Finding the perfect pair of jeans is hard, especially after you’ve had a baby or two. A few months after I had my second and had lost most of the baby weight I decided it was time to wear something other than leggings. I was going to buy new jeans. While I had lost alot of the baby weight, my body was just different; specifically it was rounder in the middle (still working on that). So I was on the hunt for jeans that would help slim my tummy. And I didn’t want to spend alot because I knew my body would continue to change over the new few months. So my budget was <$100.
I took me alot of try ons but I finally found a few pairs that I love.
BTW -the best way to try on denim is to order online in a few sizes and try them on in the comfort of your own home. Same applies to bathing suits.
1. Zara Button Fly
I have been wearing these Button Fly Jeans from Zara all winter. The exact same pair is sold out but there is a a slightly darker wash available online now which I have linked below.
These are my favourite jeans to dress up. I love the button fly detail and also the raw hem. And they have just the right amount of stretch – enough to be comfortable but also enough to suck you in a little.
2. The GAP Super High Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans
I had never shopped at The Gap until I had kids. I buy alot of Ruby and Leo’s stuff at The Gap and just recently starting poking around the site for myself. And I was pleasantly surprised with a few of the jeans that I ordered. I ordered 2 pairs that were fairly similar. Pictured below are the Super High Rise True Skinny Ankle Jeans but I also love the Super High Rise True Skinny Stepped Hem Jeans.
These are true to the name and are super high waisted. They also have a bit of stretch to them. They are really slimming and comfortable at the same time. A hard combo to find. Also there are side zips on the ankle which is another detail I love.
3. American Eagle TomGirl Jeans
I also wanted a more relaxed pair of jeans. Most of my jeans are skinny and I love them but sometimes a looser fit is nice. Especially in the summer. I hadn’t shopped at American Eagle in years, since I was in University, so I was surprised when I found these. Plus they have free shipping and returns if you spend $50. These are the AE TomGirl Weekend Wanderer Jeans. They also have some cute overalls and high rise cut offs I am dying to try out next.
These have a bit of stretch so they are super comfortable. Although after one wear they really stretched out so I would suggest sizing down on these.