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By Lindsey

They are “Mom Jeans”, that’s right

On 25, Feb 2014 | No Comments | In Design | By Lindsey

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Ahhh, so that’s what they are called…

Not knowing they had a name I got frustrated and bought two pairs just like these. I was frustrated because Matt freaked out on me the other day about wearing yoga pants, well, wearing them too often. Well, maybe I tried to wear them with high heels…to dinner. It was a low moment. Sorry – they are comfortable. Like most working people, I wear clothes that itch, irritate, and suck me in to the point of stomach cramps, no joke. On my free time I just want to be comfortable. Though, with Matt’s help, I thought about what I could replace them with that would look a bit more presentable. So, mom jeans they are. Mine are a lot baggier – what’s the point of wearing them if they are going to be tight? I don’t want anything constricting. Plus, mine were Old Navy so way cheap!

Below is what yahoo shine has to say about my new weekend staple-

“Mom jeans”— pleated, tapered, high-waisted pants with elongated pockets — aren’t exactly cutting edge, but the denim drawers once adored by the over-40 set, and later parodied on “Saturday Night Live,” are making a surprising comeback. Again.

Case in point: Topshop now carries Moto Blue Mom Jeans, a $66 cotton version and Urban Outfitters sells the Mom Jean, a $59 pair with a tapered, cropped leg. And Hollywood is crawling with the look— in December, Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted wearing the voluminous, drawstring version of the jeans, and Elle Fanning admitted to New York magazine that she favors a baggier look, “sort of like a mom jean.” Meanwhile, actress Emma Roberts rocked a high-waisted, skin-tight pair of dark denims recently. Hard to believe that in 2009, Jessica Simpson received flak from the media for wearing a dark blue pair of her own during a Florida concert. But back then, high-waisted denims were having a resurgence, too—thanks to street style blogs featuring hipsters embracing the look ironically, of course. This time around, we have a new explanation for mom jeans and some guidelines for wearing them.

“Fashion is experiencing a wave of ‘90s nostalgia— lots of crop tops, plaid, and layering — and mom jeans right fit right in,” Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief of Fashionista.com, told Yahoo Shine. “But let’s be clear: These aren’t everyday jeans, and they won’t necessarily flatter your body; however, they do poke fun at fashion and make a playful statement.” Dare to try it? Proceed with caution — and definitely wear them with confidence. nostalgia— lots of crop tops, plaid, and layering — and mom jeans right fit right in,” Stephanie Trong, co-editor in chief of Fashionista.com, told Yahoo Shine. “But let’s be clear: These aren’t everyday jeans, and they won’t necessarily flatter your body; however, they do poke fun at fashion and make a playful statement.” Dare to try it? Proceed with caution — and definitely wear them with confidence.

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