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Early Fashion Trends 2010 Part 2 – Should Work With Tummy Tuck Jeans


Welcome to Part 2 of our round up of the new seasons key fashion trends and how to work them incorporating your tummy tuck jeans to stay right on trend. As ever, we take a real life look at the clothes flouncing about on the fashion runways and unearth some trends we think you could actually wear and keep the shaping effect from our favourite brand of jeans and trousers. If you’re after some key fashion trends that you can easily use the NYDJ line as a base garment for, read on, we aim to give you the scoop on some looks that will stop you looking outdated and keep you nicely contoured in the tummy region and lifting in the behind. In five minutes, you’ll have new new shopping ideas, to go with our equally fast Part 1 in the series.

First up in Part 2, well, its about time we mentioned this super-relevant trend: yes, ladies, denim is officially on trend for Spring/Summer 2010. Its been seen on the catwalks of designers such as Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana, featuring the fabric in jeans, skirts and dresses. On the high street, it looks like a toss up between darker shades of indigo blue and the lighter, distressed denim look. Not a problem, you can get either shade and one easy way to get a distressed look is simply buy second hand. A quick flick through EBay and we found a few pairs we reckon we could rough up enough: a lot of the new denim look has a distinctly faded feel, stonewash or even a snow wash. The moddish look of snow wash denim is going to be little more tricky to achieve.

Here’s something we don’t recommend because we did it in our youth:  the old bucket method with household bleach and crumpled jeans. We did get extreme, blue and white patchy denim.  The downside: the jeans usually stank of bleach no matter how many times you washed them, and it damages the fabric badly.  Better to buy stonewash and customise using patches and rips, your more likely to get something wearable at the end.

Ripped jeans fashion trend Spring / Summer 2010

Patches are big news Largerfeld, Chanel), try contrasting ones in a darker denim than the jeans denim, and rips are simply so long as you don’t get to ambitious. Again, we remember creating rips using nail scissors and a little fraying to get an authentic look, but be warned, overdoing it gave us jeans with knees that literally hung off away from the rest of the leg, or gaping bits where the rip simply became too big. You could try clear nail varnish at the ends of each rip, but you have to think is it going to look unsightly, is it going to cope in the wash and for sure its going to permanently alter the jeans. Therefore disclaimer: try at your own risk! We’ve put the finest from You Tube on how to distress jeans instead, have a look and see what you think:

As far as the official American NYDJ website goes, check it out and see if you agree with us there’s a trend for styles which will adapt to each season rather than ‘one seasons specials’.

For darker denim, we liked the ‘Premium Blue/Black Tonal’  shade (see top image) on the NYDJ official website, or the ‘Resin’ collection in ‘Raw Denim:

NYDJ tummy tuck jeans in raw denim

Lighter denim to work the distressed look was harder to find, so we’re sticking with our buy lighter shades from resellers or a second hand pair maxim here. We found lighter looking shades brand new in online retailers simply by Googling, in about three seconds flat. Denim dresses also seem to be in style, but you have to decide whether you want to run with magic knickers underneath them, or stick with the tummy tuck jeans to get your tummy contouring and bottom shape. Short layered denim skirts are floating about, you will get a fabulous feminine look but again, it depends on whether you’re confident in that or looking for streamlining more. As mentioned in Part 1, frills and ruffles are in, yes, this can be on your skirt – or you could either work this in on your tops and blouses or accessories and shoes  if you want to stick to wearing your jeans. If you haven’t tried them yet, you really must have a go at skinny jeans.

Slim Leg Tummy Tuck NYDJ

Skinny jeans are still floating around this season, being given a new twist by the distressed look. Again, you could try starting first of all by trying the slim leg style in NYDJ, which we think is a great take on skinny jeans for the ‘non-super-skinny-model type’.  You could also head for the second hand market. As the weather warms up, try a wider leg style and turn the bottoms up a good 7 inches. If you’re not comfortable about your ankles, there are a couple of ways to go here. We think the skinny style automatically makes ankles look great, so try a pair of slim leg NYDJ  instead of rolling up the wider styles. Another way is to work it using your shoes, a gorgeous pair of super sexy heels can help you feel much more confident. We keep coming back to the same point – not everyone is a catwalk waif shape. Women in real life have many other body shapes and it all still looks good if you dress well and feel good about yourself.  Whatever style you choose, don’t stop there, go on and shop for accessories with a keen eye.

