Abercrombie Jeans Sizing Guide

Abercrombie Jeans Sizing Guide by Fashion Blogger Bows & Sequins

Wondering what the heck your size is in Abercrombie jeans? Look no further! I’ve heard great things about Abercrombie’s denim for years, so I went to an A&F store to do a massive try-on. While the sizing on Abercrombie jeans is very inclusive, it can be confusing since there are SO many options to choose from. Fit, styles, lengths, rises… Don’t worry if your head is starting to spin, I’ve got all the info you need to know.

Not only are there so many fits and rises and lengths and washes to choose from, but there are double the possibilities because of Abercrombie’s Curve Love options. I was overwhelmed (to say the least!) with all of the choices and figured you all were probably in the same boat, too. So in the spirit of research, I placed a giant order to my house. I ordered each pair in four different sizes to compare for this guide.

In the store, I got some good information on which rises work for me, but I felt like I was in between sizes with Abercrombie sizing and didn’t end up buying any pants to take home with me that day. But a few months ago when I was shopping for fall/winter denim, I placed a huge order before the holidays to do some more comparison and ended up keeping two pairs!

In this post, I’m sharing the current styles I own and love, as well as a bunch of notes on fit, styles, and Abercrombie jeans sizing. If you’re more of a visual person, I saved a bunch of videos in this Instagram highlight!

Abercrombie Jeans Sizing Tips

For reference, I’m 5’5″ but have a shorter torso and longer legs. Now in my 30s, I typically wear a size 6 (28) in jeans, but sometimes order a size 8 (29) in jeans that have zero stretch or are cut narrow.

Abercrombie Denim Rises

Since I have a short torso, their ‘High Rise’ is the longest rise I can take. A lot of Abercrombie denim comes in their popular ‘Ultra High Rise’ fit, but it nearly touches my ribs. If you have a longer torso, that style could potentially be great for you!

A&F’s High Rise hits just slightly above my belly button, which is where I prefer my jeans to sit. If I’m wearing a cropped top, I know I won’t have to worry about my belly button showing. Abercrombie now has a Mid-Rise and a Low-Rise fit that I need to try to compare. Stay tuned!

  • Ultra High Rise: 11.5″
  • High Rise: 10.5″
  • Mid Rise: 9.5″
  • Low Rise: 8.5″

I’ve had a hard time with Abercrombie jeans sizing over the years because I feel like I’m in between sizes. Right now, I’m finding that my true size 6 fits best in Abercrombie & Fitch denim. Although I consider myself to have more of an hourglass figure, I actually prefer A&F’s classic sizing in most styles, as compaired to their Curve Love fit.

Abercrombie Curve Love

When it comes to Abercrombie’s ‘Curve Love’ style, I’d say I’m right on the cusp. According to Abercrombie, Curve Love jeans feature an additional 2″ through the hip and thigh to help eliminate waist-gap. From my trials and testing, I find the waist to be tighter on Curve Love denim. For Curve Love sizing, I prefer to go up a size to have more breathing room in the waist.

Abercrombie Denim Lengths

Abercrombie jeans are available in extra short, short, regular, long, and extra long lengths. I’m 5’5″ with longer legs and prefer the regular length. I mostly wear sneakers and flats, though, and find a slightly shorter jean to look more flattering on my legs. I find that I’m still able to wear the regular length with my low-heeled boots and booties. If I were buying a pair of jeans to wear with high heels or heeled boots, I’d maybe opt for the long length?

All Abercrombie jeans are available in the size range 23-37 and short, regular, and long lengths. Extra short lengths are available in sizes 23-30, and extra long lengths in sizes 25-32.

Chart explaining how Abercrombie jeans fit comparing lengths and heights.

Abercrombie Denim Styles

90s Straight

Abercrombie’s 90s Straight is one of their most popular denim styles. It’s a Straight Leg with an Ultra High Rise, which unfortunately is too high for me. If you’re looking for straight leg jeans and have a longer torso, these will probably be perfect for you.

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Pictured above are the 90s Straight (Ultra High Rise) in Black Faux Leather. They were so comfortable with a soft lining and super stretchy, but sadly way too high on me.

NEW 90s Straight MID-RISE

Abercrombie recently launched a new pair of jeans: the 90s Straight with a Mid Rise (9.5″). Y’all, it’s perfect for me! Hits right in the middle of my belly button. If you have a longer torso, it might be below your belly button.

In the photo below, I’m wearing the trendier yoke-front style in my regular size of 28R. (Not Curve Love.)

Chicago blogger wearing a pair of Abercrombie's 90s Straight Leg Jeans with a Mid Rise

I decided to order a few more pairs!

