Mom-preneaur Liliana Tureck wanted to create clothing that reflected how a woman’s body changes after children and as she ages. She also wanted comfortable and flattering yet supportive shapeware that didn’t feel like bondage so she created Svelte Shapewear– “Svelte products are the result of fabric, fit and style working together”. Designed in Montreal, Svelte items are made with built-in four way stretch Spandex which makes for the most comfortable non-restrictive shape wear I have ever tried.
Since having the twins, my abs haven’t been…well… really abs any more. I can’t seem to get rid of that skin/fat pooch (If you have had kids and especially if you have had a c-section you get it) and I am super self-consious about it. When given the chance to choose a piece from the Svelte website to review, I headed right for the jeans. I had been looking for a new pair of skinnies because jeans are my uniform in my casual office environment. When they arrived, I knew that I had chosen wisely- these jeans are wonderful. They are SO insanely comfortable and soft; they feel like sweatpants but the spandex panel comes up nice and high and keeps me feeling smooth and tucked in without being too constricted.
The first time I wore them, I was so excited that I kept pulling up my top to show the panel for all my female friends and colleagues and they were so impressed with the style and the slimming power. The back has perfectly placed pockets and the length is perfect for me (may run a bit long for shorter girls) and they have small slits at the ankle that help elongate the look of the leg.
My only initial concern was a dye smell that really permeated the pants until after a couple of washes but that is a small thing for such comfortable and flattering pants! I am totally coveting several other pieces from their collection, especially the Leather Spike leggings and the Pencil Skirt.
Svelte Shapewear is available online and ships for free on orders over $55 in Canada with 30 day free returns (they ship internationally as well) and are also available at stores across the country (which are listed on their website) Right now, if you order online, you get 20% off your first purchase! DO it! You can thank me later 😉
** This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.