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A little holiday help from your jeans

December 22, 2009 | 12:08 pm

Cutout_TrueBlueWe’ve all experienced the one-button release on the waistband of jeans after eating an intense holiday meal. It’s why I am particularly intrigued with “slimming” jeans this time of year.  The idea of everyday jeans mixed with a Spanx like girdle sounds like a dream come true, but do they really work? And most important, do they actually look good?254802_0_44

Well, there’s plenty out there to choose from – more than I realized.

Izod has three styles made with a “secret slimming” tummy panel, and a new line called M’Chic is taking it one step further by attaching a torso tube to the waist band to banish “muffin top” spillage.  Sure there’s a white thing encasing your body from waist to rib cage, but it kind of looks like you’re wearing a full tank top under your blouse or sweater.

LL Bean even has some slimming denim in the form of trouser-style jeans. These are a bit more sophisticated and would look great with a sleek black blazer and metallic flats, perfect for a holiday get- together and that extra plate of cookies calling your name.

What do you think. Slimming jeans, helpful or hideous?

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Left photo: M'Chic jeans $98. Credit: M'Chic

Right photo: LL Bean $59. Credit: LL Bean