Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed

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Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review

*** As of 5/19/20 this review is now up to date with every style currently on the Everlane website

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 ::

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Everlane Denim, Everlane Denim Review, Dark Wash Jeans, Cheeky Jeans, Straight Leg Jeans, High Waisted Jeans
Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review, Light Wash Jeans, Cheeky Jeans, Straight Leg Jeans, High Waisted Jeans
Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review, Light Wash Jeans, Cheeky Jeans, Straight Leg Jeans, High Waisted Jeans

Style: The Cheeky Straight Ankle Jean in Faded Indigo Wash (1st) and Sky Blue (2nd)

Cost: $68

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 started with the sky blue, and wore them so much last spring and summer that I added a pair of faded indigo for fall. 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.
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, 90's cheeky straight
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, 90's cheeky straight

Style: The 90’s Cheeky Straight Ankle Jean in medium blue.

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 in that 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). BUT because they are 100% cotton, they do take a bit of breaking in. I went for the same size I’ve gotten in the other cheeky style (26), but a 27 would have probably been a bit more comfy… but at the same time I love the tight fit of the 26. I think it will come down to a personal preference for you. The original cheeky does stretch out a bit over time, but I don’t believe these will. If anything, they’ll just soften up like other 100% cotton denim does. UPDATE: I did go up to a size 27 in a different wash, and it is MUCH more comfortable. So I would definitely recommend sizing up.
  • Material: These are 100% cotton, and they definitely feel like they are. I haven’t washed them yet as I find 100% cotton can go longer between washes, but I am hoping they will soften over time as they are a bit stiff. Bottom line: if you’re a 100% cotton denim lover, you’ll love these. If you’re not… you won’t.
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Everlane Denim Guide, Everlane Denim Review, Black Jeans, The Most Comfortable Jeans, Cigarette Jeans, High Waisted Jeans

Style: The Authentic Stretch High Rise Cigarette Jean in Black

Cost: $78

My Size: 27 regular

What the website says:

  • Fitted through at the waist and hip, with a slim-straight leg. Sits at high waist. Rise: 11″. Inseam: 28 1/2″. Leg Opening: 13 1/4″ (size 28).
  • 77% Cotton, 17% Modal, 2% Elastane, 4% Polyester
  • Button fly.

DESCRIPTION

Introducing the Cigarette Jean. With an extra-high rise and a slim-straight fit through the leg, this jean features a button fly and smoothing front pockets for a leg-lengthening effect. Plus, it’s made of an innovative fabric that has stretch for comfort—but still has an authentic denim look.

What I say:

  • Fit: These are my favorite pair of jeans that I own from Everlane. First of all, they are SO comfortable, but they really do manage to hold their shape. There is a slight bit of creasing in the knee area, but they are otherwise really similar in look to the cheeky jeans. I wish I had a pair of the ankle style so you could see the differences between these and the cheeky (let me know if you want me to do a more in depth comparison), but with the longer length these pair so well with boots (at least for my height). The stretch does really smooth my curves out though and I really like the way they look. Plus, I like the button fly because it adds just a bit of something extra to the jeans. Also, I did size up in these and they fit perfectly. I was worried that if I sized up they would stretch out and be huge, but that has not been the case.
  • Material: As mentioned above, the stretch makes these jeans so incredibly comfortable and they really do a great job of smoothing everything out. I think the reason these jeans do such a good job of retaining their shape despite the stretch is the weight of the fabric. I think a lot of other high stretch denim has a thinner weight so they tend to stretch out pretty badly throughout the day, but these really don’t do that. I can wear them for quite a while before having to wash them (sorry if that grosses you out!). For this particular wash, just make sure to wash them inside out so they don’t fade.
  • More comprehensive review here.
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 curves. I prefer the cheeky style for flattering curves. 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.

:: Flared/Wide Leg ::

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Everlane Denim, Everlane Denim Review, Dark Wash Jeans, Kick Crop Jeans, High Waisted Jeans

Style: The Kick Crop Jean in Dark Blue Wash

Cost: $78

My Size: 26

What the website says:

  • Fits slim through the thigh and leg, with a slight flare at the ankle. Sits at high waist. Rise: 10.5”. Inseam: 26.5”. Leg opening: 16” (size 28).Fits true to size.
  • 98% cotton, 2% elastane.

