I didn't think I knew this designer personally, but I must bc these pants are made for me!!!!!!!!!!! This is my new go to pair of crops. The dark denim color is SO slimming, and the slight flare at the ankle is perfect. Not as bell as shown here. Also, these are exponentially softer and more comfortable than any other pair of jeans I've ever worn. EVER! They feel more like yoga pants than jeans, which means I will be dressing more like a real person on my days off than I tend to for the sake of comfort. They look fantastic on my nothing special tuckus, too. Lifts my bum and gives it some shape. LOVE everything about these. Considering ordering a second pair in black to wear to work. I actually ordered my regular size 8 (Im 5 ft 7 in and wear about 8-10 in pants) and these are a good fit. I think the length is perfect for me... above the ankle but not a short crop. The rise is a really decent medium rise, preventing any muffin top, but definitely not mom jeans... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
/ Nov 15 2014
Best fit out there!
I've searched high and low for jeans that fit my more athletic body both in the waist and legs. These pants are just right! No gapping at the waist, not too tight at he calves or quads. The only thing I have found- the crop and regular length seem to fit me a bit differently. I am generally a 4 or 6. In the AG Stevie a 28 is perfect, regular length Lily's the 28 is also perfect, but in the crop I chose to up to a 29. The 28 fit nice in the waist but the hips seamed a bit more snug? Either way, that's fine by me because the do feel like butter on- almost as nice as the sateen Stevie's but won't collect as much lint! My only complaint- Anthro please bring back more options in the regular length! Love love love
/ Mar 14 2013
Finally, the perfect pair of black pants that are neither jegging, nor legging, nor too-thick denim! These are soft, have a little give in the legs, hug all the right leg and butt curves, but don't look too-tight or tawdry (pleather, anyone?). Appropriate for any age, for sure. I'm 5'3", size 8 or 28, but got a 27—while I *do* size up in the AG Stevie colored denim, all of us at the store hands-down agreed it was necessary to SIZE DOWN in this pant, as it stretches differently from the AGs. One of our girls even went down two sizes for this pant. The stretch mainly occurs in the waist (which is great—no inadvertent muffin topping!), which is great, and lets you wear these a few times before getting the dread "elephant knee." Another perk is that the regular length hits right at the ankles for me. They look cute rolled up with booties, rolled down with flats, tucked into boots, or even with a favorite pair of Chucks. And the price for the quality and versatility is EPIC.
I agree with previous reviews. These pants are fabulous. The style is fresh and new, the fit is comfortable and soft, and, as jeans tend to do, they go with everything. They also add style to what might be a casual outfit due to their design. The high waist makes them just a little bit dressier as well. I got the darker wash version and find the wash very "I've had these dark jeans for years," rather than looking like they came that way. Natural, comfortable, stylish.
My only "complaint" is the length. Though I am only 5'5", I normally can wear regular length jeans, only occasionally getting pairs I wear with heels or wedges hemmed for length. With these, I HAD to go with petite and there is still quite a bit of fabric bunching at the bottom. To wear with 3-4 inch heels/wedges, I still need to do about a 1 inch hem to keep them from dragging. This is not at all a deal breaker, but they run LONG.
Overall, a great stretchy, fun and chic style and fabulous fit! Love these.
/ Apr 01 2015
Love these jeans!
I have a long torso, so high-rise jeans aren't always THAT high-rise on me. These, however, were perfect. Very flattering cut. There is just the right amount of stretch so that they are neither too stiff nor too "jegging-like". The wash looks exactly like the picture online. They are quite long so they will definitely need to be worn with wedges/heels. I feel like this is the aesthetic they were designed for, though, so I do not see this as a con. As the 70's inspiration enters this spring/summer, these will be right on-trend, but will also remain a staple in my closet long after the "trend" has ended for all the reasons above.
/ Mar 24 2015
These will make your legs looks GREAT
I tried these at my sister's recommendation. She's actually in LOVE with this style. I wasn't disappointed. They make my legs look like they go on for miles. Also, can I say I am so happy that there is a style other than skinny jeans coming around? They're a bit stretchy with makes them very comfy. Hopefully, they don't stretch out too much with wear.
My only complaint is the length. I'll probably need to have them altered if they don't shrink up a bit in the dryer. I 5'8" and even with a four inch heel they still bunch up at the bottom due to the long length. Great for really tall girls though!
These are my new go-to jeans. The denim material has just the right amount of stretch, the color is just want I wanted and at 5'4" the length hits right at my lower ankle. I loved the figure flattering fit so much that I'm buying up other Verdugo styles.
/ Dec 08 2014
I am a diehard AG Stevie ankle fan, but after trying these on in the store, decided that they were a must have. Like AG, they are made in the US, which is a huge plus in my opinion. The quality is great, and I know that someone is getting a proper wage to make them! I'm 5'3, and they hit right at my ankle. I'm going to preface the following by saying that I don't have much in the way of a bootie. The fit is nice, fabric is smooth, and hugs in the best way possible. Form fitting without feeling tight or restrictive. I found them to sit a little higher than most jeans. They felt snug without being tight, but after sitting or bending down, I found that they slid down a little at the back. For this reason, I really wish I had sized down. On me, I found that they sat higher in the front than they did at the back, so I think they would work best for someone with absolutely NO bootie...not necessarily skinny, just no bootie. Other than that, I am really happy with them. I haven't washed them yet, as I've only worn them once, but I do hope I'm able to shrink them a bit. FYI, I'm 5'3, size 10/12, and I got the 32...wish I had got the 31.
