How to Style Mom Jeans
Originally fashionable in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Mom jeans are a style of high-waisted jeans that were mainly worn by middle-aged women. Now a wardrobe staple, Mom jeans can be identified by their high-waisted, relaxed fit. They are loose around the hips and thighs, but taper down the leg and finish just above the ankle - providing a comfortable and flattering fit that is more streamlined than a straight leg or boyfriend fit jean.
What are Mom jeans?
The name “Mom jeans” was popularised by a Saturday Night Live sketch from 2003 that mocked the style. The antithesis of the super low-cut, tight fitting jeans that were fashionable with young women in the early 2000s, Mom jeans have seen a resurgence in popularity more recently as 90s nostalgia has cycled back into fashion with the “normcore” trend of the mid-2010s.
UNIQLO’s mom style high-waisted jeans are a classic peg style with a high rise, tapered cut, and ankle length. This universally flattering fit accentuates the waist and skims over the hip, while the slightly cropped length draws attention to the ankles and allows statement footwear to shine.
What to wear with Mom jeans
Mom jeans are a versatile shape, allowing for a variety of styling options. For casual looks, tuck in an oversized T-shirt and throw on a shirt to play with proportions.
Lean in to 90s nostalgia and embrace normcore with a cross-body single strap bag and sweatshirt. Distressed denim nods to 90s grunge, while remaining stylish.
How to style Mom jeans
Mom jeans work just as well worn with knitwear as they do with T-shirts. Layer oversized outerwear over more streamlined knits for cooler days.
The ultimate Mom jean pairing is the plain white tee. Keep it simple for effortless casual style.
Mom jeans are great for accentuating your waist, so style them with tops you can easily tuck in. Why not add a belt for even more definition?