Mommas: What Jeans To Wear

October 16, 2007 at 12:59 pm 3 comments

Recently, Sherry and Robin from LooseLipsNY interviewed Erica, who is the editor-in-chief of a fashion site called, “The Style Spy.” Erica has the most amazing site and gives great information about the latest trends in fashion and makeup.

I love how Erica defines fashion terms on her site, for example:

The “Beauty Junkie”:
You died and went to heaven the first time you stepped into Sephora. You’re always on the look out for the best lip plumper for those luscious Angelina Jolie oh-so-kissable lips, the perfect peachy-pink blush for that just after-sex glow and that smudge-proof mascara for the va va voom lashes.

The “Shopping Queen”:
Nobody shops like you do. You’re on all the VIP shopping lists, the salespeople know you by first name and you’re Visa’s number one customer. Nobody messes with you at a warehouse sale, cause you’ll knock them over if they get in your way. You’re the shopping expert who always comes out with the most fabulous finds. All hail the Queen.

The Style Spy also features a very neat post called, The Girl of the Week.” They showcase an exceptionally fashionable woman and ask her questions like: “What is your go-to look?” and “What would you never wear?” These questions really help gals like me, with a fashion IQ of zero. I did call in and to ask Erica a question on the pod cast. Unfortunately for them, I was calling from my cell phone outside and was speaking entirely too loud! Ugh!

My question was, “To avoid the fashion blunder that is often called “Mom Jeans,” what style denim would you recommend for Moms and the slightly (cough) older woman?”

Erica, Sherry and Robin all were wonderful and answered my question without a hitch.

They suggested avoiding the trendy high-waisted or skinny jeans, although your figure probably will dictate what style you can wear. They suggested that a dark “trouser” style jean is ideal for Mom’s because it is versatile and can go from day into evening wear. Sherry added to look for denim fabric that has a good amount of stretch to it. She also mentioned a line I had never heard of before called, “Big Star,” which is made by the AG denim line and is about half the price of most premium jeans. 7 of all Mankind and Joe’s Jeans also offer a great trouser jean. Just prepare yourself for the price tag, ouch! You can find these jeans online, but I would suggest going to your local Nordstroms and trying on several pairs. If you need to, have them professionally hemmed for the perfect length. Even though I am 5′ 5″, most jeans are a bit too long for my legs!

After losing the last 15 pounds of baby weight last year, I rewarded myself for my 38th birthday by buying myself a premium pair of denim jeans. I tried on several styles and brands. I ended up getting a pair from David Kahn, who offers a slightly higher waist than the other high -end denim lines. I absolutely love them and get compliments on them every time I wear them. I don’t mind spending a bit more on something, if I know I will get really good use out of them and they feel and look fabulous on.

You can wear your hot mama jeans with a great belt, some trendy boots or heels, and you are in style!

Thank you so much Sherry, Robin, and Erica for answering my never ending need for fashion advice! You can listen to this interview by visiting:

I wanted to add a link on how to avoid the lovely “muffin top” while wearing your jeans. I use Spanx brand undergarments for this very reason, which you can buy at Target stores for about $20.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Trade Show Displays  |  October 16, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    this style will only suits to the tall girls .

  • 2. Bionic Beauty  |  October 16, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    I found a good buy on 7 for All Mankind jeans while shopping at a Off Saks 5th Avenue outlet. Much more reasonable. I love these jeans!

  • 3. jen38  |  October 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    TSD: Jeans are really tricky when you are “petite” in stature. Sherry reports that she is 5’2″ and with some tailoring, is able to wear the Big Star line and the 7 of all mankind brand.

    BB: Thanks for the shopping advice! Our local Costco is also carrying “7 of All Mankind” right now for about $89.00, still expensive, but better than the price at Nordstroms!


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