Way High Jean.

    Thanks a ton! 🙂

    • 1.11.21
      Karin said:

      Hi Allie! You’re very welcome! The circumference of my thighs is 20″ so I’m fairly straight from my hips down. I think though you’ll be fine sizing for your waist in both as they both have plenty of room in the thigh!

  26. 1.10.21
    Step said:

    Thank you so much for this in-depth review omg. I haven’t been able to find anyone else who has tried out ALL the styles, so this was extremely helpful. I was wondering if you had any favorites out of all these styles, like the top ones you like/wear the most?

    • 1.11.21
      Karin said:

      Hi there! I’m so glad it was helpful! I’ve actually been thinking of doing a post sharing my favorites, but I will tell you now that the 90’s cheeky in the washed black are, by far, my most worn pair. Lately I’ve really been enjoying the button fly skinny and the new way high skinny as well! I think I’ll really utilize the wider leg way high once it gets a bit warmer. Hope that helps!

  27. 1.28.21
    Ayanna Grant said:

    Thank you for reviewing! (and for doing literally EVERY style which is rare) This will be my first time using Everlane (Brit gal!) so I feel very confident to purchase now. 🙂

    • 1.28.21
      Karin said:

      I’m so happy to hear it was helpful Ayanna! I hope you love your pair as much as I love my Everlane denim! ♥️

  28. 12.30.21
    McKenzie said:

    This was so helpful! I was trying to make an exchange and this was the best guide I’ve found for size/ style.
    Unfortunately, the ones I got for Christmas were the wrong size & on final sale so no returns 🙁 Do you happen to know of anywhere to sell these for a decent price so I can buy ones that fit??

    • 1.9.22
      Karin said:

      I’m so glad it was helpful! Poshmark is always a great option!

  29. 3.20.22
    Meghan said:

    Hi! Super helpful – thank you for writing this out. Quick question: do you usually get a regular or a long fit with everlane jeans? I’m 5’6 and when I’ve gotten a pair of Everlane jeans in the past they felt like they cut a little bit too early above the ankle.

    • 3.20.22
      Karin said:

      I’m so glad it was helpful! I always do ankle!

  30. 4.29.22
    Sarah said:

    Thank you Karin for compiling and updating this! What would you say is the better pair of jeans: the Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean in Drayton Wash or the Everlane 90s Cheeky Jean in Vintage Mid Blue?

    • 4.29.22
      Karin said:

      Hi Sarah! They’re both so good, but if I had to choose one I’d go with the Madewell simply because it’s stretchy!

  31. 8.29.22
    Jenna said:

    Those baggy jeans look great on you. I wanted to buy them but at only 5’3″ I was worried about the length, although I could get them hemmed as you did.

    • 9.6.22
      Karin said:

      Hi Jenna! Yes to avoid heels you’ll have to get them hemmed, but I think it’s worth it!

  32. 9.2.22
    Aliyah said:

    Hi! Great post!
    I like the everlane’s authentic stretch high rise cigarette jean since it gives a snug fit but is still somewhat of a straight cut, especially on my very petite frame. It seems that they do not make this anymore. So I was wondering if you tried any of their available jeans and found the style to be very similar to the authentic stretch high rise cigarette jean?
    It would be really great if you can share your thoughts, Everlane has a sale on this weekend and I really want to get a pair 🙂
    Thanks!

    • 9.6.22
      Karin said:

      Ah! Those were a great pair of jeans! I was so sad to have to pass mine along when they no longer fit. To be honest, I wouldn’t say any of the current styles fit like those did, but if I HAD to suggest something as a closeish second it’d be the original cheekies. I hope that helps!

  33. 10.6.22
    Attila said:

    Hi Karin, I love the very thorough post.. can you make one for men’s now! I actually ran into the fit problem with their pants, and being a software engineer, made a little tool that I now use on everlane.com to make sure what I order fits me 🙂

  34. 11.7.22
    Penny said:

    Hi! Thanks so much for this! I just found you on a random Google search and I love your style.
    My question is re the baggy jeans. When you got them hemmed how did you keep that cool cuff? Thanks!

    • 11.9.22
      Karin said:

      Hi! I hemmed themselves so it’s a little hard to explain, but maybe I can try to do a blog post tutorial for my process!

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