• American Eagle Jeggings Review in sz 00

    I purchased these AE jeggings a while back during a sale for $32, and was initially excited about how they fit and felt. After some thorough nitpicking, I decided to send them back and instead bought the Gap Legging Jeans in 00P, which I now love love love. Since these photos were already taken, I figured I’d share my thoughts anyways:

    ae jeggings
    Jeans: American Eagle jeggings in “Dark Indigo” sz 00
    Jacket: Lucca Couture sz XS
    Heels: Marc Fisher, thrifted

    Continue reading for my review…

    What I liked: 
    – the weight of the denim. These shouldn’t even be called “jeggings” … more so “very stretchy jeans”
    – The dark wash of the denim
    – The fit in the waist and hips (12.5″ across the waist and 15.5″ across the hips)

    What I didn’t like:
    – The non-petite length (30″ inseam)
    – The AE signature embroidery on the back pockets

    – The low rise (6.25″). Refer to pics below on how low the rise is. Butt crack galore when bending over!

    Verdict: Return. However, for someone who doesn’t mind a low rise plus contrast stitching on the back pockets, these are not bad. The fit was very decent plus the material was sturdy and comfy…not at all flimsy like leggings.


    More funky fit…note the itty bitty gap above by my crotch. Probably means the thighs are too tight. I know a reader (Bella) mentioned she was going to order the AE jeggings in sz 14 – if so I’d be interested in hearing how they fit. If anyone else ended up getting these, I’d love to hear your thoughts as well.

    The Gap Legging Jeans I ended up ordering in 00P, “faded dark wash” provided a solution to all of the above complaints. I paid about $50 for them which is pretty expensive, but I think they are worth the premium over the pictured AE’s. *However* the color of the Gap’s are a little more medium blue than true dark. Keep an eye out for those later : )


    49 thoughts on “American Eagle Jeggings Review in sz 00

    • Renay Shanel September 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

      I own a pair as well!
      Love them such a nice fit 🙂
      You look stunning as always 🙂

    • Bella September 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

      I decided to order the AE jeggings in size 0 (the dark destroyed one) instead and it fits perfectly! It's a little bit heavier and lower in rise than my A&F; kids one (sz 16). I like my AE jeggings, but I absolutely loooooove my A&F; kids one.

      I've been wanting to buy the GAP ones but it's a little pricey for me so I'm waiting for some huge sale to happen o_O.

    • kali September 24, 2010 at 1:22 am

      I LOVE these jeggings! Gonna check them out next time I'm at AE. I wish you were keeping them because they look so nice on you.

      And I know jeans and jeggings can be expensive.. but I can't see myself paying $40+ for leggings that look like jeans! I just don't get it .. LOL it's weird how easily I can drop more than that on makeup though. =P

    • Stephanie September 24, 2010 at 1:35 am

      but crack galore lol, that's ae for ya. I think $50 is an average price for Gap. I never could get any jeans much cheaper than that from them.

    • Rainy Days and Lattes September 24, 2010 at 2:13 am

      Wow, the AE jeggings look like jeans!! They do look nice on you though. Butt crack galore.. hahaa :p It seems like AE ones are always super low rise.. probably for someone who short crotches!? :p Jk that was gross! :p

    • Lady Cardigan September 24, 2010 at 2:26 am

      I thought I wouldn't like jeggings, but after seeing this post, maybe I should give them a try. They really just look like nice jeans on you.

    • vocalise September 24, 2010 at 2:31 am

      I really liked the AE jeggings, I kept both that I bought. I did however, dislike the fact that there was no petite length. Hm.. now I guess I should be on the lookout for a good sale at GAP 🙂

    • PetiteXXS September 24, 2010 at 2:40 am

      Lol… I had to stare at your crotch for a good 30 seconds before I realized what you meant by crotch gap 😛 I know the Gap jeggings are great but you look pretty good in these too! But that said, for something that fits as tight as leggings, I think a heavier weight denim than the Gap jeggings would be a lil uncomfortable. Btw the jacket looks really cute too… and I love your smiling pics! 🙂

    • Cydia September 24, 2010 at 4:04 am

      seriously where did you get your such awesome style? i loveeeee all the outfits that you've posted on your blog…it makes me want to save all of your pictures and one day if i don't know what to wear just look back to your pictures and pick an outfit lol!!

