Mom jeans are not just a style, they are a lifestyle. They’re the kind of jean worn by a person obsessed with oat milk and mid-century dressers. They laugh in the face discomfort! The higher the waist, the better, mom jean lovers will say. And any mom jean aficionado knows there are three things that make the best mom jean: 1) the aforementioned high-waist that makes your legs look long; 2) a straight-leg cut with a delicate taper that shows off your ankles; and 3) they’re made from a heavy-weight fabric that both holds you in, but still allows full movement. In our humble opinion, they’re best jeans, so we’ve picked the nine best for you to buy today.1Mom Jeans
Our top pick goes to Topshop. Not only do they come in a wide array of colors (including acid wash), they are super affordable and have a higher inseam than most styles. 2The Cheeky Straight Jean
Everlane makes some of the best, no-stretch denim. We especially love the eco-friendly brand for offering two different inseam lengths. For petite girls like myself, the ankle cut fits me like a full-length jean. 3Straight Leg Jeans
COURTESYRe/Done x Levi’sfarfetch.com$258.94SHOP NOW
You can trace the return of the mom jean back to Re/Done, who reworked vintage Levi’s for a modern body. Fans include L.A. it-girls, like the Hadids and Emily Ratajkowski.
Speaking of Levi’s, the denim giant recently launched their own mom jeans that are just as good as vintage 501s. 5Riley Jeans
Agolde is fast-becoming one of our favorite denim brands. The Riley jean will not give you a FUPA, a tragic side-effect of most mom jeans. 6Straight Mid Rise Jeans
COURTESY& Other Storiesstories.com$79.00SHOP NOW
& Other Stories is one of our favorite places to buy pants. Their denim fabric is super soft but offers no stretch. Everyone will think these jeans are designer.
790’S Mom Jean
For a slouchier fit, look to Reformation. Their styles are more boyish, and look best with sneakers. 8The Benefit Jeans
Goldsign is a Los Angeles-based label that’s been around since 2005, but recently came up on our radar for their perfect Benefit jeans. We love the true blue shade of this pair the most. 9Rhett Jeans