Why cropped jeans are our pick of the summer

Stand out and feel good in jeans designed for the season. Cropped jeans are just right this time of year because their shorter length lets you show off some skin how you want, when you want. Choose from all kinds of fits and styles with the cropped length – including some of our favorites like ripped jeans, high-waisted jeans, light wash jeans, flare jeans and a bunch more must-have styles. And with all kinds of options for fabric, wash and design, you can always find the right cropped length, fit and style for you.

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It’s all about the details

The cropped, shorter length lets you focus on other key elements of your outfit – like your shoes. Go for a sport-inspired look when you wear cropped jeans with sneakers, or wear them with sandals and flats for an on-trend style all summer long. Other finishing touches like accessories help pull the outfit together, too. Summer faves like floral scrunchies and bow front headbands look good everywhere you go, and other additions like bucket hats and sun hats help shield the sun and look good doing it, too. Make your cropped jeans look even more you with accessories like straw bags, fanny packs & other essentials made to look and feel good.

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Raw and frayed hems make your cropped jeans better than the rest since they add some character to your look, while other details like strategic fading, rips, tears, patches and mending elevate your jeans with a little something extra. Feel good with all the finishing touches like hand-made destruction, rolled hems, ripped knees and more. Or you can add a little flare to your look with cropped flare jeans and wide leg cropped jeans, both designed to add extra style to your outfit of the day. They still have the shorter cropped length you know and love – but use a flare leg opening to give you the silhouette you want. With all kinds of other options like cropped jeggings, Artist crop jeans, slim straight cropped jeans and more, you’ll never run out of choices for all your warm-weather outfits.

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Crops on crops

Sure, we’ve sold you on all the benefits of wearing cropped jeans this summer, but now you might be wondering what to wear them with. Since our cropped jeans are designed with a high-waisted fit that always feels good, they’re just right for wearing with crop tops like cropped t-shirts, tube tops, cropped tank tops, cropped sweatshirts and more. Cropped jeans outfits don’t have to be complicated – just throw on your favorite women’s top and feel good about your look from morning to night.

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Curvy Jeans: FAQ By You, Answered By Us

We recently introduced you to our new women’s jean fit – the curvy jegging – many of you have tried them on, took them home, reviewed them and loved them. A few of you did have some questions though, so we teamed up with our denim designers and customer service team to find answers to your most frequently asked questions about the new curvy fit. With more details about the design and fit of our curvy jeans, we hope this will give you all the info you need to figure out if they’re right for you. Want to know more first? Read more about Curvy jeans and check out the full curvy denim line. To curvy or not to curvy, that is the question.

 

You’ve got Qs, we’ve got As.

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Q: How curvy is curvy? How do I know if I need curvy or regular jeans?

A: There are a couple different ways to tell if you could benefit from a curvy jean:

  • If you wear high-waisted jeans and have waistband gapping (when your jeans are too roomy at the waist and leave a gap)
  • If you have a 13” hip vs. waist difference (we’ll get to more on that in a sec)
  • If your jeans are tight through the thigh and hip

Q: What are the measurement differences for curvy jeans?

A: Most women’s jeans use a 10” hip vs. waist measurement, but curvy is designed with a 13” difference for more room at the thigh and hips. For example, if your hips measure 41” and your waist measures 28”, you have a 13” hip vs. waist difference. 

Q: Is length any different in curvy jeans verses regular jeans?

A: Nope! Our x-short through x-long inseam lengths are the same across all AE regular jeans & curvy jeans. So, if you typically order a 10 Short when buying AE jeans, you should order a 10 Short in the Curvy fit as well.
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Q: Are the rises the same for curvy versus non-curvy jeans?

A: They’re similar in the front but longer/higher in the back to give you more coverage & help prevent dipping in the back of the waistband.

Q: If I wear XX size in regular jeans right now, what size do I wear in curvy?

A: Try your regular AE jean size in curvy jeans. For example, if you wear a size 6 in AE jeans right now, you would order a 6 in curvy, too. A few things to note:

  • Due to the design, if you’re in-between sizes you might want to size down.
  • If you’re not sure what size is right for you, order 2 pairs to try and keep the one that fits best.
  • With free shipping and free returns on curvy, you don’t have anything to worry about.

Q: Are the fabrics different in curvy?

A: No! You can find curvy jeans in all your favorite stretch fabrics like Super Stretch and Ne(X)t Level Stretch.

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Q: Are curvy jeans available in store?

