NYDJ is an inclusive women’s apparel company that’s known for its figure-flattering jeans. Made with Lift Tuck Technology, its pants are designed to shape and contour curves. Also within its body-positive collection, you’ll find tops, dresses, and skirts cut to accentuate and celebrate your shape.
Getting its name from the struggle that real women face, NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) has gathered attention and appreciation from media outlets like Motherly, Parade, and The Today Show. Today, it boasts a following of 245k on Facebook and another 181k on Instagram.
If you’re ready to upgrade your closet with pieces that show off your curves in all the right places, give this NYDJ jeans review a read. In it, we’ll showcase the brand and its bestsellers, fill you in on what customers have to say about them, provide information on promotions, and more, to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.
Overview of NYDJ
Jeans are supposed to be the type of pants you can live in, and yet, they don’t cater to different body types. There’s a reason why every woman dreads trying on a pair of jeans—either they won’t get past her hips or they’re too loose in the tummy but fit the legs.
In 2003, Lisa Rudes-Sandel decided to make a pair of jeans that made a woman feel good about her body, and end the age-old struggle between the pants we all want to wear, but dread shopping for.
Founded as “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans,” the brand uses something called Lift Tuck Technology. Though this sounds like a fancy plastic surgery operation, it is actually a figure-flattering panel that sits at the front of each pair of jeans.
NYDJ offers 66 sizes between its regular, plus, petite, tall, and maternity lines, proving that the difference between feeling good and jeans is all a matter of construction, as well as a woman’s insight.
Located in LA, the brand has since expanded its easy-going, Cali-inspired collection to include all types of women’s apparel.
But before we tell you exactly what’s in the brand’s collection, this NYDJ jeans review will shine some light on its pros and cons.
- Wide range of jean styles
- Offers tops, dresses, and skirts as well
- Inclusive sizes from 00-28W
- Offers options for petite, tall, and materiality sizes as well
- NYDJ Sale section
- Free US shipping over $50
- Price match guarantee
- Free returns
- Does not ship outside of the USA
Shopping for clothes is supposed to be fun, but often, the dressing room is where we meet our worst nightmare. Knowing that NYDJ apparel is made to compliment our bodies, trying on clothes turns that nightmare into the dreamy, movie-worthy dressing room sequence it should be.
The brand’s specialty is jeans, so in the next section of this NYDJ jeans review, we’ll show you quite a few regular and plus-size pairs. We’ll cover why they’re so unique before highlighting a few of the company’s tops.
Oh, but before we get into it, just know that all NYDJ apparel can be bought with four interest-free payments with Afterpay—making the shopping experience all the more enjoyable.
NYDJ Jeans Review
With NYDJ, you’ll always get figure-flattering styles. The brand is known for its jeans, which feature a slimming criss-cross panel across the tummy, lift your butt, and accentuate your curves.
The brand notes that you’ll want to order a size down from what you normally buy to help the jeans work their magic. Most pairs come in the classic 00-18 sizes, but we’ll note any specialty sizing below.
NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans Review
As the brand’s most popular pair, the Marilyn Straight Jeans are known for their hip-hugging fit that accentuates your curves and streamlines your shape. Lifting your butt and tucking your front, this pair comes in six versatile washes and elongates your legs.
Because there are so many options for these jeans, the sky’s the limit when it comes to outfits. Pair a light wash with a plain white tee or dress up a darker pair with a fun blouse and heels.
Offered in regular, tall, petite, and plus sizes, get the NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans for $100.
NYDJ Alina Skinny Jeans Review
The Alina Skinny Jeans aren’t your typical skinny jeans. Because they’re made from a super-soft blend, they glide easily over hips and use the brand’s signature Lift Tuck technology to keep things flat in the front and lifted in the back.
In the company’s “shoreline” wash, these jeans have a bohemian look to them, with a four-button fly that oozes surf culture. At the base, a slit gives room for movement in heels or sneakers, but we like the idea of a pair of flip flops, beachy hair, and a simple tank top.
