Saturday, September 9, 2017

Everlane Denim Mid-Rise Skinny Jean | Review

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

One of the most exciting recent developments over at Everlane recently, has been the launch of their new, extremely clean, ethically made denim line a couple days ago! I've been wearing a press sample around for the last couple weeks, so I've had a chance to see how they fit and feel and wear, and I've been really impressed.


everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

For my intro to Everlane's Denim, I chose the Mid-Rise Skinny in the Ankle cut ($68) and Stay Black shade in size 24. When I unboxed them, I was struck by the robust, weighty feel of the denim fabric, which reminds me a lot of the texture and feel of the Wide Leg Crop Pant. When I pulled them on and zipped and buttoned 'em up, I could feel immediately the "holds you in" effect of the fabric, which is great because it kinda feels like a jeans version of Spanx.

Denim also comes in the following models:


Each model comes in a light wash, dark wash, white and black variant to round out your basic jean wardrobe!

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

For any new readers, I'm a thin, petite person: 5'2" and 100 lbs, and buying jeans is always one of those not fun, special activities that I avoid like the plague because it's very irritating and unpleasant when nothing seems to fit quite right. I was concerned that Everlane's first attempt at jeans would not include a size that actually fit me, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the fit on the 24 size of the Mid-Rise Skinny Ankle was really quite good, although not perfect.

The jeans overall fit very well, and the fit in the waist is spot on. However, the pant legs fit more like a sharply cut pair of chinos (which I am ok with) rather than a perfect pair of skinny jeans. Luckily, I love the look of a sharply cut pair of chinos, and these look great when paired with pumps or ballet flats or sandals, and even some boots as you can see here. I do also love my skinny jeans though, and I would appreciate a pair of Everlane jeans that fit like a skinny jean glove!

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

The other big issue when I buy jeans is the inseam - one of my favourite pairs of Zara jeans is a pair I had to hem like 4" off of, because that's just how them come usually (with a few rare exceptions). However, with the introduction of Regular and Ankle lengths in its Denim, Everlane has actually right off the bat produced a pair of jeans with an inseam that fit me perfectly, no hemming required! The 26.5" inseam on all the "Ankle" variants of Everlane's Denim is the perfect "Regular" length inseam for me, and let me just say, I couldn't be more thrilled to be able to wear these right out of the box without having to fold a bunch of fabric under and scurry on over to the tailor's!

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

 I have been thinking a lot about the fit, and it seems to me that because Everlane's "Ankle" inseam pant is not actually meant as a petite fit, but rather is meant as an ankle length inseam for average height people, that the width of the pant leg is wider than it should be to give me a perfect fit, again, because it's optimized to give a perfect fit as an ankle-length jean on a normal height person.

So, if you're listening Everlane, I think that in order to produce a skinny jean that is a perfect fit on those of us who are skinny and petite, I think you may need to introduce a petite designation for each jean to your range so that you can optimize the waist size and pant leg width combinations for short, thin people. We sure would appreciate it!

everlane denim review mid-rise skinny jean ankle photos petite

Having said that, I am really happy with these jeans, and I love them for fall. They are the perfect sharp cut, jean-chino hybrid for me to wear everywhere casual that I need to go, and as you can see, they look right at home when paired with a blazer! If you're 5'4" or up, it's likely that you'll find a truly perfect fit among Everlane's new Denim range. If you're 5'2"-5'4", take a good look at these photos, and if you like what you see, you'll be happy as well! 

Have any of you tried Everlane Denim? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

xx Georgia Grace

7 comments:

  1. I just got the same jeans and they are really fitted through my ankles but I am not as petite as you. Do they stretch out? I find the thick fabric really tight and uncomfortable. I bought my normal size but I think I'll have to exchange for a bigger size unless they stretch a little.

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    1. Hey! So they really do not seem to stretch very much from what I've seen from them - it's hard to tell bc they are already a little roomy on me but in the waist where they are super well fitted I do not feel like they stretch out at all even with repeated wear. So if you want less tight I think you should exchange!

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  2. I bought a pair of the high-rise black denim and am pleased with the purchase,considering the $68 price tag. I am also 5'2 but a couple sizes up from you at 26 ankle. I love the high-rise--it definitely holds me in--and the jeans also seem to have more of a slim vintage fit than a skinny fit. I was happy to see they look on you like they do on me, with some bagging around the knees and not like a stretchy "legging" jean. This is why I note them as a vintage fit. They certainly don't look this way on the Everlane models :) Very worth the price point, though I wouldn't pay much more!

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    1. Yea! Glad you like the fit - I agree it's definitely vintage, and they certainly don't fit that way on the Everlane models! I agree the price point is good - I also love DSTLD denim! I recently got a pair of black power stretch skinnies (high rise i think) in size 24 and the short inseam, and they are soooo perfect! Theyre a little more expensive, but have super great skinny fit. Love them! xx Georgia Grace

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  3. I bought these jeans and the high rise version in my regular 29" - I'm 5'10 and so the "regular" length is considerably cropped on me. About 3" above the middle of my ankle. These pants fit really well in the waist but are actually SUPER skinny on me! I think you've got the right theory - because the bottom seam falls much higher up my calf (where it's much wider), it looks like a more skinny jean. I'm actually kind of jealous how these pants look on you, which is a much more "classic" shape in my opinion. In addition to your advocacy for petite sizes, I would advocate for "taller" sizes for those of us who have 34 - 36" inseams!!

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    1. That's SO interesting - yea it is totally the inseam and how it falls on different heights that is making the difference. I feel like moving into Petite and Tall sizes is really necessary for any brand that is serious about offering really really well-fitting, off-the-rack pants to "everyone"...hopefully it will happen sometime soon! For me, the ideal inseam is around 26", so when you consider that people are shopping for pants with 10" differences in inseams / leg lengths, there's no other way to accommodate such a wide spectrum than to either offer petite and tall sizes or offer 5 different inseam options -
      either of which I would be totally fine with!

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  4. Hi Georgia! I'm new to your blog but I really like your style. Very elegant and classy. Can I ask what is the brand for your blazer and sunnies in this post? They look simple but gorgeous!!

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