Mom jeans is a humorously pejorative (disparaging) term for a
specific type of fit of women's jeans, considered to be both
unfashionable, and unflattering to the wearer's figure.
This style usually consists of a high waist (rising above the belly
button), making the buttocks appear disproportionately longer, larger,
and flatter than they otherwise might.
Mom jeans also to have excess space in the zipper/crotch and leg
areas. The jeans are usually in a solid, light-blue color, with no form
of stone washing or fading. Other attributes of the style often seen are
pleats, tapered legs, and elastic waistbands. The style is often
accompanied by a blouse or shirt that is tucked into the jeans. This
style of jeans was popular with women in the United States until the
mid-1990s, when lower rise jeans started to become fashionable.
The term gained greater prominence after a May 2003 Saturday Night
Live skit for a fake brand of jeans called
Mom Jeans, which used the tagline "For this Mother's Day, don't give
Mom that bottle of perfume. Give her something that says, 'I'm
not a woman anymore...I'm a mom!'
In this commercial, mothers (Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph,
Amy Poehler) wear Mom Jeans, a brand of jeans exclusively designed to
fit a mom’s body, even the least active moms. [Season 28, May 10, 2003]
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