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I’ve had two beautiful kiddos in the past 3 years. I knew my body would fluctuate through pregnancy and post-partum. What I didn’t count on is that even if I went back to my pre-pregnancy size, I might not be able to fit into my old jeans. Everything seemed to shift. Plus, I now spend most of my time playing cars on the floor with my oldest or running upstairs to tend to my crying baby. I’m always on the go.

I realized on my latest trip to Vancouver, BC that I needed something warmer than leggings. I went through all my old jeans (and I had a lot) and none of them fit me. I went to the store and tried on pair after pair of jeans and I couldn’t find anything that felt comfortable. I ended up getting a pair that fit at first and then slowly would stretch out and I would constantly be pulling them up. Not a flattering look.

So, when Svelte contacted me to try their shapewear, I was intrigued. I’ve never really be into shapewear. I guess I just think of Spanx. But, I looked through their website and I thought their clothes were not only cute, but they looked like they were good quality. Then I saw that they offered jeans! I knew I needed to try them out!

Svelte Shapewear jeans

I love the back pockets in my Svelte jeans because they actually hold my phone. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

When they arrived, I was surprised that they felt like real jeans. I had been thinking they’d be more like jeggings or something. But they felt just like my stretch denim jeans I rocked pre-pregnancy. I immediately tried them on and I liked that the top of the jeans hit my natural waist. I have a long torso, so jeans always feel low-rise, even when they aren’t cut that way.

I was a bit concerned that the waist panel would feel like my maternity jeans. While maternity jeans were comfortable for a few hours, mine always seemed to sag after awhile and I would constantly need to pull them up. After I had my baby, I bought a pair of pull-on jeans that I found at Macy’s on clearance and after a few hours, the waist-band would stretch out and I would need to tug to keep them on. So, I was pleasantly caught off guard when the jeans felt just as great at the end of the day as when I first put them on. I decided to see how they’d do if I wore them again the next day (without washing) and they still kept their shape! Never did they feel like they were falling down or that I needed to adjust them.


They are the only jeans I don’t need to pull up when I babywear. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

What I like about Svelte Jeans:

  • The fit is amazing!
  • The top panel holds its shape very well.
  • There are no front pockets (and no fake front pockets.) The back pockets are actual pockets that hold a phone easily.
  • They wash up really well and don’t feel too crunchy when I let them air dry.

What I don’t like about Svelte Jeans:

  • The washes of denim. I wish they offered a grey version or a more faded blue color.
  • I feel like the jeans run small. Maybe my body is still morphing after having baby #2, but I’m glad I sized up.
The jeans normally run $112CAD (or about $85USD.) At first, I thought that was pricey. I’m someone that usually shops the sales or at discounted stores like Nordstrom Rack. However, after wearing them on and off for the past couple of weeks, I’d say they are definitely worth the money. Not only do I feel “put-together” when wearing them, but they are just as comfortable as my yoga pants. I’m even intrigued to check out their line of leggings to see if they are the same quality.

Svelte Shapewear Jeans

Svelte jeans are great for Moms on the Go! Photo credit: Darren Cheung


Svelte Shapewear sent me this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.


  1. WOW! These look great. I’m always looking for a better fitting pair of jeans. I’m so stinking tired of pulling mine up. I’ll have to check these out.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I love that they still aren’t stretched out even the next day. I’m usually always pulling my jeans up.

  2. alexandria salahshour Reply

    I love it! They look so comfy, maybe I’ll have to purchase a pair!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      They were just as comfy as my yoga pants. I usually change out of jeans as soon as I get home, but I forget these are jeans most days!

  3. Wow!! Didn’t know that Jeans can come as a shape wear. They sure look very good on you. Great review!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I had no idea, either! They are basically just high rise jeans that stay up!

  4. You look great mama! They look really comfy too! Usually I can’t wait to get me jeans off.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I usually change out of jeans as soon as I get home, but I can keep these on until bedtime because I’m so comfy.

  5. The jeans look amazing on you. I am having difficulty finding jeans that fit so I might look into these.

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      My jeans usually end up gaping around the waist or sagging throughout the day. Jeans that fit are so hard to find!

  6. Great review! The jeans look really cute on you, and also seem comfortable. I’m also a bargain shopper, but if I get a lot of wear out of something, then they are worth it. Thanks for all the info!

    • Marcie in Mommyland Reply

      I think the more “adult” I become, I’m realizing it’s smarter to invest in clothes that fit right and will last instead of several items that just kind of fit but are a good deal.

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