I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of straight-leg jeans for months now. It’s a trend I’ve slowly adopted, although I’m not sure I’ll totally ditch my skinny jeans for good. Abercrombie has quickly become known for their jeans and overall quality when it comes to denim. I have not had the best luck with Abercrombie jeans in the past, but I’ve been inspired by so many of my friends to give them another try! I’m sharing a complete and honest Abercrombie jeans review of their straight-leg jeans to see if they’re worth all the hype.

If you’re looking for outfit ideas for how to style straight-leg jeans check out this post where I share 10 different ways to style them!

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What Makes a Good Pair of Jeans?

I know I’m not the only person searching for the perfect pair of jeans, so I wanted to write up a detailed review of all the Abercrombie jeans I’ve tried! I do plan to continue testing out more options at various price points, so check back to this review for more options in the future.

I prefer a pair of jeans that are, flattering, and comfortable to sit in. I spend a good chunk of my days at a desk, so having something that doesn’t feel constricting, while also still being flattering is a must for me! Plus, no one wants to see a huge gap in the back of your jeans when you sit.

I typically wear between 27-28 in most brands. I am 5’5 for height reference and have a naturally shorter torso. In general, I preferred a 27 in curve love and a 28 in regular with a more relaxed fit. The regular length is longer than other brands and only works with heels since it hits the top of my foot.

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Abercrombie Jean Details

I’m excited to give a wide variety of styles a try for this Abercrombie jean review. My body has gone through a lot of changes over the last few years becoming a mom. As I’m re-learning how to dress a slightly more curvy body, I’m also being a little more adventurous with my style! It’s been so fun trying out different trends and seeing which ones feel right for building a wardrobe I love. If you’re looking to rebuild your wardrobe from scratch, check out this guide!


One of the reasons I’m excited to give Abercrombie & Fitch denim a try again is because of their wide range in sizing. They offer sizes 23-37. This is extremely size-inclusive for a denim brand. They also offer their denim in short, regular, long, and extra short lengths. In addition, they now offer all denim styles in their curve love fit as well. Abercrombie has 7 different styles of denim: 90’s straight, 90’s relaxed, ankle straight, straight, mom jean, loose, and their classic skinny jean.

Abercrombie Curve Love Jeans vs Regular

Abercrombie introduced their Curve Love fit in denim a few years back, and it’s been a growing hit! Their curve love line of denim has an additional 2″ throughout the hip and thigh. Oftentimes, this is where women struggle to find the perfect fitting jeans. Speaking from experience, I know how frustrating it can be to find the perfect pair of jeans. The Curve Love fit is now available in all styles of Abercrombie’s denim.

Abercrombie Jean Review

Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jeans

Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90's Straight Jeans, abercrombie jean review


SIZE: 28, 6 Regular

WASH: Light

The 90s straight jeans are much baggier throughout the legs than what I’m looking for. While this style is not in line with mine, I do think these are very on-trend. The loose fit through the legs and backside doesn’t flatter my figure. It seems that my backside gets lost in the mix and it looks like I’m swimming in these. If you like this style but don’t want them to be too loose, I suggest sizing down or opting for the non-curve love style.

SIT TEST: These are very comfortable to sit in.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: These are not my style, but they are right on trend. The washed-out look gives these an authentic vintage feel. If you want a true 90’s look, I would recommend these!

Curve Love Slim Straight Ultra High Rise

Curve Love Slim Straight Ultra High Rise, abercrombie jean review


SIZE: 28, 6 Regular

WASH: Light

The wash on this light-wash jean is what I would consider to be a bleached look. It’s not my favorite style and I wouldn’t naturally wear this day to day. Due to the ultra-high rise cut, the pockets sit a little higher on me. I want a more relaxed feel throughout the leg. If you’re on the more petite side, these would be a great option for straight-leg jeans.

SIT TEST: They do gap in the back when I sit. It’s not the most flattering when I sit, but they aren’t uncomfortable.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: The overall style of these is not what I was hoping for. These are pretty slim through the thigh then look bulky below the knee. For my body shape, this style is not the most flattering and I couldn’t see myself wearing these regularly.