Add the NYDJ Alina Skinny Jeans to your wardrobe for $120.
Love the skinny look, but want a stretchier fit? Check out the NYDJ Alina jeggings.
NYDJ Wide Leg Capri Pull-On Pants Review
With a lightweight, breezy look, these capris are easy to pull on and don’t require any buttoning or zipping. With a wide-leg fit and the brand’s “darcey paisley” print, these delicate, summery NYDJ capris create a streamlined look that pairs well with t-shirts or with a flowy tunic.
Made with the brand’s signature Lift Tuck Technology, you can get the NYDJ Wide Leg Capri Pull-On Pants for $100.
NYDJ ThighShaper Straight Crop Jeans Review
Great for the warmer months, keep things light with the NYDJ ThighShaper Straight Crop Jeans by pairing them with a detailed, sleeveless blouse. With Lift Tuck and ThighShaper Technology, these jeans feature a slimming strip across the tummy and knit compression in the legs to help reduce chafing between your legs.
Grab a pair for summer for $100.
Want to go even shorter? Try a pair of NYDJ shorts.
NYDJ Plus Size Jeans Review
The great thing about NYDJ plus-size jeans is that they’re equally as attractive as their regular-sized ones. Ahead, we’ll fill you in on two of the brand’s bestsellers, Marilyn and Sheri.
NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans In Plus Size Review
Just like how Marilyn Monroe is known for her curves, these jeans help accentuate yours. Hugging your body in all the right places, the legs slightly flare at the bottom, creating a balance and a streamlined shape.
The NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans In Plus Size are made with Sure Stretch Denim, allowing them to conform to the shape of your unique figure. And while other stretch-centric jeans loosen and sag over time, these ones keep their shape.
With Marilyn, you’re also getting Lift Tuck Technology to boost your booty and slim your tummy, along with five body-accentuating pockets that give you that coveted curvy shape.
Offered in a mix of four light and dark washes, these jeans are normally $140 but are on sale right now for $120.
NYDJ Sheri Slim Ankle Jeans In Plus Size Review
Meet Sheri, the friendly, casual gal that’s always on the go. These ankle-grazing jeans are super on-trend right now, carrying an edgy look that pairs well with tennis shoes, boxy tees, and a carefree attitude.
Designed with Lift Tuck Technology, the NYDJ Sheri Ankle Jeans In Plus Size come in “windham,” a light wash that’s great for the sunnier months. Other key features include this pair’s five pockets and classic zip and button closure.
Add this fun pair of jeans to your collection for $110.
If you love the casual look but want a looser fit, look for the NYDJ boyfriend jeans.
NYDJ Tops Review
Now that you know more about NYDJ jeans, in this section, we’ll show you a few versatile NYDJ tops that work for all seasons. We’ll look at one that has a dressier flare and one that’s more casual.
NYDJ Perfect Tee Review
The perfect pair of jeans calls for the Perfect Tee, but you may be wondering what makes this one deserve such a title.
There are a few things that make this NYDJ Perfect Tee so perfect, one being its sleeve length. Hitting your mid-forearm, this flattering style complements your arms while the tunic top creates a delicate neckline.
This shirt comes in two color options, black, which pours on the sophistication, and Bonny view, a creamy hue with confetti-like pops of color. Made from a mix of modal and elastane for stretch, the Perfect Tee is $70.
For another everyday favorite that’s a little less dressy, try the NYDJ Henley blouse.
NYDJ Short Sleeve Crewneck Sweater In Plus Size Review
An ideal cool-weather staple, the NYDJ Short Sleeve Crewneck Sweater In Plus Size is made from a soft jersey fabric that pairs well with jeans. Tuck this top into the front of a pair of light wash jeans, slip on some sneaks, and cue the ponytail.
Add one of these casual cute NYDJ plus-size tops to your wardrobe for $80.
Who Is NYDJ For?
