SkinnyJeans: jeans that make you look skinny (as opposed to jeans with drainpipe legs!)

We’re sure we can’t be the only ones who managed to over-indulge over the Christmas period: in fact, the Fashion Police HQ is still so full of chocolate that we’ve been shunning jeans altogether in favour of more forgiving dresses (and, OK, dressing gowns. Shhh!).

There is, however, a brand of jeans designed for just this dilemma, and which claim to make you look slimmer into the bargain. They’re called Skinny Jeans (not to be confused with the “skinny jeans” we normally talk about here, which come with drainpipe legs, but don’t necessarily make you LOOK skinny: in fact, sometimes they do quite the opposite!), and they have a whole bunch of slimline features, from super-stretchy denim that’ll hold you in just like shape-wear, and won’t lose its shape, to  clever “restraining panel” for the stomach, and clever fading and shading to create the illusion of long, shapely legs. Even more impressive to those of us who’re used to having to have jeans altered to fit, they’re also available in a range of inseams and waist sizes, for the perfect size.

Do they work, though? Well, there are some enthusiastic testimonials on the site, but seeing is believing: if you want to try them out for yourself, they’re $178 from here – or, if you’re in the UK, you can order a pair here.

14 Comments

  • January 7, 2010

    M

    The butt shaping thing sounds really cool, even though I don’t need to be any skinnier. It’s always the butt!

  • January 7, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    My horizontal leg dimensions can always do with some reduction, and the fact that they come in different waist sizes is definitely a plus as most jeans are too baggy round my waist by the time I’ve fitted them over my bum. Price tag is beyond my means but I’m hoping there’ll be cheaper versions available at some point…

    • January 10, 2010

      Lala Lu

      Sounds like me.
      .-= Lala Lu´s last blog ..Today I’m listening to…… =-.

  • January 7, 2010

    naomi

    i might be more impressed if they used larger models to show how good the slenderizing jeans can help you look…the 3 examples above already look pretty dang skinny lol…any jeans those gals wore would look great…i’ll have to jump to the site and see if they have more body variety there

  • January 8, 2010

    Bethany

    I’m with Naomi. Those models don’t need to be skinnified.

  • January 8, 2010

    Diandra

    Looks promising I guess, but my question is will they be flattering on shorter girls?? I don’t really need to look slimmer, but I would like more variety in the jeans I can wear…Anything other than skinny or “supposed-to-be-skinny-fit-but-it-doesn’t-fit-me-right-so-they-look-like-boyfriend-jeans” ha ha. I don’t mind those but i’m always a little jealous at people who can wear looser, bootcut pants and stuff. I probably could wear those if I really wanted, but only with certain things.

  • January 8, 2010

    robyn

    They just sort of remind me of J brands- minus the restraining panel of course. And for about the same price. It’d be nice if they really worked like they say they do, but I don’t know that I’d want to spend my money on a jean brand I’ve never heard of instead of a trusted brand that I know looks good. Sale maybe?

  • January 8, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    I’d love to get my hands on a pair or two of those jeans. It’s so hard to find jeans that make me look thinner and more shapely. And people look at me all funny when I insist that there are better-looking jeans out there.

  • January 10, 2010

    Lala Lu

    Love the idea, but I think I’ll stick to my flares, thank you very much. My thighs and hips are much too curvy to look good in any straight or skinny cut. And I refuse to spend more than $20 on something.
    .-= Lala Lu´s last blog ..Today I’m listening to…… =-.

  • January 10, 2010

    Lala Lu

    Wow good for you that you “Don’t need to be any skinnier!”*

    *SARCASM!!!!!
    .-= Lala Lu´s last blog ..Today I’m listening to…… =-.

    • January 10, 2010

      The Fashion Police

      Lala – there’s no need for this kind of comment. Diandra (Who I assume this is directed at) didn’t say anything offensive in her comment: there is really no need for sarcasm/rudeness.

  • January 18, 2010

    deka

    ooh!

    thanks for the tip
    i’m gonna check them out :)
    .-= deka´s last blog ..balmain faux croc jacket =-.

  • February 23, 2010

    Sunshine

    These look like a knock-off of the Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ) brand. I’ve tried lots of ‘slimming jeans and NYDJ are the best, they really flatten the tummy while lifting the rear and make your legs look miles long.

  • April 29, 2010

    Ally

    I wonder if these actually work? I hate skinny jeans, just because they’re called ‘skinny’ and that implies that make you look skinny, when it’s quite the contrary. They make your thighs look HUGE.

    These, on the other hand, just might work. Oh, and for those people that are saying they should use bigger models, I’m just going to be blissfully ignorant and pretend that they are in fact big models that just *look* skinny because of the jeans…