Jeans That Make You Look a Size Smaller (Really!)

01/01/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

What to do when you overindulge on Christmas cookies or have one too many latkes and can’t get to the gym to start working off the extra holiday pounds? Well, you can try a pair of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, which features a special Lycra panel that claims to suck you in, tuck away those naughty rolls and let you wear one size smaller. I was so intrigued by the concept I even canceled my gym membership — but perhaps a tad too soon. It took me three tries before I found a pair that didn’t make me feel like a sausage. But eventually I settled on a pair of “Denim like Cashmere” and they are indeed, soft, stretchy and a size smaller than my usual pair of Sevens. On the other hand, my 60-something-year-old mom says of her pair, “I feel younger. I feel like they give me a nice figure. They’re cute and comfortable.” Her one complaint is that she wishes they had a higher waistband. Over all, the verdict is a thumbs up from both mother and daughter, but I think I’m still going to renew the membership at the gym. — Caryn Midler

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Heather S. on

Mom-cut jeans are coming back in style?!?!? I was on board with the leggings, the ballet flats, formal shorts and even skinny jeans, but if these are in I’m staying inside until people get some sense!

lexy on

eeewww mom jeans! what are you thinking???

Beauty Editor of on

I think I’ll pass for now… love dark denim though!

Ainsley on

Ew! Those are the ugliest jeans ever.

d_mystified on

My cousin told me about these jeans last night. “Mom-size” is still pretty sleek. We can’t all be as miniscule as Nicole Ritchie, or want to be but jeans are not unilateral. They’re an item that transcends “fashion”

Saba on

Ummmm,why don’t people just lose some weight?

Kaye on

Well these look awful for now, but hey, padded blouses are sold out in europe so when these kind of jeans are worn by celebrities, then these would also be sold out…. people just need a good imagination of some celebrity sort.

Shannon on

The super-high waist doesn’t really work.

erica on

these aren’t mom jeans!! Must be some teens hating them. They were created by a Latina who realized your jeans should…fit! Go us!!

Amanda on

Those are, indeed, mom jeans, and if there was a shot of the back, her behind would look 4 feet long. They are just VERY unflattering and I can’t believe they are coming back. The skinny jeans are bad enough.

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