There's been a serious trend for some time now. It's all about the butt, which is why I need some jeans that specifically focus on this area. And, of course, being me, this led to some serious research, reading and watching a whole lot of reviews.
With all the sponsorships and photoshopped instagram posts going on, I needed to personally try out some of the options touted online. Here's a thorough, honest review of 3 jeans specifically made to make the derriere look extra good.
But, before you read any further, take a look at the side-by-side comparison above. Which do you think looks the best? If you could do me a wee-bit favor, please let me know in the comments below.
You may have seen these before. They have invaded social media, and the company runs a lot of online ads. They are the Freddy Wr.Up pant in midrise; their low-rise is extremely low. They come in a number of options including jeans which are really jeggings, pant leggings here, and here.
IMO, the online hype is hype. This company has a high probability of having sponsored a LOT of influencers. These are nothing more than, arguably, a good pair of leggings. The reason why they emphasize the booty is because all leggings have a tendency to emphasize the backside as they are so tight and second-skin.
Here's the problem that I have with these. First, quality for the price. These retail for over $120, and they are a very fragile thin, stretchy material. You'll notice this when you touch the fabric and when you read their care instructions. Their care instructions requires these pants to be hand-washed AND air-dried, away from sunlight. ALSO, they even emphasize how they should be pulled on like hosiery and to avoid your fingernails from getting caught in them.
Many people have stated that the pants will develop holes after just a few wears. YIKES! Those are some of the most fragile leggings ever.
But, in general, I'm not a fan of the fit. There really wasn't any of the purported lifting and the pocket design is just a little too low in my opinion.
Also, watch out for their return policy. On most of the pages of their site, they state free returns for 30 days. However, if you dig through 3 different pages, you'll find in very fine print on one of the pages that items bought with any discount code or sale price including the $10 discount paraded throughout the site will void any possibility of a return for refund.
I wear size 24 in designer jeans and US size 0. In Freddy pants, I was an xs.
The YMI WannaBettaButt jeans are probably my favorite cheap jeans ever. I have only worn designer jeans for years and years... but this made me add low-end jeans back into my rotation! From the front, they looked very similar to some of my favorite designer jeans. To see this, check out this fashion tip blog post featuring the YMI WannaBettaButt jeans.
The pocket design makes the backside slightly perkier simply from its clever pocket and yoke design, but it's nothing life-changing. And, really, there is no shaping from the material. However, in my search for butt-shaping jeans, I have found something that is worthy to add to my wardrobe for less than $30!
I wear size 24 in designer jeans and US size 0. In YMI, I was a junior's 1.
Columbians have been making jeans catered towards the backside for a very very long time now, so of course, I needed to try something from there. The hold on these jeans was strong around the midsection and thigh, but because I am so thin, I didn't really need any hold in these areas. And, the thicker denim was not as flattering around my thinner frame. :/
It seems like Columbian sizes like 1,3,5, etc are most similar to US junior sizes 1,3,5, etc. I am a size 1 in Columbian clothes and normally wear size 24 in designer jeans.
So, back to the 5 jeans comparisons near the beginning of this post. Number 1 is Amia, the Columbian jeans. Number 2 is YMI WannaBettaButt. Number 3 is Freddy Wr.Up. Number 4 and 5 were not discussed, as they are regular jeans put in as a control group; they are the Frame Ali high-waist jeans and Frame Skinny de Jeanne, respectively. My favorite for the bootie is number 2 and number 4. What do you think?
Do you have jeans that make the booty pop? If you do, please share with us all in the comments below. :) We'd love to hear.