In the Olympics of trend comebacks, mom jeans are killing it right now. Search for mom jeans, and you can buy vintage ones, new ones, and “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans.” Among the youths who don’t have a growing fetus, they have old school appeal. They fit loose in the hips and they’re tapered at the leg. Most importantly, the waist is higher than all the people within a 1-mile radius of Seth Rogen COMBINED. Are these a successful attempt to preserve what was cool about the ‘80s that makes you want to can all your skinnies? Is the whole relaxed fit package unflattering?
To find out how women with a strong style game feel about these baggy trousers, we polled ten stylish looking people in downtown New York, and asked them what they thought about pictures of mom jeans. Everyone laughed at the sight of these bad mamma jammas before they weighed in. Read on to see what they had to say.
Well me, I have a long butt so they just don’t make me, at a any angle, look good. Some people can pull them of, people who are much taller. My roommate can. She’s almost six foot, she’s a blonde, (laughing,) she’s thin. She works for Saint Laurent so she has pair of them, old Wranglers, maybe Levi’s, but it’s that older relaxed fit.
Yikes. Those are horrible. They don’t flatter a woman’s body, and clothing doesn’t have to, but they work against us. They’re not proportioned correctly.
– Nayla Gerard
Mom jeans? I think they’re fresh but change the name, it should be unfresh jeans.
– John Mosley
It’s coming back. Everybody’s doing it. For my job, we represent a lot of different lines like Mother and Citizens, we have some online that are higher waisted. You’re seeing it a lot. It’s slimming, it’s nice. It kind of holds everything in.
– Athena Bejarano
If you have the figure then go for it. It wouldn’t look flattering on me. It would look flattering on really tall models with the high waist.
Well, I think anybody who is capable of pulling them off, it’s a wonderful thing. No to elastic, but elastic-less Mom jeans are really just Levi’s 501s. They don’t make them in petite, so I don’t have to worry. I mean, hey anything goes these days right?
– Simone Kelly
They’re ‘80s, I wouldn’t wear them. They’re all the way up and not a lot of women like that. Some girls don’t like it, some girls think it’s uncomfortable, and some girls, their shape gets a little different because they’re all the way up on the waist and the body shape changes. I honestly wouldn’t wear them.
– Lucia Flores
They look nice, but they’re very loose on the waist. I don’t think it’s bad, but it definitely only works on certain people.
I wouldn’t wear it. I have a flat butt and you need a butt to wear something like this. It’s cute. I like it the whole hipster thing is coming back and people are going really vintage. I wouldn’t be surprised if I see someone wearing this outfit nowadays. If they know how to coordinate well, it looks good. If it’s tight in the pants, a baggy shirt folded over.
Not a fan. Well, I think it’s a demographic. It’s an age thing, in our age group, we wore mom jeans. If you were born in the ‘80s, you might think it’s cool. It’s like bellbottoms. Our mothers would be like, ‘why would you wear bellbottoms, those are horrible!’
– Hayley Downs
It’s just an ‘80s thing, right? If you’re mom-age now, you don’t want to do it. If you’re younger, then maybe.