Mom Butt, you know what I’m talking about. Even non mom’s can sadly get the mom butt – it’s not our fault, it’s the jeans. Swear. Jeans are a serious subject for me (serious love subject), before kids it was the one thing I could buy 1000 pairs of and I was totally okay with spending half a paycheque on one pair. I was/am a denim girl (just a much more frugal one now). These days I have kinda just been riding my stock pile of denim, burning through all the pairs I bought before my babies came. But the time finally came, to add some pairs that fit (tired of wearing belts to hold pants on) and that were not disintegrating from age.
Last week I tried on jeans like it was my job, determined to find at least one perfect pair of jeans – because really there is nothing better then a pair of jeans that fits like a comfortable glove. So why not share my favorites in different prices ranges – tell you what I loved about them and maybe what I sorta didn’t really dig. I picked my top 3 in the high end budget and top 3 in the low end – my most favorite also happened to be the cheapest, so yes there is such a thing as a denim god.
No 01. This pair fits in the pretty affordable section, they have washes galore and fits for days – but I have found there is only one single pair (this pair) that if the right size is chosen doesn’t really give me mom butt. But It’s right on the brink of mom buttness. THE GAP
No 02. All time favorite brand, these jeans always fit like a glove – make me feel like a million bucks and make my butt look the same. I always have my eyes wide open for sales, because the price tag hurts a little too much. JBRAND
No 03. These babies are great, a bit thicker then regular skinny jeans (I”m a fan of my jeans feeling like denim rather then thin stretchy twill) – and they have some of the best fits/styles. No mom butt in sight and safe from the bending over tests. Another brand I try to hunt sales down for (and haven’t really been lucky yet). CURRENT ELLIOT
No 04. I tried this brand on for the first time last week, and I swear I heard angels singing. Holy fit every part of my body like a glove, but sadly I cried a little when the price tag waved in my face. RAG & BONE
No 05. These used to be my lower budget standby, fit is pretty good – not really mom butt, but not the most flattering in the caboose area. But (lot’s of butts) for the price they are pretty grand. AMERICAN EAGLE
No 06. This pair won my heart (see the heart), they fit like a glove, not too low, not too thin and overly stretchy, and NO mom butt in sight. They fit close enough to my favorites (JBRAND & RAG & BONE) that I was sold at the sound of the zipper (and the $50 price tag). H&M
And I know I said 6, but I had to quickly add that CITIZENS OF HUMANITY is always great – their rise is perfection and so is the fit, and mom butt chances are also super slim.
I know jeans fit every body differently, but if you are in the market – I swear this list is a great place to start (and always try them on in store then go hunting online for deals (this is my no fail, get the right fit and price strategy). I’m super picky about the pocket shape and the stitching, No.5 is the only one that doesn’t meet my pocket and stitching standards (but the rest of it’s good qualities make up for it). Do you have a favorite denim brand? (no mom butts allowed)