Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style from their Website Reviewed

*** this Everlane denim guide was updated on 6/30/21 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.

It costs less than certain fast fashion denim darlings (*cough Madewell), but the quality is either the same or better.

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.

Oh and just a note that I do make a commission if you shop through my links. I appreciate your support of Truncation when you use my links, but if affiliate linking makes you feel like the world is coming to an end then feel free to go straight to the website (kidding).

Alight let’s get to my Everlane Denim Guide:

My measurements:

5’4.5″

130ish lbs.

26.5″ waist

32″ hips

:: Slim/Straight ::

Style: The Way High Baggy Jean

Cost: $88

My Size: 26

What the website says:

  • High-rise Wide-leg Inseam: 31″Front Rise: 12.5″ Leg opening: 18.5″
  • 98% Organic Cotton, 2% Elastane
  • Machine wash cold, wash inside out. Tumble dry low.
  • Organic Cotton: This style uses GOTS-certified organic cotton.

DESCRIPTION

A jean for a new era. Featuring our highest rise yet, the Way-High Baggy Jean is designed to accentuate your true waist, give you legs for days, and hold you in—in the best way possible. Plus, it features a fuller, more relaxed leg shape and an extra-long 31″ inseam for a cool, laid-back look. Even better? It’s made of our cleanest denim fabric yet.

What I Say:

  • Fit: I’ll be real honest with you guys: when I first tried them on it was a hard pass for me. BUT… I decided to style them and my thoughts completely changed! So I wanted to share more styled photos for you guys so you can see what I mean. The fit on these jeans, in my opinion, is best suited for a dressier look… without heels and a more fitted top they definitely fall more into the category of “too” relaxed (of course that’s just a preference – you may feel differently and I respect that!)… with that said I really think these are the perfect Gen Z jeans ha! I also disagree with the website that these have a wide leg fit – they are definitely straight leg even if there is a lot of room in the leg. I do really love that even though they have a more Gen Z fit, the hips are a bit more fitted than other relaxed leg jeans I’ve seen so they really are very flattering through the butt, hips, and thighs. I ordered my true size and they fit perfectly. I think they will look super cute this fall with heeled boots and a slim fitting sweater.
  • Material: The weight of these jeans is very similar to the original way high jeans and the 90’s cheeky jean, and they’re super soft. The comfort level is definitely high with these because of how soft they are paired with the extra room in the legs. I also think the softness/stretchiness of the material makes the rise still comfortable even though it is so high. Love ’em!
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A review of the Everlane Cheeky Jean + EVERY other style of jean on the Everlane website! everlane denim, everlane cheeky jean review, everlane denim guide

Style: The Cheeky Straight Ankle Jean Classic Blue Raw Hem

Cost: $78

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.
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A review of the Everlane Cheeky Jean + EVERY other style of jean on the Everlane website! everlane denim, everlane 90s cheeky jean review, everlane denim guide

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

Cost: $78

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.
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, super straight jean
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, super straight jean

Style: The Super Straight Jean in Medium Blue (Gifted)

Cost: $78

My Size: 27 Regular

What the Website Says:

  • Inseam: 28.5″
  • 98% Cotton 2% Elastane
  • Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

DESCRIPTION

Meet the super-cute jean you’re about to see everywhere. The Super-Straight Jean features a high rise for a leg-lengthening look, and—surprise—an extra-straight shape that’ll make you feel straight-up amazing. Plus, it’s super versatile. Try it on with any shoe, and you’ll see what we mean.

