Abercrombie Jeans Review: 2023 Guide & Sizing Tips
Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by Dana Berez
Best Abercrombie Jeans
Finding that perfect pair of jeans can have a lot of trial and error- but once you find the pair that fits you perfectly, it’s all worth it.
I recently ordered seven different jean styles from Abercrombie to do the ultimate fit test to find out what are the best Abercrombie Jeans and review the different styles.
In this Abercrombie Jeans Review, I am going to compare the cut and fit of all seven styles to help you decide which style is going to be your perfect match. After trying on and analyzing all these jeans… I’ve become an Abercrombie jeans expert!
Plus, I’ll answer your questions on Abercrombie jeans like sizing, fit, curve love styles, and so much more. Let’s get right into it!
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- Overall Favorite: Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean
- Best Cropped Jean: Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jean
- Best Relaxed Jean: High Rise Loose Jean
- Best Modern Skinny Jean: High Rise Slim Straight
What’s so special about Abercrombie Jeans?
Abercrombie Jeans get rave reviews on social media- for a good reason: they are a denim machine!
They have inclusive sizing from size 23 to 37, they have high rise, mid rise, and low rise styles, and they offer styles in 4-5 inseam lengths: extra short, short, regular, long, and extra long.
On top of the variety of sizes and lengths, Abercrombie also has all of their classic style jeans in their Curve Love fit, which adds an additional 2” around your hip and thigh area which is great if you always have problems with a dreaded waist gap.
And on top of all that goodness, they have plenty of styles to choose from. So whether you’re rocking the 90’s straight jeans (one of my personal favorites) a relaxed pair of jeans, or a skinny- you’ll be sure to find one that fits and matches your personal style.
I think it’s great that Abercrombie Jeans has styles for all different kinds of body types, and their jeans are high quailty!
And did I mention the variety of washes each style comes in? Some styles have over 24 denim washes to choose from- so I am serious that you’ll find your perfect denim match at Abercrombie.
One last thing, Abercrombie & Fitch does have sales often on their website, and I find they offer more variety of sizing online than in-store. However, when there is a sale some styles and washes sell out until they restock once the sale is over.
Abercrombie Curve Love vs Regular
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What is Curve Love from Abercrombie?
As I mentioned above, the Curve Love line from Abercrombie takes their styles and adds an extra 2” inches in the thigh and hip area making these styles a great option for us with hips.
Should you get the Curve Love or not?
Let me tell you, I am a girl with hips!
My hip measurements are 43” and I surely thought that the Curve Love fit was my match made in heaven. Afterall, the Abercrombie Curve Love Jeans added an additional 2” in the hip and thigh area- and according to the size chart, my body type is more in line with the curve love line.
After buying only Curve Love for YEARS, I started to realize that maybe this fit was not my perfect match.
While they felt great in the hip and thigh… they seemed to always be very tight in the waist area and caused major wedgie.
After sizing up in my normal size 30 to 31, the fit was much roomier, but the jeans did not add any compression on my lower belly, and from the side, the Curve Love jeans accentuated my belly and didn’t make it look flat like their classic jeans do.
I made the switch from buying only Curve Love to their Classic styles, and my FUPA literally was less pronounced when I switched to their classic jeans.
So… even if you have hips and think the Curve Love will fit you perfectly- I beg you to try the same style in the classic fit and see which fits you better!
Do Abercrombie Jeans Run Small?
From my personal experience, I find that Abercrombie Jeans run slightly small.
And you can find a whole thread of this discussion on Social Media- in the past year it seems Abercrombie has changed their jean sizing (which makes purchasing jeans online even MORE confusing)
I am a regular size 30/ 10 in jeans and dresses from other retailers (hips 43” inches) and have purchased Abercrombie Jeans in both sizes 29 & 30 which fit in years past. But now I purchase size 31 in Abercrombie Classic Jeans because they run smaller.
I like my jeans to fit snug, but not too tight where you can’t sit in them anymore and are too uncomfortable to wear.
With that being said, if you are between sizes, I’d size up for a more comfortable looser fit in Abercrombie Jeans.
However, one caveat with Abercrombie Jeans… some washes fit differently even if they are the same style of jeans.
I have both the light wash and the saturated black wash size 31 of the Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean, and the light wash fits perfectly, whereas the saturated black is a little tighter and less roomy.
Online reviews are notorious for mentioning that Abercombie Jeans have inconsistent sizing– so it might be best to order two sizes and return the one that doesn’t work out.
What length to get in Abercrombie Jeans
Abercrombie jeans come in 5 different inseam lengths in most styles: extra short, short, regular, long, and extra long.
You have to ask yourself if you want your jeans to hit above your ankle like a cropped style or run longer. Depending on your height that may play into what inseam length you order.
For example, the Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight jean (in size 28) comes in these different lengths:
- Extra Short Inseam: 26.5″
- Short Inseam: 28.5″
- Regular Inseam: 30.5″
- Long Inseam: 32.5″
- Leg Opening: 16″
Being 5’10” I tend to order their Long lengths if I want them to run past my ankle, and I’ll order Regular length for a more cropped fit.
