Just because ‘mom’ jeans, short and long, seem to have taken the mass of cultural fashion by storm, does not mean you need to go out, purchase, and then wear this pieces of attire. I am not talking high-waisted jeans or vintage inspired fashions. I am referring to the American Apparel spandex pants (that make your hind end look droopy),1990’s Wranglers being resold at flea markets for copious amounts of money, and any other form of bottom covering that can simultaneously give you a fupa and make your hips look 72x bigger than they ever wished to be.
For those of you who are the size of my pinkie go right ahead, knock yourself out. Your twig like figure will be accentuated and you may even gain some false hips out of the deal. So please, go purchase every last pair of mom denim so no-else will (especially your mom).
To the rest of you who have remotely any form of hip. Think before you buy. You may put these waist accentuaters on and think, “Yeah, I look good.”… No sweetie, you don’t. Take the ‘trend-goggles’ off, step back from the mirror and give yourself a long, hard, look. If, after considering that you once scoffed at photos of your very own mother wearing this exact style, you still want to wear them or if your name is Leandra Medine and you are the ballsiest chick on earth, then by all means rock those suckers like its 1995!
Full disclosure, I too was sucked into this trend when it resurfaced. I mean, who doesn’t want a smaller waist right? The thing is, I am German, and I have the hips to prove it. Adding two extra yards of bell shaped denim around that region wasn’t exactly the most flattering thing I have ever done. In the moment however, my trend-goggles took over and I, like you, thought “yeah, I look good.” If only someone had come along side me to say, “No, sweetie, you don’t.”
Do what you will, it is a free country after all! Wear those mom shorts proudly, just don’t come crying to me in two years when you look at a photo and realize “I look like my mother!”.
xx (as always).