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

AGOLDE Jeans review

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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.


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 30 days (return window temporarily extended to 60 days). 

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).

90's Mid-Rise Loose Fit

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 pair of denim 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, Captured, Nerve (90s Crop)



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

90's Pinch Waist High-Rise

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: Line Up, Endless, Black Tea



Lana Mid-Rise Straight

The Lana is AGOLDE's classic straight style that site just above the waist with a slightly relaxed, ankle-length inseam. A great choice if you're looking for a more classic fit. I recommend sticking true to size!

My favorite washes: Riptide, Sway



Riley High-Rise Straight

As the slimmest-fitting jean of the group, the Riley has a high-rise and a straight leg that fits closer to the body than the Lana. Comes in both stretch and non-stretch styles. Because this is a 100% cotton, slimmer-fitting jean, I recommend sizing up 1 size with this pair.

My favorite washes: Zephyr, Blitz



Criss Cross 

The most on-trend pair of the 4, this style has an asymmetrical button detail with 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 wash: Suburbia


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 (cut to ankle length) in Fall Out

AGOLDE jeans fit guide

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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!




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Dee Shorts

The Dee short 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!



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!