As moms, we do a lot of bending over while picking up toys, babies, dog food from the bottom aisle at the grocery store — you know how it goes. Not only that but we’re chasing after toddlers and chauffeuring tweens — all of this while we’re supposed to be wearing hip-hugging skinny jeans? No, thank you.
In between making sure our kids are presentable and deciding what to make for dinner, we try our best to keep up with the fashions. But if one thing has been made abundantly clear over the past few years, it’s that busy moms need the discomfort of hip-huggers like they need another toddler tantrum in the cereal aisle.
Fortunately, mom jeans are making a Britney Spears-worthy comeback. Don’t believe me? As Yahoo Shine notes, stores like Topshop, ASOS, and Urban Outfitters all have mom jean lines. (Topshop now carries Moto Blue Mom Jeans, a $66 cotton version and Urban Outfitters sells the Mom Jean, a $59 pair with a tapered, cropped leg.) Several celebs have been spotted wearing the jeans, as well.
I’ve been forced to witness more mom butt crack and muffin top than any person needs to see, and I blame hip-hugger jeans. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not criticizing the mom body — I’m strictly focused on the folly of the hip-huggers.Who really looks good in a skinny jean? Certainly not I, and certainly not most moms I know. Unless you’re built like Kelly Ripa, us mere mortals should learn to embrace the mom jean.
Mom jeans get a bad rap. I understand. When you think of them, you think of your Aunt Edna covered in yards and yards of acid-washed denim. But it doesn’t have to be like that!
Frankly, I find mom jeans (when worn properly) far more attractive on the feminine form than hip-huggers. They cling to your curves and create a pleasing flow — they don’t cut your body in half, creating a lumpy, bumpy ride from waist to thigh.
Note: There is a right way to wear them. Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief of Fashionista, tells Yahoo Shine, “What’s great about mom jeans is that, contrary to popular belief, you don’t necessarily need a model’s body to look cute in them,” said Trong. Mom jeans will always flatter long and lean types because high waistbands accentuate the midriff; however, women with an hourglass shapes also benefit, because the cinched midsection accentuates curves. Also: shorter women will add inches to their height because elongated waistlines create the illusion of a lengthy leg.”
Think of all that mom butt crack and muffin top you’ll never have to bear witness to again! What do you think? Can you embrace the mom jean?
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