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Levi's® Womens 505® Straight Leg Jean Reviews

88 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

32%Rated 5 stars

28%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

70 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 9/28/11
Overall Rated:4 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

Nice jeans, but almost too "mom" like. A little higher rise than I wanted, but I think I'll keep 'em.

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18 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/11/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

I purchased these aware of possible pitfalls of NON-authenticity, based on reviews here and on Amazon; The jeans are not denim. I already own a pair ordered in past directly from Levi's, which is made with true black denim fabric. The material on pants received from Zappo's is what I'd call a medium-weight black cotton similar to what you'd find in a pair of khakis, but definitely not black denim. Interestingly, both say made in Pakistan. However, on the plus side, the fit is same/similar to the 'real' 505's, and so I'm keeping them only because I need cheap black pants for work. Re: the fit - yes, these are perfect for me (size 10) - slender in hips and thighs, but a little extra room at waist, to accommodate a more middle-aged shape. But for others, that wouldn't work, as seen by some comments. Two stars, because these are NOT real black denim jeans. Fraud vs factory mistake? Hard to say.

Additional 68 505® Straight Leg Jean Levi's® Womens Reviews

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May 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Maine

I love Levi's 505 jeans and have been wearing them for years. The problem is the sizing is all over the place. All my old 6's have gotten a bit tight (not Levi's fault!), and since one pair -- black in a size 8 -- fit perfectly, I ordered a new pair in size 8. They're too big. I'm keeping them, because they're not falling off me and I'm hoping they'll shrink some, but I won't order them again. If the size 6's are too small and the 8's too large -- well, I guess this model just won't work for me anymore. The inseam seems to vary more than it should throughout the range of 505 colors. I've found another model that fits very well, though the sizing is way off on that, too. I don't know what Levi's is doing with their sizing, but it makes no sense.

Brands I'd also recommend: Try the Levi's Perfect Waist style, but be sure to order 2 sizes up!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 2, 2013

Jeannie B

from Ca

These jeans fit well and are flattering on a person who has bigger hips and thighs, but relatively small waist, and is mid-rise with ample derriere room. The boot cut is moderate, perfect M length at 30" & attractive on someone like me, in 60's, 5'7" tall, about 150lbs. The fabric is all cotton (no polyester) except for the small amount of spandex but it is a little thin, more like the 11 oz denim, rather than the good old fashioned 14 oz weight denim I grew up with, which I would consider too heavy now anyways. I highly recommend these jeans, but they aren't built to last like the old Levi's or any other jeans, for that matter, these days.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucky, Jones of NY, Ralph Lauren, T Hilfigger

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Anonymous

from NJ, now CA

I wear only Levi's 505 jeans -- have for years. As others have said, I do wish they would make a "clean wash" medium blue color for the more "sophisticated" among us. The 505 style is great for those who are more "straight up and down", although I am seeing in the newer products a bit more roominess in the hips and thighs,so they do tend to get roomier as you wear them -- this seems especially true in some of the darker colors. The West Coast color seems to run smaller. Can't say for sure, as the different fits in the same style may also be due to the country where they are made -- All over the world, except the USA, it seems. Anyway, I still buy them, and take them in if necessary. I am a size 4, and a smaller size would be too short. Nice jeans, fair price.

Brands I'd also recommend: I only wear these.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 16, 2012

Jennifer F

from Midwest

I really disagree with the other reviewers. I think these jeans fit great. They provide a pretty classic boyfriend jean look without the butt sag that most mens jeans provide. They sit just below the belly button which is fine for me since I'm not proportioned very well for the low rise jeans. These do stretch out a bit after wearing them, but not enough to make a huge difference.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Vacaville, CA

These are relaxed fit straight-leg Levis. Although I ordered a 12 short, I still had to have them hemmed, something I do not usually do in Levis. I was a little disappointed in the dye of the denim. It's more rustic looking than the photo...more like "old miner's" jeans. Very masculine looking. I will keep them and wear them around the house because they are comfortable, but I won't wear them out much. I much prefer the Levi 512.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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March 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle

Update to the review I wrote previously, as 'Anonymous': Although I wasn't happy about the fabric being unlike my original Levi's - didn't feel like true denim - I have to say that after multiple washings, the color and fit of the jeans have held up well. I haven't had the problem of the waist stretching out after washing (it is still a little roomy, but no more or less so). They look good and serve the purpose as pseudo-denim, jeans-like pants, so I upgraded my overall rating from 2 to 3 stars, and 4 stars for style.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 30, 2012

JoAnn W

from Henderson, NV

I am very unhappy with these jeans. They fit great when I tried them on and a bit snug after washing, but I am good with that. But they stretch out so badly! They are awful. After one hour they are so big! And I couldn't return them because they were not in resalable condition. They are huge in the waist and gut area. I am very disappointed, I really wanted these jeans because it's hard to find a dark wash that doesn't have worn out looking spots.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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November 26, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these jeans. They have a boyfriend jean look with the softest most comfortable denium ever. I am ordering another pair in a different color. They do stretch out quite a bit between washings

