Review: “Not your daughter’s jeans”

I was contacted by the jeans company “Not your daughter’s jeans” to receive a free pair of jeans and to review them on the site.

Note: I have to get it off my chest: I really hate the name. But then again, I am not really their specific target market — Moms who want to look stylish and not wear mom jeans.

I picked the Premium Lightweight — #1031 – in a Size 4 in a Straight Leg, after agonizing for an hour over what I wanted.

I just decided to go with something classic.

I normally wear a Size 6, and they said to pick a size larger than you’d normally wear (which would be a Size 8), but I went with my instincts and chose the Size 4, because I don’t have much in the way of hips or a butt, so pants in particular are tricky.

It’s only in my belly area that is a bit larger, but these jeans were a stretch mid-rise, so I figured a 4 would be ideal, and I was right.

The belly area fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too loose.

And surprisingly so did the butt!

I know this isn’t the best picture, but normally jeans make me look like I have the flattest butt known to woman.

This one, actually gave me some curves…

I am just standing awkwardly because BF is taking the picture while I am flattened against the wall trying to keep my balance.

Verdict?

FINALLY.

A company that I can now visit the website of, browse through the HUGE selection of styles, trends, washes and details, and find a pair that won’t be a hip-hugging low rise.

It takes me at least 8 months before I can track down a pair of jeans that are:

  • in dark, evenly spread rinses (no weird feathering or striping)
  • in straight-leg (or skinny! I couldn’t decide, but went with a classic)
  • in different washes (I picked a dark rinse but they had plenty more)
  • with different details on the butt

That’s it. It seems so simple that it’s laughable how hard it can be sometimes to find a pair.

The only thing I am not sure about, is that this is an American company, and as such, the jeans seem to differ from the States vs Canada.

So if you want to buy a pair, I suggest you get them in the States rather than Canada. They go under a different name here: “TUMMY TUCK JEANS”

Note: I hate this name even more than “Not your Daughter’s Jeans”.

Now for the downsides:

As for prices, I don’t know how much mine cost, but I did some research and I’m guessing around $130 – $150 USD for a pair of jeans.

The Tummy Tuck ones I scoped out at Simons here in Montreal, were $170 CAD.

So these are really what they’d call a premium denim market.

Their site is also very confusing.

I didn’t know if I was looking at the same pair of jeans 15 times, or if they were REALLY different pairs of jeans.

Site and content consistency is a problem. Not all of the jeans you click on, have a good description.

For example: These are all named “Premium Black”.

Therefore, they’re all the same pairs of jeans to me.

No?

The upside of all of this:

….is that you find the perfect pair of jeans, and I don’t wear them often enough to warrant owning more than 2 pairs (still waiting for my first pair of jeans to finally kick the bucket after years of being patched).

You know where to go to find a great pair of jeans now. It’s just a matter of figuring out which one you want!

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About the Author

Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.