Casually styling ‘MOM’ jeans

Skinny jeans gave me a mild heart attack when they re-emerged circa 2004, but now I can’t imagine wearing anything else. I distinctly remember going on a shopping trip with my cousin, specifically buy some, and the changing rooms were full of laughter as we looked at ourselves in skinny jeans.

I was hoping the ‘MOM’ jean would quietly go away, as apparently ladies with a larger bum and thighs (such as myself) should steer clear of them at all costs…but it looks like they are here to stay. They are straight out of the 90s – vintage wash, with a high waist and tapered leg. They certainly look comfier than skinny jeans, so I did what I usually do in these situations – bought some from eBay, that way I can sell them on if they turn out to look hideous.

mom jeans casual styling

All images are courtesy of Pinterest

When I first put them on I was instantly transported back a decade (or so) and I felt ridiculous. I swiftly removed them, and decided to do a bit of outfit research with the help of my best friend (Google) and my other stylish friend (Pinterest). I had a look through my wardrobe and put together some casual outfit combos that would make wearing MOM jeans palatable. They are far more versatile than they look, and I didn’t realise how easily they could be dressed up and with very basic pieces.

MOM jeans are comfortable, fun and I’ve decided that it doesn’t matter two hoots what your body shape is…or your age for that matter. There certainly are some gorgeous people out there wearing MOM jeans, so it would be a shame not to share some more images with you.

casual mom jeans styling

All images are courtesy of Pinterest

Do you love or hate the MOM jean? or have you been sporting them since the 90’s, and wondering what all the fuss is about? I know what I’ll be slipping on when I want to instantly feel 10 years younger!

E xx



  1. 28th November 2014 / 1:54 pm

    HOTTTTT! Gosh you look so good in them! I need to branch out – dare I take the plunge

  2. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    2nd December 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Sorry, I won’t be getting high waisters again any time soon! I think it depends very much on your body shape and as I have a longer torso they cut me right in two – not a good look. They look fab on you though, lucky you!

    • 4th December 2014 / 9:33 pm

      Ah! Thank you. I have a long torso and short legs so I’m probably trying to make my legs look longer! x

  3. Kathryn
    10th January 2016 / 12:01 pm

    I love these kind of jeans. They’re the only ones that really suit my figure (small waist, bigger hips/thighs) and just feel so much more relaxed and comfy than skinny jeans. I’m all about the comfort these days ha! xx
    P.S. Thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll!

    • Esther
      11th January 2016 / 9:58 pm

      You are so welcome! x

    • Esther
      16th January 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks Ang! Can’t wait to wear them again! x

  4. 24th April 2016 / 5:29 pm

    You have absolutely NOT got larger thighs and bum!!! I think you look amazing — such a skinnie-minnie — the jeans look fantastic on you!! 🙂 I would look properly frumpy in these — you rock them in that pic xx

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