Characterized by their high rise and relaxed fit, mom jeans are the ultimate in cool-girl denim. The style was a key element of the supermodel uniform of the ’90s, when A-listers were often seen in the effortless off-duty look.
Now, with a resurgence of ’90s fashion and a shift to looser fitting denim, mom jeans are back. All demographics are leaning in to the trend, according to product intelligence company Trendalytics, which indicated the style’s popularity is currently up 64 percent year-over-year.
In honor of Mother’s Day, gift the “cool mom” in your life a pair of mom jeans that’s both on-trend and undeniably comfortable.
These classic mid-wash mom jeans from Asos Design are a great starter jean for those used to slimmer fits. With varying inseam lengths, jeans can be worn cuffed or more fitted depending on personal preference.
Featuring a raw hem and a high-waisted fit, these jeans from H&M are versatile enough to pair with strappy heels or running sneakers. They’re also available in a variety of washes, including four different shades of indigo and black.
The Ragged Priest
From the front, these are just standard high-rise straight-leg jeans. From the back, they have a lot more edge. Featuring a “back slash” just under the back right pocket, this style from The Ragged Priest is not for the faint of heart.
Similar to mom jeans, acid-wash denim is also having a moment. This style from SLVRLAKE nods to both trends and unabashedly celebrates the ’80s and ’90s.
These mom jeans by Gap feature a timeless and figure-flattering dark wash that can be worn year-round.
This pair from Zara provides a true effortless look, with rips along both legs and moderate distressing throughout. The fit is slightly tapered.
These 100 percent cotton jeans from Mango tap into the trend for undyed denim. Other washes include medium blue, dark blue and black.
Featuring darts and slant pockets, this style from Garage is far from a basic mom jean. The faded black wash and extra-high rise make it a perfect statement piece for her closet.
This style from Free People features an acid wash and a slightly narrower fit than more traditional mom jeans. Other washes include a medium blue and a faded black with light distressing.
Made of 70 percent cotton and 30 percent Tencel, this pair from Banana Republic equally prioritizes comfort and style. It has a slightly tapered leg and hits at the ankle.