Our faves from NYDJ, Levi’s Style & Co, and more.
Before we dive into the jeans, let’s address the elephant in the room…everyone (and we mean, everyone) has a tummy…which is so, 100% normal and how it should be. Don’t be fooled by sly camera angles or filters! And can we stop calling it a “muffin top” and instead focus on all the things our healthy, curvy bodies — tummies and all — allow us to do? Next time you find yourself doubting, judging, or criticizing yourself, remember that your body is for LIVING, not for lookin’ at.
All of this is to say that nobody needs tummy-control jeans…at all. But if this cut—which is designed with built-in waistline panels for a smoother silhouette—will help you feel more confident and beautiful in your body, then we’re all for it.
Below, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorites for all body types.
Corduroy is as classic as it gets and perfect for those cold winter months. Made with a machine washable mix of cotton and elastane, this NYDJ pair of jeans is designed with Lift Tuck® Technology to perfectly shape, smooth, and sculpt. Pair with a chunky sweater or tucked-in T for a look that’s simultaneously sophisticated yet laid-back.
NYDJ comin’ in hot yet AGAIN with a sleek pair of black skinny jeans with comfy shapewear technology. Dress it down with an oversized crew-neck and combat boots, or spice things up with a v-neck silk blouse. You can’t go wrong with this high-waisted look.
These part-cotton, part-spandex jeans have summer written ALL over them, and we’re so here for it. They’re mid-rise and cut off mid-calf, and with seven colors to choose from (pink! ivy! berry! jade! black! white! cream!), there’s a pair for everyone.
If you combine the sleek look of jeans with the pull-on, stretchy comfort of leggings, this is what you get. Mind you, these aren’t jeggings per se, but they do have a pull-on style with a high-rise tummy-toner design that we L.O.V.E. In addition to the two faux front pockets, you’ve got two back pockets as well.
Behold the underrated slim fit cut, which is a tad less tight than skinny jeans but no less chic. While they won’t feel like a second skin hugging your body, they’ll still be form-fitting around your legs and hips — and, when constructed with a front panel, lend a slimming effect that some may be looking for.
BTW, slim fit are *essentially* the same thing as bootcut jeans, which earned its name when cowboys (circa 1850ish) needed pants that’d allow them to ride horses with enough calf space to fit their boots.
This trendy, dark wash pair from INC is designed for 5’4″ and under frames. It has a single-button closure in addition to mesh control panels for added support. Bonus points for the five-pocket styling.
When we heard that Levi’s — arguably one of the most classic jean brands out there — came out with tummy-slimming jeans that, BTW, use a lot less water to manufacture, we were intrigued. This mid-rise cut has a slight ankle opening and a classic zipper-button closure that would look fab with a tucked-in flannel or chambray.
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