I Tried On 10 Free People Jeans. Here Are My Thoughts

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You guys, I was so pumped to write this post. Well by write I mean… finally order 6 pairs of Free People jeans that I’ve been dyyyying to try (I already owned the other 4) then blab on about them in detail haha. Hope you’re ready!!

There’s something about Free People that has kept me interested in love with them for the past decade. Yeah, I think I was like fifteen when I first began to notice how much their pieces fit my personal style. And I’ve been stalking their website weekly since. (Something I don’t admit often.)

So it was this unwavering love for Free People + the growing popularity of their pieces that made me want to try on a slew of their in-house jeans for you all. Well, and for me. Let’s be real, I’m no martyr when it comes to trying on new clothes.

A Free People Jeans Try-On: My Thoughts On 10 Pairs

A Free People Jeans Try-On: My Thoughts On 10 Pairs

Here’s a lil swipey list of the 10 jeans I tried on. I went for mostly loose-fitting jeans (the only kind I’m really loving right now) and some that I’ve been…intrigued by. All of them have pretty rave reviews, so that was an incentive as well.

If you know Free People, you know they can be either really generous or really not generous when it comes to sizing. And the fact that their models can sometimes be known to size up like FOUR sizes (???) always piques my interest. So let’s dive into 10 of the most popular Free People jeans and see for ourselves.

BTW, my list below is organized from most to least favorite. And P.S.! A review video trying them all on coming soon to our YouTube channel!

1. We The Free Good Luck Mid-Rise Barrel Jeans

 

top | jeans (29, runs large) | sneakers

These may be my favorite jeans ever? And I hate making big statements like that haha. They are just the perfect shape for a girl with thick thighs (me) who loves a bit of looseness but needs to taper it in somewhere. Or else it’s too much. That somewhere = the top & bottom of the jeans. I love the horseshoe shape and the really comfortable rigid denim.

We The Free Good Luck Mid-Rise Barrel Free People Jeans

top | jeans (29, runs large) | sneakers

Fit Notes: These are definitely mid-rise & slouchy with a relaxed fit. They hit me right above the ankle (I’m 5’6″). Runs slightly large.

We The Free Good Luck Mid-Rise Barrel Jeans

top | jeans (29, runs large) | sneakers

And there’s some bum.


2. We The Free Moxie Pull-On Barrel Jeans

 

top | jeans (29, runs large) | sneakers

You guys know we love FP’s Moxie jeans at TME. They’re a great intro jean to 2024’s trending barrel and horseshoe silhouettes, without being overly curvy or bowlegged. I’ve been wearing mine weekly for the past 2ish years? And I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. They’re great. And the paint splatter adds a touch of something special.

We The Free Moxie Pull-On Barrel Jeans

top | jeans (29, runs large)

Fit Notes: Low-slung, slouchy fit with a tapered silhouette. Runs large.

We The Free Moxie Pull-On Barrel Free People Jeans

top | jeans (29, runs large)

The contrast drawstring waist is one of my favorite features. Each pair come with a little cute drawstring belt, but I also like wearing mine without it to let the metal loops show, especially if I’m wearing silver jewelry.


3. We The Free Lotus Jeans

 

top | jeans (31, runs small) | sneakers

Guys, these jeans are SO SOFT. And I don’t even think it’s because I’ve had them for years and washed them a bunch – I’m almost certain they felt the same the second I took them out of the box. And that’s my favorite thing about them. They’re butter.

We The Free Lotus Free People Jeans

top | jeans (31, runs small) | sneakers

Fit Notes: Mid-rise – sits between the belly button and hips, below the natural waist. Runs small.

I love the vintagey, sailor-vibe pockets & fly and cute drawstring ties at the ankles. I like to wear them tied but you can also untie to wear as a wide-leg that doesn’t cinch in. Love that option.


4. We The Free Waterfalls Baggy Wide-Leg Jeans

 

top | jeans (30, TTS) | sneakers

I love the thickness of these ones. They’re definitely more of a sturdy jean than a lightweight pair. They’re a great wide-leg option if you’re in on a little bit of bagginess but still want your waist to remain tight enough. Scroll for the back details…

We The Free Waterfalls Baggy Wide-Leg Free People Jeans

top | jeans (30, TTS) | sneakers

Fit Notes: Low-slung, baggy wide-leg fit. Runs true to size.

