11 June 2013
I know I'm not alone in feeling slightly dubious when I heard about 'mom' jeans, but after trying on four pairs of different style jeans in Topshop on Saturday (does anyone actually enjoy jeans shopping?!), I decided to embrace the trend. I bought the Topshop Joni jeans in Indigo a few months ago, and although I love the fit, I'm disappointed in how quickly they lose their stretch. Another problem with them is that they have white stitching which leave a prominent white stripe down the sides of my legs when I wear them. A bit like tracksuit bottoms. Just so you know, colouring in said stitching with a black sharpie doesn't do a lot either. Hmph.
Fortunately, the Mom jeans are made from a much thicker denim and feel like much better quality than the Joni jeans. I really love high waisted jeans (any worries about the dreaded builders bum when sitting down disappear with these jeans!) and I also really like the colour of this pair. They feel a lot more summer appropriate!
I would say that they are true to size, I'm usually somewhere between a size 8 and 10 in jeans, and I picked up a size 10. They do have a little give, and after a couple of wears they do feel a little bit more roomy, but they aren't meant to have a super skinny fit anyway. I'm looking forward to styling these in different ways over the summer.
What do you think of the mom jeans trend?