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The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
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The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
Product Details
Our wear-every-day summer jeans are back. With the same '90s-supermodel-inspired high rise that perfectly accentuates the waist, this pair is a year-rounder.  
  • 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 100% cotton denim from Italy's Candiani mill.
  • Superpale indigo wash with a definite vintage vibe and subtle hand distressing.
  • Matte silver hardware, contrast stitching.
  • Sits above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a slim leg.
  • Front rise: 11"; inseam: 28"; leg opening for size 25: 12 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
  • Import.
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The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash

The Perfect Summer Jean in Fitzgerald Wash is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 146.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm Now The Person With Multiple Pairs of the Same Jeans I swore I'd never be one. But here I am! The rise is sky-high, the wash is the perfect sun-bleached color, the 100% cotton fabric content is soft and breathable in the warm Texas spring. I took a pair of scissors to the ankles of one of my pairs to give it that raw edge/cropped look and they are SO. PERFECT. I wore them to a music festival and got so many compliments on them. This is the only pair of jeans I've ever found that give that "relaxed" look without looking sloppy on my short, stumpy legs. I got my usual size 26 (I'm 5'4 and 120 lbs). A few things to keep in mind: since they are 100% cotton, they have no stretch, which means you'll definitely need to shimmy when you're pulling them over your hips. This gets easier with time though, since the cotton stretches out over the course of a few wears (but snaps right back to the original shape when washed). And one of the perks of the no-stretch fabric is that the zipper area doesn't get all bunchy or bow outwards. BUY THEM!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVORITE jeans. I LOVE these jeans so much. I debated on getting them for months, due to the steep cost, but I am so glad I did - they are worth every penny. I am 5'8", 117 lbs, no booty whatsoever, tall and slim. I am a 24/25 in most jeans and the 24 fits perfect. They sit perfectly above my hip bones and the crotch area is perfectly loose so that they are comfy to lounge in. They can be dressed up easily with the bottoms rolled and some heels, very effortlessly chic. The material is VERY high quality denim, which I love, and I already know that these are going to last me forever - good thing since I have worn them most every day since purchasing.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Girlfriend Jean I love these jeans to pieces! I'm a short girl (5'1") with muscular calves, so I can never find girlfriend/boyfriend jeans that end up fitting like they're intended to. These still give me room in the legs and the wash is perfect for the spring/summer. If it wasn't noticeable I'd probably wear these everyday. The waist runs a tad tight, but doesn't bug me unless I eat a giant meal.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly versatile and flattering I absolutely adore these jeans. The extra-high waist is well suited for a leather belt and tucked-in tops + crop tops. Shoe-wise, sneakers, flats, sandals, and heels are all equally suitable. I actually ordered these online, tried it on at work, hated how it looked in the mirror, and returned them. But a few months later, with the warm weather coming back, I wanted to give summer jeans a second try, so I ordered it again and tried it at home. Turns out the mirror at work is just terrible and these pants look amazing everywhere else. The fabric is 100% cotton so there is very little give, hence me sizing up from my usual 26 to a 27. I could squeeze myself into the 26 but it made my stomach bulge. The 27 holds my midriff in very well and within one wear, it had loosened enough to be comfortable and flattering. I'm 5'6, 145lbs with a small waist and muscular butt/thighs; I'd recommend you order two sizes and return one if you can't try it on in-store.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are tired of skinny jeans, perfect high rise My new favorite jeans!! These jeans hug my curves in all the right places and mold to my shape. I am 5"6" and 130 lbs and I got a size 26. I probably could have gone up a size, but I felt that once these stretched out a little they would be perfect , and I was right. I've tried other high rise jeans and they are usually too constricting in the waist, but once these stretch out and give a little, they hug your middle like a casing. These jeans do something that most other high rise jeans do not - They don't give me "long butt" or the dreaded "Mom jeans" look. I have birthed three kids, so my tummy is not flat and these are a nice change from having to deal with the muffin top syndrome. I can't wait to try the magic pockets style next!! The color is right on for spring and summer as well. These jeans fit so well, I am dreading when the time comes to wash them. Who has tried the freezer trick in lieu of washing? Does this really work?
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs large, but awesome I really love these jeans! They're my first pair of non-skinny jeans since middle school, and I'd been searching for the perfect pair. These aren't flared at all (yay!), nor would I consider them wide-legged. They're a true straight jean, maybe slightly tapered at the ankle. They run large, at least for me. I have an hourglass figure and usually wear a size 25 in Madewell jeans. The 25 in these was too big. Even the 24 is a bit loose on my waist. When you try them on, be sure to wear them for a few minutes and move around to see how they fit once stretched out - unlike other Madewell jeans, these do stretch, which is my one critique. Overall though, I love these jeans and am so excited to wear them this spring!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On the fence? GET THEM! I've been lusting after these for a while and am delighted to say that I finally own them! First, fit. I'm 5"8, 115 lbs, long waisted, with strong legs and a flat butt. I went with the size 25. Which was perfect! At first they were very snug but have quickly molded to my shape and are now just the right amount a snug that 100% cotton jeans should be. Style! So. Cute. They're easy to pair with anything and everything. Striped tanks, oversized blouses, favorite T-shirt? They all work. Dress them up or down to end up feeling Southern California chic no matter what. What to keep in kind: these are high waisted, 100% cotton jeans. They WILL buckle across the lower stomach when you bend or sit. This is normal. They also will stretch and then snap back with wear and washing. Should you at least try them?! ABSOLUTELY! I don't think you'll send them back!
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The PERFECT classic ALL season jean! LOVE! The perfect shade of sun kissed pale blue with no holes or tears = work friendly! Looks very vintage and are 100% cotton which is great. I'm size 6-8, 28-29 and chose the 28's. The 29's gave me a very slightly unflattering baggy crotch which was no bueno lol. The 29 waist was OK tho. After debating about which size to get cause I was also having to think about shrinkage issues when washed, I opted for the 28's which did not give me a baggy crotch, and also made my tush look super good. I was just worried about the 28 waist though, which actually was a smidge tight, but given some of the comments about stretch, I felt a bit more confident in buying the 28's. Sure enough, after wearing them for a couple hours, they stretched out perfectly. Even though they're 100% cotton, they WILL stretch. I plan on washing them on cold gentle cycle, hang drying to be on the safe side cause I love em so much. Also the length is great. Unrolled, they hit right above my ankle at 5'5", 125-130 lbs.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy these jeans! I happened to try these jeans on as I had been unsuccessfully looking for a light-wash jean for spring to no avail. They did not look like something I would ever like but I figured why not? I was amazed at how great they are. It's hard to find jeans that aren't jeggings like, but these are flattering and just a little fitted without being skin-tight. I'm usually a 26/27 in Madewell jeans, and the 27 fit very well.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I didn't know what to expect! Wow! These jeans took some time to grow on me, but man I love them! So they definitely are like true denim jeans aka 100% cotton so don't expect the same stretch you get with the slim boy or the lovely skinny jeans. Because of the more rigid material I did have to size up to a 28. I am 5'8" 140lbs. and built altheltic for reference, and my normal 27 didn't fly with these jeans (my booty and thighs were screaming no). Definitely try them on before you buy. The perfect vintage jean and I are not friends, but I do like the perfect summer jean. I received 2 compliments on them already today :-)
Date published: 2017-02-25
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