Mom Jeans are a No No

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Mom Jeans are a NO NO

Like most things, I am sure the mom jeans trend will make it’s way around and this mom is standing up and saying NO! Mom jeans are a NO NO.

Mom Jeans Commerical on SNL

My hatred for mom jeans all started with this 2003 Saturday Night Live Mom Jeans Commercial.

The Mom Cliche

When I saw this video I DIED laughing. My mom always wore wears mom jeans, as did most mom that I knew. I became a mom that year and the cliché of being a mom, driving a mini-van and wearing these jeans hit me like a ton of rocks. I was 24 years old with my first child. Most of my friends hadn’t had kids. I didn’t want to become THAT MOM, mom jeans, mini-van and all.

I’ve somehow managed to avoid the mini-van – even though, yes – I KNOW with 4 kids, a mini-van would solve a multitude of issues. Now I must stay clear of mom jeans.

This cracks me up – smash cake does not have an entry in wikipedia, but MOM JEANS does! Here is what wikipedia says about mom jeans:

Mom jeans is a humorously pejorative term for a fit of women’s jeans considered unflattering. The style usually consists of a high waist (above the belly button), which accentuates a flat curvature of the buttocks, as well as generous cuts in the stomach and leg. The jeans are usually in a light-blue solid coloring with no form of stone washing or fading. Other attributes of the style often seen are pleated fronts, tapered legs and elastic waistbands. The style is often accompanied by a blouse or shirt that is tucked into the jeans. This style of jeans was popular with women in the United States until the early 1990s, when lower rise jeans became fashionable.

I hate buying jeans. My body is not made for jeans, and I’ve come to accept this. And when a flat butt, most jeans end up looking momish on me, and that is not cool! Of the 2 pairs of jeans that I WILL wear (on rare – laundry needs to be done – occasions), they are the exact same style and fit, just in different colors. Why the hate on jeans?  I live in fear of wearing mom jeans.

Are You Guilty of Wearing Mom Jeans? 

{This is a Part of the Digital Mom Blog Series: Mom Style}

 

Comments

  1. ninenaturals01@gmail.com' says

    That SNL clip is too funny! When you become a mom and have to keep up with hyperactive toddlers, comfy clothes are a must! I know that looks aren’t your upmost priority, but who says that moms can’t be fashionable? Jeggings do fit nicely, and show off your sexy mom curves.

  2. cookbookmom@gmail.com' says

    Just found this (I’m very behind on reading) and had to weigh in…I had purged my closet of all Mom Jeans and was doing quite nicely until I had major abdominal surgery. If I’m going to wear something that is not a yoga pant, for the moment I have to wear a Mom Jean style as it’s the only one that doesn’t cause pain over my long incision. But I refuse to tuck in my blouse! Right now I figure that I came out of the surgery with the best possible outcome and the fashion issue will (I hope) be very temporary.

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