90s Relaxed

Abercrombie’s 90s Relaxed is a relaxed leg with a high rise. Since I need the 10.5″ High Rise, the 90s Relaxed is the fit I now have two pairs of.

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Pictured above are the 90s Relaxed (High Rise) in Dark Brown. You can see how I’ve styled them with silver accessories in this post!

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Pictured above are the 90s Relaxed (High Rise) in Silver Foil. You can see how I’ve styled them for the Taylor Swift movie in this post!

I was really wanting a pair of cuffed jeans, so I ordered my go-to 90s Relaxed with a Cuff in my usual 28R. In this particular style, I decided to exchange for a 28L, as I like when the cuffed denim styles have a little bit more length. See below for the Regular length!

Style blogger trying on Abercrombie's cuffed jeans.

Abercrombie Loose Jeans

By now, we all know that *loose* denim is the look right now! For spring, it seems like the looser the better. Since Abercrombie’s new Loose Jeans are in their 10.5″ high rise, I just ordered a few pairs to compare. Stay tuned!

Chicago blogger trying on Abercrombie's Loose Jeans

In the photo above, I’m wearing the Loose jeans in my regular size of 28R. I like them, but if I were keeping them, I would exchange them for a 28L to give me some extra length.

I wanted to compare the Loose in the Curve Love fit, so I ordered one size up in the Curve Love: 29R. In the photo below, you can see below that they probably fit a bit more like they’re designed to fit. With more room in the hips/legs, the length of the R is perfect.

Style blogger wearing Abercrombie's Loose fit jeans.

Remember, I have a video highlight on Instagram walking you through all of these pairs of jeans!

Abercrombie Mom Jeans

If you’re looking for a classic straight leg style in a HIGH rise, check out Abercrombie’s Mom Jean style! They have a little bit of stretch to them to make them comfortable for all-day wear.

Chart showing the different styles of Abercrombie Jeans

Abercrombie Pant Sizing

A&F Sloane Tailored Pant

Abercrombie’s Tailored Sloane Pant is one of their best-selling styles, season after season. It’s available in countless colors, in both the regular and Curve Love fit. The Sloane Tailored Pant features an ultra high-rise fit, which makes it tough for my fellow short-torso gals.

A&F Harper Pant

If A&F’s ‘ultra high-rise’ is too much for you, meet their newest pant: the Harper Tailored Pant. It features a high rise and is also available in both regular and Curve Love. It’s not available in as many fabrics or colors quite yet, but keep your eyes out for more to come!


Do Abercrombie jeans fit true to size?

Personally, I do find Abercrombie jeans to fit true to size. Some styles have more stretch than others so pay close attention to the details and composition tab.

What size is a 37 in Abercrombie jeans?

Abercrombie jeans are available in sizes up to 37, which translates to a 24W. If you’re looking for more extended sizing, Madewell jeans are available up to 28W.

Does Abercrombie and Fitch run small?

If you’re in between sizes, I’d say that you should probably size up in Abercrombie clothing. I take a Medium in most of their tops and dresses! When it comes to Abercrombie jeans, I think they fit pretty true to size. Very similar to Madewell or Levi’s.

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  1. 4.13.24
    Shana said:

    I sincerely appreciate the review. It was well thought out and very informative. I mean no disrespect when I say this, but in your post you stated that you consider yourself to have an hour glass figure, many people think it’s the best figure to have so women think they need to have that. Only 8% of women actually do. All body types are beautiful. With that said, you may have an easier time with clothes if you delve into your body type more. You have a really nice shape, but it is not hourglass. You are more straight/athletic which would make sense why the curve jeans at Abercrombie don’t fit well. Many beautiful women with stunning physiques have a similar body type including Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson and Sophie Turner. Many supermodels have that body type as well. Honestly a lot of times clothes fit the figure better. There aren’t waist gaps and things like that to contend with.

    Rectangle body type: A straight body shape can be very busty or not be at all, has a defined waistline (even if it’s not tiny), a fuller bottom, and a full midsection, but the key measurements are that your shoulders and hips are about the same, and your waist is less than 25% smaller.

    A major characteristic of the hour glass figure is your waist is 25% or more smaller than your chest and hip measurements. That typically translates to your waist being about 10 inches smaller than your hips and chest. Example 36-26-36.

    Again I mean no disrespect. Women don’t need to have an hour glass figure to have a nice figure. Figure types also fluctuate in popularity. The hour glass figure may be all the rage now, but it won’t stay that way. If you take a look back through history it demonstrates this. In the 1920s and 1990s the rectangle figure was the preferred figure.

    I hope you’re proud of your figure. You should be. You have a very nice shape.