    • Steph September 24, 2010 at 4:08 am

      I have the same pair of Gap jeggings – I LOVE them as well :] I like how they stack a little bit at the ankle
      I also got them in a grey/faded black but those fit a bit more snug werid eh? LOL

    • Tammy September 24, 2010 at 4:26 am

      wow they really do look like jeans lol

    • Frankincensy September 24, 2010 at 5:01 am

      The AE jeggings are really cute, but I see what you mean about the low rise! They look good but I can understand sending them back.

      I went to check out the Gap jeans and found out something weird: Gap apparently uses different sizing systems for clothes sold in the US versus Europe, yet they're both labelled in US sizes. o_O If their charts are correct, the "US size 2" available here should fit like a US 00 or 0 in American Gap stores.

      I can't imagine why Gap would grade two different sizing systems for different markets and then label them the same… maybe I'm misreading the charts?

    • PetiteLittleGirl September 24, 2010 at 5:40 am

      I think they look fabulous on you. They fit you quite well but I agree, the length is a bit long for petites. I really like the wash of this pair. Very cute jacket BTW.

    • roxybeautyblog September 24, 2010 at 7:07 am

      gorgeous. my favorite jeggins are from joe. they fit so beautifully and have the darkest wash!
      mine has a little zipper on the ankle in case you want to wear booties.


    • Sakie and Thomas Gantz September 24, 2010 at 9:33 am

      They all look fabulous on you! 🙂

    • Anonymous September 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

      do i remember you posting that you were going to sell that lucca couture blazer? if so, DON'T! it looks amazing on you as part of your casual wear! i love this outfit, very simple yet stylish, young but sophisticated 🙂

      my favorite jeggings are by citizens of humanity. they feel more like a thicker legging material but they are super comfortable, almost like you don't even have any pants on haha ;P


    • curls-and-pearls September 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Those fit great on you, but when you mention the weight the denim I would've probably returned too. I can't stand feeling constricted, that's why I love the Gap ones, they are so soft and comfy, I feel like I'm lounging in leggings but look put together 😉

    • Banhannas September 24, 2010 at 10:20 am

      Oh geeze, finally! I thought I was going insane with AE low rise fit jeans. I was thinking to myself, "WHAT are these girls wearing nowadays. Do they all have hip tats that they want to show off?" I have to admit, I buy AE jeans anyway because they are so cheap and comfortable. I always hold the waist line on my jeans when I sit down so the world doesn't see my butt or wear longer tunics. I do like the length on you though, I don't think they are long at all!

    • Jwhite September 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

      I think the AE jeggings look cute, but I am not a big fan of AE jeans in general due to the stitching on the back pockets (looks very high school to me) and the super low rise. I had a pair several years ago and they would stretch out really bad which would show crack even more…not cute. I love Hudson and Citizens of Humanity- they are pricier but I have worn mine literally hundreds of times and they have held up great so I think of them as an investment 🙂

    • Anonymous September 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

      Hey have you ever tried Siwy jeans?

    • Ping September 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm

      i think the jeggings look good on you. they make you legs look long and slim. i agree with you though….i'm not a fan of the uber low waist & the back logo is kinda ehh.

    • Claud September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      love those gap legging jeans too:). I'd also recommend getting the faded black they are really nice too.

      BTW new arrivals at gap stirrup legging jeans…http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=49331&vid;=3&pid;=768492&scid;=768492002

      what do you think?

    • Frances♥ September 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

      cute outfit. i really like the jacket that you're wearing.

    • For The Fierce September 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

      They do look like jeans, so $32 isn't so bad, but I hate the AE logo on their clothes. Atleast the GAP ones were better!

    • R.L. September 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm

      They both look great on you! And similar from afar. But "butt crack galore" (lol) is definitely a deal breaker. And I don't think the Gap jeans are too tight on the thighs, at least I didn't notice it until you pointed out the gap.

      By the way, I am loving the camel-colored shoes with the outfit. I almost want to order BR's Luisa sling-back pumps… and that blazer definitely looks better paired with a more casual outfit.

