What Are Mom Jeans?

"Mom jeans" is the name given to the jeans commonly worn by mothers that fit very high up on the midsection and taper down the legs. Instead of hiding stomach sag and slimming the hips, as many moms wish them to do, "mom jeans" can make a woman appear heavier.

Instead of wearing high-rise "mom jeans," women should consider wearing mid-rise jeans with straight legs. Mid-rise jeans help hold in a belly pooch better than low-rise jeans without looking as obvious as very high fitting pants, while straight leg jeans help the body look more proportionate. To help with this, wearing a darker color of denim often produces a slimming effect.