Rated 5 out of 5 by Joann62 Wow
The material is high quality, as expected--and light, as promised.
These jeans fit perfectly, and are very flattering, especially from the rear. I have worked as a fit model, and I ordered according to size without any "wishful thinking" about my true measurements; that is, I was accurate. (I know how to take measurements as I am a professional tailor.)
Regarding a lady who is 128 lbs. and 5'5", I am surprised that she had to get a size 14. I am that same height. When I was 128 lbs., I wore a size 4 (not 14). I understand that everyone has a different body type. But mine happens to be like the model who is pictured and the jeans do fit me.
For reference: I weigh 140 lbs.and ordered a size 8. My hips are
December 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by poetgal Flaring hips--poor styling.
I have been searching for lightweight summer jeans and was very excited to order these bell bottoms which say "slightly fitted in the waist and hip." I ordered my usual size 12 at 128 lbs and 5'5", but the hips flare out at the sides making me look like a steamboat. i loved the fabric and was sad, but these went back.The waist fit nicely so I presume a size 10 would be tight in the waist. Very unflattering. Sorry LL Bean.
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ilovebooks Not for me
I had high hopes for these jeans because the bell bottom style is so flattering. However, they didn't work for me. I'm very straight-figured and I found these jeans too "hippy" and would have required an alteration (33" hips, ordered size 0 regular). I also wasn't crazy about the chambray-like fabric which was a little too casual for my office casual days. It's definitely a nice summer weight and the style is very nice, but I would have preferred real jeans. They went back.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by matsunoura Light weight and comfortable
The material is light weight and the color is good. Ideal for summer jeans.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by K1749472 Lightweight
Run small, had to reorder but item was out of stock. Too bad, because these were very nice jeans.
July 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disturbed Too long
I normally love anything I purchase at LL Bean. Not so much with this pair of jeans. I thought the fabric was inferior to what I expected, the length was quite long to be a petite size, and the hem too wide. Unfortunately I bought the wrong size but even that didn't seem off that much but the overall appearance was not satisfactory, I was truly disappointed in my LL Bean purchase.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gulyja nice pants but runs smaller
It is very nice and stylish pants but my usual size 10 did not fit me very well. I retuned them and exchange on size 14 since they did not have 12. Size 14 fit me well.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wild1 Love 'em but long
Great light weight denim. I'm a 2-4 petite, and the 4P is a bit roomy - I love them so much I'm going to try a 2P and keep these for those days I want roomy pants. After washing, the inseam is about 32 1/2" - too long for my 29-30" leg - even more reason to try the 2P.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ExpressoGirl Nice, comfortable, well made, too long
I bought the darker color. Flattering fit and very comfortable. I am 4'11'', 99lbs and the size 2 petite fit well except for the length-about 1.5 inches too long. I am still deciding if I will alter them or send them back. In general, I love the Signature line for pants, but they are always about 1-2 inches too long for me. They would have a rating of 5, but having to alter them after spending more on them than I typically spend on jeans lowers that to a 4.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYmomTo5 Great but whole size small
I might return these, or relegate them to my pile of size 10 bottoms. I'm a solid, comfortable 12 in LL Bean and most other brands right now but could not get these 12's all the way on me, let alone be able to zip and button them. I would have followed the other reviews and ordered up if there were 14's available at the time, too. What I did like was the softness of the denim, the legs were really flattering, even for a light colored denim. These would be perfect summer jeans if they'd fit. . If you want to enjoy them out of the package, I cannot agree with the other reviews enough - Order up a size!
April 24, 2013