This was supposed to be just an outfit post but it became the Battle of the Supermarket Jeans - sounds quite dramatic! But it's actually quite scary as you're going to see proper 'does my bum look big in this' photos. And no, I don't want the answer to that!
So we start with a photo of my outfit from yesterday -
|Scarf - Orla Kiely @ Uniqlo (AW12)|
Purple Jersey Cardigan - Kaliko (old)
Cream Top - TK Maxx (SS13)
Boots - Mango (AW12)
Jeans - Tesco (current)
Now, onto the jeans...they were bought in the sale in Tesco the other night when I went in to get groceries. I do online grocery delivery for a reason....I am dangerous when let loose in-store. I bought these because they were my size and I liked the denim and they were £7. Three pretty excellent reasons, I think you'll agree. When I brought them home, I noticed that they weren't any old skinny jeans...oh no, they are Lift Sculpt and Slim Skinny jeans. Well imagine that? What a promise for £7!! They're £18 online so I'm now wondering if the price reduction was a mistake?
So I thought I'd see what the rear of them looked like to everyone else. Cue bemused son. 'Mum, why am I taking a photo of your bottom?' 'Don't ask and don't tell anyone about it'
Then I thought, well, I can't really prove they are lifting, sculpting and slimming me unless I do similar photos of my rear in an equivalent pair of jeans. So I raced upstairs and put on my Sainsbury's skinny jeans (which I like a lot and are along similar lines)...BUT which my hubby told me looked awful on my bottom last week. I did ask...he's very honest.
|LEFT - Sainsburys vs RIGHT - Tesco|
I can't really see any difference - my bum is there in both of them...in all its glory. The Tesco ones are higher waisted and do not need constant hoiking up (big plus) but really aren't noticeably better on me. Interestingly, hubby preferred the Sainsbury's ones when shown this photo which further discredits my research.
My conclusion is that as long as your jeans fit properly, they will look better on you than if they are too baggy, too tight or too low slung. And if you're a pear like I am, a high waisted option is always going be easier to wear. For that reason, the Tesco ones win my 'Battle of the Supermarket Jeans'
What do you think - have you ever tried sculpting, shaping jeans? Is there a brand that really gets this right? Do let me know..I could research further...
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