By Jess Beech
Ah, the eternal struggle for the perfect pair of jeans. Tight enough for that magical suck-you-in effect but not so tight that you can’t breathe. Luckily, we’re just as desperate as you are to find “the ones”, so we’ve rounded up the best jeans brands we’ve come across.
We’ve looked at dozens of the pairs and brands, and these four consistently deliver good-quality, good-value slimming jeans. So, if you’re short on time, try these brands first...
Brilliant slimming jeans brands for women
1. Spanx at ASOS
Not just the go-to brand for underwear, Spanx has been slowly expanding their clothing line – and it now includes flattering jeans. Their comfortable, pull-on fit puts them somewhere between shaping jeans and leggings. They even feature the same stomach-smoothing technology as a pair of their famous pants.
2. Lift, slim and shape at Next
Next’s range of “lift, slim and shape” jeans has been designed with cleverly hidden support, working hard to sculpt your middle, while the high waistband contours your shape. Available in a range of colours and shapes, there’s pretty much a style for everyone. We love the versatility of the black bootcut jeans.
3. Wonderfit at George at Asda
These skinny jeans have been tailored to ensure they fit you wonderfully. Crafted with a super-stretchy denim blend, they mould to your shape, ensuring complete comfort whether you’re wearing your jeans for work or play. Plus, you can chuck them in your trolley with the fruit and veg!
4. Shape & Sculpt at JD Williams
We’ve long been a fan of JD Williams’ work, but these flattering jeans are a real game-changer. Multidirectional stretch denim works with your curves (not against them) to flatter and enhance your shape. Meanwhile, the high waist pulls you in around the middle without discomfort, and the hidden “Magisculpt control panel” and intelligent bottom-lifting seams flatten and lift in all the right places. They’re pretty much the miracle we’ve all been waiting for. Some reviewers found the sizing small, so you may want to size up on these.
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Jess Beech is an experienced fashion and beauty editor, with more than eight years experience in the publishing industry. She has written for woman&home, GoodtoKnow, Now, Woman, Woman’s Weekly, Woman’s Own and Chat, and is currently Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Future PLC.
She caught the magazine bug during a stint as Fashion Editor of her university newspaper alongside her English degree, and hasn’t looked back since. As for the fashion bug, that came as part and parcel of growing up in the 90s, but the less said about that the better!
Jess’ average day in the office is spent researching the latest fashion trends, chatting to industry tastemakers and scouring the internet to bring you this season’s must-buy pieces - as well as advice on how to wear them. Weekends are equally fashion-focused, and Jess has been known to visit no less than five Zara stores in a single day in search of the perfect occasion dress.
The only thing that comes close to a buzz of finally tracking down that much-coveted dress is the joy of discovering a new beauty wonder product or hero ingredient. A beauty obsessive, Jess has tried everything from cryotherapy to chemical peels (minus the Samantha in Sex and The City-worthy redness) and interviewed experts including Jo Malone and Trinny Woodall.
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