I really had hopes for these curvy cut jeans from Madewell - maybe not high hopes, but some hopes. Pros: the fabric is a sturdy but not stiff 100% cotton (aka how they used to make denim all the time), and the curvy cut is real - no gap in the back waist, and the hips/thighs fit well.

However, I just can't get over the high rise on me - if I settle the waistband where I normally would, there's this fold of fabric that forms across the crotch. And if I pull them up so the crotch point is right, the front waistband is honestly above the bottom of my ribs. I honestly think they look better in the photos than IRL. Am I missing something, or are these a quick no like I thought when I first put them on?