Tan accessories were seen on the catwalks on quite distressed looking denim ensembles by Ralph Lauren, who used a cheeky tan belt with braces and flat cap for one look. We have to say it all looked hot and it was kept feminine by a pair of metallic silver high heeled sandals . So, our tip is try tan accessories such as a wide belt – for the hourglass shape, this draws attention to that lovely waist. Wide belts will also hide the gap between when the jeans stop and the top starts, so any awkward folds in the bottom of a top that doesn’t quite seem to know where to go can be effortlessly smoothed into a more elegant silhouette. Tan might seem like a boring color, but Lauren proves you can swing it back again from a more masculine, workaday look simply by adding flashy heels.

Tan belt and distressed denim

Clear platform - another trend for this yearClogs could be another way to take it – a well made pair of clogs could be the perfect tan accessory, with a heel high enough to make sure its understood you’re certainly not a farmer. Do not panic – if none of that sounds like your thing, Part 1 or our guide here gives you the lowdown of the frills and ruffles that have invaded the scene recently, and we will be adding to the guide in Part 3 with more ideas. Meantime, you might also want to take a look at the trend in pinstripe.

This one is practically made for NYDJ jeans. How many companies have routinely run a line in pinstripe denim, eh? OK, so they’re off the official site, but a quick flick through EBay revealed five pairs and we found some again brand new in online stores simply Googling for them. Team it up with a smart boyfriend blazer and you have a new take on the pinstripe suits that have been on the catwalks.

The good news is, you’ll be on trend in denim this Spring/Summer. Whether you’re wearing it dark, light, or pinstripe, with tan,or with pretty heels, slim leg or rolled up, you’re looking hot. Denim is such a versatile, fuss free garment, providing your cut is right. With the unique lifting and shaping properties of tummy tuck jeans by Not Your Daughters Jeans, we think you can rock the fashion trend without any muffin top catastrophes.  So, in just a few minutes, you have our ideas on the new denim,  ideas for dressing the look and places to add to your shopping itinerary. Check back with us for Part 3 of our roundup of this seasons best fashion clothes.

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Editors Note: Part 3 and 4 are now here with more unmisssable info from the catwalks…

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Early Fashion Trends 2010 Part 3 – Should Work With Tummy Tuck Jeans


Geometric black/white patterned print pant suit by Givenchy

Welcome back to our next part in our series –  don’t miss out, here’s how to work the latest fashion trend for patterned prints with your tummy tuck jeans. This is part 3 in our guide to keeping bang on trend but including them in your look, to keep the tummy contouring and bottom lifting effect they are famous for alongside the comfort. Working the NYDJ jeans as the base garment keeps you in style without the discomfort of shape wear that has less than the 4%  Lycra included in the jeans. We’re going to give you our 5 minute take on the patterned print trend, why we’re featuring it, why we particularly recommend those sexy jeans with the patterned prints,  hot ideas for buying and who we think kick-started it all. By the end, we hope you’ll feel confident and inspired to include this must have look in your 2010 spring wardrobe.

Patterned print pantsuit by Etro

First of all, we’re including the patterned prints trend in our guide for 2 reasons. One, the number of designers showing this style on the runways recently is frankly ridiculous. Ready? Here’s just a selection: Alexander McQueen,  Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Balenciaga, Basso & Brooke, Betsey Johnson, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Dries Van Noten, Duro Olowu, Etro, Givenchy, Louise Gray, Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Miu Miu, Prada, Versace and Vivienne Westwood. Convinced? Reason number two is this trend is crying out for you to wear it with NYDJ jeans. Yes, there are a lot of trouser (USA: pant) pattern prints around on the runways but – bold patterns can draw attention to your lower half. Which is precisely why we think working a brightly patterned top or jacket with a pair of tummy smoothing, bottom lifting jeans is a winner. Imagine nice distressed denim (see Part 2 of this series) with a super-bold print. Win-win. Word of caution – yes, there are some harem pants knocking around, but the way they cinch in at the bottom of the legs creates a pear shape like no other, if that’s going to make you feel self-conscious, go for the jeans instead. If one thing has emerged from this fashion trend, it’s a total lack of rules.

