The Denim Diaries: Trying On the A&F Curve Love Line

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Finding the perfect pair of jeans is like trying to find a needle in a haystack—especially for those of us with curves. It’s a fashion quest that can feel more daunting than charming, particularly when you’re navigating the vast sea of denim with a midsize body like mine. But fear not, fellow denim seekers, because the Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love line has become a beacon of hope for many of us here at The Mom Edit.

The Best of the Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love Line

With its curve-flattering designs, this line has won the hearts of several TME team contributors, all of whom wear different sizes. So, I was eager to dive in and see if these jeans could handle my curves without curbing my style. What I discovered may just revolutionize your denim drawer. Note: I’m wearing a size 32 in all styles and have noted the sizing differences between styles below.

Editor’s Pick: The Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean
Runner-Up: The Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean with Trouser Pockets
Honorable Mention: The Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean
Honorable Mention: The Curve Love High Rise Taper Jean
Better Than Expected: The Curve Love Low Rise Baggy Jean
Least Favorite: The Curve Love High Rise Wide Leg Jean

1. Editor’s Pick: The Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean review

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The moment I slipped into the Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean, it was clear I would love this pair of jeans. The dark wash is not only versatile but also the relaxed silhouette looks on-trend with its wide but not ultra wide leg.

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean review

Shirt | Jeans | Sandals

What really sold me was how well these jeans hugged my curves in all the right places while still leaving enough room to move, breathe, and chase my little dogs around the house. These jeans are a testament to how A&F has mastered the art of curve-loving denim, making them an absolute staple in my wardrobe.

Fit Notes: Runs just a bit big all over (hence “relaxed”). However, I still wore my usual size in this style (size 32).


2. The Runner-Up: The Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean with Trouser Pockets

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean with Trouser Pockets review

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Close on the heels of its sibling, the Curve Love High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean with Trouser Pockets brings a touch of sophistication to the table. The trouser-style pockets offer a professional edge that transitions seamlessly from a business meeting to a networking event. I found myself reaching for these jeans on days when I wanted to feel more put together but still craved the comfort of my favorite denim. They are the perfect blend of style and functionality, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for professionalism.

Fit Notes: These fit snugly at the waist and through the hips. True-to-size for me.

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3. Honorable Mention: The Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean review

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Finding straight leg jeans that don’t morph into a skinny or tapered silhouette on a curvy frame is no small feat. Yet, the Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean manages to hang straight up and down, respecting the natural lines of my body without adding unwanted emphasis at the top. The cool, wide cuff at the bottom is a delightful bonus, adding an element of style that elevates the entire look. These jeans are a breath of fresh air in the straight leg denim scene, offering a flattering and fashionable option for those of us with curves.

Fit Notes: These straight leg jeans run bigger than the two styles above. You can see there the fit is roomy around the hips and booty.

Abercrombie & Fitch Curve Love High Rise Loose Jean review

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4. Honorable Mention: The Curve Love High Rise Taper Jean

High-rise tapered jeans, white tee, vans sneakers

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There’s something inherently fun about the Curve Love High Rise Taper Jean. This relaxed take on the classic “mom jeans” brings a fresh twist to the spring denim lineup. The tapered leg offers a nod to vintage styles while maintaining a modern edge that feels entirely now. These jeans are perfect for days when I want to add a touch of nostalgia to my outfit without diving headfirst into the past. This style does run big in the thighs and booty for me, but fits well at the waist.

Fit Notes: Fitted at the waist, but relaxed everywhere else. I still wear my true size of 32 in this style.


5. Better Than Expected: The Curve Love Low Rise Baggy Jean

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I’ll be honest: I approached the Curve Love Low Rise Baggy Jean with a healthy dose of skepticism. Memories of the early 2000s fashion scene had me wary of revisiting low-rise anything. However, these jeans surprised me. While they do run a bit large (a size 31 might have been a better fit), their comfort and style won me over. It’s a gentle reminder that fashion is cyclical, and with the right design, even the most doubted trends can make a welcome comeback.

Fit Notes: This style ran big on me. I would probably recommend sizing down one if you’re pear shaped like me.


6. Least Favorite: The Curve Love High Rise Wide Leg Jean

high-rise wide leg jeans, sheer long-sleeve top, tan heels

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Unfortunately, not every pair was a match made in denim heaven. The Curve Love High Rise Wide Leg Jean ran big all over for my size, leaving me feeling lost in a sea of fabric. While I appreciate the attempt at a baggy, wide-leg style, these jeans lacked the tailored touch that makes oversized look intentional rather than accidental. In comparison, the Good American Good Skate Wide Leg jeans offer a better fit and feel for my body type, proving that when it comes to denim, one size (or style) does not fit all.

Fit Notes: My usual size in this style was too big for me all over. I would have to size down one size if I loved these jeans.


Final Thoughts

My journey through the Curve Love line was filled with highs and lows, much like any good denim adventure. From the unbeatable fit of the 90s Relaxed Jean to the less-than-perfect Wide Leg Jean, it was a reminder that the quest for the perfect pair of jeans is deeply personal and endlessly varied. What works for one body might not work for another, and that’s okay. The key is to find what makes you feel confident, comfortable, and unabashedly you.


I hope this try-on will help you find your perfect pair of jeans for springtime. If you have any questions about size or styling, drop your questions in a comment below!

xo

Anne