Jeans, they are a mom’s uniform. We dress them up. We dress them down. We wear them to work. They are de rigeur errand running garb.

But, while much of the designer denim is stylish, it is actually not designed to flatter women with lumps, bumps and other hard-earned badges of parenthood.  A few brands stand out in the jean pool. They have harnessed cutting-edge technology to  shape, lift and compress your body into nothing short of a denim dream.

JustFab ‘Booty Lifter’ Jean, $49.00

Stretchy and strategically placed stitching on back pockets Slims and lifts bum while elongating the legs. A wider waistband creates the lengthening effect that your jeans are sitting lower (so your tush appears smaller & tighter!).

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 DL 1961 Grace High Rise Straight Jean, $168

This straight leg “high performance” denim has a 34″ inseam + 4-way stretch for a flattering slim fit through the leg.


NYDJ “Samantha” Colored Slim Stretch Jean, $114

NYDJ’s (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) new “lift tuck technology” flattens the tummy and lifts the rear.

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Chico’s Silver Rain Slim Leg Jean, $99

Hidden panels smooth and slim the belly while magically elevating the rear (hello, spandex!)


Spanx Slim-X® Slim Boot Jeans in Rich Indigo, $148

Spanx’s claim to denim fame? They put the skinny IN the jeans! A winning combination of  triple thread fabric technology + a built in shaper results in a tame tummy, the appearance of trimmer thighs and an elevated rear. Bonus: perfect pocket placement for a perky rump.

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