Mom jeans? Uh, no thanks!
Okay, okay, I know that sometimes we put on a little extra weight after we have a baby (or two or three) but this fashion disaster called Mom Jeans continues to gather steam. And the term is so prevalent that Saturday Night Live decided to poke fun a couple of years ago. Check out this "commercial" that has been resurrected, as it is each year around this time, just for Mother's Day:
Now, I have many friends who come in all shapes and sizes, but I have never, ever seen any of them wear jeans that look like this. And yet one of my friends, who has a very nice figure, was slammed by her tween daughter for wearing Mom Jeans. And then came the ill-fated Jessica Simpson jeans that somehow got that moniker, even though she's not a mom. (By the way, those Simpson jeans were just fugly!)
So Mommas, we must stand up and resist the temptation to buy jeans with elasticized waists and pleats that are supposed to give room to big tummies and bubble butts. Our gal pals, the Deal Divas, are always giving the skinny on great jeans. Follow that advice -- and not that of Madison Avenue that might have you believe that just because you're a Momma, you can't be fashionable.
-- Sherry Robinson