Welcome to a regular post at Styling You – The Model and Me. Ever looked at a model wearing an item of clothing that appeals to you and dismissed the purchase out of hand? Yep, me too. Well, I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD get into that change room and give the object of your desire a try. You may not look like the model, but you never know, it just may look right for you.
I first discovered the joy of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans about three years ago. They’d only just landed in Australia and I was intrigued. I mean what’s not to be seriously curious about jeans that purport to suck you in and make you look a size smaller, all the while offering the comfort of a well-worn pair of trackies?
I was seriously hooked the moment I laid eyes on them … which I’ll admit could have had something to do with US sizing which had me stepping into a size 10. I know, it’s delusional to think that I’m really that size, but hey, whatever works to amp up that confidence factor.
And that’s what NYDJ is all about. NYDJ Tummy Tuck jeans literally lift you up and make you feel like you’ve got it going on. When you put them on, it’s like the confidence switch is flicked and suddenly you’re happy for your butt to be photographed.
These jean’s contain a high percentage of Spandex, offering a two-way stretch that sucks you in in all the right places. But a word of warning … you need to buy them firm. If you can just get the zip done up, then that is the size for you; buy too loose and after a couple of hours they will be baggy. Depending on your torso length, these jeans will sit at a mid to high-waist. This is part of the design to minimise the muffin-top look of low-rise jeans.
It’s no surprise that NYDJ jeans are the second highest selling denim brand in most US department stores; One Australian boutique owner told me that stock leaves her store almost as fast as it comes in – and that story is repeated around the country as women who have not worn jeans for years, excitedly find they can.
Yes, you will pay a little more than regular jeans but on a cost-per-wear basis (because you will really want to wear these. A. LOT.), they are so worth it. Sizes range from 8-20 with lots of colours and different washes of denim available and styles including boot cut, straight leg and skinny leg. With the different fabrications, you may not be the same size, so it’s worth trying on a range of sizes. I trialled the Audrey cropped jeans in dark denim and black (heavier fabric), the slim leg a great spring alternative to full jeans or leggings. So, here is the model wearing the Audrey cropped jeans (I don’t think she’d have a muffin top in any jeans, mind you)
… and here is me
Stop the blog: www.random.org pulled up Mrs Woog’s lucky number. Mrs Woog will soon be strutting her stuff in a pair of NYDJ dark denim Audrey jeans. The three runners-up prize winners of a notebook and keyring are: Fiona (www.littlelioness.net), Lara (www.silkplayground.com) and Su Chin.