The best mom jeans that’ll save your outfit every single time

Including the famous TikTok ones, obvs...

Mom jeans

by Louella Berryman and Marina Avraam |

If you've been paying attention, you'll know that we're bidding skinny jeans adieu, and saying hello to the perfect, comfy and stylish alternative: mom jeans.

No more struggling to wriggle into a pair of tight skinny jeans, or unbuttoning your trousers after a big meal. Mom jeans are here and they're our ultimate denim staple.

Dress them down with some chunky boots and a cardigan, or dress them up with some heels and a wrap top, but whatever you do - make sure you get the right ones. Fit is everything when it comes to these types of jeans. Because as wonderful as they are, they're tricky to get right.

To make life easier, we've scoured the internet for the best offerings from our fave high-street brands, so you don't have to.

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What are mom jeans?

As obvious as this might seem to you, it's good to start with the basics. If you think of vintage pics of your mum in the 90s, then the term 'mom jeans' will make total sense.

Typically baggy in the thigh and back area, and high-rise, mom jeans cinch in at your waist while emphasizing your booty. They're perfect for a casual chic look and make for the ultimate 'cool girl' outfit.

Your guide to the best mom jeans 2022


Best mom jeans

Stradivarius Organic Cotton Slim Mom Jean with Stretch in Washed Blue
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CREDIT: stradivarius

These mom jeans are the talk of the town, and it's easy to see why. Boasting the most perfect mom fit, soft and stretchy material, you could flaunt these all day and you'd still be comfy. If you're smaller, you can go for a petite pair.

Key info: 99% cotton, sizes between UK4 - UK 16

Ecru Contrast Stitch Mom Jeans
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CREDIT: Boohoo

If you're looking to change up the colour of your jeans, this ecru pair with contrast stitch would be a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Key info: 100% Polyester, sizes between UK8 - UK16

High Rise Mid Wash Mom Jeans
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CREDIT: Boohoo

These super high-waisted mom jeans have a more relaxed fit for those days when you just want to wear pyjamas but have to be presentable.

Key info: 95% cotton, 5% polyester, sizes between UK6 - UK14

COLLUSION x014 90s baggy dad jeans with stepped waist band
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Another internet-famous pair of jeans whose reputation precedes them. You'll zoom straight back to the '90s in this classic baggy pair of washed jeans, and don't get us started on how comfy they are.

Key info: 100% cotton, non-stretch, sizes between W24 - W34

Blue riot high rise ripped rigid mom jeans
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CREDIT: Missguided

We're obsessed with these distressed statement jeans from Missguided. If you're wanting to make an impression, these are made for you.

Key info: 100% cotton, sizes between UK4 – UK 10L

Kimomo vintage blue jeans
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When it comes to jeans, Monki knows what to do. It gets the effortless vintage look down perfectly every time.

Key info: 100% cotton, sizes between EU24 - EU36

high waisted mom jeans
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Mom jeans don't always have to give off blue-denim-wholesome-vibes, grunge them up by wearing black ones with Doc Martens.

Key info: 98% cotton, sizes between W23 - W32

Taiki jeans blue
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Monki does it again gracing us with the perfect mom jeans, but because they're available for tall girls, we love them even more.

Key info: 100% cotton, sizes between EU24 - EU40

ASOS DESIGN high rise farleigh 'slim' mom jeans in midwash
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These flattering jeans should be a staple piece in everyone's wardrobe. With them being available in tall, curve and petite ASOS has inclusive sizes that fit and look good on just about everyone.

Key info: 100% cotton, sizes between W24 - W34

Mom jeans FAQs

What's the difference between mom jeans and boyfriend jeans?

While mom jeans are tighter at the waist and baggier in the thigh and back areas, boyfriend jeans are looser in the crotch area and all throughout the leg, and also typically start in the mid-low waist.

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What are the best mom jeans for short girls?

Ah, us petite girls typically get the short end of the stick when it comes to jeans. Luckily, many brands like ASOS, Stradivarius and Topshop carry petite versions of their jeans, and we highly recommend checking them out.

Alternatively, if the jean has an unfinished hem, you can always bring out a pair of scissors and do some DIY. Rolling up your jeans is another classic, and can work great for any longer pairs.

If you need some inspo, we recommend heading over to TikTok and typing in 'mom jeans'.

We all love a good pair of jeans, and there are loads of fab options online. But you could also find a super unique pair second-hand.

eBay has some great options, including vintage Levis. Vintage denim will have less stretch than some more modern pairs of jeans, but the look is a classic one and they'll pretty much last forever.

You can also pick up unique styles and denim washes in charity shops like Traid, Mind and Oxfam. You might even bag yourself a designer bargain.

We'd always recommend trying on vintage jeans before you buy, as the sizing might be quite different to what you're used to. You don't want to end up with unintentional ankle swingers with your Air Maxes.

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