In attempt to update my denim collection beyond skinnies, here are some new denim styles I'm considering. The three pairs below are new, still have tags on and can be returned. I'm looking for K/R feedback on these first three pairs. The last two pairs are old.

1. Frame Pixie flares. With heels (pic 1) with flats (pic 2) and backside view (pic 3). Inseam is .5 to 1 inch shorter than I would prefer. I could order them in one size larger to get a looser, longer fit. Nice and stretchy which I love for comfort. (Having trouble with the rigid denim trend.). Purchased along with NAS items but not part of NAS, so I'm not losing anything with price.
2. NAS priced Frame Le Sylvie Crop. (Pics 4-5 and 6). I was going to return these but now I'm feeling I might wear them, especially if I shorten the hems. I think they look boring full length. The rise is a little high but the Pixie's rise is too low for me. And they are super comfy, way softer than the next jeans, the Levi's 501.
3. Levi's 501 in Tango Surge. (Pics 8 and 9.). I like the way these look but I'm not used to the stiff material when I sit down. The urge to unbutton the waist is very strong and they aren't even that tight. They'e supposed to have 1% stretch but they feel quite stiff to me. I have had them a couple of months but never reach for them because of the stiffness. I've thought of sizing up but then the backside won't look good.

Bonus Pics: #9 shows some MiH petite flares from 2015. They are super wide flares, and were some of the earliest high rises I purchased. I still think they're wearable and the 31.5" length is great for me. I actually prefer them to picture 1 because they are dressier.

#10 is what I wore today because once again I couldn't deal with the 501s. These are CoH Rocket crops, a favorite style.

I'm looking for wisdom and direction here. Do the 501s soften? Which styles do you like?

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