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.

Stay in the loop by signing up for emails and checking back frequently. Already own a pair of the curvy jeggings and want to show them off? Tag us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!




Introducing the #AExMECouncil

Self-expression. Individuality. The power to change the world. Introducing the #AExMECouncil!

Inspired by the bold voices of young people like YOU, we’re introducing our first-ever advisory council of nine leaders from around the country, each a fearless champion for a better future.

AE will be supporting the advocacy work of each #AExMECouncil member AND learning from them, working hand-in-hand on every aspect of our business to make sure our practices and product are as game-changing as customers like you.

Over the next year, look for updates about our work together. We’ll be collaborating on ideas for Pride, mental health, sustainability, getting out the vote, charitable giving, and more.



Samuel Getachew

Award-Winning Poet


16-year-old Oakland, CA resident Samuel believes “the biggest misconception about our generation is that we’re monolithic. We are so, so incredibly multifaceted and diverse.” He is passionate about using art to create change and uplift the voices of marginalized people. 


Delaney Tarr

March for Our Lives Co-Founder


March for Our Lives co-founder Delaney uses storytelling to end hate and violence. “If we carry these stories, people might actually listen.”


Saaneah Jamison

R&B Artist & Body Positive Activist


“Bloom where you are.” Rising R&B artist and body-positive activist is Saaneah is creating a self-love movement called Curvy Confidence through music and dance.


Joseph Touma

Bridge the Divide Co-Founder


Listening. Engaging. Building bridges across political lines. West Virginia native and Bridge the Divide co-founder Joseph Touma believes respect and understanding are the way forward.


Tim Johnson Jr.

Actor & Musician


Actor. Musician. Bringer of joy. The Philly native is ready to make his mark in entertainment and on the world. “Soul is everything to me.”


Gabby Frost

Buddy Project Founder


Gabby founded the Buddy Project to help promote mental health and prevent suicide. “A lot of young people feel alone. There are people out there who understand and want to help.” Her app launches soon!


Peyton Klein

Global Minds Founder


“Diversity is a fact. Inclusivity is a choice.” Pittsburgh high school student Peyton founded Global Minds, a for-youth, by-youth organization that inspires students to build intercultural friendships and support immigrant rights.


Imani Jai Chisom

Faith-Based Activist


Theology and writing student. Aspiring minister. “I fight for the little black girls who don’t think they’re going to go to college, who are told they’re small and voiceless.” Pittsburgh native Imani uses her platform to address issues facing black women at predominantly white colleges.


Edith Cruz

Immigrant Rights Activist


Sí, se puede. A journalism/broadcasting student at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Edith has lived in Kentucky since she was 6 years old. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, she’s passionate about education equity and immigrant rights.


These #AExMECouncil members are changing the world, and so are YOU. Tag #AExME @americaneagle to share how you’re using your voice to inspire change.




What you wear says a lot about who you are and what you believe in. The brands you love should share your values and inspire you. Which is why AE believes we have a responsibility to do better, be better, and build a better world.

We’ve previously shared our progress here about our commitment to sustainability and how our shopping bags using 75% recycled materials are already making a difference. Today, we want to share our current sustainability goals, and how the improvements we’re making will contribute to a healthier planet.

We don’t have all the answers, but we’re proud of these steps forward and are committed to keeping you informed on our journey to a better world.


This is just the beginning.





You already know that water equals life—are you getting your eight glasses a day? But fresh, clean water is a limited resource, so it’s really important to us to pay attention to how much water we’re using to make those jeans you love. We’re working to reduce water use per jean production by 30%, recycle 50% of our total water used in denim laundries, and make sure the factories, mills, and laundries we use uphold our wastewater standards.







Our jeans are made to feel good inside and out. We’re working to use 100% of cotton fiber from growers using sustainable farming techniques, and making sure at least 50% of our polyester fiber is sustainable. We are also working to ensure 100% of our viscose is sourced from sustainably-managed forests.





When it comes to the carbon footprint of #AEJeans, we’re looking to be teeny tiny. We’ve already reduced our carbon footprint by nearly 32% are we are working to save even more energy. One way we’re doing that is by making sure 30% of our energy for our corporate campuses comes from renewable sources.






You know the mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle! We’re excited to find new ways to divert the clothing you’re no longer wearing from landfills. We’re finding new ways to collect and donate gently used clothing, starting with our jean recycling drive this April in honor of Earth day—have you brought in your old jeans to be turned into housing insulation? We’re also converting all labels to sustainably sourced materials, and are sending you home with shopping bags made with higher recycled content. So far we’ve saved 4,300,000 square feet of plastic!




Summer’s Must-Have Shorts: Mom Shorts & Jean Shorts

Make this summer the best one yet with must-have short designs for guys and girls – Mom shorts and jean shorts. These short designs are everywhere this season and for good reason – they look good and feel even better when worn with all your favorite tops and accessories, too. Mix and match your look and get inspired by these on-trend short designs for guys and girls.


