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An honest Agolde jeans review | 90s pinch waist & vintage high rise bootcut | Fab or flop

An honest Agolde jeans review | 90s pinch waist & vintage high rise bootcut | Fab or flop

agolde 90s pinch waist jeans

Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Eve Dawes

This denim brand has rave reviews but do they live up to their hype

Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans are one of their best selling styles so I figured I’d give them a go and do an Agolde jeans review. Specifically an Agolde 90s pinch waist review and vintage bootcut review. As the reviews tend to rave about the fit and quality so I had to see for myself. I’d been searching for a new pair that weren’t skinny jeans or distressed. I was hoping the best selling Agolde 90’s pinch waist jeans which had the looser fit I was looking for with a cinched waist would be super flattering. I also ordered a pair of Agolde vintage high rise bootcut black jeans as I don’t have any casual black jeans. Did they live up to expectations? Here’s my Agolde jeans review on both the 90s pinch waist jeans in soundwave (blue) and Agolde black vintage high rise bootcut jeans. Plus the styles I’m considering next and some Agolde jeans sale finds.

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Agolde 90s pinch waist blue jeans

What are Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans

Agolde aren’t the only denim brand to make pinch waist jeans. The idea of pinch waist jeans like the Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans is to create a flattering silhouette. With a high waist that elongates your legs and a cinched waist to make it look as small as possible. Most pinch waist jeans have a straight leg in either cropped or regular length. If you’re looking to make your legs look longer go for the full length rather than the crop style.

Our iconic 90’s Pinch Waist holds you in – in the best way possible. Featuring a flattering high-rise waist with a close-fitting top block through the hips, an easy, classic straight leg finished with a full-length inseam. 

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Do Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans run true to size

I ordered my normal 24″ in the Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans as most of the reviews said the 90s pinch waist style runs true to size. However, I wish I’d sized down for some extra cinch at the waist. While they fitted on the waist they could have been more fitted.

They were also extremely baggy on the butt. I wanted a looser fit but not diaper butt. I did love the fit on the rest of the legs though and the length was perfect on me with 4″ heels (I’m 5’2).

agolde black jeans cherie high rise sale
Cherie high rise straight Agolde black jeans on sale

Are Agolde jeans good quality

The Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans are 100% organic cotton and made in the USA. Versus the vintage black high rise bootcut jeans which are 99% organic cotton and 1% elastan and made in Turkey. Honestly, both feel equally well made and fair quality for the price. They’re pretty soft but sturdy but they don’t have any stretch.

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Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans review

When I first put them on I thought I loved the fit and color. It wasn’t until I took photos in them that I realized how unflattering this style was on me. While I was looking for a looser fit, these just look sloppy and baggy around both the crotch and butt. I want loose on the legs but fitted in those areas for a more flattering fit.


I will say I found both the 90s pinch waist style and high rise bootcut style comfortable. The 90’s mainly due to the fact they were so baggy around the crotch and the high rise because of the fit.

Sometimes jeans can cut in when you sit and this definitely didn’t happen with these styles. The denim is also pretty soft and not stiff which is surprising for a no-stretch pair of jeans.

Why Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans aren’t for me

Besides the baggy crotch and bum, the main downside for me was the awkward button fly. They’re a nightmare to deal with, especially with nails. I have no idea why brands design jeans this way. Give me a good old zipper any day.

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Agolde jeans try on and Agolde 90’s Pinch Waist jean review

Agolde jeans review and try on of the Agolde 90’s Pinch Waist high waisted jeans in soundwave blue denim. I’m petite but these are regular length so how does Agolde sizing run? How did these fit? Here’s my honest thoughts on this best selling style of women’s jeans, the pros and cons so you can make your own decision and some jeans shopping tips.

Agolde 90s pinch waist review and try-on

Agolde jeans review | Vintage high rise bootcut jeans

Ok, now these I wouldn’t even think were from the same brand! I sized down to a 23 and the fit from the waist to the hips to incredibly the hem are perfection! Where they hit just above the ankles of the 5’9″ model they skim the floor on me. Which means I can wear them with both flats and heels.

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I sized down in the Agolde vintage high rise boot cut jeans

The winning feature for me besides the fit is the fact that these have a zip not button fly. Most of Agolde jeans are button fly which is a pain in the you know what. So after my experience with the 90’s pinch waist I specifically looked for a zip fly in my next pair.

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I now want these in more colors. As I couldn’t ask for a more perfect fit! They come in sizes 23-34. I definitely recommend considering sizing down for a more snug fit as they’ll stretch out. Unless you want a more relaxed fit.

Will I be buying Agolde jeans again

I’ll probably try another style since I’ve had one hit and one miss. Now that I know what to look for: zip fly. As I really like the quality, fit and length. If I do I’ll add them to this Agolde jeans review. However, I’m also loving GRLFRND jeans right now and just got a fab blue bootcut pair from them.

Shopping tips for buying Agolde jeans

Going forward when shopping for Agolde jeans or any denim brand I’ll definitely be reading the description and making sure they have a zipper and not button flies. Plus looking for some sale finds as these are pretty pricey for jeans.

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If you’re like me and buttons are a deal breaker stay away from the following styles which all have button flies:

  • Lana straight leg
  • Lana Mid Rise Straight
  • 90’s Mid Rise Loose Fit
  • 90’s Pinch Waist, 90s crop
  • Riley High Rise Straight Crop
  • Criss Cross Upsized Jean
  • Low Slung Baggy
  • Dame High Rise Wide Leg
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Agolde styles with zippers (all linked below) instead of a button fly are:

  • Vintage High Rise Bootcut (the black ones I’m wearing in this review)
  • Cherie High Rise Straight
  • Pinch Waist High Rise Kick which will probably be the next style I try
  • High Rise Stovepipe
  • Cooper Cargo
  • Harper Mid Rise Wide Straight

The Pinch Waist High Rise Kick jeans will probably be the next style I try. As they have a 28″ inseam which should be perfect on me as they look almost cropped on the 5’11” model.


The AGOLDE Pinch Waist jeans are around $198-238 but the price of AGOLDE jeans typically ranges from $128 for their High Rise Stovepipe jeans up to $358 for their Risha Zip Utility jeans in their regular price collections. Although you can find styles on sale for as little as $61.

Their skirts and shorts range from $168-$275 and shirt dresses run at around $250.

Shop my Agolde jeans picks

All of these Agolde styles have zippers and a single button closure not button flies and include some killer Agolde jeans sale finds in blue, white and Agolde black jeans. FWRD also has a lot of Agolde jean pieces including denim skirts and shirt dresses.


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