Rejoice, tall girls and short girls, Abercrombie has the perfect length for you!
Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean
Let’s start with my personal favorite style from Abercrombie, the Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean.
This is a true classic straight pair of jeans that has been on trend for the past couple of years. The jeans give off a vintage look without being too baggy looking.
These jeans are perfect everyday jeans and can be dressed up or down. Plus, you can wear these with many different shoe styles including sneakers, flats, sandals, and boots.
These are fitted in the waist, and hip and eases through the thigh for a straight-leg jeans look. And for me, it’s the perfect fit.
This style also comes in 30 washes! I’m wearing these in a 31 Regular Light Wash that has natural distressing.
Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean
This is the same style as above but in their Curve Love version. As I previously explained, I found that the Curve Love jeans weren’t the best fit for me, and these are the only Curve Loves I’ll be reviewing.
The Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jean is very fitted in the waist and adds 2 inches around the butt and thigh area.
For me, this style runs too fitted in the waist and causes some wedgies. As you can see from the photos, I find this fit accentuates my lower belly rather than flatting it out.
So overall, not my favorite style from Abercrombie.
Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jean
These are very similar to the Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight jeans, but these Ankle-straight jeans are cropped. They are fitted in the waist hip and thigh area and are straight and cropped at the ankle.
Even the Long length on me is cropped, so these are great for wearing with sandals, loafers, or wear with any shoe you’d like to show off.
These are great for the summertime when sandals are worn most!
Wearing these in size 31 Long length in wash Light.
Ultra High Rise Slim Straight Jeans
If you miss the skinny jeans trend but don’t want to commit to true skinny jeans- the Abercrombie High Rise Slim Straight Jean is for you.
These jeans are fitted in the hip and thigh through the knee, and below the knee turns into a straight style. This gives off a straight jean vibe but with more tightness in the butt and thigh.
This style also runs on the longer side, so if you want them a bit cropped you can opt for a shorter inseam. These are quickly becoming my new favorite jeans!
Wearing these High Rise Slim Straight in a 31 Regular in the Black wash.
High Rise Loose Jean
If you are looking for the loosest style from Abercrombie, then the High Rise Loose Jean is your answer. These jeans are giving me all of the 2000s vibe with a modern twist.
I’m wearing these in a 31 Long in the Medium wash and I really like how the Long inseam looks. When worn with flats there is a slight break in the jeans, but when you wear these with heels there is no break and they look very expensive.
Overall, I prefer this style over the 90’s relaxed jean just because they fully commit to the loose fit, and in my opinion, looks and feels like designer jeans.
These are relaxed in the hips and thighs and then a wide straight cut all the way down.
High Rise 90’s Relaxed Jean
Overall it’s a relaxed style, and it reminds me of a true bootcut pair of jeans. I am wearing these in a size 31 regular shade medium. The standard length on me looks great with sneakers or bootie heels.
High Rise Mom Jeans
The High Rise Mom Jean is fitted at the waist and is relaxed throughout the hip and thigh and it tapers at the ankle. This style has lots of positive reviews for the fit, but for me, it was very baggy in the knee area and I felt it wasn’t as flattering as other Abercrombie Jean Styles.
The Mom jeans run cropped, and even the Long length on me was cropped which would look nice with ankle boots or a loafer.
Wearing this in a 31 Long Medium Wash.
High Rise Skinny Jeans
The Abercrombie High Rise Skinny Jeans are your answer to true classic skinny jeans. It’s fitted in the hip and thighs and throughout the leg opening.
I like how there is a slight stretch to these, just like all the other Abercrombie jeans, making this skinny style very comfortable to wear.
This style runs on the shorter side. I am wearing these in a 31 Long medium wash and they still were slightly cropped.
A skinny jean looks great with sneakers, and loafers, and can be tucked in boots!
Abercrombie Jeans FAQ:
Do Abercrombie Jeans Shrink?
I don’t find that my Abercrombie jeans shrink- but it depends on how you wash them. If you’d like to avoid any shrinkage, wash your jeans in cold water and skip the dryer.
Does Abercrombie Have Free Returns?
Yes and no. If you don’t love your jeans, Abercrombie has free returns to any Abercrombie Fitch Store if purchased online.
But if you’d like to return by mail, there is a $7 processing fee to track your return back. It takes about 3 weeks to have your item processed and your return to be initiated.
If you’ve ordered a few items, it’s best to wait to return everything in one box, rather than multiple to save on the $7 returns.
How long is Abercrombie Shipping?
Shipping from Abercrombie in my experience takes about a week, but you can pay for priority overnight or 2-day shipping.
Do Abercrombie Jeans Go on Sale?
Another great thing about Abercrombie is the many sales that happen throughout the year. You can save on average 25% on jeans once on sale.
They have the semi-annual denim sale twice a year, once in February and one in late August. However, you can catch sales throughout the year on denim making these jeans less than $80 on sale.
Hope you found this post helpful for finding your best Abercrombie & Fitch jeans match! I wanted there to be a place where you can see what the differences are between these jeans and find your favorite pair.
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