Oh Mom!

Mom jeans are my favourite fit of jeans because I find them really flattering and since they’re typically high waisted they accentuate the waist area. I thought I’d do a review on my favourite pairs that I have, to show how I style them and which ones I think are worth getting if you’re thinking of buying any.


1. American Apparel

Jeans: American Apparel

Trainers: Office

Jumper: Lacoste but from a vintage stall in Camden

Ok, so let’s start off with the real McCoy- American Apparel High Waist jeans. These retail at £75- I know what you’re thinking; “That’s a hella lot of money for a pair of jeans!”, but I got these with 30% off  so they came up to about £50. For that price I would say they’re definitely worth getting because they are the most flattering pair I’ve got. If you’re getting your first pair you might as well get these to save yourself buying 2 cheaper pairs that you would be less happy with so you would have been better off getting the AA ones in the first place! You could also look on eBay or Depop if you want to find them cheaper.


I must admit though it took me forever to find my perfect size because I guess my body is weirdly proportioned lol. I find AA comes up quite small in general so my regular size didn’t fit and the next size up was ma-husive on me. I ended up discovering their petite range and even though I’m not short I found that they fitted really well. If you’re thinking of getting a pair from their petite range go up at least one waist size because the waist comes up smaller too as well as the length (as if it wasn’t complicated enough already!).

Because these are petite I don’t roll them up at the bottom.


– American Apparel do a wide range of colours

-Super high waisted

– They make my bum look good lol

– High quality material



– It took FORVER to find the size that fitted me well

– They’re more expensive than others available


2. River Island


Turtle neck: River island

Bomber jacket: Topshop but from depop for only £14 (RRP £65)!

Jeans: River island

Boots: Office

This pair is from River Island and got them for £15 in the January sales! These are a bit different from most mom jeans in that they’re a slimmer fit so they look more like high waisted skinny jeans. They don’t come up as high as the american apparel ones but these look nicer for an evening look. I really like the detail on these like the ripped knee and the v stitching at waist area.

These are cropped so I don’t roll the legs up. I find River Island jeans come up big so these I bought these in a size 6- they also have a bit of elastic in them too which makes them slightly stretchy.


– They are so cheap

– They have nice detailing

– Have elastane so still comfortable if you have a food baby lol

-Can be dressed up or down


– Not as high waisted as I would have liked

– Not many other colours available in the exact same style

3. Levis vintage


Jeans: Asos Marketplace

Top: Uniqlo

Cardigan: Zara

Necklace: Miss Selfridge

Trainers: Office

I call these the ‘dad pair’ because they have a relaxed fit- they’re like the original mom jeans. They also don’t come up as high as the American Apparel ones and are straight leg at the bottom rather than skinny fit. I like the colour of these because they go with almost anything. They’re from a boutique called House of Jam on Asos Marketplace- For £35 I’d say they’re a bargain tbh seeing as getting Levi’s new from the store would cost you over £60.


– They look unique in that they only have buttons rather than a zip

– They are hard wearing

– They’re the least restricting


-They’re not tight round the ankles (straight leg) so look a bit weird rolled down

– Least high waisted out of the three

Overall, I like the American Apparel ones the most but in terms of which ones I recommend to buy it really depends on your budget and what fit you’re after:

American apparel- If you want them to be super high waisted

River island- For a tighter fit

Levi’s- If you want a real vintage look.



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