13 Styling Ideas for Mom Jeans

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13 Styling Ideas for Mom Jeans

Step aside, boyfriend jeans, because it's time for mom jeans to steal the spotlight! Celebrities have been effortlessly rocking this trendy look for quite a while now, and it's gaining popularity among fashion-forward individuals everywhere. So, what’s so special about these jeans? Well, they are not only super stylish but also super comfy. But what to wear with mom jeans? How can you style them? Don’t worry! We have all the information you need right here. We have easy-peasy style tips to ensure you put your most fashionable foot forward. 

What are Mom Jeans?

We know, the name sounds like mom jeans are something, well, a mom would wear. But that’s where you’d be wrong. Mom jeans are an informal term for high-waisted women’s jeans that were widely popular in the 80s and early 90s, representing a significant trend in fashion during that era. However, by the 2000s, these jeans were worn by older American women and somehow got stuck with the name mom jeans. 

While mom jeans gained slight popularity in the 2010s, they have made a notable comeback since the 2020s. Mom jeans are a style of high-waisted women's jeans that typically have a relaxed fit and a straight or slightly tapered leg.

At Mott & Bow, we embrace the term and celebrate its vintage charm while giving it a modern twist. Our mom jeans pay homage to the iconic high-waisted style that gained widespread popularity in the 80s and early 90s. They capture the essence of that era's fashion trend while incorporating contemporary elements to ensure a fresh and stylish look. 

Our relaxed-fit mom jeans provide ultimate comfort and a flattering silhouette. The high waist beautifully accentuates your curves, offering timeless appeal. With straight or slightly tapered legs, they effortlessly adapt to any occasion. 

Available in a variety of colors, our mom jeans let you express your personal style. We offer multiple waist sizes and incorporate stretch factors for a perfect fit that moves with you. Easy to care for, these jeans can be conveniently machine washed, ensuring hassle-free maintenance. 

You must explore our website to learn about our range of mom jean styles, including the Charlton, Hubert, Oliver, Ridge, Grand, Allen and more. Each style has its unique benefits, allowing you to create versatile looks that match your individuality.

Mom Jeans Outfits

What should you wear with mom jeans in 2024? Well, ladies. Styling a pair of comfy mom jeans is no rocket science. Just look at the tips below and you’ll be good to go! 

1. The Vintage Twist 

Why not take a trip to the 80s? Today, vintage looks are in trend. Even when you scroll through the gram, you’ll see several influencers flaunting their vintage finds. If you're fortunate enough to have your grandmother's cherished clothing from her younger days, you're in luck. Alternatively, you can opt for a vintage-inspired blouse to pair with your mom jeans. This combination creates an effortlessly stylish outfit, showcasing the timeless appeal of mom jeans. It's a go-to choice for an easy yet fashionable look.

2. All Black Monochrome 

To achieve a stylish and streamlined appearance, consider going for an all-black ensemble when donning your black mom jeans. Effortlessly complement them with our range of basic tees, available in various styles such as round-neck, v-neck, and more. These tees come in an exquisite selection of 15/16 stunning colors. And if you're seeking the epitome of outfit style, don't forget to explore our collection of sweatshirts as well.

Mom Allen Jeans


3. A Plain White Tee 

When it comes to timeless style, nothing beats the classic combination of a plain white tee and jeans. And yes, that includes mom jeans. At Mott & Bow, our plain white tees are designed to be versatile and effortlessly chic. With your choice of fit - either loose or form-fitting, you can tuck them in for a polished look, or try tucking them in the back for an alluringly undone look. 

No matter how you style them, the pairing of a white tee with mom jeans will always exude a gorgeous and confident vibe.

4. Crop it! 

It’s time to have fun with crop tops. You can go with funky prints or plain crop tops with buttons in the middle to accentuate the look. Don't forget to explore our amazing semi-crop tee, designed to perfection for that desired look. It's not only comfortable and breathable but also adds a touch of undeniable style to your ensemble.

For those who prefer a laid-back and casual aesthetic, sneakers are the ultimate match for your mom jeans and crop top combo. They effortlessly infuse a sporty and comfortable vibe into your outfit, making it ideal for everyday wear or a relaxed weekend. Step into a world of comfort and fashion, where the perfect blend of sneakers, mom jeans, and our fabulous semi-crop tee awaits you.

Mom Ridge Medium Dark Blue


5. A Sensual Set-up 

Want to awaken your inner feminine goddess? Then you can pair your black mom jeans with a sexy bralette and a pair of heels. You can try this with white mom jeans if you need a day look!

6. Boss Girl Look

If you plan to wear your mom jeans to work, opt for a plain t-shirt and elevate the look by adding a stylish blazer. When it comes to footwear, you have the freedom to choose anything formal that complements your outfit and exudes professionalism. Whether it's a sleek pair of pumps, classic loafers, or elegant ankle boots, the right choice of shoes will complete your polished and professional ensemble.

