I’m scared, very very scared, when I see women wearing “mom jeans” down at the supermarket, I’ve always just assumed that they’re old, they’ve been in their closet for years and years, and that the poor old mom just hasn’t had time to go out and treat herself to a nice new pair of flattering jeans for a good decade, but no, I’ve just found on JC Penny’s website these Lee jeans which are the epitome of the mom jean and I’m not happy.
You may look at these and say – what’s wrong with them? Let’s start at the top and work out way down. The very high waist is making her hips look larger (and you have to remember it’s a skinny model wearing them in the picture, not a regular woman), then the tapered leg is also adding volume to the hips. I also have issue with the length, they’re just too short, so we see the foot or sock extending from the shoe, which further visually shortens the legs.
In comparison, if you look at jeans like these Lee Jeans Comfort waist which have a lower waist, though it’s not super low, and a straight longer leg, you can see how much more flattering they are and how the legs look longer and the hips slimmer.
So if you still have your Mom Jeans – please throw them out now, and cease and desist from buying more, they’re frumpy and unflattering!