To answer that questions right away for you... the answer is YES. But before I jump into that, I'm home sick from work today, couldn't get myself to stay up and post last night, so here I am posting mid-day, which is really weird. Anywayyyyy... I was pretty much born with no ass and got made fun of (in a funny way,) ALL the time for it when I was little. As I got older, ALL I WANTED WAS A BUTT... and this year, I've been hitting the gym multiple times a week to work on toning all muscles and of course, GETTING MYSELF AN ASS, which I actually ave noticed a difference. In jeans, however, my butt never looks as good as it does in leggings, obvi. I've been working with Fashion Nova for a while now, and am a HUGE fan of all of their jeans. This past shipment, I went with two pairs of jeans, one being these butt shaping jeans (no padding or anything,) and I was a little skeptical. But I can honestly say that I can totally see the difference in the look of my butt wearing these jeans versus a regular pair of jeans. I know, it may not look like anything to you guys, but like I said, I never really had a butt, so it's like barely making it's debut into life, haha. I've noticed that these jeans basically cup the bottom of your butt and just take the shape of it, as if you were wearing leggings, but still has the material of jeans. So all in all, I love them! I got them in a size 0. They are pretty tight, but still stretchy.