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Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
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Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans
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 nine letters for $10 (free for Madewell Insiders), please call 866 544 1937.
  • Select stores. 
Free shipping exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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Rigid High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Rigid Skinny Jeans is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22.
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 Favorite Jeans I love the fit of this jean, high waist without a skin tight leg. Also love that Madewell knows where to place the back pockets so they are flattering. I’m 5’ 6” and 125 lbs- the 26 stretched out perfectly after wearing twice. These are now my favorite jeans in my closet.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Spring Jean Love this pair of jeans minus the wash is not what appeared in the photo. The fit is like a pair of 501 Levi’s. Love em!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit / Style - Wish there was no distressing This is the fit / style / that I have been looking for for years in 100% cotton. they really are beautiful. I found they fit true to size and are a bit snug in the hips on the first wear, as the description says. I would probably not call these "skinny" jeans, as the leg is more of a straight or slim fit if you are used to stretchy jeans that fit more like leggings. If you're unsure about sizing, I would follow the description and measurements on Madewell. My only critique is that personally I don't really get the whole trend to buy pre-distressed jeans, but that's what some people love. Without the distressing, these would be my dream jeans. I hope there are more 100% cotton styles and colors offered. Keep em coming!
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfecttt These are perfect. Run true to size and after wearing them for a day the stretched just a tinyyy bit. As mentioned by others legs are skinny but not uncomfortable for me. And my rear looks amaaazing :) I’m 5’6” , 156 pounds and went with size 29
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Perfect Vintage Jean Have to say Madewell knows what they are doing when it comes to jeans. These are a pretty perfect pair of new “vintage” jeans. Not sure what happened with the other reviewer saying they run large because they absolutely do not. I ordered my normal Madewell size and the fit was the same. They run true to size with a bit of tightness at first - there is no stretch - hence the vintage style. I love how high-waisted they are, and the wash is so perfect. I would definitely go with your true size. Do not order 2 sizes down or I warn you they will not fit! I also ordered the vintage demi boot leg and will report on those once I get them!
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Flattering- run small/tight These are really flattering jeans in that they make athletic thighs look small. I ordered my normal size 26 I have in the straight jeans (5’8 128). Although they made my legs look amazing, they were too tight in the hips (mine aren’t even large) and top of my backside. They are not tight in the waist so I was hesitant to return for a larger size, but did. Really, really cute jeans! The distressing has stings covering the hole, so no skin shows.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these! So far so good!! These are a tad bit tight now in the butt and thighs. I feel like they will break in perfectly! Other reviews say too big and distressed. Mine feel true to size and are not super distressed.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vintage jeans The rise is amazing and color is really nice. I do wish they were not distressed so I could wear to work but they are great weekend jeans. I bought my normal size for madewell jeans and they are tight in my thighs but I think they’ll stretch out perfectly. I would love more of these rigid jeans!
Date published: 2018-04-03
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