Since having a baby, I’ve fallen in love with high waisted denim…for multiple reasons – but mainly because I just feel more confident, comfortable and kept together – if you know what I mean…. That’s why I’ve decided to bring you an American Eagle high waisted denim review! I’ve been blogging a lot about how my style has evolved and changed since becoming a mother and how I’ve been looking for more practical and functional items to fill my closet. Clothing I feel good in. Clothing that mixes and matches well. Below is a review of a handful of high waisted denim from American Eagle and my ratings/thoughts. Hoping this helps you choose your next pair – and if you haven’t tried high waisted denim yet – I suggest you give it a shot!
You can check out a similar post I did a couple summers back – AEO Distressed Denim Review.
**I tried on size 8’s and felt like I could have gone up to a 10 in most of these jeans to be more comfortable. I guess it depends on how tight you want them! 🙂
American Eagle Outfitters AE Denim X Super Hi-Rise Jegging – in Gray
These jeans were so comfortable. Seriously one of my favorites from all that I tried on for this blog post. AND I had accidentally purchased a size 6 – so they were a little snug for my liking. An 8 or 10 would have made me keep them! The material was SUPER soft and flexible and I loved the frayed edges on the ankle seam. The color says “gray” but I felt they looked more “olive”. Either way – REALLY liked this pair.
Score: 9.5 out of 10
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Slim Flare Jean – in Had a Cool Moment
These jeans were fun! Very different from what I am used to wearing. They took me to my past high school years (early 2000’s) when flares were very much the trend. I really liked these jeans but the flare was a slight bit too wide for me, making them a tad baggy on the bottom (and I am about 5’7′)
Score: 5 out of 10
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging – in Slasher Blue
I am really surprised at how long the torn denim trend has been hanging on…and I don’t necessarily hate it. I have a pair of Tomgirl jeans from AEO that I got last summer and I love them. This particular pair of hi-rise ripped jeans were super comfortable and I am not one to love a thigh rip…(battle of the bulge there) but the jeans themselves had a nice elasticity to them that made the thigh rip appealing. Definitely liked them a lot more than I thought I would!
Score: 7 out of 10
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging – in Livin’ it up
The good ole’ classic double knee rip jeans. I liked these jeans but not nearly enough as I had hoped. They felt a bit cheap in person and looked way better online and the material wasn’t as stretchy.
Score: 4 out of 10
AEO Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging – in Campus Brights
I lalala LOVE these hi-rise jeggings! The look of the material and color online was not one that would have made me think these would end up a favorite. But they were! I liked the wash and the feel. I also loved that there were no rips!
Score: 9.75 out of 10 (because perfection isn’t a thing – but these were close)
AEO Denim X Super Hi-Rise Jeggings – in Black Slash
These black hi-rise jeggings were really nice! They had the black torn slit in the knees which felt a little off…but the material was SUPER nice and the waist height felt perfect andddd they are black. Every woman I know loves a good fitting and fun pair of black denim jeggings.
Score: 8 out of 10
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