THE BEE’S KNEES | MOM’S SKINNY JEANS

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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.

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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)

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· March 26, 2013 · in Daily,The Bee’s Knees



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Michelle March 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

You should try Mavi jeans. usually around a $100 for a pair.

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Heart and Habit March 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I have tried them, but it’s been a while – I should probably give them another chance. Thank you!

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Brittany March 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

thanks for doing this. i have a jean problem….i think i own only one pair that truly fits my bum. i end up in maxi’s and tights all the time when i really want to just wear a pair of jeans. i’ll check some of these out. 🙂

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Heart and Habit March 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Finding a great pair is so hard, but once you do it’s pretty much all you want to wear.

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Christine March 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

I totally do the same thing. Try on first, then shop around online. Unless I’m going to need ’em hemmed, then Nordstrom’s makes that easy (free). Gap pants are consistently awful on me (I have friends who buy nothing else!) and I am weaning myself off of American Eagle jeans (too much plumber’s crack). I gravitate toward Citizens or Hudson (a wallet punch, yes) and the Anthropologie line Level 99 occasionally has the perfect shape (they sell out quickly and do not make the same style again). Thanks for sharing your rundown!

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Heart and Habit March 27, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Oh I need to check these Anthro jeans out!

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Lauren March 28, 2013 at 4:56 pm

OK, I thought the H&M jeans looked really cute when I was there the other day, but I HATE (like with a fiery passion) trying on jeans, so I decided to skip them, because a dressing room with a kid isn’t always optimal. I think I’ll have to go back soon and give them a shot though!

My personal recommendation: Levi’s Curve ID. Babble did a campaign for Levi’s and I was part of it, so I got to choose a pair, but regardless of the campaign (it’s been long over so I can totally share my true opinion at this point), I seriously LOVE these jeans. I’m a "demi-curve", but there are other curves based on your shape. I have a pair from the juniors section that I loved, but they also have them in the women’s section and the denim is a little more "denim-y" and less "twill-like", but I got them postpartum, so I was down with as much stretch as possible. I still wear the jeans to death though and they still fit well even though I’ve lost weight. I tried on the women’s ones and loved them too, but went with the junior’s ones since they were a little cheaper and I didn’t intend to be that size for ever.

Whoa. Longest comment ever. But seriously…Curve ID. Do it.

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Heart and Habit March 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

long but informative, so the best. 😉 I will take your advice and them them a try, scouts honor!

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