I Tried All of American Eagle's Curvy Jeans So You Don't Have To!


Welcome to my American Eagle haul/review/try-on of some denim. Recently American Eagle expanded their denim jeans size range all the way up to a size 24. So every single pair of jeans that they have, you can get up to a size 24.


With such a big range of styles, it can be a little overwhelming what to choose, so what I did was I went to the curvy jeans section on the website, and that way, it narrowed down the different styles. There are six total styles in the curvy jeans section. I purchased one of each type, and I ordered some different sizes. I got a 20, some in size 22, and a couple in size 24 so that I could give a full review based on what I think and my measurements, what size works best for me. For reference, I am 5’8. I also purchased all of these when there was a buy one get one half off sale. So six pairs of jeans (with tax, shipping was free) cost me a total of $269.28. Had they been full price, it would have been a little bit more pricey than that. Just bear that in mind, their jeans are a little bit expensive, the regular price maybe $60 or so, but if you hit them when they’re having a sale, then you’re good to go!



American Eagle curvy jeans

I’m going to start with my favorite pair of jeans and then work my way down.

American Eagle mom jeans curvy

The Curvy Highest-Rise Jegging

The first ones are distressed, ripped jeans. These are in a size 20. I got these in long because I am 5’8, so I wanted to see if being 5’8 made a difference in the length or if I am an average size according to their length standards. These are in a light wash, obviously a lot of distressing. I really like the distressing at the ankle; I think that it is really cute. These are absolutely adorable; I love everything about them. I have nothing negative to say about them. The size 20 fit like a dream. I mean - phenomenal.

American Eagle curvy high-waisted jeans

The Curvy Highest Rise Flair in Bold Black

The next pair we have are black. I got these in a 22 long. I specifically got these in a long because flair jeans for me I think are so cute if you wear them with wedges, so I wanted them to be long enough to wear with wedges, and they absolutely were. These jeans surprised me and what I really like about them is that they have buttons all the way up as opposed to a button and a zipper. They are super high-waisted but fit perfectly. I love the flair on them. I will be keeping these because I don’t own a pair like this and I think that I’ll wear them a lot—the flair kind of evens out my body’s appearance.

Best American Eagle curvy jeans

The Curvy Mom Jean

This pair I need your help with because I kind of love them, but I kind of hate them. This pair I got in a size 22. They’re high-waisted and fitted around the waist and the hips, but then they’re a little bit baggy in the legs - not skin tight. They’re not long; they come above the ankle, so they’re a little bit different for me. I love the distressing on them - it’s not actual holes, fabric is behind them, so you’re not showing any skin, and I like this. But I can’t decide - do they look terrible or are they amazing?

Curvy jeans American Eagle

High Rise Skinny

Let’s move on to a pair of dark wash. I got these in plain dark, no distressing because I think that these are great for work. These in a size 24 long. I wanted to see how all of the sizes work for me. These fit too, they’re a little bit looser than I would like in skinny jeans, but they do fit - there is nothing about them that is too baggy. These jeans are made of a really soft material. They’re not super tight at the ankle, but they are tapered ankle. These are a little bit too long for me, which means that I would need a regular length, but they’re nice. These jeans are fab quality.

American Eagle curvy skinny jeans

Curvy Highrise Jegging 

I got this pair in size 22. When I think of jeggings, I think of leggings fit, but jean material, and that’s exactly what these are. These jeans button all the way up. What I think is cute about these is that they have a little bit of cut-out slit on the ankle. These come above my ankle, so I’m not sure if I would have needed the long because I like how they look on me. These fit really comfortably. All of the jeans say next-level stretch, and I believe it because they hug you. They fit perfectly!

Stretch curvy mom jeans American Eagle

The Curvy Super High Rise Jegging

And the very last pair of jeans. I think that these were only last on my list because I need them in a different size. These are white, and I got them in a size 24, regular length. They have no distressing or anything on them. They are tapered at the bottom. I think they would be cuter if they were turned up at the bottoms, but that’s just how I like to wear my white denim. These I tried on with a pair of dark underwear, and you couldn’t see through, so keep that in mind. If you’re looking for a pair of white denim that won’t be see-through, then this might be your absolute best bet. Again it has that super stretch quality in it. I would have liked these more if they were a size or two smaller.


There are lots of different types of jeans out there. I hope that my American Eagle review will help you to choose what style you’ll go for next. So what do you think - yes to the mom jeans or no?

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2 comments
  • Lolo
    Lolo
    on Mar 10, 2021

    no on the mom jeans..they just look sloppy while the other high rise jeggings look cute and trendy

  • Roxxi
    Roxxi
    on Mar 17, 2021

    I'm going to agree with Lolo's comment above. If you could go a size down ~ maybe ? I didn't notice the "baggie-ness" until I read your caption. I like EVERY pair on you. I just want to say Good for you sharing plus size & the #'s. Very happy I read this the whole way through. Thanks Taren.

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