Mom Jeans: How to Choose a Good Pair of Jeans

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When it comes to fashion and style, there is one thing every single human mother needs in her wardrobe.

Nope, I'm not talking about capris, or cross-body bags, or sensible and arguably entirely unattractive footwear. No one needs those things.

The one thing every mother, no, scratch that, every woman needs in her life is a good pair of well-fitting jeans.

I'm not saying expensive. I'm not saying brand name. I'm not even saying trendy.

I'm saying they make you look and feel like your booty is banging amazing.

Not sure how to get from saggy junk to banging booty? I gotchu, Boo!

Mom Jeans: Tips for Buying a Good Pair of Jeans

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Ask your mom friends for recommendations.

I put a call out on my Facebook page (where you should really be hanging with me because we talk about all of the most awesome things) asking for my mom friends to share their favorite jean brands. Lemme just save you the trouble of looking and point you in the right direction: Maurices, Gap, and American Eagle (these are my current faves, too).

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Don't start in the junior section.

Even if you're still a size 0 I hate you, mom body is just not the same as before mom body. I'm not saying it can't still be awesome — totally, it can. I'm just saying the way it's awesome is probably different. You know, like less 13-year-old awesome because-I'm-just-not-quite-human and instead more look-out-J.Lo-I'm-rocking-these-grown-lady-jeans awesome.

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Think about the color.

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Darker usually means slimmer, or the illusion of that. So if shaving down your figure is a goal, a darker wash might be a good choice for you.

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Careful with the rise.

The average woman of a certain body maturity doesn't want the super low hey-girl-look-at-my-muffin-top rise, but that doesn't mean pull-them-up-and-tuck-them-right-under-your-girly-bits rise is for you either. It's safe for most of us to go with a rise that hits right at the belly button. That's the sweet spot between muffin explosion and possibly pregnant that we all desire to enjoy.

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Don't buy roomy. Buy your size.

You should be able to zip them, but you don't want to have a ton of space and give. Jeans have a certain amount of Spandex in them. Some jeans (usually the ones you put on and get excited about because they fit soooo nicely and soft) have more than others, which means you have to be careful. Otherwise, you will be walking through Costco with your butt sagging like a 90s rap star. Believe me, it will be about as cute on you as it was on them.

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Mom Jeans: How to Choose a Good Pair of Jeans

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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  1. Jacque says:

    Having watched a LOT of What Not to Wear before having my dude, I have to respective disagree with you on the rise. Stacy & Clinton would tell you the belly button is too high. Chop your biggest part of your belly in half-just make sure the waist isn’t so tight it makes you muffin out. Having said that, I love the feel of pants at my navel. They never fall down! As always, I love your blog!!

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