Let’s talk about “mom” jeans. I feel like this has been a hot topic for quite some time. Either you love them and find them so flattering and casual or you feel like your butt has disappeared and your legs are twice their normal size. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with them for awhile. I usually find a pair that are undeniably cute around my waist, but then look funky in the thigh area. I found these that didn’t look too unflattering on me and was SO excited. I think the key here is that these specific ones are high-waisted which always seems to work for me. I also picked up 2 pairs at the Levi’s store while in NYC which I’m SO excited about.
I actually just tried to figure out which ones I bought and I have no idea because I can’t find the style number on them anywhere? I’ve ordered like 12 (not even exaggerating) pairs online from Anthro, Levi, and Shopbop combined and have ended up having to send them all back because I couldn’t nail down the right size for me (they all fit differently!)
To help with any mom jean problems you may have, I’ve rounded up some tips that have been super helpful in the search for the perfect “mom” jean.
Tips for pulling off the Mom Jean Look:
- Wash – Consider dark, light and faded washes when purchasing your jeans. If you are self conscious about your legs, then look for a dark, slimming wash. If you have skinny legs (bless you) and find mom jeans to fit you in a “boyish” manner, try a faded wash in order to accentuate your curves.
- Crop – If you’re vertical challenged (HEYYYY there), a cropped pant will help your legs look long and lean. For you luckily ladies with long legs, you can play around with lengths. Try a long mom jean cuffed with flats or a crop with some stilettos.
- High waist – I’m telling you, there’s something about a high-waist that makes everyone look skinnier. I’m pretty much at a place now where the only kind of pants I buy are high-waisted ones. If you’ve been struggling to find a pair that work for you, I’d recommend giving a high-waisted pair of mom jeans a try. And make sure they’ve got a nice little crop too that shows your ankle (it will help make them more flattering!)
- Design – I love the embroidery detailing on these jeans. It not only helps them look flattering, but it spices up the outfit in an unexpected way. Don’t be afraid to play around with detailing. Try embroidery, patches, or track stripes to make your mom jeans reflect your personality.
- Shoes – I struggle trying to pull off the whole mom (straight/loose leg) jean with flats or booties trend and have had the MOST look when I pair mom jeans with some sort of heel. These stilettos (with an open front upper on them – aka no ankle straps or anything overlaying my foot) really help to elongate my legs, thus making them look slimmer too!
- Front tuck – I think the front tuck combined with the higher-waisted fit really helped me in trying to pull off the mom jean look because it elongated my figure. I’d definitely recommend a simple front-tuck or a cropped top so that you’re not wearing something that cuts you off in a weird spot (especially if they’re loose-fitting through the upper thigh)
Anything else I’m forgetting? Have you tried the mom jean trend? If so, what’re your thoughts and do you think you’ll continue to wear them? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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