I first reviewed WHBM’s “Sculpt” jeans in this post a few months ago, and they’ve since become a top selling reader favorite on here! I’ve gotten so many happy messages from those of you who’ve tried these jeans, and was hoping WHBM would come out with non-distressed options that can be worn to offices, too. I’m here to report they now have several new washes in both straight and flare styles with no distressing, including a versatile solid black color that’s on sale!
Fabric & Fit
Compared to other jeans I own, these are made of a stretchy “sculpting” denim with a slim fit along the legs and finished hems, while my Topshop jeans in 25 are rigid non-stretch denim with a looser leg fit and raw cut hems. Compared to my J.Crew classic straight jeans in 24 petite, the WHBM also fit noticeably more slim throughout and with more stretch. I like the variety of different fabrication and fits, so it just depends on what you’re looking for!
These WHBM petite jeans are listed as “high rise,” but I measured the rise to be 9 inches and find the fit on me to be more medium-high rise. I wanted to point this out as several of you have mentioned that you have shorter torsos or just don’t like jeans with super high rises.
The backside of these is also very lifting even on my flatter bum – see pic at the bottom of this post!
Another aspect I love is that these jeans are a flattering length on me worn with both flats or sneakers, without any hemming needed. They also have a finished hem, which are best suited for office wear over raw cut hems. Some Sculpt jeans are full length while others are cropped, so make sure to check the listed inseam, keeping in mind that the exact measurement will vary from size to size. The two pairs I’m wearing here have a listed inseam of 25 inches but actually measure 24.25″ and hit perfectly at the ankles on my 5′ tall frame.
I would say these run TTS to slightly more fitted than some other brands, but those who have these can feel free to chime in! For my first pair I got size 00 petite but my size has been fluctuating and the legs started feeling snug on me. I ended up getting the Newell Ant wash in one size up (0P) for my currently 25″ waist.
Below I’m wearing the jeans in “Newell Ant” which is a nice medium blue with slight vintage tones, and at the top of this post I have on “Obsidian B,” a washed grey. Again they also have this classic solid black wash on sale which I got last year and reach for often for both casual and smart casual outfits.