Mom Shorts for Her

AE Mom ShortMom jeans are the throwback style you know and love, and Mom shorts take all those great design elements and turn them into a warm-weather favorite you’ll want to wear everyday this summer. If you’ve never tried the Mom jean though and aren’t sure about the Mom short – we’ll fill you in on why this style is worth a try. The waist cuts straight across for a relaxed and forgiving fit, and since it’s high waisted, it always sits at the right point for comfort and coverage no matter what you’re up to. The combo of high-waisted fit + relaxed design creates a short that’s a little more accommodating than your typical denim shorts. Our Mom shorts are made with durable cotton denim that’s finished by hand and made to last, meaning you’ll have long-lasting comfort every time you wear them.
AE Mom ShortAE Mom ShortThe classic Mom short already serves up serious style you’re going to love, but added design details make this short almost too good to be true. Go for a classic, authentic mom-inspired look with light washes that carry a nostalgic tone and remind you of the 80s and 90s, or go to the opposite end of the spectrum with dark and black wash shorts that add a little edge to your look. Other elements like paperbag waists, stripes, pleated fronts, embroidered patches, hand-made rips and tears all make these shorts even better. Stand out and feel good in this instant-classic short, and wear them with all your fave women’s shirts like tube tops, crop tops, blouses and other warm-weather favorites to create a look you’ll feel good in every day this summer. Round out your Mom short outfit with a new belt or bag and make the look yours every time.


Jean Shorts for Him

AE Men's Jean Short For guys, jean shorts are an easy way to step out with an on-trend style that’s made for warm weather and good times. Our jean shorts come with hand-made distressed elements like rips, tears, mended holes and patched tears, and can come in different fabrics designed to keep you comfortable no matter what you get into this summer. Rigid cotton denim is soft, durable and breaks in over time to become personalized to you and how you wear it, while our Ne(X)t Level Flex fabric already has that broken-in feeling that moves with you to keep up with your on-the-go day. A color wash can revive your old cutoff jeans style, and with all kinds of colors to choose from like bright white, deep olive, dark gray and a ton more, you’ll never run out of options to refresh your look.

AE Men's Graphic HoodieAE Men's Jean ShortWear your colored jean shorts with all your men’s tops like button down shirts featuring tropical-inspired prints that are just right for warm weather and beach vacations alike. Wear them with a classic crewneck t-shirt for an easy look, or show off what you’re into by pairing them with your favorite MLB t-shirt or college apparel from our graphic tee line. Accessories can make your jean shorts outfits even better, so suit up with this season’s top hits: baseball hats, fanny packs and summer’s best shoes like slides and sneakers to level up your cutoffs with a little inspiration from American Eagle.

Show us all your favorite shorts moments this summer on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, blog or social media!





Dress Down the Dress: Casual Summer Looks We Love

One of the best parts of warmer weather is re-introducing dresses, rompers and jumpsuits into your routine. They can add a fresh style to your look with new prints, vibrant colors and bold designs you can dress down into everyday wear – no special occasion needed. Searching for an easy style for catching up with friends or date night with your guy or girl? Casual dresses and other one-piece wonders are there to answer the call every time. Wear them with sneakers for a sporty athletic-inspired vibe, or choose a springy style by wearing them with sandals instead. Either way, make the look yours every time and inject some laid-back vibes into your day with a little help from AE




Dresses breathe new life into your wardrobe by adding color and style to your everyday outfits. When you’re not sure what to wear for class, work, going out with friends, date nights & anything in between, dresses are the easiest answer. Or if you just really don’t feel like putting on pants… dresses are the ultimate go-to solution. Whether you’re super into the slimming fit of a shift dress, prefer the longer length maxi dress or want a shorter length midi dress, we’ve got you covered with varieties of all kinds. Shirt dresses and t-shirt dresses keep your look casual and cute for every event you can think of, and all kinds of colors and details set your look apart so you always feel good. Fit & Flare dresses won’t let you down if you’re searching for a flattering style, and denim dresses are always a go-to style year-round.


There’s nothing better than throwing on a romper or jumpsuit and heading out the door to all your warm-weather plans. These one-and-done outfits elevate your look with their effortless style that just doesn’t quit. Trade your dress for a striped romper for everyday outings like grabbing coffee and shopping with the girls, and try out a floral jumpsuit for your friend’s birthday brunch. With their bold designs and flattering fits, jumpsuits and rompers are made to look as good as they feel. Keep things simple by wearing them with a pair of canvas sneakers and sunglasses, or go for a ready-for-everything vibe with a jumpsuit, flats and a sun hat.




Or take a turn from the traditional and swap your flowy dress or romper for a matching top & bottoms set. We love this look because it combines a comfortable lightweight bottom with a cute top in a matching fabric and print. Matching sets can include skirts, culottes, shorts, palazzo pants, tapered pants and other bottoms that match back to a crop top, tank top, tube top, blouse or other kind of top so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching to find the right outfit. With matching sets, your day becomes a lot easier. Just throw them on and you’re done! They keep things nice and easy when you have a busy day ahead and still want a relaxed yet put-together look. Keep the luxe laid-back style going and wear them with white sneakers, sunglasses and your go-to bag.


What better way to round out your dress or romper outfit than with summer’s best accessories? Make the dressed down look yours with a belt or the right pair of shoes. Trainers make sure you’re ready for whatever your day brings, and adds an athletic, sport-inspired vibe to your matching set or jumpsuit outfit. Keep the sun at bay with the perfect sunglasses, or add another detail to your look with the right bag. Create all your sun-kissed styles with AE women’s accessories ranging from headbands and scrunchies all the way down to the latest must-have shoes including sneakers, flats, sandals and a bunch more.

@chloestibolt @notyouraveragefirstlady



Show us how you dress down your dresses on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, blog or social media!