The 10 Best Mom Jeans

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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.

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1

Mom Jeans

Topshop
topshop.com

$70.00

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. 

2

The Cheeky Straight Jean

Everlane
everlane.com

$68.00

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. 

3

Straight Leg Jeans

Re/Done x Levi’s
farfetch.com

$258.80

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. 

4

Mom Jeans

Speaking of Levi’s, the denim giant recently launched their own mom jeans that are just as good as vintage 501s. 

5

Riley Jeans

Agolde
net-a-porter.com

$168.00

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. 

6

Straight Mid Rise Jeans

& Other Stories
stories.com

$79.00

& 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. 

7

90’S Mom Jean

Reformation
thereformation.com

$148.00

For a slouchier fit, look to Reformation. Their styles are more boyish, and look best with sneakers. 

8

The Benefit Jeans

Goldsign
net-a-porter.com

$295.00

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. 

9

Rhett Jeans

ELLE.com’s style director loves these jeans so much she has them in black, blue, and is considering buying these white ones as well. 

Justine Carreon is the market editor at ELLE.com covering fashion, Dutch ovens, and fashion again.

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