Here’s What Happened When 11 Real Women Tried “Wedgie” Jeans
The newest thing in denim is supposed to have an ultra-flattering effect on your derriere.
The latest launch from Levi’s is a silhouette they’ve officially dubbed the “Wedgie Fit,” which, according to the company, is “inspired by vintage Levi’s jeans,” and is meant to “hug your waist and hips, showcasing your best assets.”
A trained eye taking in a cursory look at the cut could see how this might be true—the curves of the jeans themselves follow the natural curves of a woman’s body, which would seem to highlight them in a flattering way (rather then squishing them into an unnatural shape), and wide-set back pockets like the ones on these jeans tend to have the visual effect of creating a pleasantly round shape (especially if your posterior happens to be on the flatter side to begin with).
The reviews on levis.com also had us excited. With an average of 4 out of 5 stars, the comments were overwhelmingly positive, ranging from “Makes the bum look gooood [sic],” to “I feel like a million bucks in the jeans!” to, simply, “YASSSSSS,” with two repeated caveats—many reviewers felt the sizing was inconsistent with their usual number, and many also noted that these jeans are made from non-stretch denim, so they’re less forgiving than the Lycra-infused material we’re all so familiar with.
We got our hands on the full offered size range (which is currently 24 though 32), and our brave staffers—of all shapes and sizes—tried them on to get to the, uh, bottom line: Are they as flattering as they’re meant to be? (And maybe more importantly—do they actually give you a wedgie?)