What I Say:

  • Fit: I like these jeans, but I don’t love them if I’m being honest. I may feel a bit differently if I had received the ankle length, but I think the straight leg with the placement on the ankle make for a slightly awkward fit. I find these types of straight leg styles really work for athletic or straight shaped bodies, but they might not be the best fit for a curvier body… of course this is just my preference, but I don’t love the way they fit over my hips. If you have a straighter body I think you’ll really love these jeans. With that said, the rise and shape do make for a comfortable pair of jeans. They leave a lot of room for food babies which is very important. There is plenty of room in the hips and thighs as well, and I do love the way the more spacious ankle looks with ankle boots that have a slimmer top
  • Material: They are very stretchy ergo very comfortable. They do seem to have a little more weight to them than some of the other styles (particularly the cheeky), so they feel pretty substantial. They are definitely not as stretchy as the authentic stretch material so if you’re going for pure comfort I would choose something from that range, but these are a great pair of structured yet comfy denim.
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, super soft straight leg jean
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, super soft straight leg jean

Style: The Super Soft Straight Leg Jean in Vintage Light Blue

Cost: $68

My Size: 27

What the Website Says:

  • Rigid: 100% Cotton
  • Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.

DESCRIPTION:

Our most comfortable jean yet. Featuring a casual mid rise, a relaxed straight leg, and an easy ankle length, the Super-Soft Straight Leg Jean has a slouchy look with a perfectly broken-in feel. Plus, it’s made of non-stretch 10 oz organic denim that’s loosely woven with less yarn per inch, so it has an airy softness that typically comes from decades of wear.

What I Say:

  • Fit: these fit true to size… although they do stretch out over time to give them a more slouchy appearance/fit so if that is not your thing, definitely size down. Personally, I like the addition of a slouchier fit to my closet as it’s not something my other denim features. They do have a very relaxed and broken in fit so they truly will fit like that pair of jeans that have been in your closet for forever. They are slightly tapered at the ankle, and the rise is more like a short high rise than a mid rise (though I am short torsoed so keep that in mind). They do have a longer inseam than the cheeky (to be fair I have those in an ankle inseam), but I actually like the extra length on these jeans because the slouchy fit almost begs for a slight roll up at the bottom… personal opinion of course!
  • The material on these really are so, so soft! Don’t let the rigid 100% denim mention above fool you… these are so lightweight and soft. Like the wide leg counterpart (see below), they are an extremely comfy pair of jeans to wear. If you work from home or are a stay at home mom… these are the jeans for you!
everlane denim guide, the arc jean
everlane denim guide, the arc jean

Style: The Arc Jean in Dark Indigo

Cost: $78

My Size: 4

What the Website Says:

  • Rise: 11 1/2″. Inseam: 26 1/2″. Leg Opening: 14 3/4″ (size 28).
  • 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane

DESCRIPTION:

A shape that’s ahead of the curve. The Arc Jean has a curved-leg fit that tapers in slightly at the hem for a silhouette with tons of attitude. It features a holds-you-in 11.5” rise and is made of our original stretch denim for just the right amount of movement. The best part? It’s an instant outfit-maker—just add any top and shoe from your wardrobe to see what we mean.

What I Say:

  • Fit: these fit true to size… I have not noticed any stretching out on these and I have worn them a lot already. These have such an interesting shape with the curved leg, and I’ll be honest… I had every intention of reviewing them for you and then returning them because I did not think these jeans would be for me. BUT I actually really, really love the fit on these! I think where Everlane really nails it on this design is in the slight arc of the leg. These could have looked very costumey if they would have done it any bigger, but they left it subtle, which makes these very wearable for regular people like you and me. They are slightly tapered at the ankle, and the rise is very high rise, and as a 5’5″ person they hit at the bottom of my ankle.
  • The material on these feels slightly rigid, but it’s also light weight. As we learned with the super soft jean, rigid does not mean stiff or uncomfortable. These do have a bit of stretch in them, but I find that they stay in place really well and they stay at your waistline like my other 100% cotton denim does. I also love the true dark rinse on these with zero feathering or distressing. If you are even slightly on the fence with these I would say give them a try! They really surprised me and I think they might suprise you too.
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Style: The Way High Jean in Distressed (gifted)

Cost: $78

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. These don’t have an ankle or tall length, but I do think they would fit on most heights. If you are more petite, I would definitely recommend one of the raw hem versions as you could then just cut them to the length you want.
  • 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.