Asymmetrical Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90’s Straight Jeans

Asymmetrical Curve Love Ultra High Rise 90's Straight Jeans, abercrombie jean review


SIZE: 28, 6 Regular

WASH: Light

I’ve seen these on Abercrombie’s website a few times before and have been very curious about trying them myself. I was surprised that I could barely button these. All the other size 28 I had, seemed to fit just right or even a little loose, but these are definitely the exception! The waist and backside are both overall tighter than any other jeans I’ve tried on thus far.

I do like that the legs are slightly looser, which is something that the slim straight jeans were lacking. Unfortunately, though, these are very uncomfortable overall to sit or stand in. If you want to try them I would suggest sizing up.

SIT TEST: They did not pass the sit test in the least bit. They were very hard to sit in. However, this could be because overall I need one size up.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: These are a hard pass. They were hard to button and very uncomfortable. It was hard to tell if the issue was that I needed a larger size or if the jean was overall shifted to one side. If you want to give these a try, I would recommend sizing up one from your normal size.

High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean


SIZE: 28 Regular

WASH: Light

This is the biggest style of jeans I own. I sized up since they aren’t the curve love style.

SIT TEST: This baggy style is extremely comfortable when sitting.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: I honestly have not reached for these jeans much. For my own personal style, I do not love the casual look of baggy jeans. I feel a little lost in them.

Curve Love Mid Rise 90s Straight Jean


SIZE: 27

WASH: Light

These are jeans that were already in my wardrobe. I love the mid-rise option and wish they had more washes in this style. These jeans have that classic relaxed fit that is on trend right now.

SIT TEST: These jeans were very comfortable and would be perfect for all-day wear.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Even though I’ve had these jeans for several months, I’ve honestly only reached for them a few times. This may be because I don’t wear jeans in general very often

90s Straight mid rise LEG JEAN


SIZE: 27

WASH: Dark with raw hem

These jeans are a direct comparison to the curve love option, and I was not a fan. Since I’m only 5’5 these jeans did not look great with flats, however they worked better with heels.

SIT TEST: These jeans were tight and uncomfortable while standing so I know they would not have been comfortable sitting.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: This was my least favorite pair out of all the jeans I tried. I felt like they sat a little lower than the curve love option which made me a little self-conscious in them due to the lower rise.

90s Straight LEG Curve love JEAN


SIZE: 27 S

WASH: Dark with raw hem

In the past, size 27 has been too tight for me, but I recently lost a few pounds and wanted to give the curve love style a try. I did opt for the short length because I feel Abercrombie jeans are a little longer so the short length is perfect for me, especially when wearing flats.

SIT TEST: These jeans had a great stretch unlike some I have tried in the past. They were very comfortable to sit in.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: These jeans fit me great! I love the mid-rise which hits right at my belly buttons. I also love the raw hem edge. It makes the jeans easy to cut if you want the length a little bit shorter.

High rise skinny curve love jean


SIZE: 27

WASH: Medium

In my opinion, skinny jeans are a must-have wardrobe item, especially if you like to wear knee-high boots in the fall and winter seasons.

SIT TEST: This style has a great stretch and is very comfortable to sit in.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: I’m so glad I went for the curve love option in this style because they fit perfectly. These are different than typical skinny jeans because they do have some structure and thickness to them. That being said, if you have wide calfs these might not be the best choice.

Mid Rise 90s Straight Jean


SIZE: 27 regular

WASH: White with raw hem

These white jeans are different than my usual preference for denim because they have a true structure and thickness. The quality is great!

SIT TEST: These pass the sit test!

OVERALL THOUGHTS: These jeans are supposed to be identical to the ones I tried in the darker wash that I didn’t love, however, these had a great fit! I don’t particularly love the length of these on me, even though this style is the current trend. I’d definitely pair these with a heel.

Best Abercrombie Fit and Style

I’ve come to the conclusion that the Curve Love style fits me much better and is more comfortable overall. The extra 2 inches allows the jeans to lay better and pass the sit test without riding up if you know what I mean.

The mid-rise fit is my favorite and I wish they would make more washes in that style. I think it fits my short torso so well and is very comfortable and flattering.

The fit of the ultra-high-rise jeans was not my favorite. It may be because of my short torso, but this style was uncomfortable for me. I prefer where the low-rise jeans hit and find that when I sit, these are more flattering for me as well.

Do you have a favorite pair of Abercrombie jeans that you love? Let me know in the comments!



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