Jeans have always been the go-to garment for the utilitarian individual and fashion lover. We rounded up the best pairs you can get for every body type, mom jeans included!
The OG of denim is still one of the most reliable brands around and continues to be innovative in their new designs, malleable with the times, fashion trends and the younger market. Their latest offerings stay true to the classic straight cut 501s, slightly high waist with a medium wash, while another is an ode to street wear via the red, white and blue side stripes bearing the Levi’s branding.
Both pairs would fit right in with the reigning street wear trend, fitting for a new legion of fans (if they weren’t yet), thanks to their Gen X influencers. Wear it however you wish: with a classic white tee or button-down, or go Canadian Tuxedo and pair with a chambray shirt for a chic denim on denim look. Polish with comfy flat sandals, white sneakers or ankle boots, channeling understated French girls a.k.a the epitome of style.
Marks & Spencer
If you’re a mom and can’t seem to find jeans that fit, you can count on Marks & Spencer to literally offer the Mom Jean, with a label to boot! The inclusive and cheeky pair says “mom” at the back so it’s hard to miss; the cut, slightly high waist in a medium wash and tapered in the ankles are practically made for cool, fashionable moms who refuse to succumb to a garter waist, and with good reason! Other options include the stretchy skinny jean and a cropped version for petite girls, making M&S a sensible choice for women of all sizes and ages.
7 For All Mankind
All the cool kids in the early 2000s were sporting 7 jeans when it first exploded in the metro and suffice to say, it has surpassed the trendy denim wave and survived to this day. There’s something about the brand that evokes an effortless cool swagger, like an It Girl entering a club in one of their boot cut pairs, paired with a sexy tank top and heels. Quality-wise, there’s no other like it; wash-wise, they’re the only ones who have that distinct shade of indigo that’s in between blue and gray.
Whether it’s for the boys or girls, they have a pair for every use and personality; you need not be an It Girl to look and feel like one. With 7, you just become.
Leave it to Japanese brand Uniqlo to come up with a jean/sweat pant hybrid that promises to be just as soft and comfortable as actual lounge sweats! Their latest EZY jean is made of the softest cotton with a waist rubber + spindle band and cord for adjusting, plus amazing stretch denim from ISKO, considered the best in the world, is a lot like sweatpants minus the too casual vibe. The neat, slim leg gives it a polished feel perfect when paired with sweats or an inner shirt and blazer; it’s also quite ideal for long haul flights as it easily conforms to the body vs non-stretch denim. It’s heaven sent to those who abhor muffin tops (thanks to the elastic waist band detail) and for others who have officially sworn off denim. Uniqlo makes ingenious denims like no other, and you can expect nothing less from this innovative brand.
Marks & Spencer is at the R1 Level.
Levi’s, 7 For All Mankind, and Uniqlo are at the R2 Level.