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2012

Carmen T

from Houston, TX

I wear these as work pants so they get washed twice a week and the black color does not fade like other jeans. They fit well and are so durable. Thank you Zappos for the fast and dependable service. Levi's could not fill my order but you always deliver promptly and I can count on the ease of placing an order with you.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Tammy G

from Washington

I found just what I was looking for. Zappos is the only retailer that I've shopped at that carries the Levi's 505 that are of the better quality denim, not that stretchy stuff. I am very happy with my purchase and will make future purchases.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Burlington, Vermont

These are not your mom's Levi's! I love these jeans! First, I ordered an 8 thinking that might be a little optimistic but hopeful regardless. Because Levi's now have some stretch, turns out I needed the 6! The fit is perfect and I'll be ordering more pronto!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 21, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

I love these jeans. The fit is excellent; comfortable. And the sizing is reliable! They arrived very quickly. Zappos is the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 30, 2012

Debby D

from Haverhill, Massachusetts

I have a hard time finding long length jeans that don't sit to high up on my waist. These jeans are so comfortable and the look great with boots, sneakers or heels. They're awesome!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Linda

 

Wonderful jean except for the same problem with all jeans - the heft of the denim is just not what it was only a few years ago: it's now thinner and more stretchable. After the first washing they are a bit too short for me. Even so, they look great and I recommend them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 20, 2012

Anonymous

from Denver, CO

Simple. Easy. Comfortable. Not too mom-ish. Good for going casual when you don't want to wear your more expensive designer jeans.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 8, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have ordered and returned several pairs of jeans to Zappos due to fit including failures with pricey NYDJ and Lucky Brand. I was cautiously optimistic when I saw these after not having much luck with previous attempts. I am 52 and don't want jeans that make me look like I'm trying to be 22. I am 5' 9" have a hips so I needed something that would have a little room in the seat and come in at least a 34" inseam. These are perfect. Perfect. I expected to need to hem them a little, but that's a small price to pay for having jeans that fit well, are fine for me to wear to my casual office, are age appropriate, and that I don't have to keep pulling down to get that extra half inch that I need. I will keep checking for other colors (all others are sold out in my size at the moment) but I'd highly recommend making a leap of faith and trying these. By the way, the only reason that I'm giving them 4-stars overall rather than 5 is because I'm reserving that last star for jeans that don't have any "worn" look to them. These have very little...but my quest is for none.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Douglas, MA

Snug at first, but then they stretch to a comfortable fit. Sizing is not consistent, sometimes I have to go a size smaller - I have learned to order jeans in both sizes to avoid the size issue. The material is rather girly for me, I usually wear these out rather quick with farm work. I would prefer Levi's brings back their hard core, stretch free 501 jeans (not the expensive boyfriend version they have, I would totally trash those in a day). Overall, When I find the size that fits, I am relatively satisfied for what they are. Other brands don't hold up as well for what I do on a daily basis.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Khnoland

 

These jeans are good because they are actually jeans and not a fabric that is trying to replicate Jean material. However the straight leg is very close to a boot cut I was hoping it would be a straight closer to a skinny. I got the wash with the really nice pocket detail on the back and the fading is really ashy gray around the knees not exactly what I was hoping for. I bought a 12 and 14, same sizes I've been trying on and other jeans and the 14s were huge and the 12s were very loose especially in the waist. I probably would've returned both sizes and got 10 but the 12 seemed to fit when I first put them on, but as I wore them throughout the day, they stretched out. I would definitely buy 1 to 2 sizes smaller than you normally wear.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Seattle, WA

Not a fan of these jeans. The fabric is way too rough, and, even using fabric softener and washing several times hasn't helped. The fit is okay.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

I should have believed the other reviews. These jeans are junk. They get baggy after a couple of hours, and the fabric is not jean fabric, but feels weird. Due to the saggy fit and fabric, they just do not feel good to wear - almost uncomfortable. I will probably make work-in-the-yard jeans out of them since I can't return them. I bought them to replace my old 505's which fit great, but these are nothing like them. Save your money.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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March 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

I usually don't write reviews, but this purchase really disappointed me. When I tried them on, prior to washing, the fit was great-snug with a bit of stretch. After washing and wearing for an hour, they began to stretch out, and kept on stretching all day long, until I could pull them off without unbuttoning them! They looked terrible by the end of the day, and I cant return them. Now they become expensive yard work pants. If you are considering these, you might want to see if you can wear the next size down!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 3, 2012

T.Graves

from WA

I previously bought the Levi's 505, Studio blue a few months ago and the jeans were perfect. Real denim. I just bought another pair of the exact same color and style and the material was stretchy, and definitely not the same even though the material listed on the tag was the same. These jeans are awful.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 6, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

The fit of these jeans is great, but I have to agree with the other reviewers: the quality of the fabric is awful. I wore these for a week and I can already see wear on the fabric (where it is thinning). I would return them if I could.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 6, 2015

Anonymous

from Nashville, TN

The perfect straight jean for those of us who wish we could wear pencil jeans and look good in them. Color is just right for the bleached look.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 1, 2015

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

I first got a pair of these in tan and also another white pair at a department store in Colorado and love them all. Fits great and long enough for me, I am 5'11" and Levis medium length is long enough for me in all of their styles. They never go out of style!!

Brands I'd also recommend: Levis 515

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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