Ladies, you’ve heard of a push-up bra, but have you heard of push-up pants designed to ‘lift’ your bum and accentuate your curves?

Introducing FREDDY, pant bottoms designed to enhance your femininity through a shaping and embracing action on the bum, thighs and waist. This Italian brand recently opened its first Canadian retail boutique on South Granville, and is dedicated to helping women in Vancouver enhance their shape in a stylish, flattering and comfortable way.

Modern Mix Vancouver recently had the opportunity to be one of the first visitors to the new FREDDY store on South Granville, and find our fit in a pair of FREDDY pants.

EDIT March 2017: Freddy has moved from South Granville to Metropolis at Metrotown.  Visit them on the 2nd floor across from Levis, near Sears. Their phone number is: 604-559-9787.

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FREDDY bottoms are known for their proprietary WR.UP technology. This means that they are all designed with strategically placed silicone strips inserted on the inside of the pant. Where your bum meets the thigh, there is a curved silicone strip designed especially to produce a push-up effect. There is also a thick silicon strip inserted inside the belt to improve adherence to the belt line so your pants won’t slide down.

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In order for your pair of FREDDY’s to fit well, you need to pull up the back of the pants as high as possible.  In the same way you would ‘cup’ your boob to fit a push up bra, you need to cup your butt cheek to fit into the curve of the pants.  This may take some wiggling and adjusting, but if you’re comfortable with it, the ladies of the FREDDY store are more than happy to assist you.

Despite all these measures to keep your bum ‘lifted’, FREDDY pants are extremely comfortable. I personally tried on four different pairs in-stores, and I felt like I could have done yoga in any of them.  These ultra comfortable yet flattering pants have been spotted on celebrities including Hilary Duff, Kate Beckinsale, Lea Michele, Britney Spears, Eva Longoria and Hayden Panettiere.

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Of the four FREDDY styles I tried on, I found that the fit was quite similar between the different materials and the washes. The hard part was picking the colour.  FREDDY carries denim washes (dark, light, marble, etc.) but I wanted something new to add to my wardrobe.   I took a look through their metallic prints, but after trying them on, felt like they reminded me too much of American Apparel metallic spandex.  I even tried on a black pair with a subtle snakeskin pattern (looks great paired with a leather jacket, and a pair of killer heels), but wanted something more versatile which I could wear without a second thought.  I ended up with a classic and versatile navy blue pair of FREDDY’s, which look really clean-cut and well-tailored.

I am typically a size 26 – 27 in jeans, and fit a size M in FREDDY. I could have fit into a size S as well, but I felt more comfortable in the larger size.  There’s not a huge difference, in either case, the pants were form fitting and flattering.

This is one of those brands where you have to go in-stores to try on to understand how the RE.UP apparel technology works on you.

 

17 Comments

  1. Christina
    September 30, 2015 at 9:45 am — Reply

    I bought a pair of the denim jeans last week and only got to wear them once and there’s a hole in the seam 🙁 I paid 190$ for the jeans so I’m pretty upset, is there something that you can do for me? I have the emailed receipt.
    Feel free to contact me by cell 7788932525 or email: Christina.evinh@hotmail.com
    Thanks.

    • September 30, 2015 at 10:27 am — Reply

      Hi Christina, I’m sorry to hear about this. I’m not directly in touch with FREDDY, but I can pass on your comment to the PR company I work with!

  2. September 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Hi Christina, it’s Kam from the Freddy store in Vancouver. Thank you for your time on the phone just now! We’ll get a new pair shipped to you ASAP. Please reach out if you have any other questions.

    Best,
    Kam, 604.559.9787
    3030 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8

  3. Shaylene
    October 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Can you please tell me which style/colour of denim is in top pick? Is that the marbles one? Thank you! I have the dark denim tone in tone and LOVE them!

  4. Shaylene
    October 3, 2015 at 3:24 pm — Reply

    I should have proof read my above comment…spell check iPhone lol

  5. Alicia
    October 21, 2015 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    Hi there What is your business hours in your vancouver store. Do you open late in the weekend? Thanks

    • October 22, 2015 at 7:35 pm — Reply

      Hi Alicia,
      Best to call the store at: 604.559.9787 to find out their hours 🙂

      -Vanessa

  6. Bre
    December 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm — Reply

    Had amazing service today at Vancouver location ! Definitely will be a returning customer ! So thankful we have a store here!

  7. Alyse
    February 8, 2016 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Bought a pair of high rise jeans only wore them twice and the elastic has ripped very sad about this because they are expensive and also my favorite i have bought a couple of pairs and will continue buying them if my favorite ones can be replaced hope someone can help me

    • February 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm — Reply

      Hi Alyse, sorry to hear this happened to you! Please call the FREDDY Vancouver store at: 604-559-9787. -Vanessa

  8. April 15, 2016 at 5:12 am — Reply

    Hi,
    I really want to order the Freddy marble denim pants. Do you have an online store that ships to Alberta?

    I’m usually a 25-26 in pant size- Do you think small or medium would fit best?

    Thanks:)

  9. tanya
    November 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    I bought a pair and I love them but the same thing happened when I put them on for the first time at home there was all loose thread and the seem on one side was completely down the leg. I live up in whistler so wasn’t near Van so I took them to a seem tress up here but unfortunately this pair seems to be a bit faulty. Could you put me in contact with Freddie directly pls

  10. Brit
    November 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Hi, I tried calling 604 559 9787 to figure out if you are open Sunday and it says its out of service? Do you have a new number?

    • November 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm — Reply

      Hi Brit, it looks like Freddy on South Granville closed down about 3 months ago or so.

  11. Nathalie
    May 19, 2017 at 4:34 am — Reply

    Hello lovely girls can someone help me please ?
    On the picture number three there are two freddys the front freddy is metallic and the other freddy is a very nice blue 🙂 can someone say me the exactly name of the blue one? Or maybe a link where i can buy it?
    Thanks very much

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