    • AubreyOhDang! September 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      I'm not the one wearing them, so I trust your opinion that they're too low, too tight on the thighs, and too long, but from where I'm sitting…they look great on you! too low rise – you can pair it w/one of your long cardis. too tight on the thighs – really? My thighs don't touch, so to me, this is a normal. too long – have you considered cuffing them? Plus, I kind of like scrunching @ the bottom.

      Jacket is cute! does it zip or button up?

      blog request: I've seen some of your really chic outfits for the winter, but when it's snowing and below 0 degrees in Boston, what are you really wearing daily? and what are you essentials for surviving the East Coast winters? Considering making a move myself.

    • Kristy September 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      Gosh, I haven't been shopping at AE since my 1st yr in university! I agree with you, I don't like the AE signature stitching on the back pockets either. It reminds me of my teenage years :p

      Too bad the seams are too long, I actually like the way they fit on you 🙂 But yeah, buttcrack ain't pretty 🙁


    • Em September 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm

      *raises hand* me too!

      I really like the way the AE jeggings look on you. They look like jeans and I think the low rise is flattering. You said the inseam is a bit too long, but I like the scrunching at the ankle! It looks very chic, like you're not trying too hard. But I too dislike the AE pocket logo – too distinct. I tend to avoid AE bottoms that have that pocket logo. If you say the Gap pair looks even better, I can't wait to see it!

    • Anonymous September 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

      LADIES, Gap is having a 50% off regular priced jeans Sept 25 from 12pm-3pm. I just found that out and thought I would pass it on!!!! Mention "FLASH" when you buy it. If you are looking for more info, there's a FB event page for it.

    • SugarNikita September 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm

      I think they look great, if slightly too long…but if they are low rise and aren't comfortable, well, that matters more to me. Glad you found other ones that you like better!

    • Michelle September 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm

      Those "jeans" look great on you! But I understand if you are worried about the backside. That can make your whole day uncomfortable! Hope the Gap ones work out for you.

      Beautiful jacket!! I see that it is no longer available in xs, though. 🙁

    • Cee September 24, 2010 at 7:43 pm

      I'm so glad you wrote a post on jeggings. I've been toying with the idea of buying a pair for awhile and I think the Gap ones might be it! (Traditional AE jeans have never fit me well for some reason)

    • DSK Steph! September 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      Jeggings have never looked more sexy! I hope you find the one of your dreams soon 🙂

      p.s. your heels compliment the brick wall background. EPROPS!

    • Liana September 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      i think these look great! but i'm so not picky when it comes to clothes…maybe i should be though. i dont understand exactly what the difference between skinny jeans and jeggings are? they look pretty much the same to me…unless im missing something? 😛

    • Suman September 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

      Love the Jeggings from GAP n I personally feel the GAP stuff fit much better than others. Oh and they are having an in-store sale only for 3 hours tomorrow from Noon-3pm where you just have to say Flash while checking out n you'll get 50% off on your Jeans.

    • grace September 25, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Do they have the petite ones in the store? it looks like petite jeggings are online only?

    • elleandish September 25, 2010 at 12:22 am

      Thanks for the review! I saw some jeggings from UNIQLO while in Japan which were about $35 but wasn't too impressed with the washes. I'm still holding out for a GAP jegging sale…

    • s September 25, 2010 at 2:37 am

      OMG I was so confused.. I thought the last photo was the GAP jeggings, and I was trying to figure out how they looked much dif from the AE..

      The super low rise is def a con.. it means you always have to pair long-ish tops with it, or just flash ur crack :p I've never cared for the AE logo either.

    • Canadianpetite September 25, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      They look great on you but I'd like to see your Gap ones. I lose interest whenever I walk in Gap stores. There's a 40% sale going on now but I didn't spot anything I like…I missed those leggings tho.

      I second AubreOhDang. Can you post some outfits that you would wear out on cold miserably wet days??

    • Angie September 25, 2010 at 8:00 pm

      i love the wash and fit of those jeggings! i have never tried a pair and this seems to be the best one i've seen yet. sadly they're not very appropriate with a shorter shirt xD

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