Mom jeans is not the same as boyfriend jeans.
Mom jeans are fitted, but not as tight as skinny jeans and ultra-high waisted (should be at the belly-button area). They are neither skinny nor baggy but somewhere in between, with tapered legs.
Boyfriend jeans are straight, so they cling to the hips, but leave room for the thigh and crotch areas, which is why they are sometimes considered to look saggy.
Each style works for the right body type, but it’s definitely not the most versatile style for all body types.
ABOUT MOM JEANS
These vintage-style jeans were a favorite of moms in the 80s and 90s, hence the name. It’s back now with a bang, much cooler than you think. Like boyfriend Jean, it has a relaxed fit but tends to sit high at the waist. Loose around the thighs, then they go into more tapered legs, so they don’t look loose overall. The hem is often rolled up and finished above the ankle. Long back pockets tend to make the butt look longer and flatter.
HOW TO STYLE MOM JEANS
Mom jeans are easier to style than boyfriend jeans, thanks to their high waist, which makes for a less casual look. The key to getting the most out of mom jeans is to tuck the top in, whether it’s a t-shirt, body or polo neck. A belt will also help to increase definition and give you a gorgeous silhouette. Go with heavy ankle boots or keep it casual in chunky sneakers-they are guaranteed to go with almost anything.
ABOUT BOYFRIEND JEANS
This look, became popular in the 1960s, when Marilyn Monroe wore a pair in The Misfits. Since then, they have become a much-loved style of celebrities, seeing all the A-listers, from Victoria Beckham to Katie Holmes.
Casual and loose, boyfriend jeans have a relaxed, comfortable fit. They often sit mid-low at the waist, and should look a bit oversized on the wearer. There are many variations of boyfriend jeans style; some are slimmer than others, so if you prefer a more form-fitting outfit, you can opt for a more organized but still loose style.
HOW TO STYLE BOYFRIEND JEANS
Boyfriend jeans are perfect for creating an effortless off-duty look, but styling them can be tricky to get right-it’s all about creating some balance.
Counteract the boyish, laid-back vibe with a tailored blazer, feminine blouse and high heels(or fancy flats). Tight tops will help balance the loose shape of denim for a more flattering shape.
“The easiest way to make a boyfriend jean look more sophisticated is to wear a blazer. It instantly makes the look smarter while adding more structure to your outfit, ” says Paula Moore, Fashion Director at Woman & Home.
“Then I play to the boyish beauty and add some feminine details, such as silky cami, a pair of high heels and some gold jewelry. Classy but cool, perfect for a low-key dinner date.”
After all said and done, It mainly boils down to personal preferences.
Boyfriend jeans need more thought and attention if you want to nail the look. However, if you find the right balance to match a well-fitting blouse or shirt and go against nice footwear and accessories, then the finished look can be very stylish.
Warning: Before investing, consider your height. You may find that if you are petite, some boyfriend jeans will drown out your figure.
Mom jeans are suitable for more people, regardless of body size, and are generally more versatile. You can throw in most tops with Mom Jean and the style will be passable. The high waist and tapered leg combination provides a flattering silhouette, and if you prefer a little ’80s or’ 90s nostalgia, mom jeans are a real winner.