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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash
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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash
Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash
Product Details
Lean and modern, this fresh fit kicks out just a bit at the hem for a mini-flare look that works with flats and heels alike. With our extra-high 10" rise, these jeans are made from some of the world's best holds-you-in, lifts-you-up denim. (So not the bootcuts you wore in junior high, in other words.)  
  • Monogramming now available for US customers: To have this item embroidered with up to nine letters (initials, a pet's nickname, your hometown) for $10, please call 866 544 1937—FYI, we love red or navy thread with denim.
  • Premium 98% cotton/2% elastane denim from Italy's Candiani mill.
  • Dark indigo wash with light fading.
  • Copper hardware, contrast stitching.
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a slim leg.
  • Front rise: 10"; inseam: 26 1/2, leg opening for size 25: 14 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
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Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Donovan Wash is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these jeans! But some things to know... Some things to know about these jeans: (1) they aren't really cropped unless you're tall, I'm 5'4 and these hit at the ankle. The sales associate told me she cut the hem off and it looks a lot better so I might do the same (2) they aren't flared so if you're looking for a crop kick flare, these aren't it, but this demi boot is a good transition if you are interested but aren't sure if that style will flatter you (3) these run a bit small, but I bought them in my regular size 26 and even though they were really tight initially they've stretched out after a couple wears (4) I got these on sale in store so drop by a store to see With that being said, the quality of the denim is AWESOME and this is coming from someone who struggles to find jeans they like, thankfully Madewell makes my life easier. I'm obsessed with the 10" rise styles (Madewell please make more!!); the denim is thick and these suck you in without suffocating your legs. Highly recommend as an alternative to skinnies
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these jeans! I received these in the mail this morning and have yet to take them off as the day rolls to an end. I love them!! They are so cute, they make my butt look great, and they are the perfect length for my 5'3" frame. The only downside is that the waist has stretched out a bit so there is a gap, but I would not be able to size down, my runner thighs would never fit! For reference, I ordered a 27 and am 115-120 lbs depending on the day :)
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, the Perfect Kick-Flare High rise kick flares are where it's at. I sold all my awful skinny jeans as a result of this one pair of Cali demi-boot jeans. Like another reviewer, I wear them everyday and hope for more colors as they inevitably rise in popularity. I am between an 8 and a 10 in jeans, 5'4". The 29 fits like a glove. Yes, when I first put them on, I can hardly breathe, but they stretch ever so slightly after one full-day wear to conform to my body. I washed but didn't dry them, and the hem length shrunk up about 1/2 inch to THE PERFECT length for me. Every kick-flare I've tried on has looked like a mom-capri, and, to my delight, these do not. In the donovan wash, they're a tough American take on a French classic.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect, flirty summer denim I tried these on in-store because they looked irresistibly cute on an employee. I typically wear size 27 in Madewell denim and, in fact, tried on shorts and other jeans the same day to confirm, but I did have to size up to 28s in these. They are tighter in the thigh/rear area, but are not uncomfortably so. The rise is fantastic and incredibly flattering and the flirty little kick at the bottom looks great haphazardly rolled up or as-is.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not exactly cropped... I actually really like these jeans but they are not quite what I expected. I got them marked down at my local Madewell store without trying them on. I got my normal size 28 and had a very hard time squeezing these over my butt initally. Once they were on they were extremely tight. Also, not cropped at all. I am 5'4 and these hit exactly at my ankle and look more like straight jeans than anything else I wanted to make them work though and have worn them a couple of times. They have stretched slightly so they aren't super tight anymore. If you dig the straight leg look (like me) and don't mind being squeezed in (like me) these jeans will work for you.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes your bum look awesome I definitely had to size up one size from my normal jeans, and they're still tight (this type of high-waisted jean almost needs to be to fit right), but they look GREAT. Super-flattering in the rear. I'm short (5'2") and don't mind a frayed hem, so I took my shears to the bottoms. Such cute jeans, and wonderfully made. If you want more comfort or depending on your waist/hip ratio, you may want to go up two sizes.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing for Madewell Jeans I will preface my review with the fact that I ONLY wear Madewell jeans, so it's very disheartening to have to write this review. They usually fit and look great. I have to say though that I was extremely disappointed in this jean. I've been on the hunt for a great demi-boot jean and was super excited to see Madewell had a pair. First and foremost, the fit was very off. I'm a classic size 29 in every single jean that I own (doesn't matter if they are skinny or boyfriend). I ordered these in my normal size and could barely get them over my butt. Once I got them up, I couldn't breathe in them. Secondly, they just were just "blah" on. The "boot" wasn't wide enough so it just looked like a straight leg jean. I'm short, so totally was planning that I would have to have them hemmed to look right. Even hemming wouldn't have helped these jeans.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Vintage Look Just bought my second pair of these, and I am so in love. They give off a 60s-70s vibe with the high-rise waist and slight crop. The little details make this pair of jeans so unique, and I always get compliments on them. I do wish the crop was a bit more exaggerated (then again, I am very short so it may just be me). I'm 5'3 and 94 lbs and got a size 24 both times and they fit great. I've had one pair for 6 months now and I'm not exaggerating when I say I have worn them EVERY DAY since then. They are so comfortable, and the wash and fit just get better with wear - I wear my old ones more than the new pair!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite pair of jeans!!! Thank you Madewell for these jeans! The high waist is just right, the length and slight flair is perfection! I could not love these jeans more and never want to take them off! Please, please keep this style around and make it in more washes! It's the best alternative to the skinny jean and has a fab vintage look with the high waist. Love, love, love!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great pair of jeans These jeans are all around fantastic. Super cute, great cut and fit, and the perfect color.
Date published: 2016-11-07
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