Patterrned print hareem pant suit by Diane Von Fusternberg

Patterned print jumpsuit by Basso and Brooke

You can wear floral patterns, you can wear geometric patterns, you can wear just about anything. Fashion pundits have duly noted an 80s geometric print is very now, and then duly noted this may be a short lived trend. A better longer term investment might be some of those lovely florals, great for shaking off the winter blues. Fashion pundits have also duly noted high-waisted styles give elegance to this look – precisely as featured on NYDJ. You can buy tops and jackets, and its fine to mix bold prints. Accessories wise, topping off the whole ensemble with a huge hair bow typifies the lack of understatement for this fashion! Budget conscious types take note: H&M is there with those floral print tops. Top Shop has a floral jersey blazer – remember how we love jersey as it hangs really well on the figure.  Additionally, there are vast arrays of floral prints tops to choose from, even floral prints with ruffles (which we covered in Part 1 of our guide). There are other prints, but the florals are winning, even a floral trilby. The bad news is their top size is a 16, not helpful for curvier women now is it? So, our best vote goes to Evans who have a fantsatic selection of floral tops from size 14 to “30/32”. Their selection of other prints is also far superior – and they too have worked both patterns and florals into accessory lines, including jewellery. Also check out the wonderful Citychic if you’re looking for plus sizes. We also think that vintage lovers and bargain hunters will be sharp on the mark here.

Black and white geometric pattern

Call it vintage, call it retro, whatever you call it, the second hand clothing market is bursting with florals and prints. We looked at Oxfam Online, where we found clean, good quality pre-loved clothing in sizes 10 to 22, chock a block with prints, especially florals. Shopping in charity stores is our hot tip- no doubt you could pick up the 80s retro prints at a good price in certain stores, you will find florals, and you’ll save a ton of cash while helping causes who desperately need the money. EBay is of course, always worth checking too (and some auctions allow for a percentage of the final price, up to 100% to go to a nominated charity). And finally, we’d like to note that the fashion world was pre-empted here by plus size style icon Beth Ditto.

Rock star Beth launched her range with Evans and was noted for her bold use of colours on and off stage long before the rest of the wolrd caught up with her….

Beth Ditto for Evans

We think this a look that has so much potential and is going to rock teamed with tummy tuck jeans. You can buy it in so many styles, brand new, fast fashion or high end; or vintage, saving money and maybe helping a needy cause.  If you do like bold, you can take it to the max, with over sized accessories and super bold bright prints – or keep it more muted if you prefer. So, now you got the scoop on that one, and how to work it from a small budget to more cash-tastic, and some stores that are stocking great items in many sizes, new and vintage. We hope you feel inspired to run with this trend and have some leads to start with, we have to say we love this as the latest wearable hot look.

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Early Fashion Trends 2010 Part 4 – Should Work With Tummy Tuck Jeans

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Welcome to part 4 of our pick of the early emerging trends in fashion clothes and accessories for 2010 that should look fantastic with tummy tuck jeans. Just as in the rest of the guide, we take a light hearted look at some of the trends that seem to spring out as the more wearable catwalk creations. We present our favourite new looks and the designers behind them, some shopping ideas, and of course, why and how it will work if you use your NYDJ as a wardrobe staple with each trend. You can get inspiration to revitalise your wardrobe and stay at the forefront of fashion in the time it takes to slurp your skinny latte or polish off a luxurious whipped cream hot chocolate.

Fringing is back in – it was around last season, but is reportedly more ‘cowgirl’ style than before, meaning, well, thicker, we guess. Right, obviously not featuring on the jeans themselves, but we figure perfect for working in on accessories. Fringing looks great on handbags and you could easily go for a vintage bag on this one for extra style points. Vogue highlighted designers including Fendi and Ralph Lauren featuring vintage looks for this year on the catwalks. A quick roundup of larger thrift stores was fruitful for us. In the UK try Oxfam online – within 1 page of searching for ‘red handbags’, we found a funky fringed number straight away. Oxfam also operates in Ireland. For USA residents, there is the Goodwill Industries International chain of thrift stores. Canada has The Salvation Army thrift chain; and for both places, we loved this thoughtful little blogger’s list at Goddess Gift Gathering. Australia has Savers, recycling clothing back to the public and helping charity, and New Zealand also has many Salvation Army “family” stores. France has just opened its first charity store, in of course, incredible style at Merci in Paris; Germany has Oxfam and interestingly enough, along with the Netherlands, ‘give away’ shops where items are free as community action. If you’re worried about shopping in thrift stores, be assured that here in London, UK, it is practically an essential sport for any budding fashionista, with Time Out listings magazine devoting an entire page to the best stores for fashion finds… Enough on the joys of vintage though, lets move onto another fashion trend you can easily do with your NYDJ jeans  – wearable heels are back.

