I rarely wear jeans for anything other than walking the dog.
The truth is, I’m not a huge fan of them. I don’t find them the comfiest of trousers (especially since leggings made a come back), they don’t seem to be that practical (they’re continually wearing out between the thighs), and they rarely come long enough for me to wear with my trademark heels.
Due to this, I haven’t bought jeans for years – this meant that they were all dropping off me. I’ve shed a few pounds recently and realised that the only thing keeping my jeans around my waist was my belt (and then there was a gaping mass of flesh where the belt loops had pulled holes through the material).
A few weeks ago I finally bit the bullet and went jean shopping … expecting angst and despondence, I reluctantly entered Next and dragged my feet all the way to the jean section. I figured I’d try the Lift, Slim, and Shape range as who doesn’t need a few lumps and bumps smoothing away. I bought the second pair I tried on – Next evidently vanity size as the size 18’s were borderline big so I dropped to a 16 which fits like a glove.
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I bought the longer length and they work perfectly with courts and tuck nicely into boots. The material is sturdy and I do have to wriggle (quite a bit) to get these over my hips but I’m pretty certain that they do slim my hips and thighs (exactly as they claim).