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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label Curvy Totally Shaping Straight Jeans
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Gold Label
Curvy Totally Shaping Straight Jeans
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Customer Favorite
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This updated version of an ever-popular style features classic Levi's details with an updated logo.

Pros

Made with a stretchy blend of cotton and polyester with the right amount of give. Wearers love that the jeans are fitted without being clingy. Fits well if you're normally between sizes. Available in several washes, and the black ones remain incredibly popular.

Cons

Some wearers felt the waistband didn't have a very flattering cut.

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Lee Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans
Lee
Relaxed Fit Straight Leg Jeans
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Most Comfortable
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Best option if you're looking for a generously cut pair of jeans that still look put together.

Pros

Available in regular, short, and long sizes. All 5 pockets are normal size and fully functional. Jeans hold onto their dye very well through repeated washing. Mid-rise waistband stays put and doesn't ride up or cause a gap. Material has a little bit of stretch to keep them soft and wrinkle-free.

Cons

Lee loyalists said the cut and fit of these jeans were much different from others they've worn.

NYDJ Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans
NYDJ
Marilyn Straight Leg Jeans
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Lift and Tuck
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Ideal pair if you're looking for discreet shaping around the hips and seat area.

Pros

Made with Lift Tuck technology featuring a proprietary crisscross slimming panel. Eliminates the muffin top with stretchy material and a no-gap waistband. Pockets don't appear bulky or bunched when they're empty. Available in nearly 30 colors and washes.

Cons

Quite a few discrepancies with sizing; some say size up, whereas the brand says size down.

Democracy Ab Solution Straight Leg Jeans
Democracy
Ab Solution Straight Leg Jeans
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Flattering Silhoutte
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Wearers swear by the comfortable control found in this pair.

Pros

Designed with a hidden elastic waistband for effortless, comfortable smoothing. Back of the jeans have heart-shaped stitching to give a "booty lift." Pockets are also located in a place that complements. Wearers say the jeans look crisp and look great with casual or dressy outfits.

Cons

Some wearers found the elastic band to be slightly coarse or irritating.

Lee Classic Fit Monroe Straight Leg Jeans
Lee
Classic Fit Monroe Straight Leg Jeans
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Slimming Design
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Great compromise if you want a straight leg jean with legs that aren't too wide or frumpy.

Pros

Relaxed throughout the hips and seat area. Made with a soft, medium-weight cotton blend. Has a mid- to high-rise to give you an hourglass figure. Available in short, regular, and long sizes. Material doesn't warp or overstretch, so they won't sag or appear baggy.

Cons

There's a much lower cotton content in some pairs compared to others.

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