Last year seemed to be all about teetering, even platform soled very very high heels. This look does look great with jeans, especially those skinny jeans styles we suggested you try a NYDJ slim leg cut for. But, they’re not kind on the feet, as Victoria Beckham’s now famous tootsies probably testify – poor Victoria’s feet have been endlessly photographed sporting painful looking bunions, which the ever-sniping trashy media publications have been quick to point out must be associated with her well known love of higher heels. Victoria’s foot problems are nobody’s business but back to heels, high heels can be fun, but they are simply not a great idea for constant wear. This season, Vogue noted designers including Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Missoni, Marc Jacobs, and  Louis Vuitton moved into much lower heels. Which will probably mean they take off in the stores, whereas shoe shopping last summer in London really felt like there should have been a floor to ceiling pole installed in many high street outlets. The high heels hadn’t deserted the fashion shows though, the towering stiletto-platform sole combos were still there, but this look just marks a nice new foot and back friendlier departure. Mid-height heels are still great for a visual effect of artificially elongating the legs, but a little kinder on the body. Although some would argue no height of heel is good for the back, which is tough for those of us who just plain dig them. Onto the next interesting development to consider – the nautical look.

This one is being touted in many fashion publications as one of the essential looks of this year – but it does seem to involve an awful lot of vertical stripes on those tops. We think this isn’t always a kind look for rounder women – if the designers cut it for a size tiny, the stripes can simply ‘map’ the curves and so you do need to be comfortable with your shape to feel good in it. And if you do, it’s a super, bright, fresh look that looks great with darker jeans or those retro white NYDJ styles lurking on EBay these days. Another way to get there is turquoise. Turquoise was tipped by Pantone as a great colour for spring 2010, so you can work this in with your tops to give a nod to the trend. You can of course, take nautical stripes onto accessories of course, and on-trend clogs can be another way to work it in, and this brings on onto another important and welcome trend.

1970s styling has crept into some designers collections – it’s not the brash, full on affairs of  sequins, kaftans or hot pants, more a much muted allusion and it actually looks both women and mother/grandmother friendly. One UK newspaper even described a Stella McCartney runway look as a school-run-mom style.  This takes us back to vintage – you could of course easily pick up affordable authentic 70s styling in vintage and thrift stores. The key seems to be accents rather than a full blown 70s explosion, muted shades, those lighter shades of denim we discussed in our previous entries on the distressed denim look for this season, and touches of beige in the bags and clogs are in evidence. It’s a comfortable yet very stylish fashion look that is going to work beautifully with your jeans and works perfectly for those women who are in real life, doing that school run. It does seem to have incorporated elements of another key trend, the ruffles and frills, models have been spotted sorting ruffled tops over lighter denims.

In our round of fringing, vintage styling, lower heels, the nautical look and the 1970s influence we hope we’ve given you some fun, wearable and creative translations from the runways to your wardrobe at home. All of it can so easily be worn absolutely on trend with your tummy tuck jeans, meaning you can work the new looks on a variety of budgets, from higher spending to wearing what you’ve got and picking up those fashionsta bargains in thrift stores. Never think that wearing jeans means yo have to look ‘boring’ or ‘baggy’, the styles are out there to make it all look elegant and stylish. Check back in with us soon for our next installment of Early Fashion Trends 2010 Should Work With Tummy Tuck Jeans.

Photographers: fringed jacket: Bitch Buzz shoes: Elaine Tan striped shoes: jdurham retro sunglasses: Valeria Moreiro light coloured denim example: Alessandro Paiva

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