/ Dec 23 2014
My favorite (mid-weight) jeans
I wear these jeans all the time. Out running errands during the day. Walking the dog. Brunch with my friends. To a date night dinner. They fit like a dream compared to other labels. I don't know why others think these jeans are pricey considering that there are jeans (here at Anthropologie) that cost >$200. Considering how much wear I get out of these jeans and the fact that they have no issues being washed (fading, stretching, shrinking), I feel like I get my money's worth owning these jeans.
I love these jeans but unlike the previous reviewer I did not find them true to size. I am ALWAYS a 26 in Pilcro- I have several pairs of different styles and washes, and I could barely pull these over my thighs in the 26. I sized up to a 27 and they fit like a glove, but still more snug than I would have expected. Luckily the Pilcro jeans always relax to your shape after the first wear, but be careful on sizing! Btw, I am 5'7" and 130lbs. Other than that the color is gorgeous in person- dark with some nice grayish fading. They look more expensive than they are because of the wash I think.
/ Apr 07 2015
new favorite in my closet!
I am really enjoying these jeans! The fit is just right and the denim is very soft. The dark wash is very nice. I am 5'8 and usually a size 10/12. The rise is high which is wonderful for me as I carry extra weight in the stomach area. I recommend this style of Pilcro jeans. I have a different pair of Pilcro that do not fit as well as these. Go ahead and buy them already!!!
/ Apr 11 2015
Perfect Fitting Jeans
Just bought these today and I LOVE the fit. They're high waisted, yet don't bind at the waist, fits the legs snuggly (I've got skinny legs so hard to find jeans that don't bag there) and super comfortable. I wish they made these in white. Pilcro brand has high quality as the other name brand jeans, yet less in price. Winner!
These caught my eye because of the details. Love the tough carpenter style mixed with delicate paint splashes (look more like soft focus polka dots). I sized down in these, though they are probably made to be worn really slouchy, but I already own a pair of boyfriend jeans. They also taper down towards the bottom, which means you can roll them up easily.
/ Jan 14 2015
Better in person
I would not have given these a second look online, but when I saw them in the store, I had to give them a try, although, I wasn't immediately sold on the paint spots, but I came around when I put them on. They are a slouchy style, so I had to size down, and even still they have a relaxed look. Highly recommend.
/ Jan 25 2015
BUY THESE NOW!
These jeans are so soft, so comfortable and unique enough to set them apart from any other denim you own. The picture does not do them justice. I am usually a 27, but went with a 26 for a more fitted look. I will be living in these gems for the rest of the year and then some.
I purchased these jeans today in my local store. Although I have never owned a pair of the Lily crops, I have owned several pairs of level 99s in the same stretch fabric. The fit is a great stretch skinny. Super flattering and trendy and the length make them a great choice to pair with ankle boots. I recommend trying them on in the store or ordering a size down. I say this because once you actually get the pair, they will be snug, but Level 99s made in this fabric stretch out an entire size over time. I have 27s from a few years ago that I am sure would measure 28 or 29 now. The sales girl also suggested that you size down and she said wear them 4-5 times before washing if possible. The other helpful info she offered up, was that the black ones are not made of the same super stretchy material, so they are more true to size.
Overall, love my new pair of jeans and I think they will look great with boots now and flip flops later. You can definitely dress these up or down!
/ Feb 16 2015
I love these. They are so stretchy.
/ Mar 18 2015
Adarable, but didn't work for me
These are really adorable, super-soft, and comfy. But for my body type, they just didn't work.
I am 5'8" and typically wear a 28 in jeans, but, as with most Level 99 jeans, these run large, so I wore the 27; if you are new to this brand, size DOWN.
The reason(s) I chose another Anthro ankle jean brand over these are as follows:
I have very large calve muscles, and my ankles are on the thicker side, so these did not hang and jut out at the bottom (like they do as pictured here online). So just note if your lower leg is like mine, you're probably not going to see one of the better features of this jean when you wear them.
In person the rinse on these is more faded on the top of the leg (above the knee) than pictured here online - at least on all the pairs in my local Anthro. With the top of my leg already being larger than the bottom, this fading coupled with the darker rinse on the jean below the knee made my thighs appear very large - not a look I particularly like.
These jeans are on the lower-side of a rise on me ( I have a really long torso); these hit me just at my pelvic bones. At 42, this was just too low of a rise for me.
These really ARE cute, and comfy. As with anything, it is going to come down to body type and personal preference. If you do not need or want a higher rise, and the fading on the top of the leg doesn't irk you, and your calves/ankle size are not "issues" then you will most likely love these. Wish they would have worked on me, as they are very comfy and soft.
J brand, where were you all my (adult) life. Much like the "Obsessed" reviewer, my size (28) gave me some suspicion on whether it could accommodate my hips, but I found that there was just the right amount of stretch. And the feel? Oh my. Not to get sidetracked, length alert: I'm 5'7" and my legs span 3 ft. from hip bone to ankle. Even so, the trouser legs run several inches past my ankles, so I would need to get them tailored.
/ Mar 05 2015
First of all, I am so excited flares and bootlegs are finally back in!! That said, these are an updated, streamlined version in soft, washed gray that will go with so much for spring. Ordered my normal 28 and at first glance thought I might have needed to order up, but after trying on, discovered there's quite a bit of stretch in these, which makes them hug every curve yet oh so comfortable. They are a great length for my height 5'9"--the hem sits just above my heel with no shoes, though they will definitely be long on shorter gals who would probably have to hem.