Here’s yet another take on the Madewell “vintage petal” balloon jeans that Firecracker posted earlier today. Mine just barely arrived and they came out of the package quite wrinkled. I was going to wash them and get the creases out before photographing, but was so excited to be someone’s twin that I decided to share right away.

Regarding fit: I took my “usual” size in these. I’m anywhere from a 24 to a 26 in Madewell pants and this is a 25. I wouldn’t want to size down. Tried to get a side view and back view since it might be helpful to others who are curious about this style. I fill out the hips, have a pleasant amount of room in the legs, and the waist fit is pretty good, just a smidge loose but not enough to need alterations. My experience with 100% cotton denim is that these will stretch out enough with wear that going larger would be a mistake. It is a high rise — at least 12” since they’re sitting pretty close to my navel.

I’m loving the greyed-out quality this colour has; it’s the first time a pair of blush jeans has caught my eye. I’m thinking they’ll look good with all kinds of green (sage, olive, forest), as well as navy, burgundy, rust, and black/white/grey. Versatile!

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