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!
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.
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.