:: Flared/Wide Leg ::

Style: The Easy Jean in Bone

Cost: $60

My size: 4

What the website says:

  • Inseam: 28.5″
  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Machine wash cold, inside out. Tumble dry low.
  • Organic Cotton:

DESCRIPTION

Our fuss-free Easy Pant—now in ultra-versatile denim. The Easy Jean is as comfortable as it is classic, thanks to an elastic waistband, side pockets, and a relaxed straight-leg cut. Even better? It’s made of organic cotton that’s loosely woven with less yarn per inch, which means it has an airy softness that typically comes from decades of wear.

What I say:

I have a feeling these jeans are going to be an either you love them or you hate them kind of jean. I really like them, but they are interesting ha! First of all, they are very lightweight and so soft that they don’t even really feel like denim… I can’t really describe it, but it makes them very comfotable to wear. The elasticated waistband also makes them feel like not quite a jean, but the elastic ALSO makes them very comfortable. They do have a longer inseam, but of course how they fit depends on your height. Overall, I’d say these are your jeans if you like the look of jeans, but don’t like the feel OR if you’re just looking for an all around relaxed vibe, but don’t want to look sloppy. They do run true to size.

Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, wide leg jean
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, wide leg jean

Style: The Wide Leg Jean in Medium Indigo

Cost: $78

My Size: 27 Ankle

What the Website Says:

  • Inseam: 26.5″
  • 98% Cotton 2% Spandex
  • Machine Wash Cold With Like Colors, Wash Inside Out, Only Non-Chlorine Bleach When Necessary, Tumble Dry Low, Cool Iron If Needed

DESCRIPTION

Our ultra-flattering Wide Leg Crop is such a fan favorite, we decided to make it in jean form. Inspired by our favorite vintage pants, the Wide Leg Jean has an authentic feel, a higher rise, and wider leg openings for a lengthening effect. We even added a touch of stretch for extra comfort and movement—plus, higher-set rear pockets to give your backside a lift.

What I Say:

  • Fit: Surprisingly I love these! I knew I was going to review them for you guys, but I also wasn’t really that excited about my purchase because the pockets made me nervous. Ha! They just looked like they were awkwardly placed, and I was sure they would stick out to the side. Surprisingly? They don’t. And they actually look really nice on the hip. They also fall really nicely down the leg because of the weight of the material. I’ve tried a few other wide leg styles from other brands, and the wide leg didn’t lay correctly because they were too stretchy. This pair looks very structured, but yet they hug in all the right places. And I agree about the lifted backside… they do lift your butt up quite nicely. I love the little details on this style including the wide hem, and the interesting pocket shapes (both the front and the rear).
  • Material: It’s funny how a lot of the Everlane denim styles have the same material makeup, but they feel so different. This material feels thicker and more stretchy. I would say these are the most comfortable to wear in this material range (the authentic stretch is still the winner though). There’s just so much room in the leg, and they don’t cut in at the waist even though they are such a high rise.

:: Skinny ::

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Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review, The Best Skinny Jeans, Black Skinny Jeans, High Waisted Skinny Jeans

Style: The High Rise Skinny Jean (ankle) in Black

Cost: $68

My Size: 27 ankle

What the website says:

  • Skinny fit. Slim at the ankle. Sits at high waist. Rise: 10.5”. Inseam: 28.5”. Leg opening: 11” (size 28).We’ve found that most people prefer to size up in this color.
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastane. This premium 11 oz Japanese denim has an authentic feel with a touch of stretch—and doesn’t bag out.

DESCRIPTION

The perfect high-rise jean. Made of premium Japanese denim with just a touch of stretch, this pair is designed with a holds-you-in high rise for a sleek fit. Quite possibly the most flattering jean—ever.

