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10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
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10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition
Product Details
Our favorite lean and sexy style crafted with the very latest in stretch denim technology. The sky-high 10" rise has a supersleek effect, thanks to a tricky detail—Magic Pockets in front that offer an extra layer of holds-you-in sorcery for the slimmest, smoothest look yet. Go ahead and tuck in your shirt—you've got nothing to hide in these jeans.
  • 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.
  • Premium 92% cotton/6% poly/2% elastane denim from the renowned ISKO mill.
  • A washed-out black with a well-loved vibe; hand-cut step hems.
  • Black button, tonal stitching.
  • Fitted through hip and thigh with a skinny leg.
  • Front rise: 10"; inseam: 28 1/2"; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
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10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition

10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans: Step-Hem Edition is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly soft! Love the high waist and cut of these pants only wish I would have sized down to a 28 when I purchased them online. They are incredibly soft but stretch with wear. Also, they seem to shrink minimally when washed. I tend to wear a 28 or 29 at Madewell depending on the intensity of the skinny. Highly recommend adding these jeans to your closet!
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love these jeans - they are comfortable and a great fit. I highly recommend them but prepare to size down as they do run larger.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO comfortable! Love these jeans, they are super stretchy and comfortable. The high rise is flattering and the step hem is adorable. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great black jeans! I have not actually worn the jeans yet, but they are VERY comfortable... I love the high rise, stretch fabric, and solid black color. I agree with other reviews, the length is quite long.... I will have to get them shortened.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect black jeans First let me say that I am a very recent convert to skinny jeans, as I hated their ancestor, the low-rider skinny. I'm a runner and yoga enthusiast with an athletic build, and the thin denim here skims over my muscular legs while the 10" rise makes the legs keep on going. Very. Flattering. Also: Very Comfortable. I was stunned the first time I tried on Madewell 10" high-rise: they are basically like wearing leggings with powerful, slimming pockets. I prefer this washed-out black color to the ultra-black Carbondale 10". (I exchanged the Carbondale for these.) The Carbondale gives more of a tight black twill pants vibe with a vague, weird sparkle. No thank you. These just look like perfect old jeans and go great with my closet full of vintage. I am ambivalent about the step hem -- I would have been happy to have a regular old hem -- but it isn't such a big deal that it would be a deterrent. These are keepers. I'm 5'5", 127 pounds, my usual Madwell size 27 is perfect here as elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable and flattering I am a diehard madewell shopper - at least 75% of my wardrobe is from here. I find all their apparel to be consistent in sizing and high quality, but for some reason I never write reviews. BUT these jeans ARE SO AMAZING in all categories. They are comfy, flattering, structured but stretchy, and can be dressed up or down. I wish all madewell jeans had a similar feel because these are truly the epitome of what jeans should be. If you are between sizes err on the smaller size. I am 5'9 athletic build and ordered a 30T and they are perfect. To put in perspective I could wear this on a flight and be just as comfortable as I would in yoga pants.
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SIZE DOWN I love these jeans!! I wear them all the time, the step-hem is so cute and trendy! I am usually a 27 but I sized down to a 25.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In the store I tried on and purchased the high rise jeans in Madewell. Then I came home and read the reviews. I did size down, as other reviewers mentioned. If I had read the mixed reviews, prior to shopping, I doubt I would have given them a chance. So, when the helpful salesperson suggested these skinny jeans, I headed for the dressing room. This is a great style, with lighter, and softer fabric. A slightly faded wash that made them feel like a friend immediately. Slides now and booties as weather cools. Great purchase.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best pants ever from the knee up! These might be my favorite pants I've ever owned! They fit great through the hips and waist. BUT, the only issue I have with them is there must've been a bit of a manufacturing error with the right leg of the pants because the material twists a lot. So much so that the right hem ends up in the middle of my shin all day - it's pretty weird. Other than that, great pants :)
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad Pros: These jeans are stretchy and comfortable - I actually feel like I'm wearing leggings all day. I love the step-hem design. Cons: The fabric feels very thin. I commute via bike and am wary of wearing these down. Sizing: I bought these jeans in store and took my usual Madewell size. I've worn them for a couple of days and did not find them to stretch/sag too much.
Date published: 2017-10-11
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