The post-'90s resurgence of high-waisted denim has been going on for a while now. While skinny styles are the easiest to find, a looser fit with a more extreme high waist--aka the mom jean--definitely still has its appeal. However, they're usually either vintage or just called "high waisted jeans."
Enter Topshop, who always seems to know exactly what we want when it comes to trendy clothing. And apparently, what we want is mom jeans--literally.
Browsing the Manhattan location this past weekend, I spotted the perfect pair of super-high waisted jeans that actually looked comfortable and not skin-tight. Intrigued, I got closer, looked at the tag and lol'd upon seeing the word MOM in all caps.
Yep, for $65, you can channel your mom (just in time for Mother's Day!) with Topshop's "Moto Bleach Acid Mom Jeans." They also come in a washed out black.
I'm not making fun though--I tried them on and loved everything about them--the ultra high waist, the pale blue color, the cropped length, and the overall Saved by the Bell-ness. And now I own them and am honestly having a hard time not wearing them every single day. Who knew I'd love bein' a mom so much?
Elle Fanning loves it, too. “Even now, I won’t wear the skinny-jeans style, because most people wear those—they have to be baggier, boyfriend-looking, or sort of like a mom jean,” she told New York. “I’m real funny that way.”
We're funny that way too, Elle. For spring, I'll wear these momz with ballet flats or black pumps to dress them up. For fall, I plan to channel Keri Russel's character Elizabeth (an actual mom in the '80s) in The Americans and pair them with preppy white sneakers and a fair isle sweater.