Your Guide to AGOLDE

I've got THE most detailed AGOLDE jeans review for you in today's post!

While AGOLDE (pronounced A-GOLD-EE) is a fairly new denim company, it hasn't stopped the brand from popping up in just about every major retailer across the globe. Launched in 2014 by the co-founder of 7 For All Mankind & Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE is easily my most-worn denim.

AGOLDE's 100% denim design, mixed with high-waisted, flattering fits truly makes them my perfect pair of jeans...minus the price tag. I get it; splurging on a pair of denim isn't a quick decision, and retailing upwards of $150, there has to be a real good reason to invest.

If you've been on the fence, I'm breaking it all down for you in a comprehensive AGOLDE jeans review, including a jeans & denim shorts fit guide, my favorite AGOLDE retailers with free returns and exchanges, and which styles work best for different body types.

This has been one of my most highly-requested posts to date, so I hope you find this AGOLDE jeans review helpful!

Pictured below: 90s Mid-Rise Loose Jeans in Fall Out

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Jeans Sizing

It's important to note that any pair of jeans you purchase that's made of 100% denim will stretch. The more denim content a pair of jeans has, the stiffer it will feel when you first put them on.

You want a 100% denim jean to feel juuust a little too snug at first. Don't jump the gun and exchange them for a size up! After 2-3 wears, they'll stretch to your perfect fit.

AGOLDE jeans sizing varies. I typically wear a size 6-8 or 28-29-30 (all over the map) in denim, and I have pairs in 27, 28 and 29. Check out the fit guide for specific sizing for each of my favorite fits.


Just to note, you may have noticed in some photos I'm wearing the 90s fit style with a raw, ankle-length hem. AGOLDE doesn't offer this style in a raw hem; I cut them myself with a fabric scissor. If you plan on cutting your own jeans, make sure to either mark them up while you're wearing them, or line them up against a hemmed pair you already own and love the length on.

Unhemmed, I am 5'6" and the jeans are a perfect fit, length-wise. The photos above show the true length, unhemmed!

The 90s fit jeans are by far my most-worn style! With multiple pairs in multiple washes, this is the pair I'm always reaching for when I want to throw on a pair of jeans. As noted in the fit guide, size down 1 size.


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Best Retailers & Free Returns/Exchanges 

There are so many retailers that carry AGOLDE, but my 2 favorite places to order these jeans are REVOLVE & Shopbop.

At REVOLVE, all US orders ship free with 2-day express shipping and returns/exchanges are also free with a prepaid label within 60 days for returns, and 90 days for exchanes.

At Shopbop, all US orders ship free with 1-3 day shipping (2-day express if you are an Amazon Prime member) and returns/exchanges are also free with a prepaid label within 15 days ($10 label fee if return is dropped off 16-30 days after delivery).

AGOLDE 90's Mid-Rise Loose Fit Jeans

Although this pair is considered a "mid-rise" style, I definitely see it as a high rise fit, sitting right above the belly button! This is hands down my favorite AGOLDE style that I own. Size down 1-2 sizes for your perfect fit. If they are a little snug at first, they WILL stretch out! (The 90s fit is my most-worn pair in my AGOLDE jeans review).

My favorite washes: Fall Out, Snapshot, Tar, Hooked



Pictured below: 90s Loose Fit Mid-Rise in Smokestack

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AGOLDE 90's Pinch Waist Jeans

This is THE pair if you're looking for a vintage straight style with a relaxed leg similar to the OG 90s fit. This style sits a little higher on the waist than the 90s fit and fits a little snugger. If in between sizes, I recommend sizing up. Otherwise, stick true to size.

My favorite washes: Navigate, Soundwave, Black Tea




AGOLDE Harper Jeans

The Harper is a relaxed, true mid-rise that sits slightly lower than the 90's Mid-Rise Loose with a square top block and a straight yet subtle wide leg. This style comes in both stretch and non-stretch, which is great if you're weary about 100% denim. If in between sizes, I recommend sizing down (I get a slight waist gap with these), otherwise stick true to size. 

My favorite washes: Flash, Hush




AGOLDE Riley Jeans

As the slimmest-fitting jean of the group, the Riley is AGOLDE’s signature slim straight leg with a high-rise and a leg that fits close to the body. This style comes in both stretch and non-stretch and cropped and 'long' (regular). Because this is a 100% cotton, slimmer-fitting jean, I recommend sizing up 1 size with this pair.

My favorite washes: Frequency, Dynamic, Panoramic




AGOLDE Lana Jeans

If you're looking for a true straight jean, Lana's your style. This jean is considered a mid-rise, sitting at your waist with a slightly relaxed, full-length inseam. The Lana is another 100% denim pair, which will only get softer and more lived-in with each wear. I recommend sticking true to size with these.

My favorite washes: Riptide, Conduct




AGOLDE Criss Cross Jeans

Although this is my personal least-favorite style, the Criss Cross' asymmetrical button detail remains an AGOLDE favorite. It has a true mid-rise, sitting right below the belly button. This is a full-length style with a baggier, true 90s-style fit. Stick true to size for the truest fit, otherwise size down one size.

My favorite washes: Suburbia, Eternal



AGOLDE Luna Jeans

The Luna is not for everyone, but very much trending this season! This style has a waist-accentuating high-rise and a full-length relaxed leg. I've found that with barrel jeans, the shorter the hem, the more 'this town ain't big enough for the both of us' they tend to look. What I do like about the Luna is that they have a full-length hem, creating a more elevated style.

My favorite washes: Element, Control, Void



If you're looking for alternate washes or more style variations for any of the above pairs, try the AGOLDE website!

Pictured below: 90s Loose Fit Mid-Rise in Captured (low stock, here's a similar style & wash)

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AGOLDE Denim Shorts

I'll be honest, denim shorts are (for the most part) the bane of my existence. I'm somewhere in between "I need a pair that's not riding up my butt" and "I want a pair that's flattering but also on-trend" and that balance is much harder to find than you'd think!

The fit guide will give you a little more information about each style but for me and my body type, the pair that I prefer most is the Parker Long in "Swapmeet".

Parker Shorts

The Parker style is THE classic denim short and my personal favorite AGOLDE style. It's a vintage 100% denim with a mid-rise that comes in both a classic length and long length (I prefer long). This short is the perfect balance of not-too-short and not-too-tight and I recommend sticking true to size!




AGOLDE denim shorts


Dee Shorts

It's evident that the Dee short is being phased out by AGOLDE as of Spring 2024. This styl has more of a true high rise, with a snugger fit around the thighs. It's a great everyday short that's a little longer than the classic length Parker style. I recommend sticking true to size, or sizing up if you prefer to have a little extra room in the legs, hips and butt.



Stella Shorts

The Stella is a newer style to the AGOLDE crew. This on-trend style is cut with a cinched high waist and a relaxed silhouette. It's roomier throughout the thighs with an ankled hem for the most flattering fit. I recommend sticking true to size but if you're in between sizes, try sizing down on this one!



Dame Shorts

The Dame has a very similar fit to the Stella but with a cuffed hem. They're a high-rise, easy fit with a wide leg opening that hits at the mid- thigh. They can be un-cuffed for a longer look and this style generally runs true to size and is meant to have an overall looser feel.




And that's your full AGOLDE jeans review! I know it's a lot of information to take in, but I hope you'll be able to use this as a guide going forward. For more denim and style favorites, make sure to stop by The Shop!