Benetton Jeans – With new technology to lengthen the legs, raise the bottom and flatten the tummy. Could they really make 3 of us look like Elle MacPherson?

I used to love Benetton but my relationship with the brand ceased when the Birmingham store closed. Since then it has never really come back onto my radar.

 

Do you remember all those piles of neatly stacked v-neck jumpers in varying shades that we looked at lovingly in the 1980’s? They were so lovely and calming to look at. I am sure that there was a Victoria Wood sketch in which she said that  her idea of rebellion was to go into Benetton and mess up the neat piles of jumpers.

 

So when I was contacted and asked whether I would like to try the new Pin Up Lift Jeans (designed to lift your bottom and lengthen your legs) I was hardly going to say no was I? Who could resist an offer which came with such promises?

 

The jeans came with us on the girls’ weekend to Wales because I thought that a few of us would be able to test them out. 

 

When I held them up in broad daylight I nearly fainted. They didn’t look big enough for our 4 year old to get in – let alone me. Remarkably though I could get them on. They were snug but they went on. Just.

 

Anyway here’s my friend, Libby in them. She’s 5ft 3″ and they looked great on her. In fact we all decided that they were universally flattering. It’s something to do with the even colour, the darts, the shape of the yolk and the shape and positioning of the pockets.

 

 

This is another friend wearing the same pair and she too totally rocked them. She is 5ft 6″ and a size 8 and is headless and nameless only because she thought that some of her patients might recognise her on here. She’s never owned a pair of skinny jeans before but needless to say she now does – and they just happen to be these!

Whilst I could get the jeans on – and could just about do them up on a good day, I wouldn’t have been able to wear them for any length of time but that’s more because I am probably a size 9 in jeans rather than a size 8. I liked the feel of them though and I thought that they looked amazing on the other two ladies.

There’s also another fantastic pair of jeans by Benetton which will particularly suit apple shaped ladies. They are the Pin Up Shape and come with a high waist, slight flare to the leg, side zip and a brilliant spanx type panel over the tummy. Genuis!

 

 

United Colors of Benetton Woman Denim collection - Pin Up. Shape

 

 

Benetton also have a slim and regular fit jean, which are great for anyone who is after something in between a skinny and a boot-leg jean. At around the £45 mark, they also have a good price point.

 

Given that the jeans were such a success for us three ladies, I thought that I would put them back on your radar too – after all we are always after the “perfect” jeans aren’t we?

 

*The pair of jeans that we tried were gifted to me by Benetton but I in turn gifted them to my headless, nameless friend as they looked so great on her.

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  1. Carol Li
    December 10, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    Like yourself, I remember Benetton from yesteryear. They did some great clothing. I liked how all 3 of you tried on the jeans so that readers could get an idea of how they look. http://www.petitestyleonline.com

    • StyleGuile
      December 14, 2012 / 9:41 pm

      HI Carol – so pleased that you liked the post. Thank you for that! Hope you are well.

  2. Claire Haddleton
    December 10, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    Your lucky friend…. They look great on her

    • StyleGuile
      December 14, 2012 / 9:40 pm

      Doesn't she just?! Lucky thing!

  3. The Flaky Fashionista
    December 11, 2012 / 10:26 am

    Great post. After many years of not thinking of Benetton (I also used to admire their folded piles of jumpers in the 80s!) a new store has just opened up close to where I live. I think after this post, I may well be paying them a visit.

    • StyleGuile
      December 14, 2012 / 9:39 pm

      Benetton has some other great pieces too – they have had a real make-over. Let me know if you find anything fab!

  4. Sharon
    December 11, 2012 / 10:53 am

    As a size 14 in jeans…skinnies are not an option for me…I have yet to find the perfect pair that flatter. Also at nrly 6ft…long enough! These look great although sadly not for me.

    • StyleGuile
      December 14, 2012 / 9:38 pm

      Hi Sharon – have you tried the Mango jeans at all? I have had some which have had to have 6" cut off and at 5ft 6" that should make them long enough for you – although I know that they don't always size everything up proportionately.

  5. Anonymous
    December 11, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    I like the stripey top that you are all wearing. where is it from?

    • StyleGuile
      December 14, 2012 / 9:36 pm

      Hi – it's from H&M. They carry them all year round and in different colours too. At £7.99 (I think) they are a great price and wear well. We are all wearing the size small, which fits an 8

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    Where on the website can you buy these? I can't seem to find them on there anywhere! I struggle to buy jeans as I lost a lot of weight and have been left with slim legs but still carry a booty! I'm more of a size 9, and find 10's fall down, but 8's are just that bit too tight. Any suggestions of other brands I could try or a link to these? They look absolutely fantastic!Thanks

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