Rated 5 out of 5Â by MamaSquish AMAZING!!
So I just got these in the mail today and immediately put them on, and I haven't taken them off!! These jeans are AMAZING and exactly what I was hoping for!!!! Denim is great quality, perfectly faded, comfy but NOT stretchy (I hate freaking stretch denim. I want some real jeans, thanks) and I could not be happier. I know some folks have taken issue with the fit, but I recently had a baby and I'm carrying extra weight around my middle/upper hips, and it's SO hard for me to find pants that fit...but these TOTALLY worked. Very comfortable and totally flattering, I'm kind of an unusual shape and I needed some pants with an unusual fit. They're long but it's workable. Love. For reference, I'm 5'8', 180 lbs, got size 31.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TaniaM SUPER CUTE BUT AWFUL FIT!
So because I read the reviews before I ordered, I sized up. I normally wear a size 27 or 28 in free people jeans and I ordered a size 29. I am 5'7. They are so cute and exactely as pictured, but the fit, HORRIBLE. The waist is big and the thighs are tighter but because I sized up they are fine. I just wear a belt and Voila, they work out great. Still very long but I wear my high platforms with them. If you dont like wearing platforms ( High ones) then dont bother getting this jean because the cost to alter them is not worth it because you want to keep the cute way they are at the bottom. Just size up and wear a belt. If you like a bell bottom fun pair of jeans you have never seen before, get them:-)
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ydm425 Why so long FP??
The look of these jeans are fantastic, but they are sssooo long! Not sure why a lot of FP jeans have a 34" or longer inseam instead of 31". With these jeans if you hem or cut them, depending on how much, it will take away from the detailing at the bottom of the legs. When I tried them on with 3" wedges, they were still too long. I'm going to cut the bottoms about 2" just so I can wear heels with them. I don't really have the same problem as the other reviews in the crouch area. Because the jeans didn't have any stretch I ordered the next size up. I have a set of "hips" on me and without stretch I wanted to accommodate for this and they fit me perfectly in the hips and seat area and the gap in the back is minimal, but the size larger also fits me more "high rise" versus the lower waist. I am going to keep them because they are so authentic. I just wish FP would make the inseams shorter for us women with average heights. I'm 5'6" and I'm only hoping after cutting 2" off the bottoms they will be short enough.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by oceanwishes Super Cute Awful Fit
I have to agree with the other reviewer. I got these in the mail today and was unbelievably excited as they were on back order when I purchased them. The look and color are amazing and exactly what I've been looking for in a flare. That being said when I put them on the thighs were comfortable the butt was huge and the waist was massive. Even with a belt the pants bunch and look funny for such a high waisted style. They fit right at the belly button. I am disappointed but hopeful that if I just size down about 2 sizes they will fit the way they are supposed to. I am still very in love with these jeans and will attempt to keep them just in a smaller size. Oh and they are very long. On my 5'8 frame I could still lose about 2 inches off the bottom while in a platform.
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ElephantGirl Too cute to pass up
Pros: Jeans are well-made and look just as pictured. The patching, distressing, and hem are so beautiful.. not to mention the awesome wide flare at the bottom. The style is SO unique, unlike anything I've ever seen! I found them to be very flattering throughout the thighs. They fit true to size (for the most part) and the denim is thin and comfortable.
Cons: As the other reviewer mentioned, there are some issues with the fit of the jeans. Like her, I experienced that annoying gap in the back and tightness in the butt. Also, there is a little more fabric in the hip and crotch than I would prefer (if you zoom in on the third pic, you'll see it on the model) due to the higher-rise and awkward waist. And for the big CON, at 5'8" with 4" wedges, these jeans are still dragging! :( I will have to have the length of the entire bottom detail hemmed. The problem with doing this is you risk losing one of the best parts of the jeans (or paying a lot of $$ at the tailor). It's such a shame that these had to be so long, but at the same time, they are too unique to return. I am going to head to the tailor to see what she can do with them to hopefully make them work for me.
If they are your style, I recommend trying them on in-store. As much trouble as it may be, I don't think you'll ever see another pair of jeans like these again!
Rated 2 out of 5Â by cupcakes Weird, weird crotch.....too, too long! Bummer...
I agree with the other reviewer 100%. I have no idea what FP is doing to their denim but like the other review said the buttons are different and they have a weird fit. The crotch is super low and it feels like you can't pull them up any further, but it is big, but it is small. I have no idea! I am so confused with what is going on with these pants.
You can clearly see in photo 1 and photo 2 if you really look the crotch is weird and it does look like it is too tight and pulling. I would never have inspected that far but after trying them on you can def tell in the 2nd photo what I mean with the crotch pulling.
They are really nice jeans and super funky but what's the point if I have to get 8 inches hemmed?
Rated 3 out of 5Â by FPKaraK Beautiful great quality....but gosh awful fit....
Well I know a lot of folks complain about FP quality so with that said let me tell you that these are very well worth the price tag...quality wise. These are fantastic heavy, durable yet soft denim. These def look more then $150 esp with the patch work. I'm actually surprised they are so "cheap". The colors are true to studio photos, including the "dirty" on the bottom of the jeans.
The bad :(
Sadly, as cool as these bad boys look, they are an awful awful fit. These along with a new skinny destroyed have a new fit and they fit TERRIBLE. They have "FREE PEOPLE" printed across the buttons. I really hope this isn't a new manufacturing method because the new styles with the print on the buttons are AWFUL.
They fit SUPER tight in the thighs, but huge in the waist. In fact, I got them on and buttoned. The back gaped yet it was super tight around my butt and the crotch was SO LOW but I def couldn't pull them any higher. Very awkward fit.
Length: Well you obviously can see on the model and in the video this month, the pants are super long even on the 5'11 model in chunky platforms. I am pretty tall for an "average" girl. I am just under 5'7" and these were WAY too long. I would have to take off the entire hem if I wanted to purchase them. Doesn't that take away from the beauty of the pant?
Overall: The quality is amazing, wash fantastic, but the fit is less then to be desired. If you are tall, with no butt and small thighs these will work, otherwise be sure to try these on!