WIW - Keeping the Mom jeans

135 mostly negative reactions to Angie's blog post about Mom jeans made me want to keep these.  And yes I have been accused of being a contrarian.

I kept the smaller of the two sizes.  I felt the smaller size had just that much  less volume in the thigh to make me happy.  I kept the outfit very simple.  Oh and I realized there is a major difference between these and boyfriends when worn untucked -- the boyfriends show pockets, these do not.  What do you think?  JFE or fashion victim?

My entire Mom jean journey can be followed here.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Adelfa replied 6 years ago

    For a fashion victim you look pretty great all the time:-) Thanks for the tip about the pockets or I might not have noticed! In Culver City on Saturday I saw acid wash mom jean short shorts worn with a tucked in black cami to showcase all the mom jean glory. Maybe I'm headed for fashion victimization because I thought she looked nice!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Denise you are such a rebel!! I love them on you. I think going for the smaller size was wise as the these have a nice leg line. Too much fabric at the thigh can add that 'daggy' flavour. Personally I am loving some of the 'Mom Jeans" I have seen around the blogosphere I just don't think I can carry them off - I am still very wedded to my skinny jeans :) YLF. Killer booties.

  • deb replied 6 years ago

    These are perfect on you.

  • rute replied 6 years ago

    Ah ah love! Keep them, so trendy!

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    Me likey - a lot!  I think that keeping everything else simple, as well as current, really takes the mom jeans out of the 80's and smack-dab into 2014.  Your boots are beautiful - and love the way your sweater, hair and boots bookend each other.  Also, gorgeous picture Denise!  This should be in a fashion magazine!

  • rabbit replied 6 years ago

    They look great on you. 

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Don't call them mom jeans ... And everyone would like it .. Lol! I really love this on you! Nicely done!

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    I missed the original thread & didn't "see" that these are mom jeans:) Oh well.
    I do think YLF in them.

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    These may be some Mom Jeans but they certainly  doesn't look like (oldish) MOM Jeans on you, Denise, so thumb up from me, too! YLF no matter how they are called:-)). And, thank you  for pointing out at least another signifficant difference between BF's and MJ other than the obvious high waist.

  • Joyce B replied 6 years ago

    I love them on you. I was one of the few yay sayers in the mom jeans blog.

  • leopardluxe replied 6 years ago

    I think these are more than JFE. I think they look fab on you. So continue being a contrarian (yay for contrarians!) and rock those mom jeans!

  • viva replied 6 years ago

    I love that you were inspired to keep the jeans by the "135 mostly negative reviews". Ha! I feel that way sometimes too.
    You look wonderful in them. Clearly you can pull this off with style.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Well whatever you call the jeans you look terrific in this outfit. Love the boots!

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    Well, I really don't like mom jeans (it's pretty much a visceral reaction for me), but these don't look like mom jeans the way you've styled them. The covered waistband, the rolled hem, and the fit make them look current and JFE. Good job!

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    "135 mostly negative reactions to Angie's blog post about Mom jeans made me want to keep these"  LOL!!!

    These don't look mom-jeanish on you, at all.  I took a quick look back at the post you linked to, and I have to say when they are styled so that the high rise shows more, I don't care for the look.  But with the sweater styled as above, it just looks... great!  Esp with the boots and rolled hem.

    Good decision :)

  • Lantana replied 6 years ago

    You look really nice in this outfit.
    I think people will get used to the new Mum jeans. They wont be the same as the old original Mum jeans due to the fabric, for starters.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    If you're having fun with fashion - why not. My thumbs are up. 

  • neonginger replied 6 years ago

    You wear them well. The coolest mom jeans on the block! 

  • karymk replied 6 years ago

    You've got the part of the jean that makes them "mom" all covered up, the waistband.  They look fine.

  • Peri replied 6 years ago

    What I like best is that 135 negative responses made you want to do it! I would have been too insecure and decided everyone else was right. I admire your confidence!

    Plus, I'm not sure what mom jeans even means, but these look good.

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    I don't think that these can be called Mom jeans with the way you've styled them. Tuck a printed turtleneck into that high waistband, unroll them to a too short length and throw on some white sneakers and then we'll be talking Mom jeans!

  • Missey replied 6 years ago

    I love these on you...you've styled them perfectly!  I have a bit of an affinity for the style, sometimes I prefer the high-waited "locked and loaded" feel of them...no chance of muffin top, butt crack, or underwear showing!  Well, depends if you're wearing grannie pants with your mom jeans ;)

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Worn like this, they do not look like mom jeans because of how you have covered the waist and downplayed that aspect. You look great!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    Nicely done!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Looks fully intentional, very nicely styled. I like your reasoning :)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    You have worked your styling magic. Rebel WITH a cause. 

  • MovingFashionForward replied 6 years ago

    Denise, I'm with you! Indeed, what with the number of negative reactions to the 'mom' jeans thread, and now one or two posters here saying that yours are acceptable because they don't look like 'mom' jeans, I am almost tempted to put on the 'mom' jeans outfit I mentioned on Angie's thread, take a photo and post my first ever WIW, mom-jeans-high-waisted-waistband revealed in all its glory! (Never let it be said that I don't fully commit to a look!)

    As Angie so rightly says, have fun with fashion!

    P.S. When I looked again at the photos Angie posted I could see why some of those examples might attract negative reactions, but I don't think it is necessarily the case that mom jeans need have a strange, ill-fitting (semi-dropped) crotch look. Mine aren't like that, and clearly neither are Denise's.

  • Marmee replied 6 years ago

    They look great!  And I like the whole outfit.  Definitely not a fashion victim.  

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