I have a problem with jeans. I can never find a pair of jeans that fit me properly. I often put this down to being in between sizes and so having to go a size up in order to get the jeans to fit on the waist. But I then find that the jeans seem to be falling down all the time, and hence I spend the day hitching them up again, even when wearing a belt. As a consequence, I think jeans are possibly my least favourite item of clothing.
So when F&F launched a new collection of limited edition shapewear jeans, called the ‘Bum and Tum’ collection, I was desperate to try them and offered my services as a reviewer in double-quick time. I actually quite like my bum, a bit big maybe, but not something I worry about. But my tummy is a different matter. I’ve always carried my extra weight around my stomach, and this got worse after I had my little boy – I never quite got rid of my spare tyre. So a pair of jeans that promised to do something about this seemed a godsend, and a little too good to be true. I couldn’t wait to try them.
I have to say I am totally overwhelmed with them. They are quite simply the best jeans I have ever worn, and they certainly change the way my body looks in jeans. They have a high-waisted design that I love, feeling snug on my waist without feeling tight or rolling down. The stretch makes them very comfortable to wear – they move with you rather than against you, whilst the indigo is a really dark shade that makes them a smart option for everyday wear or easy to dress up for an evening out. I chose the bootcut design as I always thinks this adds balance to a curvy figure, but these are actually quite straight legged and look just great with heels and boots.
These jeans do give your tummy the appearance of being flatter, I instantly felt slimmer wearing them. I am now planning to order the skinny version – I have just started to wear skinny jeans and I think a high waisted, stretch version will be just the ticket for those school run to shopping trips I’m going to have to do this year. The jeans come in a black version as well as the traditional indigo, and I think these would be smart enough to wear in the workplace.
How I styled mine