Frankie B Penelope Flirt F Jeans in Raw

Just when I thought I’d be slowing down on my purchases of dark denim with summer approaching, I came across these and had to have them.  These are Frankie B Penelope Flirt F Skinny Jeans.  I found a few ways to justify purchasing these jeans in spite of the warm weather ahead.

For one, the material is very light weight.  Made of 52% cotton, 26% rayon, 21% polyester, 1% spandex, the denim is fairly thin and light-weight which makes them perfectly wearable through the warmer seasons.  The material has a lot of stretch.  So although initially they felt fairly snug, they do stretch out quite a bit after some wear.  I love the amount of stretch on most Frankie B jeans.  They’re made with a certain amount of elasticity that makes for very comfortable denim.  These run true to size.

These have a very skinny fit.  They’re tight throughout the thighs and calves and have a tiny 9 inch leg opening.  Luckily there are 11 ½ inch long zipper openings on the back of each leg, allowing for an easier leg entrance.  These are an ultra low rise as Frankie B has always been known for.  The rise measurement is 6 ¾ inches.  They’re a classic five pocket style.  The rear pockets are placed lower to allow for a rear-lifting illusion.  I have always felt that Frankie B has mastered the art of flattering rear pockets and has yet to be beat in this department. The inseam is 29 inches.

The color is called Raw which is a deep dark blue wash with no fading.  There’s a copper colored contrast stitch that stands out nicely against the dark blue.  The color is a great color to wear well into the fall and winter seasons as well.  And the skinny style allows for a lot of outfit options.  Dark skinny jeans are one of the most versatile style jeans in my opinion.  They can be worn casually during the day and can be dressed up just as easily for the evening.  So if you’re looking for a pair of jeans to really stretch your dollar, these would be a great pair to try.

Washing instructions are:  dry clean or machine wash cold inside out, do not bleach, tumble dry warm, warm iron if needed.

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18 Responses to “Frankie B Penelope Flirt F Jeans in Raw”
  1. maria says:

    sooooo cute! love the zipper openings on the back of each leg. glad to hear they are ultra low in true Frankie B. style, some of their new styles look so weird with a higher rise. i might have to buy some dark denim after seeing your outfit … 😀

    • Susan says:

      Thank you, Maria. Sounds like you are a true fan of Frankie B’s low rise. 🙂

      • maria says:

        haha yeah i love them! i have more than few pairs, but haven’t bought new ones in a few years since i saw the rise is getting high. these look more true to typical Frankie B, which is good cause lower rise looks so much better. hows the back rise? also, how about walking, sitting, bending down, etc?

        • Susan says:

          The back rise is 10 1/2 inches. So although it’s low, it’s not too bad bending down, sitting, etc. I noticed Frankie B is starting to go back to their classic lower rise in some of their new styles. Let us know if you find a pair that you like. 🙂

  2. Jen says:

    Wow those skinny’s are hot. Ultra-low rise is the way to go! These run TTS? I’ve always had to size down in the past when buying Frankies

    • Susan says:

      Hi Jen. I would say these run pretty TTS. Frankie B is a little tricky with their sizes. I find they are loose in the waistband but fitted along the thighs. I would go with whatever size you normally wear in Frankie B jeans. The sizing on these is pretty consistent with Frankie B’s standard sizing.

  3. Molly says:

    Dang I wish I could still wear my Frankie B’s like I used to in college a few years ago. My butt crack was always on display. Now that I’m a mommy I have to chase around my kids and am constantly bending down to pick up their things… Frankie B’s are too risky for that LOL, so they remain tucked away in the closet. That’s a really cute outfit though

    • Susan says:

      Thank you, Molly. I agree that Frankie B is definitely on the lower side compared to most other designer denim. And I completely understand what you mean about constantly bending over now that you’re a mom. There are a lot of other higher rise denim that are just as flattering. Let us know if we can give you any suggestions. 🙂

      • Molly says:

        Thanks. I’ve mostly been wearing Citizens, Diesel, and some Paige. I still wear Frankie B, but only when I know I won’t be sitting down much, since they obviously aren’t ideal for my everyday lifestyle. I do prefer lower rises however, because they look and feel more comfortable. I’m not a fan of the mid or high-rise look. If only the back rise on my Frankie’s were a *little* bit higher, I’d probably wear them everyday

        • Susan says:

          If you’re a fan of Frankie B, her newer styles in the past year or so have had higher rises. They’re still considered low rise compared to many other designer denim, but they’re not as low as Frankie B used to make. The brands you mentioned all have great jeans as well. Current/Elliott is another favorite of mine. The Stiletto cut in particular tends to have lower rises, but not too low as to cause bending over mishaps. 😉

  4. jackie says:

    can i just say that i love your reviews. they are so helpful when i’m looking to buy new denim. i especially love all your frankie b reviews. i actually have this specific pair too, bought them from revolve clothing. i found the fit to be skinny and tight, thats why i bought them. but youre right, they do stretch out. also, i was expecting them to be lower than they actually are. this particular pair is actually has the highest rise of any frankies that i own

    • Susan says:

      Hi Jackie. Frankie B started making higher rises in the past year or so. But this particular pair I felt sat a bit lower. They’re not quite as low as her classic “ultra low rise” jeans in the past, but they are lower than many of the jeans she made this past year which had more of a 7 inch rise (I measured the rise on these at 6 3/4 inches). I hope you are enjoying your new Frankie B’s. 🙂 We’ll certainly have more Frankie B reviews to share soon. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

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