Designer Jeans for Moms
Can Moms be Stylish?
Hey moms! Just because you've had a child or two doesn't mean that design and sexiness is ancient history. You don't even have to reach your pre-pregnancy weight to be able to enjoy many flattering styles. Particularly with respect to jeans.
If anything is a give-away that you may have given birth, its the wrong style of jeans! High-waisted, tapered, light washed denim - aack!! Give those away right now! Come with me as we review some of the many designer jeans on the market - in a variety of price ranges - to fit all bodies and lifestyles!
What Designer Jeans Styles are Most Flattering on Moms?
Before you buy a pair of designer jeans, you need to be realistic with respect to the size and shape of your body. Even if you are slim, you may carry your weight differently after having a baby. Extra low cut jeans may not be ideal, as they may result in "muffin top."
Consider the following elements of designer jeans:
- Rise just below your belly button (not too high, but not too low)
- Darker wash - will be more slimming and flattering
- Full length - cropped pants tend to make you look heavier
- Flare or boot cut is usually the most flattering as it balances weight at the top
- Stiff denim, as opposed to stretch may not cling - make sure you buy the right size for comfort!
- Pocket placement on the back - larger, angled pockets tend to minimize your rear, as opposed to small pockets
Not Your Daughter's Jeans (aka Tummy Tuck Jeans)
These designer jeans are amazing! If you can handle the title (Tummy Tuck), then you will love the way they look and feel. The website claims that you can wear one size smaller, and that it will lift your butt and flatten your stomach!
They are available at Nordstrom in a variety of styles, washes, lengths and embellishments. If you shop at Nordstrom stores, a salesperson can help you find the best fit that will be flattering on your body shape. However, if you do not live near a Nordstrom, you can always shop online for "Not Your Daughter's Jeans."
Seven for All Mankind
Seven for All Mankind is probably THE designer you think of when it comes to designer jeans. But not all styles may fit the body of a post-pregnancy mom. Three words: TRY THEM ON! Be really realistic about how they fit - right then and there, and don't tell yourself that they'll fit better when you lose those last 10 pounds.
One style that I think is particularly flattering on moms is the "Dojo" Wide Leg Stretch, shown to the right. The dark wash, and trouser-like cut is very flattering. Pockets on the back have dark navy embroidery, adding interest, but not calling too much attention to your rear end. The price is around $150, and Nordstrom offers alterations to hem the length to your specifications. You may be able to find these designer jeans through eBay or other outlets for less!
Big Star Jeans
Big Star Jeans are the designer jeans answer to non-designer jean's prices. Typically under $100 - much cheaper than their couture counterparts, these are a real bargain! Shown to the right are the Big Star Mia Stretch Boot Cut Jeans. One reviewer on a separate website enthused that these jeans were just perfect for her, as she is in her 30s, and it was difficult for her to find trendy jeans that were not too trendy for her age. These jeans seemed to fit the bill!
As always, try them on to make sure you get the right size and style for your body. Shopping for jeans is a very personal, particular experience.
You can find Big Star Jeans at The Denim Shop, among other online stores.
Miss Me Jeans
This brand is my personal favorite of designer jeans! As the mom of four kids, I am pretty picky about what kind of denim I wear! I always get compliments when I wear the jeans, and they cost less than $100. The jeans shown on the right is from the spring 2008 collection, and I'm thinking about going shopping right now! How cute are those?
What I like about Miss Me jeans is that they are affordable, trendy without looking like you are trying too hard, and not super low cut. They are comfortable to wear, too. A very simple wash and wear pair of jeans.
I have found these designer jeans at a local boutique, but they are also available online, or in other retail outlets.
Expert Village - How to Buy Designer Jeans
Finding a pair of flattering designer jeans is not impossible for women over age 30! You'll have to take some time, try some different styles on, and take a good hard look in a three-way mirror. There are so many great brands out there that can make you look younger and hip. Bring along a girlfriend and have some fun shopping! You may just feel like a teenager again!