When beloved lifestyle brand Frame launched its initial Le One collection — skinny jeans with enough versatility and give to be offered in only two sizes (size 1: 23-28 and size 2: 29-34), the hype was real and the intrigue level high. How could one pair of pants fit six different waist sizes and countless different body types? But the success of the November 2020 skinny — which is made from innovative fabric that incorporates organic cotton and recycled poly, also reducing the brand’s carbon footprint — has led to a new cut of the same sustainable quality. With the recent comeback of ’70s trends, including wide leg slacks, Frame rolled out a flare just in time for fall 2021.
The company designed a silhouette with a high waist that is meant to lengthen the leg, and is shoppable in two colorways: Keller and its dark-wash alternative, Larsen. The idea behind the Le One is that bodies naturally change and your wardrobe should evolve with you — especially if you’re investing $238 in well-made denim that is meant to be timeless and treasured for years to come. But, it also makes online shopping easier if you’re in between sizes or generally wear a wider range, depending on the retailer. With Frame’s Le One Flare, it’s likely you’ll get your size right the first time with only two options to choose from.
When eight POPSUGAR editors put these flares to the test, we exchanged notes and confirmed three things to be true: 1) these jeans are stretchy, comfortable, and flattering, so if you haven’t had success with flares, or any denim for that matter, these are the ones to try. 2) with a 34.5″ inseam, shorter women will have to get these puppies hemmed (you can’t exactly make universally flattering clothes in two sizes while sacrificing length), so account for the added tailor bill upon checkout, or have a scissor at the ready. And 3) These jeans are keepers, and none of us regret adding them to cart. Ahead, read eight reviews about Frame’s game-changing Le One Flare and click through to the site if they sound good to you, too.