7. Jackets and Shrugs

If you are in a hurry yet want to look your best, go for a simple top and use a long coat or jacket to elevate the look. This is how to style mom jeans when you are in a hurry.

8. Yes, To Boyfriend Shirts 

Boyfriend shirts and mom jeans are a match made in heaven. Go for the checkered ones, they make you look chic and playful. You can also wear the shirt like a jacket and wear a t-shirt inside or tie it to your waist.

9. Brightness and Vibrance 

Loud, bold, bright colors go extremely well with plain blue mom jeans. They also make the perfect office attire. Especially if you have a desk job and are looking for a comfy pair of jeans: go for mom jeans and bright-colored tops to add elegance.

10. Cozy Sweaters 

When it comes to staying cozy and stylish, Mott & Bow's collection of sweats is the perfect match for your mom jeans. Pairing your mom jeans with our cute sweats available in shades of blue, gray and black maintains your elegant style. Whether you're heading to work or enjoying a casual outing, these mom jeans and sweaters create the perfect ensemble. And when evening plans arise, elevate your look with a pair of heels and some carefully chosen accessories.

Mom Allen Gray

11. Belt It Up 

If you have a t-shirt that works well with your mom jeans, one way to go about it is to use a chunky statement belt. If you choose a vibrant belt, you can also use the same eye shadow or eyeliner color to exude fashionista vibes.

12. All-White Look 

Our all-white looks exude timeless style, just like their all-black counterparts. Go for white jeans and a white shirt, and opt for a pop of color when it comes to shoes.
Mom Mercer White

13. Tank Tops

When it comes to pairing your mom jeans, Mott & Bow has the perfect option for you: the relaxed slub tank tee. This must-have piece is part of our collection and is available in five stunning colors, including the timeless white shade. 

To achieve a chic and laid-back look, we suggest tucking in one side of the slub tank tee while letting the other side hang loose or knotting it in the middle for a touch of flair. Combine this stylish top with your mom jeans and a pair of our comfortable sandals, and you'll be ready to hit the streets with confidence.

Shoes That Work Well With Mom Jeans

Now you know what tops to wear with mom jeans to look elegant and stylish. But what shoes to wear with mom jeans? Let’s find out!

Casual Shoes 

A casual pair of shoes are a great idea when you pair your mom jeans with t-shirts or relaxed shirts. They add a playful quality and are also highly comfortable.

Mom Oliver Dark Blue


When we say boots, we mean cowboy boots, combat boots, and high-heeled boots. These three work well with mom jeans. Cowboy boots can be worn when pairing your mom jeans with t-shirts and long trench coats. You can also add a scarf here. Combat boots, on the other hand, give you an edgy look. You can pair them with both t-shirts and shirts. Finally, high-heeled boots can be used when you pair your mom jeans with tank tops or bralettes.


Casual sneakers are comfortable and go well with mom jeans. They also give you comfort and can be worn to work. And if you are on your feet most of the time, pairing sneakers with mom jeans is a stylish yet wise choice.


Sandals are perfect with mom jeans. They usually work when you have a pretty top on. They are best as an evening ensemble when you are going out for dinner or meeting your friends.

Ballet Flats  

This one is a no-brainer because ballet flats are versatile and go well with almost anything and everything, and they look good and chic with mom jeans.

Mom Mercer White 

Fancy Heels 

If you are wearing mom jeans to a party or a stylish event, go with high sexy heels. They will accentuate your curves and elevate your height, giving you all the confidence you need. 

Mom Oliver Dark Blue


If you’re going out when it’s daytime and feel that high heels are a little too much, you can opt for wedges to give you extra height. 

Mom jeans are super comfy yet so chic, and work for nearly every occasion when styled right; from parties to parent-teacher conferences. And now you know how to style them!


Can you wear ankle boots with mom jeans?

Yes, you can. In today’s day and age, there is no right or wrong when it comes to fashion, and ankle boots can work really well with mom jeans. You can either use cowboy boots or combat boots for a stylish look.

What do you pair with mom jeans?

Take a look at the above article which will bring you complete details on which tops and shoes work well with mom jeans.

Can you wear mom jeans with sandals?

Yes, you can wear mom jeans with sandals. They add a touch of femininity to these looser jeans.

What body type do mom jeans look good on?

Usually, mom jeans look extremely good on hourglass figures or pear-shaped women. In fact, even curvy women can choose mom jeans as they are smaller at the waist and let the pants take your natural shape. They don’t hug the places you don’t see, and highlight your curves.

How do mom jeans hide belly fat?

Since mom jeans are high-waisted, they can help you hide your belly fat. They also accentuate your waist and look good on anyone and everyone.