How to Style “Ugly” Mom Jeans – Tips to Make Any Jeans Figure Flattering

Posted On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Filed Under: Style Guide, Try It Wear It Love It

I love jeans. Like seriously, I could wear them every single day and never get tired of them. The versatility they offer is just unmatched. From skinny to flare to boyfriend style, there’s a jean for every body. For the longest time I exclusively wore skinny jeans. They hug me in all the right places and are easy to dress up or down with the change of a shoe.
I still love my skinny jeans, but over the last two years, I’ve become a “mom jean” convert. Mom jeans usually have an extremely high waist, tapered leg and as I like to call it, a “long butt.” So why would anyone wear them?!
Well, it’s all in the styling. Below are a few tips on how to try a different cut of jeans.

But let’s back up a bit. When I bought these $7 jeans from L Train Vintage, I took an Instagram poll to see what everyone thought. As you can see, pretty much everyone thought they were a fashion nay. I wasn’t offended by the nay votes, but I also wasn’t afraid to try something different and have fun!
Because why not try something new, right? That’s the entire point of the Try, Wear, Love challenge. Fashion should be fun and intimidation free. It’s not about buying and wearing what everyone approves of. It’s about YOU defining what you love.
My go-to styling tip for jeans with a tapered leg: cuff that hem! A neatly cuffed hem plus cute heels is always a win and an absolute game changer for pretty much any type of jeans.
And while a high waist might scare some people, it’s actually a great way to make you look taller. I’m only 5’2″ so I can embrace anything that makes my legs look less than stumpy! For this look I went with a cropped top and long sequin cardigan for a bit more coverage.
If a crop top isn’t your style, you can always layer something under it or go with a fitted shirt. Pretty much anything that isn’t too oversized and baggy works fine.
I’m glad I bought the jeans and gave them a try. They might just become my new favorite pair of denim. And they were less than $10. Score!
Remember, we’re almost half way through the #TryWearLove challenge. I love seeing how you guys style your clothes, so keep posting those pics and having fun.
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