NYDJ makes its clothing in regular, petite, tall, maternity, and plus sizes. That means women with all kinds of bodies can find a figure-flattering outfit without the struggle.
On its website, you’ll find sizes from 00-28W, but if you’d like to read up more about the brand’s sizing, head to the FAQ section of this NYDJ jeans review.
Comparison: NYDJ vs. RE/DONE
Jeans are the pants that need no introduction. We don’t need to tell you how popular they are, or why there are so many brands that offer them.
But with that said, no two jeans brands are quite the same. To help us, and you, see what makes NYDJ so unique, in this section, we’ll be doing a quick comparison of our featured brand and RE/DONE.
Another LA-based brand like NYDJ, RE/DONE takes a sustainable spin on fashion, choosing recycled materials for its collection of rock-inspired leather, tees, and everyday jeans.
Because this is a NYDJ jeans review and our featured brand’s specialty is jeans, we’ll be zeroing in on RE/DONE’s jean selection to see if there are any clear differences between the two. After a quick peek at our competitor’s collection, we’d certainly say there are, but we’ll let you be the judge:
RE/DONE Comfort Stretch 70s Straight Jeans:
- Sizes: 23-32 (00-10)
- One color
- Material: Cotton, polyester, elastane
- Price: $275
NYDJ Marilyn Straight Jeans:
- Sizes: 00-18, as well as regular, plus, and petite sizes
- Six colors
- Material: Cotton, viscose, modal, polyester, elastane
- Price: $130
As we said, the differences here are pretty stark, and each brand certainly has its strengths. But if you’re looking for inclusive sizing, lower costs, and great wash options, you know where to shop.
NYDJ Jeans Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
The brand’s apparel sounds smart and looks great, but this is an NYDJ jeans review, and that means we deal with real customer experience. And considering this particular brand has a lot of claims riding on its word, it’s important to see what shoppers have to say about the apparel’s fit, feel, and fabric.
To get things started, we collected a few ratings from the brand’s website to get a general vibe about how customers feel about some of its bestsellers.
- Perfect Tee: an average of 4.5/5 stars from 37 reviews
- Marilyn Straight Jeans In Plus Size: an average of 4.5/5 stars from 25 reviews
- Thigh Shaper Straight Cropped Jeans: an average of 4.7/5 stars from 14 reviews
- NYDJ Billie Mini Bootcut: 3/5 stars from 1 review
- Marilyn Straight Jeans Regular: an average of 4.5/5 stars from 132 reviews
Because the Marilyn Straight Jeans Regular appears to be the brand’s most popular pick, we decided to take a closer look at the comments section. Most shoppers express their love for the brand in general, saying they don’t shop anywhere else for pants.
About the jeans themselves, one NYDJ jeans review read, “I now own 4 pair and can’t imagine shopping elsewhere for jeans. The softest fabric, wash well, highly recommend.” If you’re going to wear pants, they may as well be comfortable!
Next, we headed over to Trust Shops to see how the review site scored the brand. Finding a 4.15/5 star score from 1,102 shoppers, we included the rating snapshot below for you to better understand how customers rated NYDJ:
- 5 stars: 66%
- 4 stars: 9%
- 3 stars: 9%
- 2 stars: 6%
- 1 star: 10%
The comments on this site are about the brand in general, but we did find a few that mentioned the quality and fit of the Alina Jeans.
It read, “Best pair of jeans/leggings I have ever had. You need no other in your wardrobe other than The Alina. Whatever size you are.” This is one of the great things about NYDJ. No matter what size you are, you can count on a good-fitting pair of jeans.
Other reviews talk about wonderful customer service, great fitting clothes, and soft, comfortable material.
