NYDJ styles sit at the natural waist for a comfortable fit and flattering, slimming silhouette. The contoured waistband helps to eliminate common fit problems, including “muffin top” and gaps in the back of the waist. The reason why women rave about NYDJ? The exclusive Lift Tuck Technology®, designed to make you look and feel a size smaller. A patented criss-cross panel helps flatten in the front, while lifting and smoothing in the back. It works so well, we recommend that you order a size down from what you normally wear. The rise hits just slightly above the natural waist to provide not only a slimmer silhouette, but also comfort without gapping at the waistband.