What’s The Story With Mom Jeans And Why Are They So Popular?

As a parent, I used to find the fact that mom jeans are slightly baggy and high waisted quite insulting. So just because I’m a mum, I can no longer wear fitted clothes or skinny jeans?

However, mom jeans in 2022 are now the only style of jeans that anyone wants to be seen in. In fact, you don’t even need to be a mum to wear them.

So how do you spot the style without checking the label? These jeans have a relaxed look (which is ironic seeing as mums are anything but relaxed), they’re tapered at the ankles and more often than not they’re blue. You can choose whether you’d like them to be ripped or not, and if you want them to be extra comfy find a pair with some stretch.

Though mom jeans have been around for a while, the last time they were this popular was in the ‘90s. 'Friends' was first screened in 1994 and if you want inspiration for this look, you only have to see how Rachel Green styled her Levis.

The great news is that it doesn’t take a "jeanius" to put together an outfit that you’ll feel confident wearing at school collection time. Start with your mom jeans, add a plain white tee, or white shirt and then throw on a blazer if it’s chilly. Trainers in (yep you guessed it) white will complete the look.

Now for the bad news. Because you’re a mum, white is your worst nightmare when it comes to staying clean, so if you find a white t-shirt you like, maybe pick up a few; if you make it from morning to night without a single smudge in sight, you must have magical powers. If only it was a case of "BANG and the dirt is gone!".

So, is it a case of us saying "bye, bye, bye" to all our other jeans? Not necessarily. If there’s one thing you can say about fashion, there’s always a chance of a style making a comeback. While Britney and Justin are never ever getting back together, the princess of pop is back in the media and pregnant again (congratulations!). However, there’s no sign of the jeans she used to rock (ultra-low-rise) making an appearance - not yet at least.

I have to say though, if they do come back to haunt us, I think this is one trend us mums will unanimously say no to.

Jennie Dennehy

Jennie Dennehy is Mama to two gorgeous boys and is a Writer and Blogger. Her life is full of laughs and Lego and she’s always longing for a hot, frothy coffee.

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