MID RISE JEAN LEGGING
Love the leg lengthening effect!
These are Mias even though they aren't labeled as such online. I got a pair of Mia's in a non-legging style last year and these fit a little differently. The denim is thin and soft, so it's flexible, however they will be chilly to wear in the middle of winter. I have a hard time finding jeans that fit, especially leggings, and these were good enough that I'm grabbing more as I add some mid-rise styles to my wardrobe. And the description is true: these really are cut to flatter and lengthen your legs!
I typically need to buy Longs and size up one or two sizes with Express leggings. Needed two sizes up with these, so they run somewhat snug. The length on the regulars was fine for flats, but I also kept the longs to wear with heels. The little bit of extra length on the rise with the Longs also made them a bit more comfortable through the hip area than the regulars. The mid-rise height makes your legs look even longer and was surprisingly not bad looking. Even with the mid-rise though, these still go down quite a bit in back (although not into crack territory like all the low-rise jeans). So while I was looking forward to not freezing in winter from exposed back skin or having to worry about my underwear hanging out, looks like I'll still have to be careful when I sit down or be sure to wear a belt.
The waist on these has an upside down curve shape when viewed from the side which makes them more flattering, so the button part sits a little lower, the waist curves up a tad, then the back curves down even lower than the front. (At least on me it did.) This also created a bit of a gap in the back of the waist, but not enough for me to forego keeping them. I was also pleasantly surprised when a crop top I had gotten and thought I really wouldn't be able to wear, came right to the top of these. So give these a try if you want a higher rise style of jean without having to go all the way up to your belly button high.
Laundry tip: I've only tried them on and haven't washed or worn them yet, but another reviewer complained of the dye rubbing off and bleeding. Try adding some vinegar to the wash when laundering them; it is supposed to help set the colors.
August 11, 2014
Sizing drastically different than usual
I ordered these jeggings regularly. I have 3 other pairs, same size and style, in different washes. These fit MUCH smaller than my other Mia's. Couldn't even get them past my calf.
Not sure why these are so inconsistent from other Mia jeggins, but I would recommend ordering a size or 2 up.
August 7, 2014
I have tried about every jean from every single place I could think of, I started shopping at Express this past year and they are the "bees knees." The jeans are not only true to size and super comfortable but also very cute.
May 25, 2014
My favorite pair of jeans of ALL time
I ordered these in a 0R. I am 5'3 116 lbs. I dont think I will ever purchase low rise jeans again. These jeans really flatter my body, I have a small waist, with large hips and bum. I am considering to buy a 2nd pair and they are also very comfy.
March 17, 2014
I am 5'9 so it's hard for me to find jeans that are long enough and the size long in these are perfect! the jeans are so soft and fit perfectly.
I will definitely be ordering another pair and wish these came in more colors!!!
February 21, 2014