So the white jeans arrived today and they're one wrinkle after another! The clay jeans (pictured) are a different fabric and look a little better.

When jeans fall into diagonal wrinkles mid-thigh to mid-calf, does that mean they're too large, too small, or something else altogether? I just purged last summer's white straight-legs for exactly that reason, and they were way too big (two sizes larger than what I ordinarily buy, in a brand that runs big, and they seemed to be cut on straight grain). These are one of my usual sizes in one of my usual brands (NYDJ), and these wrinkles are an un-fun surprise (#2 current straight-legs for comparison).

What do you suggest? Order both in the next size? Live with the clay and reorder the white? Other US brands/retailers that offer larger missy and smaller plus sizes? Has anyone compared the Gap crop flares in white with the ones in denim? Could the Gap white 1969 straight-legs work cropped? Maybe I need to radically take in the waists of jeans from Talbots and J.Jill and just learn to live with how they stretch out?

Thanks for your help!

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