DESCRIPTION

Your most leg-lengthening jean. Our Kick Crop features a subtle kick-flare at the ankle and is made of our premium 11 oz Japanese denim with a touch of stretch. Plus, we added a stay stitch so the raw hem stays put through repeated washes.

What I say:

  • Fit: Okay. I hate to say it, but I don’t like these jeans. Which is such a shame because I love the dark wash in these jeans (I’d love to see it in the Cigarette style). First of all, they absolutely don’t fit true to size. I got my true size of 26 and they are SOOO small I could barely pull them on. Full disclosure, this was the only pair I didn’t own and I picked them up for the review with the intention of keeping them, but they will be going back. I would say go up one or two sizes. I also did not find them to be leg lengthening as they claim in the description. This could be due to my height, but where they hit at my ankle actually makes me look a lot shorter. I could probably cut them to be a bit shorter, and I think they would actually be pretty cute in spring with sandals, but for now I don’t see myself benefiting from this style.
  • Material: While these have the same material makeup as the cheeky, the material does not feel the same. Where the cheeky feels soft, this felt really stiff to me, though to be fair it could be due to my needing a bigger size. I LOVE the wash in these jeans and I really hope they expand this wash to more of their other styles. The raw hem is a nice addition as well, and it’s nice that you can trim them on your own if you want them to be shorter.
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.
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, modern flare jean
Everlane Denim Guide: Every Style Reviewed, modern flare jean

Style: The Modern Flare Jean (ankle) in Black

Cost: $85

My Size: 27

What the website says:

  • Inseam: 31″
  • 77% Cotton, 17% Modal, 2% Elastane, 4% Other Fiber
  • Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low.

DESCRIPTION

An iconic ’70s jean made for modern ’20s style. The Modern Flare Jean features a waist-nipping 11″ rise, a perfectly flared shape through the leg, and an extra-long 31″ inseam that pairs well with everything from boots to sneakers. Plus, it’s made with just a touch of stretch, so you can look great and still breathe.

What I say:

  • Fit: I think I’ve fallen in love ha! I seriously have not wanted to take these off because they are that comfortable. I remember in college trying to thrift a pair of jeans exactly like these because I really wanted to recreate that iconic picture of Farrah Fawcett riding a skateboard … well these are those jeans. I love that the length isn’t super long (depending on your height of course). I love the flare look, but I’ve never been able to find a pair I could wear with flats, and these are the perfect length for that. They make your legs look really long, and they are very figure flattering because of the slight stretch to them. They have a very high waist, and I have had no issues with them slipping down throughout the day (not really an issue I’ve run into with any of the Everlane denim styles). I do think this style runs a bit big so if you are in between two sizes I would go down a size.
  • Material: Like I said above, the material is really nice and stretchy so they are very comfortable to wear. As with the other Authentic Stretch denim styles they feel like a really sturdy, well made pair of jeans. They are thick enough to not slide down, but they are stretchy enough move with your body. These are probably the comfiest pair of Everlane jeans that I own.
Everlane Denim Guide, Super Soft Wide Leg Jean
Everlane Denim Guide, Super Soft Wide Leg Jean

Style: The Super-Soft Wide Leg Jean in Faded Sky Blue

Cost: $78

My Size: 27

What the Website Says:

  • 100% Organic Cotton
  • Machine wash cold inside out, tumble dry low.

DESCRIPTION

Our softest jean yet. Featuring a comfortable high rise, a relaxed wide leg, and a flattering full length, the Super-Soft Wide Leg Jean has a slightly slouchy look with a perfectly broken-in feel. Plus, it’s made of 100% non-stretch 10 oz organic denim that’s lightweight and 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, unless you want to go for a true slouchy fit in which case I’d suggest sizing up. They have an actual high rise (instead of a mid rise masquerading as a high rise), and they land right at the heel of my foot just like the flare jeans. As someone on the shorter end, finally having wide leg and flare jeans that aren’t so super long for me is so refreshing! If you’re tall they’ll be a bit more cropped like they are on the website model, and if you’re short you’ll have to hem them or wear heels, but in all scenarios they’ll still look good. These are extremely comfortable. No cutting in at the waist, weird crotch bunching or anything else that can sometimes happen with high waisted jeans. Dare I say, these are so comfortable they can easily be used for lounging at home.
  • Material: These truly are a very soft jean. They do not feel like 100% cotton, and are much more soft than my vintage Levi’s which are, in fact, very broken in. These are a summer weight denim so they can be used year round (just throw some leggings underneath them in the winter), and this light wash in particular is perfect for pairing with summer linens. I’m a huge fan of these jeans! In terms of style, they aren’t my absolute favorite silhouette (although I do really like it), but in terms of comfort, they are top notch.

