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Rigid Flare Jeans
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Rigid Flare Jeans
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Rigid Flare 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 high-rise jeans were inspired by '70s flares cut off for a kick-out effect—they even have cool worn-in creases down the legs.
  • 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: 29"; leg opening for size 25: 19".
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a flare leg.
  • Premium 100% cotton denim from the renowned Cone® mill.
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
  • 5'9"-5'11"? Choose Tall.
  • 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.
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Rigid Flare Jeans

Rigid Flare Jeans is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Denim Jean I love them because they don't have any stretch at all. They are exactly like your favorite vintage jeans! The fit is somewhat funky but in a good way. You have to size up if you want them to fit...they give a lot as you wear them but again it's in a good way. I would get another pair I like them so much. 5'4" 150lb (super curvy)
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 70's I only like 100% cotton jeans and they are hard to find.These are all that and more. I wear 26 and 27 in madewell jeans. I sized up to 27 for these and they are a perfect fit(will drag a little in back with low shoes) I'm petite 5'2" and these ended up being perfect. I feel like I could be in "That 70"s Show". Love
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jeans with Flare in more ways than one They fit well. Are Comfortable, stylish and cute. Taking me back to the 70's in a good sort of way. Love them!
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get your regular size! I am normally a 26-27 in Madewell jeans so after reading the reviews I went with a 27. They fit but are already loose in the legs and I know they will loosen more because of the 100% cotton fabric. I wish I had gone with a 26, it would have fit fine (snug at first like they say) and loosen to perfection. Unfortunately these were final sale so I have to wear them as is. For reference I am 5'6" 125lbs and I carry most of my extra weight in my hips with slimmer legs. I don't really like the distressing on the pair I got. It looks very obviously fake. I am hoping with wear they will look more natural. Also, note the length on the model how they are ever so slightly cropped. They are the perfect length for me but I could see how they would be short on anyone taller!
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Same Here Got these jeans in my usual size but they are really tight! Could barely button them. I feel much better to see other reviewers are having the same problem. Will need to exchange for a bigger size.
Date published: 2018-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For curvy girls! I purchased these in my regular size 25 for Madewell jeans. I'm so bummed, because despite the other reviews, I found these to run large especially in the thighs. :( Sadly, I had to return as i could not make them work. Quality is great and length was perfect (I'm 5"3"and wouldn't have had to hem). I recommend for curvy girls.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So lovely, so tight! I love everything about these jeans. The only problem is that they don't fit, and I can't size up!! Madewell please make the rigids in expanded sizes! I would scoop these up in a 33 or 34. (Honestly, I may need to go up 2 sizes to button these, they're crazy tight.) For reference, I wear a 32 in all other Madewells I've tried and I'm very curvy. The jeans are nice and thick, the color is darling, They may run slightly short for taller girls or those with a short torso. They hit me perfectly at top of foot. If you're on the fence, give them a try, but be prepared to fiddle with the sizing.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So cute - size up! Although they suggest you buy your regular size - I recommend sizing up! I wear a 29 in Madewell High Rise Skinnys and had to buy a 31 in these to get them up (per the style name they are rigid aka no stretch). I loove the high waist / ankle length flare, I would honestly go up 7 sizes if I had to to make these work.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too tight in butt/thigh area, too large at knee I got my regular size 26 and they were so cute on, but I could barely get them on and couldn't breathe or move. I sized up and they were still tight in the butt and thigh area (a lot better though), but were huge and baggie through the knee.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love but they're too rigid I've been looking for vintage jeans like this everywhere and was so excited to see Madewell had them! But, even after sizing up the jeans were just too rigid. I could barely breath when I sat down and could barely move my thighs because the denim was so tight. I'm nervous to go up another size to 29 (normally a 27 in Madewell jeans but the 28's didn't work), if they stretch at all. The 100% cotton also makes me nervous because I'll never want to wash them. Would love to buy these jeans if they weren't made in 100% cotton.
Date published: 2018-05-09
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