This Just In


Looks We Love

The Getaway Shop

Labels We Love

The Madewell Essentials


Your double-tap-worthy pics

From denim recycling to
beach cleaning



(see all)

high-rise skinny jeans
skinny jeans
demi-boot jeans
wide-leg jeans
straight-leg jeans
perfect summer jeans
overalls & jumpsuits
perfect vintage collection
maternity jeans
more denim dressing










intimates & pajamas



extended sizes

shoes, bags &








The Scenes

Our Blog





About Madewell

Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
full size
Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
Product Details
For our Perfect Vintage Collection, we dreamed up 100% cotton styles with an authentic old-school look (think: treasured flea market finds). These skinny jeans have a perfectly broken-in look thanks to artful destruction.
  • We recommend getting these in your usual size—they'll feel tight at first but stretch out juuuuuuust enough after a couple of wears.
  • Front rise: 11"; inseam: 28 1/2"; leg opening for size 25: 11 1/4".
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a skinny leg.
  • Premium 100% cotton denim from Italy's Candiani mill.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • 5'4" and below? Try our short inseam; 5'9"-5'11"? Choose Tall; 6' and above? Get Taller.
  • Monogramming available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to eight letters for $10 (free for Madewell Insiders), please call 866 544 1937.
  • Select stores. 
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
*For complete details, see our Shipping Policy.

Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best fitting Madewell jeans In the last year, I've slowly gotten rid of all of my other jeans and replaced them with Madewell. You can't beat the quality and fit. I buy mostly stretchy skinny 9" high rise. I just got these in the mail this week and am in love! They are structured and thick good quality material. Sometimes you get sick of feeling like you're wearing jeggings. These have become my new favorite jeans. For reference - I'm 5' 7" 138lbs with a short torso/carry most of my weight in my legs and butt. I ordered my normal size - 28L and they are perfect. I own the Perfect Summer Fitzgerald Jean and they are a bit tighter/skinnier than those but a similar rise. Please make more jeans with this rise! I agree with other users they are a fitted skinny. The description is right, they stretch just enough through wearing them, you can still sit and bend okay in them, I didn't have the same issue other reviewers had.
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit and Quality If you like raw denim, these are a great choice; I love these. The high rise is flattering and structured, and I love the leg opening: it's not as tight as "skinny", which I have trouble getting over my calves and pulling my heel out of, but not as loose as "straight". More like a "fitted straight". Definitely buy your regular size and they will give slightly after a few wears even though they feel tight when you first put them on I also wish there were a version without distressing. I'd love these in a black or darker color...
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 100% cotton jean! These jeans are awesome and go with everything! I find myself wearing them at least twice a week. They’re pretty flattering if you can find the right size! I am normally between a size 25-26 in other brands and tried both the 25 and 26 and went with the 26. I’m about 5’3/5’4 and 115lbs. The 25s fit better in the waist but they were really tight across the hips/butt. For reference, I have about 25-26 inch waist and 35-36 inch hip. So, beware that they are more of a straight (read not curvy) cut. They still look good and are flattering, but for comparison, I also got the perfect summer jean in a 26 and could’ve totally gone down to a 25 for a less boyfriend look. The perfect summer jean is more roomy in the hip area. I also got the regular length and just cuff the bottoms—they’re not too long.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect 5’4” and 145 and a 28 was perfect! I’ve never had a pair of high-rise denim fit comfortably and look luxe and omg. These are perfect. I doubtfully put them on (ordered online) and they’re amazing. My mom keeps complimenting how cute they are too!!!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! - great alternative if the summer jean style doesn't work for you I really, really wanted the perfect summer jean to work - light fabric, makes everyone else's butt look amazing... but, for me the fit, size didn't work at all for whatever reason. Thank goodness this came along! The cotton feels light, the distressing is relatively minimal and having the looser leg is a nice change. I almost would say size down if you're in between sizes. I'm 5'6" 117ish and am normally a 25 but this time felt more comfortable in the 24.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit!! Listen, I'm going to be honest, these have taken some serious working in. They fit great in the legs but were oddly tight in the upper-thigh/crotch area, which, as a small butt-ed lady has NEVER been an issue. However, with some killer dance moves and some squats, they are fitting a lot more comfortably and make me feel like the chic-est of ladies. These are the jeans for those who enjoy wearing structured denim. Not for the faint of pants.
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I love these jeans! I am tall, 6foot, and have a small waist and large hips. These jeans are perfect for me. They are also very stylish. I wanted a more vintage look and feel, a thicker denim, and these were perfect!
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 90s styling with a modern flare. So I read the previous reviews before I purchased these on sale. I was hesitant to buy my usual size 23 in 10inch rise, but I did anyways and I’m so glad. The fit is definitely tight at first, but after a day of wear, they look so good. I definitely would recommend these for ladies with a straighter build who want a curvier look. The waist hits higher than the usual madewell 10inch rise skinny jeans, so the waist looks tiny. The rigid material sucks in the tummy and lifts the behind. I have a very lean athletic build and I love how these jeans make me look like I have hips and a waist. For those of you blessed with curvy hips and thighs, it will probably be a struggle to find the right fit.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Denim perfection! These jeans require some work, but they are completely worth it. Once I found my correct size, the fit was exactly what I’ve been trying to find for the past two years. They fit like high-rise skinny jeans until just below the knees, where they loosen up ever so slightly down through the ankle. The fact that they’re 100% cotton means they hold their shape and and always look put together. I first bought a 24, which fit well, but the waist gapped a bit too much for my liking and it made the jean seem frumpy overall. (For ref, I’m 5’5 110lbs) I was scared that was just the way they fit, but decided to give them one more try and exchanged for a 23. They fit super tight in the hips at first; I almost couldn’t get them zipped up. But once I did, they were what I had been looking for. They still gap a bit in the waist for me, and it took two days of wear to finally get them to give. I haven’t stopped wearing them since! Madewell, pleeease make more washes ASAP!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect skinny jeans I love that these feel like jeans and not leggings. They are definitely stiff at first, but once they break in, they’re great. I love that I can wear them several times without them getting too stretched out as happens with jeans that has spandex. I am 5’5, 130 pounds and I got a size 26. I love that the inseam is the perfect length to wear with flats or roll up with booties if I want.
Date published: 2018-04-13
  • y_2018, m_7, d_14, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_95
  • loc_en_US, sid_H5845, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_madewell