We The Free Waterfalls Baggy Wide-Leg Jeans

top | jeans (30, TTS)

The back has some large utility pockets and a cinch band for an adjustable fit. It is GENIUS.


5. We The Free Osaka Jeans

 

top | jeans (30, runs large) | sneakers

Aren’t these sweet?! The bright yellow color is just really fun. I think it’s my favorite thing about them. Well AND the fact that they feel like freaking sweatpants. No joke. They’d be a perfect cropped summer jean for sandals & flip flops, IMO.

We The Free Osaka Free People Jeans

top | jeans (30, runs large) | sneakers

Fit Notes: Low-slung, slouchy tapered silhouette with cropped inseam. Runs pretty large – I’d size down 1-2 sizes.

They were just too big for me. They kiiind of fit in the hips – but there was overall too much material in the waist region.


6. We The Free Old West Slouchy Jeans

 

top | jeans (30, TTS) | sneakers

If you’re looking for an excessive amount of flowy, these are your jeans. I’ve had these for a few years and still have yet to cut them! Haha I think it’s because I don’t really mind the fact that they pool at my feet. Their ultra-soft material makes it less of a nuisance and they honestly just feel like a soft trouser.

We The Free Old West Slouchy Jeans

top | jeans (30, TTS) | sneakers

Fit Notes: These have suuuper exaggerated wide legs. They claim to be mid-rise… but they feel more high wasited on my shorter torso. If you wanted a more slouchy look in the waist, I’d size up 1. True to size.


7. We The Free Palmer Cuffed Jeans

 

top | jeans (30, runs large) | sneakers

I was so excited to try these! I love the cuff and pocket style + the pretty buttons detailing the waist. And this wash is soooo good for spring & summer. I def needed to size down but since there are these great buttons at the waist for tightening, it wasn’t much of an issue waist-wise. I just would’ve liked less bagginess on my legs for the cuffed style.

We The Free Palmer Cuffed Free People Jeans

top | jeans (30, runs large)

Fit Notes: Mid-rise, slouchy, relaxed fit with wide-legs. Ankle-length for me (5’6″). Runs large so I’d recommend sizing down one size for a regular fit or ordering your true size for a slouchier one. Keep in mind you can alter the waist a little bit with those buttons!


8. We The Free Tinsley Baggy High-Rise Jeans

 

top | jeans (31, runs small) | sneakers

These jeans were a bit ehhh for my taste, but I know a lot of people that love them. Maybe it’s my short torso & thighs that made me feel iffy – but I was obsessed with all that material at my feet + that cute utility hem detail near the pockets. So ’90s girl. I’d definitely keep the length if I weren’t returning them.

We The Free Tinsley Baggy High-Rise Free People Jeans

top | jeans (31, runs small) | sneakers

Fit Notes: High-rise with an exaggerated slouchy silhouette. Runs small – I could’ve sized up 2 sizes for the slouch I was aiming for. Or 1 for a regular fit.


9. We The Free Oslo Pull-On Jeans

 

top | jeans (M) runs large | sneakers

It’s a nope for me. I wanted to try on a pull-on elastic waistband style since Free People has so many.. butttt I was let down. This style is not flattering on me at all. Taller girls? Probs! Just too much waist & not enough shape for me.

We The Free Oslo Pull-On Jeans

top | jeans (M) runs large | sneakers

Fit Notes: Low-slung, slouchy balloon silhouette.

Cute butt tho! Although the wash there is a bit interesting? Haha IDK.


10. We The Free Risk Taker High-Rise Jeans

 

top | jeans (31, runs TTS) | sneakers

Another nah. I’m just not into tighter, stretchy denim right now, so the odds of these impressing me were slim. That cool seam panelling though – that was cool. Undoubtedly my favorite detail.

We The Free Risk Taker High-Rise Jeans

top | jeans (31, runs TTS) | sneakers

Fit Notes: High-rise, true straight silhouette with an ankle-length inseam & frayed hem.

We The Free Risk Taker High-Rise Free People Jeans

top | jeans (31, runs TTS)

I just didn’t need to size up in these ones like I did, which is probably the reason I was kind of dissing on ’em as soon as I put them on. Tight in the thighs, loose in the waist is not the fit I was going for haha. Maybe if I sized down they’d be more appealing?


I hope you enjoyed our little FP jean journey!! Let me know if you want to see any other pairs. This was WAY too fun to be done only once hehe.

Xo, Abby

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