5 Super Cute Alternatives to 'Mom Jeans'

mom jeansThanks to Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live, the mere uttering of the words "mom jeans" is enough to make anyone smirk. The term -- a pejorative one -- is used to describe the seriously unflattering types of jeans some women choose to wear after they have kids. (In the immortal words of Fey: "Give her something that says: I'm not a woman anymore ... I'm a mom!")

Thankfully, most women today don't wear "mom jeans" anymore. But some do. They don't have to, though! Even though our bodies aren't what they were before we had kids, there is another way. Here are 5 super cute alternatives to mom jeans.

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  • Leggings


    Leggings may not be the cutting edge of fashion, but they trump mom jeans any day. Rule of thumb, though: Wear a shirt that covers your butt.

  • Jeggings


    Jeggings, arguably the more stylish sister to leggings, are another great alternative to mom jeans. They're incredibly comfortable, and they usually have a zipper and pockets, so no need to wear a long shirt.

  • Patterned Tights


    In the hose world, nude tights are the equivalent to mom jeans (unless, of course, you're Kate Middleton). Try wearing a pair of patterned tights with your favorite dress. It'll spice it up a bit. And it definitely won't scream "mom".

  • Bootcut Jeans


    If you're having a hard time parting with your mom jeans -- and definitely aren't willing to make the leap into the skinny jean realm -- try a bootcut. Most pairs come with a little stretch in them now, so no need to worry about not being able to breathe. Throw on a cute pair of heels -- boom! Sexy mama!

  • Maxi Dress


    Just because it isn't summer anymore doesn't mean you can't still rock a maxi. Look at how adorable this woman looks. You just need to find the right layers, and you're good to go. (And extremely comfortable to boot!)


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