What I say:

  • Fit: I think these jeans may be even more flattering than the stretch skinny jeans (more on those in a bit). There is something about that rigid cotton that looks so nice. They really do so much for your curves and make for a super flattering pair of denim. However (I know. sigh.), I don’t find these to be very comfortable at all. NOW. Granted I think I may have gotten them a size too small. I’m regularly a 26 and I got these in a 27. I think a 28 would have fit SO much better. The issues for me are the knee and ankle areas: I find it hard to bend my knees in these jeans because of the lack of stretch and sometimes the ankle area feel really tight. At some point I would like to try these in a bigger size because they are so flattering, but definitely keep that in mind when considering them.
  • Material: Not much more to say other than the material does feel like it’s really high quality. There is absolutely no stretching out with these jeans and they hold their shape incredibly well. The color does fade a tiny bit with washing in this particular wash, but I don’t mind that as much because it gives them a slight vintage feel.
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Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review, The Best Skinny Jeans, Black Skinny Jeans, High Waisted Skinny Jeans
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A review of the Everlane Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Button Fly Jean + EVERY other style of jean on the Everlane website! everlane denim, everlane 90s cheeky jean review, everlane denim guide

Style: Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny in Black and Washed Black Button Fly

Cost: $68 for Black and $78 for Washed Black

My Size: 27 regular for Black, and 26 Ankle for Washed Black

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. But I do find the button fly to fit a little bigger so I kept to my normal size 26 for those.
  • 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.
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A review of the Everlane Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Button Fly Jean + EVERY other style of jean on the Everlane website! everlane denim, everlane way high skinny jean review, everlane denim guide

Style: Way High Skinny Jean in Vintage Blue

Cost: $78

My Size: 27

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.

:: Bootcut ::

Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, authentic stretch bootcut
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, authentic stretch bootcut

Style: The Cheeky Bootcut Jean in washed black.

Cost: $78

My Size: 27 ankle

What the Website Says:

  • Rise: 11″. Inseam: 28.5″. Leg Opening: 16.25″ (size 28).
  • 98% Cotton, 2% ElastaneMachine
  • wash cold. Tumble dry low.

DESCRIPTION

The Cheeky Bootcut Jean combines all the signature elements of our favorite Cheeky fit—like a waist-nipping rise and high-set pockets, for a lifted look—with the classic leg-lengthening shape of 1970s bootcut jeans. We made it modern with a slightly straighter leg, timeless washes, and just the right amount of stretch. The result? Your best butt meets denim’s leggiest look.

What I say:

  • Fit: OK. These fit very similarly to the regular cheeky straight jeans, but with a slight flare out at the ankle… which is true to their name. On my height, I don’t love the placement of the flare. They’re just a little too cropped and I find the flare to be a bit awkwardly placed on my calf. With that said, paired with a heel I do like it much better, and they are the perfect length to wear with ankle boots. I actually don’t mind the flare placement when I’m wearing a higher ankle boot so that’s something to consider. They feel a bit more structured than the original cheeky straight so they will require some amount of breaking in, but they don’t seem to stretch as much as the cheeky straight does. I stayed true to size with a 27, and they fit like a glove. I definitely wouldn’t size down or size up in this style.
  • Material: They have 2% elastane in them so theoretically they should feel nice and stretchy, but I actually find them to have a bit more of a rigid fit. I attribute that to the actual weight of the denim: it’s a lot bit more heavyweight than the original cheeky straight so they definitely have a lot of structure to them. It does feel comfortable in the waist and at the fly so that’s where the 2% elastane really shines.

*just a note that I lowered the shadows on all of my photos with black jeans so that you could see the details, but in person all but the non stretch skinny are a rich, saturated wash. The non stretch skinny is slightly more of a washed black.

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 review here. I also have a Madewell Denim Guide here.

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63 Comments

  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! ♥️

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