A: Not yet! They’re currently available online only, but will expand to stores starting in late June.

Q: Are you making curvy in other fits than the jegging? What about shorts or skirts?

A: The curvy jegging is one part of an amazing assortment we’ll be rolling out soon. Check back in frequently to stay on top of the latest designs and releases.

Q: Is there a curvy jean for guys?

A: While we don’t have a curvy-specific men’s jean, we do have our Athletic fit jean designed for the guy who needs a little extra room through the thigh. The fit is relaxed through the thigh and tapered for through the leg for a slimming, comfortable fit. 

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We love that you love curvy jeans, and we can’t wait to roll out more fits and styles soon.

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Say hi to our newest fit: Curvy Jegging

Introducing Curvy jeans!

Say hello to the newest addition to our lineup of women’s jeans – the Curvy jegging! Curvy jeggings are made with more room through the hip and thigh to give girls with curves of all kinds the best fit possible.

4 Reasons to love the Curvy Jegging

GIF of curvy AE models in the new curvy jegging1. You’ll get that form-fitting, slimming jegging look you love, but with a little more space in the thigh and hip areas for a comfortable, flattering fit all day.

 

2. With Curvy jeans, you can say goodbye to waistband gapping (when your jeans fit at the hips and thigh but are too roomy at the waist). A slightly narrower waist means you don’t have to adjust and tug at your jeans throughout the day – they’ll just FIT.

 

3. You can ALSO say goodbye to sizing up. Pick your true AE jeans size and if you’re between size, you’ll probably want to size down.

 

4. We won’t sugarcoat it… Curvy jeans make your butt look good! Since the fit is designed to accommodate curves, it accentuates your behind for a look you’ll love and feel good about every time.

 

We’re introducing Curvy to our denim lineup with three fits:

the high-waisted jegging, super high-waisted jegging and highest waist jegging. Try them with free shipping and returns for a limited time!

 

Curvy AE models in the high-waisted jegging, super high-waisted jegging and highest waist jegging.

Quick note on sizing:

If you’re not sure what size would be best, check out our women’s bottoms size chart for all the deets needed to find your best fit. Since we carry Curvy jeggings in a range of sizes, you can always have the size and length that’s right for you. See the sizing breakdown below:

Short, Regular & Long in sizes 00-20
Extra Short in 00-14
Extra Long in sizes 0-14

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CELEBRATE THE TRUE YOU

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Diversity has never been more important than it is now.

It’s time to celebrate the differences that make us unique.

True You Sizing is all about honoring your real shape and size.

It’s about giving you a fit that feels like YOU,

rather than making you feel like you need to fit in.

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Forget too short, too tall, too thick, too thin, too curvy.

It’s too much!

True You Sizing means getting rid of all the “too” talk

and wearing clothes that fit you just as you are.

Because how you are is pretty damn awesome.

True You Sizing is here to help you embrace

the differences that make you… you.

More sizes than ever, in more styles than ever.

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Don’t change the way you look.

Change the way you see yourself.

 

 

DIY RACING STRIPE JEANS

 

DIY Racing Stripe Jean Animation

Athleisure is an easy trend to get behind. Statement-making sneakers, cropped sweatshirts, joggers, ball caps… Pieces that bring comfort, style and attention to detail together. What’s NOT to love? The next time you’re in the mood for a “casual with a twist” kind of look, channel Sporty Spice and make that twist an on-trend, easy DIY that sets your jeans apart from the rest. The best part? You can use a pair of jeans you already have!

Check out our DIY guide below and give it a go yourself.

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STEP ONE : GLUE YOUR RACING STRIPE ALONG THE SEAM

Do this from waist to hem, making sure to leave enough ribbon to fold into the waistband. This goes for the hem, too – you don’t want the cut edge of the ribbon to show!

Tip: Follow the instructions on the glue for drying times, as they can vary by brand!

 

animation of ribbon being glued to DIY jeans

 

STEP TWO : STITCH THE TOP TO SECURE

Thread your needle and secure with a knot. Start by stitching at the waistband, going over the initial stitch spot a few times. Then continue down the leg to the hem, stitching every ¼ inch. Do this along both edges of the ribbon.

Animation of ribbon being stitched to DIY jeans

 

STEP THREE : ROCK YOUR NEW JEANS

Tip: The safest way to wash your DIY jeans is to turn them inside-out and use a gentle wash cycle with cold water!

 

Finished DIY Racing Stripe Jeans

 

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