I cannot stress to you how long I was searching for a pair of Mom jeans that suited me. As someone who is quite pear-shaped with a small waist and ankles and then hips Shakira would praise, finding anything high-waisted to suit my frame is a nightmare. I tried all the high street stores before deciding to take the plunge and try online. Online shopping for jeans due to the predicament just mentioned is usually a nightmare, ending with a returns trip to the post-office and my postage money lost. My first point of call was Missguided, my online favourite for affordable clothing.
Jeans: Missguided || Heels: Primarni || Top: Topshop || Belt: Primarni || Lips: XXX
The jeans fit perfectly. I got them in a size 10, my usual size and found that with the help of a Primarni belt (with makeshift holes drilled in by creative use of nail scissors), they cinched in nicely at the waist. The jean I chose was the Slim Fit Mom Jean, which come in an amazing oldschool 90s washed-out denim colour.
I think Mom Jeans should always be rolled up to avoid looking too much like mens jeans, and they look amazing with heels to elongate the leg and feminise the look. If I wasn't wearing them with heels I would have worn them with ballet pumps and made sure my ankles were out. I will say this - unless you have a fabulous booty Mom Jeans are not flattering on the derriere. Most people look like they have a completely flat behind in them, but I think that's the style.
For £25 with a 20% off discount these were ridiculously well priced, and the denim is thick 'proper denim'. You know what I mean - when you buy Topshop jeans but they aren't actually denim, more of a stretchy thin jerseyish material? Well these are 100% workers denim. I am completely happy with them and am so glad I finally found a Mom Jean that works with my frame. I would always style them with a tight top to counteract the bagginess of them and show that I actually have a figure underneath. They work great with crops and sandals for summer. A retro must-have.
What do you think of Mom Jeans?
P.S I used my photo backdrop for the first time in these (obviously) to make the background seem less cluttered and the outfit the main focal point. Do you think it works? I'm not sure.