There was a lot of hype and good press coming out about the new Gap 1969 premium denim line. Lots of people were saying good things about the fit, styles, and of course, the price ($60-$70 for premium denim? Sold!). Thankfully, Gap had the good sense to make their new jeans in petite sizing…but unfortunately, only available online. So, being the curious girl I am, I decided to get one of each jean in size Petite 00. If these really are the great fitting jean everyone is touting them as being, then surely there must be a good fit for little ol’ me, right?
I should add here that I suffer from a syndrome that most women scoff and roll their eyes at…but it’s made my jean shopping 100 times more difficult than they could ever imagine. What affliction is this, you ask?
Chicken Legs n. – Very thin, bony human legs, so named for their resemblance to the thin, scrawny little legs of a chicken. (thank you, Urban Dictionary)
Just try and find flattering jeans that I can’t grab a fistful of fabric off the thigh! Oh the horror!
So, knowing this, I ordered 6 pairs of jeans, one in each style, all in size Petite 00, in the hopes one might work.
First up, the Sexy Boot Jean, in Saturated Wash, size Petite 00:
Top: H&M, size XS
Shoes: Cole Haan Genevieve Open Toe Pumps, size 5
These were the best fit out of the whole group. The waist was decent, the rise was nice and low, and the length was perfect on me (I have REALLY long legs for my height, so I luck out with petite length pants…they’re usually perfect with heels). What I didn’t particularly care for was the fit in the thigh (a little baggy, but less baggy than the rest of the jeans) and knee (really baggy). If you are even just a smidgen bigger than I am, or are not afflicted with chicken legs, then these will probably work really well for you.
I won’t bore you with the rest of the jeans, unless you want to see how they fit. See five more Gap 1969 jeans in size Petite 00 modeled on little ol’ me by clicking “Continue Reading” below.
Next, the Perfect Boot Jean in Dark Wash:
Just look at that baggy thigh in the side view photo! These were also a little big in the waist.
Next, the Curvy Jean in Saturated Dark Wash:
These were also big in the waist and thigh/leg.
Next, the Long and Lean Jean, in Medium Wash:
Long and lean, these certainly were not. Baggy in the front, all the way down the thigh and leg, I likened these to “mom jeans”. Yuck!
Next, the Always Skinny Jean in Saturated Dark Wash:
These skinny jeans were not very skinny. Again, these were baggy in the thigh, front and waist. I also just don’t really like myself in skinny jeans. Proof that just because something is a trend, doesn’t mean it’s gonna look good on you.
Last, but not least, the Real Straight Jean in Medium Wash:
These were the worst of the group. Super baggy in the front (for that not so awesome “mom jean” look once again), and really baggy in the thigh all the way down the leg. Awful!
Conclusion: I didn’t find a good fit for myself in the Gap 1969 jeans, but if I had to pick one, it would be the Sexy Boot in size Petite 00. Not quite fitted enough for my liking, but would be a good fit for anyone even a tiny bit bigger than me. If you’re looking to give the new Gap jeans a shot, I’d say to go for that one.