I'm aware that this isn't official "premium" denim, but it sure feels like it. Being a thrifty college student, I wanted to find a quality pair of jeans without emptying my whole wallet. I took a risk ordering these from the Gap website in black, size 25 petite and I'm in love. I imagine the regular length would look fine, but the petite hits right at my ankle (I'm about 5'1" ish). I've never tried designer denim but I imagine this is what it feels like; very soft, conforms to your body, doesn't stretch or get saggy. I'm so used to getting saggy butt and knees after wearing a new pair of jeans for an hour, and after several weeks of owning them (and not washing...ew) they stayed perfectly in shape. They're a thin fabric, but they're jean leggings and super form fitting with a slight sheen. They're my new favorite pants and a good price for the college girl who wants well made pants without going poor in 3 seconds.