:: 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

Style: Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny  in Black and Dark Wash Blue

Cost: $68

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. As with the cigarette style, I sized up in these as well for the perfect fit.
  • Material: Just like with the cigarette style 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. I didn’t find the material to cut in anywhere, and there is minimal bunching at my knees. And just like with the cigarette style, just wash them inside out to retain the saturation of the wash.

:: 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.

And for those of you who have asked:

My tee is from Tradlands (gifted), Shoes are the Day Flat from Everlane, and the necklace is from Zoe River Elegance on Etsy.

I think that’s it!

Until next time,

Karin

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55 Comments

  1. Karen
    November 7, 2018 / 5:55 am

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      November 18, 2018 / 11:14 pm

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

  2. Ashley
    December 14, 2018 / 9:43 am

    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.

    • Karin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 1:37 pm

      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.

    • Cherry
      July 8, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      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?

      • Karin
        Author
        July 8, 2019 / 9:10 pm

        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. Bella
    January 4, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    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).

    • Karin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 1:42 pm

      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. Nicole
    January 9, 2019 / 2:02 pm

    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.

    • Karin
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 1:46 pm

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

      • Nicole
        January 18, 2019 / 1:36 pm

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

        • Karin
          Author
          January 25, 2019 / 10:04 am

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

  5. Kristen
    February 2, 2019 / 9:54 pm

    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

    • Karin
      Author
      February 8, 2019 / 7:58 pm

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

  6. Kristen
    February 2, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    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. Sarah
    February 16, 2019 / 10:48 am

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      February 21, 2019 / 4:43 pm

      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. February 18, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    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.

    • Karin
      Author
      February 21, 2019 / 4:45 pm

      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.

      • February 28, 2019 / 12:25 pm

        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).

        • Karin
          Author
          March 3, 2019 / 4:10 pm

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

  9. Tammy Thiele
    February 25, 2019 / 11:24 am

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 4:09 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful Tammy!

  10. Ald
    February 25, 2019 / 11:58 am

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

    • Karin
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 4:09 pm

      Nope! Tight, but still comfortable.

  11. Emma
    March 8, 2019 / 6:29 pm

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

    • Jen
      September 7, 2019 / 5:37 pm

      I second this question.

      • Karin
        Author
        September 7, 2019 / 7:17 pm

        It’s from Tradlands! They are still available!

  12. Melanie
    July 20, 2019 / 1:49 pm

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      August 29, 2019 / 9:06 pm

      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. September 4, 2019 / 3:31 pm

    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. Carrie
    September 4, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    Wide leg jean and cheeky bootcut

  15. Lauren
    October 10, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      November 6, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Lauren!

  16. Eryn
    February 10, 2020 / 10:32 pm

    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?

    • Karin
      Author
      March 16, 2020 / 4:39 pm

      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. Jackie
    May 1, 2020 / 7:09 am

    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.

    • Karin
      Author
      May 5, 2020 / 2:40 pm

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

  18. May 8, 2020 / 7:29 am

    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

    • Karin
      Author
      May 8, 2020 / 9:44 pm

      Glad it was helpful Leanne!

  19. Amber Hutchings
    July 17, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      July 17, 2020 / 4:42 pm

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

  20. Amanda
    July 29, 2020 / 5:22 pm

    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…

    • Karin
      Author
      July 29, 2020 / 6:04 pm

      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. Elaine Wong
    October 11, 2020 / 6:09 am

    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

    • Karin
      Author
      October 11, 2020 / 7:35 pm

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

  22. My
    October 24, 2020 / 7:06 am

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      October 25, 2020 / 8:38 pm

      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!

      • My
        November 11, 2020 / 9:06 am

        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!

        • Karin
          Author
          November 17, 2020 / 8:40 pm

          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. Nicole
    October 25, 2020 / 9:09 am

    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!

    • Karin
      Author
      October 25, 2020 / 8:40 pm

      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. Bonnie
    November 1, 2020 / 8:18 pm

    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.

    • Karin
      Author
      November 2, 2020 / 4:22 pm

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

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