I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I love Pajama Jeans.
Like most other self-respecting millennials who have seen a PajamaJeans infomercial, I long held the opinion that PajamaJeans were a fuddy-duddy gimmick meant for the older crowd. The tides of my opinion did begin to turn when a high school classmate of mine posted on her Instagram about how she had bought a pair, loved them, and had absolutely no regrets. That wasn’t enough to convince me to buy a pair, though.
When I was given the opportunity to review a pair for the blog, I thought, “Why not?” I love to try new things, I wear jeans almost every day, and what could it hurt, even if I didn’t like them?
Pajama Jeans actually come in many different styles, including a boyfriend cut, skinny jeans, and bootcut, as well as a rainbow of washes. I chose to review the skinny style in the indigo wash. I’m 5’4″ and about a size 0 in most jeans and I ordered the petite XXS.
When I took the jeans out of the packaging, I was immediately surprised by how denim-like they really are. They look and feel no different than a pair of stretchy denim jeggings. Then, when I put them on, I was completely sold. I texted my mom, “Pajama Jeans are the greatest invention of the 21st century,” if that gives you an impression of just how geeked about them I was.
I was so excited to wear them that they had their maiden voyage on a day when I didn’t have time to set up a photo shoot. I just snapped a couple of selfies in them. I wore them with a simple v-neck tee and a pair of wedge sandals.
Their stretchiness makes them so incredibly flattering, and have a hidden (pink!) drawstring inside that adjusts the waist for the perfect fit. I can’t tell you how amazing a drawstring waist is for someone like me who has athletic thighs and a large derriere – it allows me to cinch the waist and eliminate any hint of gapping at the waist. Plus, Pajama Jeans have real pockets in the front and back, unlike some other jeggings. Without pockets, jeggings can sometimes look too little like real jeans to “pass”.
I put them on to show my boyfriend, and even he was astounded that they’re Pajama Jeans. Despite what the name may suggest, they are 100% jeans, just with special touches that make them extra comfy.
Final verdict on Pajama Jeans: I’ll be buying another pair! I think I’m going to try the jeggings style next.