With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available, we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. While life returning to "normal" means hugging friends, going to bars, and attending concerts, it also brings back some unpleasantness from our pre-pandemic life: wearing real clothes. Pretty soon, we’re gonna have to trade our soft pants for jeans, shapewear, and other restricting garments.
As we slowly move back into wearing jeans, it’s an opportunity to learn what jeans feel best on our bodies. Body-shaping jeans, in particular, can help smooth us out, tuck us in, offer support, and enhance our curves. Ahead, we rounded up ten pairs of jeans that do all the work of shapewear without all the hassle.
Levi's 311 Shaping Skinny Jeans
As one of the most iconic names in denim, you can rest assured that their body-shaping denim does not disappoint. This style is made with "Hypersoft" fabric, designed to increase comfort and give you support. These jeans do it all: shape the hips and thighs, skim the tummy, lift your butt, and make your legs longer. They come in several different colors and a wide range of sizes, including plus-size options.
J Brand Lillie High-Rise Crop Skinny
Don’t be intimidated by all the buttons. You’re gonna love the high-rise on these jeans. This ankle skinny jean boasts a high-waisted fit and hugs your frame without being uncomfortable. You can snag these in sizes ranging from 22 to 32.
Ann Taylor Sculpting Pocket High Rise Skinny Jeans
These Ann Taylor jeans effortlessly sculpt your lower half. They are made with well-designed pockets that flatter and hold your shape. The denim's performance stretch fabric is guaranteed to shape and support your body all day.
Good American Good Legs Under Fray Waistband
I cannot stop talking about how obsessed I am with these jeans. The frayed waistband? The outer lining of the back pockets? Truly magical. This pair of Good American denim has extra stretch and a gap-proof waistband to make everything look and feel smoother. They're made with the brand’s responsible denim, using organic cotton in solar-powered factories.
DL1961 Bridget Boot High Rise Instasculpt Jeans
DL1961’s Instasculpt jeans are made to "smooth, lift, and conform to your body for the perfect fit" by using a contouring waistband and fabric that hugs your curves. DL1961 also takes its sustainability efforts seriously, making its denim using eco-friendly fibers.
Yummie Denim Straight Jean
Yummie Jeans are the brainchild of founder and "Real Housewives" alumni Heather Thomson, who created her clothing line to help women look and feel their best. With Yummie Denim, Heather wanted to create figure-flattering jeans that multi-tasking moms could wear from playdates to date nights. Made of a soft, stretch denim fabric (with 1% Spandex in the blue jeans, 7% polyester, and 92% cotton), these jeans lift and shape the body while being comfortable to wear. Made with "core-spun technology," these jeans won’t bag or sag at the knees or butt. The back pockets lift your booty while the 14-inch back rise covers all your curves.
Spanx Ankle Skinny Jeans
We couldn't write this article without mentioning the shapewear brand of all time: Spanx. Along with its beloved shapewear, the brand also makes other types of clothing, including skinny ankle jeans. What makes these pants great is their pull-on design and structured stretch fabric that shapes your hips and thighs. However, the best feature may be the "Slim is Built-In" design, featuring shaping panels in the stomach to support your body.
Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Stretch Skinny Jeans
Want the feel of leggings, the look of jeans, and the sculpting power of shapewear? Wit & and Wisdom has your back with these super-stretchy skinny jeans. They're equipped with their ab-solution technology and designed with power-mesh panels to support your curves while lifting your booty.