Dressing The Mom Body: The Most Flattering Jeans (and a fail)March 16, 2016
Is there anything worse than trying on jeans?
No. No, there isn't.
Especially when one is rocking a mom body, trying on jeans has become even more hazardous than I could have ever imagined. Is the waist high enough to hold in my loose belly? Is the material strong enough to contain my muffin top when I have to bend down and drag my limp toddler out of Target, mid tantrum? Is the color dark enough to hide smeared applesauce?
This is not the list of a casual shopper, this is the list of a woman who has needs.
I won't lie, the first time Sarah at Anthropologie Greenville handed me the particular pair of jeans photographed above, I laughed in her face.
Maybe it was the fact that I rocked a similar pair in the ninth grade (and by similar, I mean they were from Abercrombie and Fitch and not at all similar) or the fact that I'm not super into change, but either way, Sarah had her work cut out attempting to talk me into them.
Thankfully, I was a good sport and wrangled the 'ol mom body into the AG Janis Flair jeans because they.are.worth.it. A solid dark wash with zero whiskering (which can make hips look wider), an incredibly long leg (I'm 5'9") and a great rise that hits just below the belly button, this may be your next perfect pair of denim. Yes, the flair is much more than that of a boot cut, but somehow it elongates the leg and makes you look oh so long and lean. I honestly didn't want to take them off.
As a heads up, this is an investment pair of denim so the price is higher - I own quite a few pairs of AG denim and they last forever. The wash never fades and the fit is always true. If you have larger thighs or are built like Khloe K used to be, try on a pair of AG the next time you spot them - your backside will thank you.
P.S. because Spring has arrived here in the South, I found them in white just for ya'll!
And what would an outfit post be without a fail??
Behold, the most unflattering crotch of all time:
I mean, what is happening? I can't stop looking.
And, while we're talking about denim, there were tons of questions about this white pair that hit my 'gram last night:
denim | tee | kimono | necklace | sandals |
They are stupidly comfortable and the perfect straight (but not too skinny) leg. Shockingly, they are also AG (eye roll), what can I say? They work with what I'm working with!
Many thanks to Anthropologie Greenville for hosting me and allowing me to try on all of the things and to Christa Rene Photography for the pretty pics!
See you kids tomorrow!