Intrigued in finding out more about NYDJ’s quality and fit, we headed over to Nordstrom to check out the Stretch Knit Trousers. The trousers have a 4.5/5 star score from 574 shoppers, and the review section showed the following snapshot:
- 5 stars: 68%
- 4 stars: 19%
- 3 stars: 7%
- 2 stars: 4%
- 1 star: 3%
Customers rave over the fit of the NYDJ trouser, many saying how versatile it is and how well it holds up over time. One NYDJ jeans review read, “These are my go-to pants for work. They look professional but they are as comfortable as yoga pants. Even when my weight fluctuates, they still look and feel great.”
That last point is what makes this brand and these NYDJ black jeans so special. It’s normal for weight to fluctuate around 10lbs or so, and it’s always mentally frustrating to have to switch between a smaller and larger size.
The only negative comments for this brand have to do with personal preference. Overall, customers love this brand and you can tell how much they appreciate finding jeans that not only fit but make them feel good.
Is NYDJ Worth It?
In our eyes, the principle of this brand alone makes it worth the buy but considering the heaps of positive reviews, quality fabric, and smart technology we’d say that only further solidifies that belief.
If you’re looking for a pair of jeans that fits and wears well, and accentuates, slims, and conforms to your body, this NYDJ jeans review would recommend this brand.
NYDJ Promotions & Discounts
Just because something is of good value, doesn’t mean a good deal now and then isn’t appreciated. When browsing the brand’s website throughout this NYDJ jeans review, we spotted quite a few discounts and compiled them into this neat little list below:
- Refer a friend and get $20
- Buy 2 or More & Save (select merchandise)
- Sign up for the mailing list and get 15% off your next order
- Free ground shipping
- Free returns
- Rewards program: earn 1 point for every $1 spent (100 points = $5)
Where to Buy NYDJ
Just a heads up, the brand has had some reported issues of inauthentic NYDJ pants purchased outside of the brand’s website and its authorized dealers.
To be sure you’re getting the real thing (and to take advantage of all of its amazing deals), head to NYDJ.com. Or, browse the Store Locator to find a shop near you.
Who Owns NYDJ?
Though it was founded in 2003 by Lisa Rudes-Sandel and George Rudes, the brand is now owned by the Sunrise Apparel Group.
Where Is NYDJ Made?
The brand proudly manufactures its clothing in the USA.
How Do NYDJ Sizes Run?
NYDJ offers quite the range of sizing, all of which typically run true to size. With that said, because of the way the brand’s bottoms are made, they suggest buying a size down from what you normally do so that the technology can work properly.
Offering regular, petite, and plus options (as well as tall and maternity), we’ve outlined the general sizing for the brand’s bottoms and tops below.
- Regular 00-18
- NYDJ Petites 00P-18P
- Plus 14W-28W
- Regular XXS-XL
- Petite PXXS-PXL
- Plus 0X-4X
What Is NYDJ’s Shipping Policy?
At this time, NYDJ only ships within the USA. If you place your order before 11:00 am PST Monday through Friday, your order will be processed the very same day. If not, it will be the next business day.
All orders over $50 qualify for Standard Ground shipping, and if you choose this option, you should get your package in about 7-10 business days. NYDJ offers a few other shipping options as well, which you’ll see just below:
- 2-Day 2-3 business days $20
- Overnight 1 business day $30
Once your order ships, NYDJ will send you a confirmation email with a tracking link that you can use to follow your package’s progress.
What Is NYDJ’s Return Policy?
NYDJ prioritizes finding you the right fit, but they know when buying online, it’s not always a given. That’s why the brand offers a 60-day return policy on regular and sale items.
When making a return online, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:
- You can’t return any items that have been washed, worn, or altered
- If you bought your items in-store, you cannot return them through the e-portal
- You cannot return gift cards
- Returns are free!
To start a return, head to the Return Portal on the company’s website and enter your order number and zip code.
How To Contact NYDJ
If you need any other information that wasn’t included in this NYDJ jeans review, you’re always welcome to reach out to the brand by using any of the methods below:
- Phone: 1-877-995-3267
- Contact Form on the brand’s site
NYDJ customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, but if you call or email outside of those hours, they’ll get back to you as soon as they can.