The 17 best mom jeans ever, whether you’re a mom or not

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Mom jeans aren’t just a silhouette, they are one lifestyle. These are the kind of pants worn by someone who is obsessed with oat milk, mid-century dressers, fig trees, and is currently considering joining a pottery studio. Any denim aficionado knows that there are three things that do best mom jean: 1) a high waist that elongates your legs; 2) a straight leg fit through the thigh with a delicate taper at the ankle, and 3) a heavy fabrication that keeps you in but allows for a full range of motion. Mom jeans have come a long way from actively representing the mothers of the 90s—to SNL sketch are 15 years old – and since being introduced to high fashion, they’re now pretty much just… the most basic pair of jeans, in the best possible way, and an absolute closet staple.

To help you identify the very best brands, we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorites, including the return of a certain 2000s-beloved designer, a few editor-loved Amazon jeansand some FUPA-defying couples below.

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Best Budget Mom Jeans

H&M

Mom High Ankle Jeans

Sizes 0-18
Colors Black, Denim Blue, Light Denim Blue,
Get up High
Inside seam “Ankle Length”

Best Neutral Mom Jeans

Madewell x Donni

Low-Rise Loose Jeans

Sizes 23-33
Colors Cream
Get up Low/Medium
Inside seam 30″

Best Plus Size Mom Jeans

Levi’s

Ribbed straight ankle

Sizes 14M–24L
Colors Ojai (Light Wash), Samba Done (Light Wash), Black Sprout, Worn In Black, Jazz Pop (Medium Wash)
Get up High
Inside seam 27″

Best classic brand

Levi’s

501® 90s original

Sizes 23-34
Colors Deconstructed Indigo (Medium Wash), Firestarter (Black), Sketch Artist (Medium Wash), Drew Me In (Medium Wash), Worn In Light Indigo (Light Wash), Mad Love (Medium Wash)
Get up Low
Inside seam 30″, 32″

Brand loved by editors

AGOLDE

90s Pinch Waist Jean

Sizes 23-32
Colors Stonewash
Get up High
Inside seam 28.5″

Best Sustainable Mom Jeans

Everlane

The Way-High Jean

Sizes 23-35
Colors Charcoal, Washed Black, Vintage Indigo, Folsom Blue, Light Indigo, Distressed, Spring Blue, Cali Blue
Get up High
Inside seam 25.5″, 27.5″ or 29.5″

Best Petite Mom Jeans

Reformation

Petites Cynthia High Rise Straight Jeans

Sizes 23-31
Colors Black, blue
Get up High
Inside seam 26″

Best Light Wash Mom Jeans

REPEAT/DONE

90s high waist straight leg jeans

Sizes 23-32
Colors Easy wash
Get up High
Inside seam 31.5″

Dear distressed mother Jean

SweatyRocks

Distressed wide leg jeans

Sizes XXS–XXL
Colors 31 possibilities (!)
Get up High
Inside seam REACH

Best black mom jeans

Zara

Mom Fit authentic Z1975 jeans

Sizes 25-32
Colors Deep Blue, Blue, Indigo, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Black, Grey
Get up High
Inside seam REACH

Best Ankle Length Mom Jean

Mother Denim

The Rambler Ankle

Sizes 23-34
Colors Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Light Grey
Get up High
Inside seam 27.5″

Best Mom Jeans in 100% cotton

Citizens of humanity

Emery Crop Casual Straight

Sizes 23-34
Colors Licorice (Black), Passage (Medium Wash), Old Blue (Medium Wash), Crescent (Medium Wash)
Get up Medium/high
Inside seam 26″

Best designer mom jeans

ten es man Tresor

Carneol rigid high waisted straight leg cuffed jeans

Sizes 24-30
Colors Dark wash
Get up High
Inside seam 28″

Best trendy mom jeans

Revise Denim

90s baby

Sizes 23-32
Colors Easy wash
Get up Medium/high
Inside seam 28.5″

Best Mom Jeans without stretch

Diesel

1994 09C16 Straight Jeans

Sizes 23-34
Colors Medium wash
Get up In the middle
Inside seam 30″, 32″ or 34″

Most comfortable Mom Jeans

Warp + Weft

ASE – High Rise Straight

Sizes 25-32
Colors 10 options
Get up High
Inside seam 28″

Best Wide Leg Mom Jeans

Frame

Le Jane Crop Distressed high-rise wide-leg jeans

Sizes 23-32
Colors Medium wash
Get up High
Inside seam 27″

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