Photo: Ben Goldstein/Studio DBy Adam Glassman
28, special projects director, New York City
Why She Was Skeptical of "Slimming" Jeans
"I'm wider in the hips, narrower in the legs, and I get muffin top," says Childs, an executive at beauty company Red Flower. "I need stretch jeans, but most of them seem to lose their shape quickly."
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Why She Loves Them Now
Childs's pull-on jeans feature an elastic waistband that holds in wobbly bits, plus extra-sturdy fabric that stretches without stretching out. "The higher waistband makes me feel secure," she says. "If I needed to literally run to a meeting, I could."
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Cardigan and shirt, C. Wonder. Jeans, JAG Jeans, $64; nordstrom.com. Earrings, Coralia Leets. Ring, Tuleste Market. Shoes, Vince
Photo: Devon Jarvis/Studio DAdam Says…
1. Choose dark-wash jeans with side seaming that curves into the thighs to make them look slimmer.
2. Higher rises help control muffin top.