Someone's Gonna Win These!
Now that I am finally done being perpetually pregnant, one thing I knew I had to have again was a great pair of jeans. You know the kind I mean...Your go-to jeans that make you feel fun, feminine and flirty...Without the dreaded muffin top, butt-droop, or poor fit by the end of the day. So I eagerly packed away my "fat clothes" and maternity jeans and went in search of the perfect pair of jeans for my new, 50lbs lighter body. The problem is, not all jeans are created equal. Not by a long shot! Many of the jeans I have tried are starchy feeling, uncomfortable, or cause embarrassing body issues like the above mentioned muffin top. Let's face it: No one feels confident and sexy with what looks like a spare tire popping out over their waistband. Eww!
I have had 2 babies in 2 years, both via c-section, and my body shows signs of this. I have the stubborn belly pooch, to be exact. The rest of my body is great. In better shape than I ever have been, in fact...Except for that persistent roundness below my belly button. So I have a few options: I can learn to live with it, (after all, most moms have this issue) I can try to attempt an at-home abdominoplasty with a butter knife and no anesthesia, (no, not really) I can work out till I pass out in hopes that it will disappear, (something that has never worked before) I can sell my internal organs to science to afford a proper tummy-tuck, or I can dress in clothing that helps to disguise my problem area. Obviously, most of these options are not realistic or even remotely feasible. But slimming clothing that will help camouflage my pooch? Sign me up! Hey, we all like instant gratification, and all of my other realistic options will take time.
That's why I was absolutely ecstatic to get the opportunity to review jeans from a leader in slimming denim fashion, Hello! Skinny Jeans. I have seen these jeans before in magazines, and I believe they were also on Tyra at one point! (Don't quote me on that!) Why are Hello! Skinny Jeans different than other skinny jeans? Well, they are basically magicians in the areas of fashion and optical illusions. Their expert designers have come up with a series of "tricks" to help a woman actually appear slimmer! From scooped-out thighs to separate and slim the legs to forward drawn inseams and an exclusively made denim with a very hefty stretch factor and fading that virtually slims and lengthens the legs, there's nothing NOT to love about Hello! Skinny Jeans!
Hello! Skinny Jeans come in a wide variety of styles and colors, and they offer inseams from 30-37 inches for you taller women out there, as well as waist sizes from 23-38! (What I wouldn't give to squeeze into a 23!) So they offer a real solution to most women, petite or more on the curvy side. And the great part? Hello! Skinny Jeans will make you appear slimmer and will never droop or "bag out"! Can I hear a collective "Halleluiah" here? These are the jeans we all wish we had in our closets. That elusive pair of jeans that make us feel and look fantastic, all while remaining super-comfortable.
I was lucky enough to receive the Hello! Skinny Jeans Green Jeans Couture Cut to review. These are PERFECT for this blog because they are eco-friendly! Many denim companies know that we LOVE the distressed, vintage look in our jeans. Well, the process that's widely used to achieve that look is not very environmentally friendly. As a matter of fact, it's downright wasteful! Did you know it can take as much as 920 GALLONS of water PLUS a bunch of caustic chemicals to make ONE pair of distressed jeans?! Yikes! Well, Hello! Skinny Jeans have come up with a better alternative to this process in their Green Jeans. And you don't have to sacrifice style to reduce your carbon footprint when wearing these amazing jeans.
Here is more about how Green Jeans are a better, more eco-conscious alternative to traditional jeans. Their process is actually pretty ingenious, and I hope that the rest of the fashion world catches on and offers more environmentally friendly products using similar methods.
How cool is that?! I love the commitment to the environment Hello! Skinny Jeans shows in offering their Green Jeans. This is a product I can feel good about buying. I try and make greener choices whenever possible, and have several items of clothing made of Bamboo and Organic Cotton. But one thing I've never heard of until now are eco-friendly jeans!
Not only are these jeans more environmentally responsible than their counterparts, they are also absolutely fabulous! They look like a million dollars, and they are super comfortable to wear. These jeans have a ton of stretch to them without making you feeling squeezed in, and they don't restrict movement at all. I have worn these jeans several times now and have done everything from laying in bed with the laptop working on the blog to running errands to chasing after my toddler. I have put these jeans to the test, and I am thrilled to say they are not only comfy, they also keep their shape at the end of the day! I don't have much "Junk in the Trunk" and have found myself tugging and pulling other jeans up due to sagging on my behind. With Hello! Skinny Jeans, this has become a thing of the past. They stay in place beautifully, no readjusting necessary!
I also love the shading and fading found in these awesome jeans. They are a darker wash, which is already quite slimming. But Hello! Skinny Jeans has worked their magic and taken slimming to a whole new level! The fading, whiskering, and shading is all strategically placed to maximize the illusion of thinness and they even make your gams appear longer! Well, I have been blessed with skinny legs to begin with, but I am SHORT. So while I have been told I have very nice legs, they aren't overly long. But I guess at a shrimpy 5'4", that's to be expected. I noticed that while wearing my Green Jeans, my legs DO appear longer! Woo-Hooo! I absolutely LOVE these jeans!
My only complaint? I wish the Green Jeans came with a shorter inseam. I received a 32" inseam, and I HAVE to wear heels with these or they drag on the floor. Even with heels, they are a bit longer than I would like. But that's not such a big deal, since I can always have them hemmed. I would have liked to have seen them available with a 29" inseam for us shorter gals, though. Also, I could have ordered an inch or so smaller in the waist because these jeans offer a TON of stretch that I was not anticipating. They still fit beautifully, but I am kicking myself for not ordering one size down. So ladies, don't underestimate the stretch of Hello! Skinny Jeans! When in doubt, go ahead and order the smaller size if you're in-between sizes. Unless you eat a dozen cheeseburgers and a pint of Ben & Jerry's, I don't think you'll notice a difference!
Since a photo can speak a thousand words, here are some pics of me wearing my Green Jeans! I LOVE them! Please ignore the laundry basket in the background. With a family of 5, laundry is a never ending chore in my house!
So are you excited about Hello! Skinny Jeans yet? I know I am! I hope to own several more pairs of these amazing, slimming jeans in the future. I have a sexy, black pair in mind for my next purchase! I am probably the ONLY person on the planet that doesn't own a pair of black jeans. How weird is that?! Anyway, these are quickly becoming my absolute favorite jeans. They are super-comfortable, fashion forward, and Hello!, they even slim me. Hello! Skinny Jeans offers a wide variety of styles and colors, all of them absolutely drool-worthy and a must have for any fashion-forward woman who wants to feel instantly confident and transformed all by slipping on a pair of jeans. Hello! Skinny Jeans gets an A++ from this mama!
You can purchase Hello! Skinny Jeans on their website.
You can also follow them on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of their latest products and promotions!
One VERY lucky follower will be winning a pair of Green Jeans Couture Cut from the generous folks at Hello! Skinny Jeans! This is a $188.00 Value! (Yes, these jeans are really worth every penny!) How exciting is that?! Heck, I am excited for you guys, and I already own a pair!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***