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I recently bought a pair of these as I'm hoping to go back to work in a few months after a slightly longer than planned maternity leave. I wore them today and they felt perfect but I just wanted to know how people who own a pair wash them. I've read a couple reviews of people having issues with them shrinking or fading and wondered if others had the same issue. I would like to buy a couple more pairs in the future as they are so comfortable.
Wash them inside out on a 30 degree wash with colour fast powder. I've never had any problems but equally they are cheap trousers, they're not going to last years. Or alternate with the hand wash cycle, I quite often do that on things like trousers which don't get heavily soiled, but just need a freshen up.
I hope you don't buy them full price either. Sign up for the emails and wait for 30% off at least, there's usually one sent every couple of weeks.
May I ask what they are called on the label inside? And what size it says? Only I ordered some which arrived with a label saying 'skinny crop' and size 16 (I ordered 20, they were skin tight, so possibly a real 16, or I'm bigger in Gap than anywhere else, gah!) and was annoyed to have to return them. I mean, I could do them up but they were tight as spanx, which was not a great look. Ta muchly.
Watching with interest as I have my eye on these for when I return to work from ML. I find GAP jeans a bit of a nightmare - fit perfectly in the shop but am hour after wearing have stretched to the point where they are falling down at waist and baggy at the knees so I wondered if the stretch in these was the same.