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Fashionista NOW: How To Wear Mom Jeans Fashion Inspiration

Mom jeans are back on the scene! Surprise, surprise: Wonder how to ease this highly controversial denim pants style into your modern day wardrobe without looking sloppy? Read on.

Mom jeans hailed from the 80s era. To the long and arduous world of fashion, these jeans are considered a pretty young trend. Contrary to popular belief that the jeans belong to the mom breed, the high waisted relaxed fit denim style was actually worn by non-mom type like the cast of Beverly Hills 90210 who were all young and about to enter the complex world of adulthood.

If you’ve followed the popular show or clicked on the link above, you’d notice that the so-called mom jeans were also worn by the male species. Wikipedia needs to get updated when it states:

“Mom jeans is a humorously pejorative term for a specific type of fit of women’s jeans, considered to be both unfashionable, and unflattering to the wearer’s figure.”

While the trend might have been a complete fashion abomination during the mid-90s to the early 2000s where low-rise jeans rose and became the go-to denim style sported by young starlets Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera; in 2009 and 2010, both Jessica Simpson and Obama brought the mom jeans trend back into the spotlight of a much judgmental audience comprised of fashion snobs and critics who found the choice of denim revolting.

Fast forward to the early 2013, the mom jeans moved into a different track and were destined to be a hit. Brands like Topshop, ASOS and Urban Outfitters purposefully named their high waisted relaxed jeans ‘mom jeans’ and thus, the cycle of love-loathe-and-then-love of a particular trend progresses along the ephemeral fashion journey.

Combined with the spirit of standing out by blending in as reflected by the normcore fashion zeitgeist this year, I believe mom jeans fit right into this year’s minimalist mood.

As always, scour our roundup of lookbookers clad in their mom jeans for chic ways to sneak the rebel of a denim jeans into your current wardrobe:

mom style denim – Levi’s

thrifted high waist jeans

mom jeans – Guess

More cool outfits with mom jeans below courtesy of my current addiction that is POLYVORE:

mom jeans – Bdg

Flying Fresh

| creative set designed by Becky Jones

aquarius

| creative set designed by kaitlan

simplistic

| creative set designed by jess

oh baby baby

| creative set designed by Alaysia

Bez tytu?u #207

| creative set designed by Sylwia

Are you keen on giving this 80s denim trend a go this season? If so, how would you choose to style it? Share below and let us know!

“You can make jeans and a t-shirt super stylish. It’s what you make of it, you know?”Phillip Lim

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Here on Fashionista NOW, our one and very own Miss Reverie showcases the latest in fashion trends and its various social implications in our everyday lives. You may read more of her at REVERIE SANCTUARY.

  • Alaysia

    wow this is so insane. i never would have thought that someone would feature anything of mine! thank you one million times over. you’re honestly such a doll :)
    -Alaysia

  • I love how you have a little fashion history lesson in the beginning of your articles! Mom jeans are something that I never understood, but finally understood the hype when I tried it on. They’re so comfy to wear!!

    xx,
    Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

    • I agree, Diane. I used to find them funny-looking in the past, now not so anymore. In fact, I just got a pair courtesy of my mom’s closet and they are ridiculously comfy!! =) xx <3

  • Becky

    Love this! Thanks for featuring one of my sets.

    Becky xx

    • Thank you Becky – Your outfit coordination and neutral color scheme are such a classic <3 xx =)