Rated 3 out of 5 by TypicalTownie Comfortable, but extremely inconsistent in sizing
I've had several pairs of these jeans. 3 in a size 18 petite, 5 in a size 20 petite. The first time I ordered them, I loved them at first, but they do stretch out to be too big, especially the legs. The legs are wide, even the so-called straight leg version. They're huge.
The next time I ordered some a size smaller, also in a different color. This time they fit and didn't stretch too much. So I ordered 2 pair of the regular indigo color in the same smaller size. They fit everywhere but the waist. The waist was at lease 4 inches too small in both pair. Painful even after wearing them a bit and trying to stretch them out.
So I went back to the next larger size, and this time they are huge again. I don't know if they come from different factories or what, but the sizing is extremely inconsistent and varies by the color as well.
Overall, when they fit, they're comfortable and I feel good in them. But when they're too big and stretched out, I feel like a floppy, old-fashioned blue jean, slob with wide floppy legs. So if you can get your size correctly, then you'll be happy, but if not, then back to LL Bean they go.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nevertoomanyjackets Worth a try
These pants do not look like knit! I tried the black and they were beautiful. They fit me perfectly and felt very comfy. I gave them 5 stars, even though I ended up having to return because I lost weight before I had a chance to wear them (was saving them as a good black pair of jeans). I tried the next size down and they just didn't hit me right. Very disappointed! If you are like me and always looking for a great pair of jeans (and have trouble finding them) consider giving these a try on, they might work for you.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by grammyred comfortable pant
I originally purchased the size 2 short but had to return them for a size 2 regular. I purchased both the straight leg and the boot leg in black. I am just under 5'4 and the short was too short. The regular length is perfect for me, however. If you are taller, I would recommend the tall length. The straight leg pant is very slightly smaller than the bootleg pant. This is one of only a few pants offered in a size 2 so I'm glad to have them. I've worn them several times and, although they do stretch out a bit in the knees, it's not too bad and they do recover in the wash. I didn't notice much stretching out at the waist. At just over 100 pounds, I would try a size 0 if they were offered in that size. They are very comfortable though and I'll be using them for long flights or car travel. I would order more if they came in dark brown. I also like that they are a natural rise as I really don't like the low rise pants especially since I'm not tall & they make legs look even shorter. I'm very glad that L.L.Bean is making some products for smaller women.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by activeincam activeincam
good fit and very, very comfortable. I've bought every color. I'm a 5' 2" and weight 113 lbs. Bought the Petite , size 4 and 6, both fit fine. They stretch to your body. Please offer more colors!
July 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by BarbBevShopper knit jeans
Unfortunately I had to send these back to LLBean. I should have paid attention to previous reviews. Basically, it just was not a good fit; the waist was too large, but the thighs were snug, so with every movement, they would move down from the waist, and gap in the back. It would be nice to have knit jeans, but to look and feel good, the waist has to fit properly and the legs have to be loose enough not to pull at the waist. My guess is that a straight leg would work better than a boot cut in this type of pants.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by classofsixtytwo Great Jeans
love these and will keep buying them as long as they carry them
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by deeinmd great fit very comfortable
these are the most comfortable jeans. They stretch just enough to give you a good fit. They do not bag anywhere. The regular length is perfect, not short or too long. You will love these jeans.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by vitanova perfect but with a loose (giving in) waistline
I like these jeans very much: comfortable, good looking, easy care. I bought the petite size 4. They fit me well overall, with one exception: the ever stretching waisband. I had to "doctor" it although my waist is NOT thin at all. Now, even after some washes I am always pulling them up to feel comfy. I will have to add another small "folding" to waistband to make jeans stay put.
Less knit material and more cotton in the waistband would help. I am planning to buy the same jeans in white anyway because these jeans are super comfortable and nice looking in spite of the needed "help" to have them fit me securely. If waistline were less giving these jeans would deserve a top 5!
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DadsFavoriteToo I've wished for jeans -- but my waist is toooo big
I didn't wash them first -- just tried them on. The waist is too tight. I also felt the fabric is kind of heavy -- wouldn't want to wear them in warm weather at all.
I will return them.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tinkerbell0918 Another winner LLBean
I absolutely love these knit jeans. They are quite expensive so I only have a few pairs. One pair of cropped in the off white along with the regular length knit jean. I am 5'2" and 135 lbs and ordered regular size 8 and they are a perfect fit. This time I ordered a black pair. They are soft, comfortable and do NOT bag out in the knees after wearing them all day long. I do not often give a review but sometimes its important to do so when they are the perfect item and I can't find any pant to compare anywhere else. Thanks again LL bean.
July 16, 2014