Mom jeans are a tried-and-trusted jean cut that we’ll absolutely never tire of. I think I can safely say that I’m not the only one who hasn’t once reached for my skinny jeans in the past year. And it’s not fair to blame this solely on the fact I’ve rotated between leggings and loungewear for quite some time now, either. I simply can’t think of anything worse than squeezing myself into a pair of tight skinnies with zero give – they were already well on their way out longer than two years ago.
The mom jean shape may have been very uncool for a couple of decades (even the name implies their lack of trendiness) but, thanks to our nostalgia for all things 90s they’re now firmly back in fashion. If like me, you’re in a bid to change up your day-to-day for something stylish – but still comfortable – then let me introduce you to our edit of the best mom jeans. And keep reading for how to wear them.
What actually are mom jeans? What is the difference between boyfriend and mom jeans?
Mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, wide leg jeans, straight jeans, high-waisted jeans – the amount of denim choices are endless. So how do you tell your mom jeans from your girlfriend jeans? Look at 90s mom-jean inspo and you’ll see mom jeans are high-waisted with less stretch – like classic denim – and are cut to have a baggy fit particularly over the bum and thighs. They then taper down around the ankles, creating the silhouette favoured by women in the 80s and early 90s.
Where to buy the best mom jeans?
Unlike some denim trends that come and go, mom jeans have been popular for a couple of years now, and are around to stay – which means you’ll be spoilt for choice. Topshop has one of the best mom jeans ranges in all washes, and ASOS has a great selection too, including branded styles like these Bershka mom jeans that come in at just over £20 and are so high-waisted. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of designer mom jeans, there’s no better place to shop than Net-A-Porter. We particularly love this pair of Frame mom jeans and these AGOLDE organic cotton mom jeans in light blue.
How to style mom jeans
The best way to wear them in our opinion is with an oversized white shirt, a tee or some knitwear – but preferably tucked in. A crisp white shirt or white t-shirt looks effortlessly cool with mom jeans – a simple combination that will have you instantly ready for whatever the day throws at you. The tapered cut around the ankle means mom jeans easily pair with trainers and ankle boots, too – just roll up the hems for extra style points.
After more denim content? Head this way for the best petite jeans and plus size jeans, and over here for the best tall jeans. The best high street jeans can be found over here, the best baggy jeans here, and the best white jeans here.