By Alexis Bennett
Updated Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:45 am
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It's hard for me to get excited when brands release new jeans. I've got wide hips and a smaller waist, which makes most styles awkwardly unflattering. Either they're so constricting that they give me a permanent wedgie or they're so stretchy that they look extremely cheap. But Everlane has come out with a new cute style that actually complements my curvy shape.

The magic is in the fabric. It's called Authentic Stretch ($68;, though at first glance the jeans don't look very stretchy at all. (They've got that structured, vintage look.) But when I pulled them on, they magically slid over my thighs and hugged my waist. I know that I'll be wearing these over and over again, especially once the 90-degree weather in New York calms down.

My co-workers — who have completely different body types — are also obsessed. Read on for more InStyle editors' reviews of the jeans, available now in multiple colors on

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Rachel Otero, Associate Social Media Editor


"I’m not much of a denim person, but these jeans are so comfortable that I’ve been wearing them on repeat ever since I got them. The high-waist cut is especially flattering, and the black wash makes them wearable with anything."

Victoria Moorhouse, Digital Beauty Editor

Victoria Moorhouse

"I basically won't wear jeans unless they're high-rise, so I was excited to see Everlane's take on a high-rise skinny jean. The jeans hit right at my naval, which made them ideal for a half-tuck. I decided to size down because of the stretch material, so they were a little snug at first, but loosened up just slightly and became more comfortable after a few minutes of wear. I like that they fit tight to my calves. They'll definitely pair well with my over-the-knee boots when it gets a little cooler outside."

Ruthie Friedlander, Special Projects Director


"It’s nearly impossible to find the perfect pair of black jeans. They have to be tight but not leave unsightly marks on your body. They need to be a little scrunchy on the bottom (it gives that effortless feel), and most importantly, they need to be JET BLACK. These check all the boxes."