Are you facing a denim disaster a closet full of jeans and not one that fits just right? And who can keep up with the trends? Well we went straight to the experts American Eagle Outfitters, one of the leaders in the denim world today, and spoke with jean guru Rachel DiCarlo who gave us the scoop on American Eagle and how to find the perfect fit.
Everyone's Favorite Jeans
1. Tell us why everyone loves the AE jeans. What is it that makes them so popular?
At American Eagle, we're always striving to deliver what our customers are looking for by constantly introducing new styles and fits. It's all about offering the classic styles our customers love while mixing in the trendier, more fashion-forward silhouettes.
2. Is the skinny jean going to stay popular for fall or is the wide leg going to be the new favorite?
We expect to see straight and skinny continue to be popular throughout the season, but we see these trends being popular alongside our other styles like the new wide leg, just as they are now.
AE Skinny Jean $49.50
3. Is the low rise jean still popular for all women or are women embracing the new higher waist jeans?
Our customer wants variety and we want to be sure to offer her that. So we'll still be offering the lower rise, but we'll also give her the option of a higher waist with our Favorite Jean (available online only). It all depends on her mood and what makes her look and feel great.
4. What's hot in denim washes?
Grey washes are hot right now. We offer a faded grey that can be both cool and casual for the weekend and can also be dressed up for a night out. It's a great, versatile shade.
5. Do you offer jeans for every body type, shape and size?
Yes! There are plenty of options (for guys too), whatever their style or shape. AE's new women's assortment includes two different styles of the trendy wide leg silhouette, a skinny look, a straight cut, a sexy, slouchy pair of boyfriend jeans, the very flirty "Artist" with its super low rise and more. Sizes range from 00-18 with long, short and regular lengths offered. And that's just for the girls. Guys can choose from a selection of 5 different fits as well.
AE Boyfriend Jean $39.50 (Left)
AE Artist Jean $49.50 (Right)
6. What do you recommend for curvier women?
The Stretch Trouser is a great fit for curvier women. It sits low and straight on the hips, accentuating all the right curves while the wider leg skims the body creating the illusion of a longer and leaner look.
AE Wide Leg Jean $39.50
7. What do you recommend for petite women?
The Blue Issue Straight 77 This jean's straight fit shows off a smaller frame, with a less tapered bottom than the skinny to create a sleek silhouette.
AE Blue Issue Straight 77 $39.50
8. What do you recommend for tall women?
The Blue Issue Skinny 77 This tapered cut looks especially sexy on tall women and creates a lengthy look.
9. What is your most flattering/slimming jeans?
The Hipster is AE's most classic, authentic jean and looks great on most figures. It has a slim fit, creating a clean line, and sits higher on the waist.
Head of the Class
AE Hipster Jean $39.50