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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea
Product Details
Your favorite black jeans are back (we got your memo, in other words). Lean and sexy with a 9" rise (right in '70s rock-muse territory), this one's legs-for-days look and supersleek effect come from using some of the best denim in the world.
  • 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 93% cotton/5% poly/2% elastane denim made with ISKO Reform™ technology.
  • Rich black wash with cool cutoff hems and artful hand-placed tears at the knees.
  • Matte silver hardware, tonal stitching.
  • Sit above hip, fitted through hip and thigh, with a slim leg.
  • Front rise: 9"; inseam: 28 1/2"; leg opening for size 25: 9 3/4".
  • Machine wash.
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9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea

9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Black Sea is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 121.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hug you in all the right places so, I have 3 or 4 pairs of madewell jeans- all in different sizes, but these are by far my favorite fit. I can't speak much to the quality yet, but so far- they don't stretch out too much, and they're super comfortable. I did size down because madewell jeans tend to stretch out on me, but they're still really comfortable. For reference- I'm 5'8", 120 lbs- usually take a 26, but went with a 25 in these. regular length. these are going to be perfect for texas fall/winter.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable I am 5'4" 123 lbs, I bought the 26 short and they fit perfect. I was a little nervous about getting the short but they are perfect length without me having to fold them and they will be great with booties in the fall. 26 is my normal madewell size. These jeans are very comfortable and very flattering. Quickly becoming one of my favorites!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything about them is perfrct I have a love/hate relationship with the 9" rise. When it's done well, it's an awesome slimming wonder, but when it's wrong it is either muffin top tourniquet torture, or makes me look blocky. These fall into the former category of perfection. They are stretchy, but not shapeless, the rips are in the right place, the length is spot on (I'm 5'7" and these hit right at the ankle with no pooling), and the waist is heavenly. Always do this, Madewell. Whatever sorcery you're using for these, keep it up.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly As Pictured I'm 5' 7", 125 lbs and the 25 regular fits exactly like the model photos! Highly recommend. Even with the distressed knees and hem, I feel these can be dressed up or down.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these jeans, but listen to associates on sizing This was my third pair of 9" high-rise jeans, but my first pair in my true size (27). I'm 5'8"/135, and usually I buy my jeans a size up to give a more relaxed feel, so I got a 28 for my first two pairs of 9" high-rises (one white, one a light denim wash). I really wish I had listened to the sales associate who said to buy a size down. The 28s are now so loose in the waist that I have to wear a belt to keep them up. The 27s made my legs look like muscle sausages when I tried them on in the store, but instantly gave once I wore them and now have a more relaxed fit. Next time I might even try the 26s. Self-inflicted size complications aside, I love these jeans. Seriously though, legs for days. They're awesome.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from believe the hype i hate to say it but i am skinny fat. that means i have cellulite and i am in terrible shape right now. the dreamy part about these jeans is that they create a total lie that my body is not the mess that it currently is. haha. they fit wonderfully, are very great on curves (i'm a 26 but with a high hip to waist ratio)- the length is good, the wash is perfect. I think i am going to marry these jeans and have baby jean babies. seriously though- i am online right now to see if this style comes in any other washes. i love them so much I might need to buy a back up pair.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect jeans! I am a thick size 2 but not quite a size 4. So I ordered a 26 and these jeans are perfect because of the stretch in them. They are so comfortable just like Madewell claims. I am definitely going to buy more in different colors. I like to wear them with a relaxed tee and Birkenstocks. I also don't have long legs and I'm 5'4 and the length is perfect
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They are back!! these are AMAZINGGGGGG. I purchased my first pair over a year ago and nearly cried when they started to tear from too much wear. So excited they re-released them and just purchased my 2nd pair, contemplating getting a back-up as well. GET THEM.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Madewell Jeans never fail These jeans are nothing short of amazing. The perfect stretch without over stretching throughout a days wear. Definitely worth the price. The stretch absolutely caters to a woman with (me!) or without hips.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite jeans of all time!!! These jeans are amazing! I have been wearing these for about two weeks and they are my favorite jeans. After wearing these I can't believe I hesitated to purchase them. I originally thought because of my height (5'6, 120 lbs.) these might be too short. I am actually very pleased with the length. They hit just right at the ankle which is accurately depicted in the photos. I ordered a size 27 and they fit perfectly. Love, love, love the high waist! They are so comfortable too! The material is soft with just the right amount of saggy bum at the end of the day! Madewell seriously got this one right! Buy won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2015-05-26
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