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from the start
When I ordered these mom jeans from A&F, I thought they would fit a little differently. On the model, while they were girlfriend fit, they looked quite different on her than they do on me. Don’t get me wrong, I love how they fit on me! I just didn’t order them thinking they would look like that.. I didn’t purposely buy mom jeans. That time. And while I’m not totally giving up on my skinnies, these jeans might have become my new favorites.
Here I styled them in my current favorite way to wear mom jeans, with a shirt totally tucked in. But that’s not everyones flavor, so I’ll try and do a post soon with my jeans styled differently! Because everyone should have a pair in their closet, mom or not.
the mom jean fit
What makes a pair of jeans mom jeans you might ask? In my opinion, the high waist and looser, more relaxed fit. The combo of those two features lands them in the mom jeans category. Some people call them girlfriend jeans, but I’m not a girlfriend. I’m a mom….
Boyfriend jeans are normally a low rise, because, boyfriends don’t wear that high rise. You should be laughing just picturing it! Because I am. Bahahahha. That gonna be my husband’s next pair of pants. Forget trying to get him onboard with the skinny jeans, we’re gonna introduce him to high waisted! Bah!
Seriously, I love the high waist and loose fit. I did size up – mainly because of the high waist. But something to take into account is I have (and always have had) chicken legs, which explains the different look between me and the model. So I’m not totally recommending this exact pair for everyone, but also remember that any style that is labeled girlfriend or boyfriend should be a little looser (even if it doesn’t look that way on the model). It will look better on YOU if the fit isn’t as snug. A classic cut or skinny fit, those are meant to be snug. But get comfortable with non-form-fitting jeans because I think this style is sticking around.
I also think A&F still sizes to teenagers, so I size up in everything from them anyway. Because this mama for sure doesn’t have a teenager body. #foreverthirtyone #abercrombieandbeetchcanfitintothat?!
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