We had a recent discussion during one of our TME meetings about what, exactly, constitutes “mom jeans” now. (Stay tuned for next week’s Style Challenge!) Everyone kindaaa had a general idea of what they are, but no one was 100%. We basically all agreed they have a mid-to-high-rise and are somewhat straight, slouchy or baggy in the legs. They may or may not be tapered. And they may or may not be cropped.

Abercrombie & Fitch Mom Jeans

So I searched “mom jeans” at Abercrombie, one of my favorite places for all things denim (since like the ’90s when the entire mall would smell like their cologne) and found that they have a ton of options. I wanted to compare their regular mom jeans to their “Curve Love” line, so I bought a few of each. I tried each in both a 28 (my normal size) and 27, since some of the reviews said they run big. In each case, I found that the 28s were perfect, even though I do sometimes have to order up in higher rise jeans. Here are the winners:

High-Rise Mom Jeans vs. Curve Love — Same Same, But Different

OK, so both the regular mom jeans and the Curve Love mom jeans have the same waist, leg opening (13″), and inseam measurements (25 short, 27 regular and 29 long) and there’s only a 0.125″ difference in the rise as well. But the big difference is in the hip measurements. The Curve Love jeans have a 2″ wider cut in the hips. So on the jeans I have on below, the regular mom jeans (the first ones) have a 38.5″ cut in the hips while the Curve Love (below) have a 40.5″ hip.

(Regular) High-Rise Mom Jeans

These are the regular mom jeans that are cut a bit slimmer through the hips. I love the lighter wash and chewed hemline, and I was actually surprised by how much I liked them because they do allow some room for curves.

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | blouse (s, in multiple prints) | boots (similar and on sale)

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | bodysuit (m, also in black) | boots (similar and on sale)

Curve Love High-Rise Mom Jeans

So these are almost exactly the same, but have extra room in the butt and thigh area. You can tell there’s a little more room, especially in the booty, but the smaller waist keeps them up.

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | bodysuit (m, also in black) | boots (similar and on sale)

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | bodysuit (m, also in black) | boots (similar and on sale)

Curve Love High-Rise Mom Jeans (Black)

These are the exact same Curve Love jeans, but in black. I think I’d pair them with black boots or sandals instead of these brown ones…but I’m still loving the no-gap waist and general fit. They’re slightly stiffer than the blue pair, though. What do you guys think?

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | bodysuit (m, also in black) | boots (similar and on sale)

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

jeans (28) | bodysuit (m, also in black) | boots (similar and on sale)

Abercrombie & Fitch Mom Jeans: Final Thoughts

OK, so I think the conclusion is that the Curve Love jeans show off a curvier body by emphasizing the curves. If you have a small waist compared to your butt/hips and love showing off that aspect of your figure, you will love the Curve Love jeans (hehe). They’ll fit in the waist without gaping and leave room for a bigger booty, hips or thighs. If you’re straighter, you’ll probably want to stick to the regular cut. I honestly don’t know which ones I like better…help!

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

Honorable Mention: Abercrombie & Fitch Ultra High-Rise Flares

(AKA, My Favorite Flares)

I had to mention these new jeans because even though they aren’t technically mom jeans, they are awesome. I’ve had these black flares for a few years now and LOVE them. They fit so well and are super-flattering–so I was excited when they restocked them and added the blue wash. I ordered them right away and love that they tie at the waist (they can be worn with or without it) and that they have the same fit (and even softer feel) as the black ones.

Still chatting about Mom Jeans here at TME. We're comparing Abercrombie & Fitch's high-rise mom jeans w/ the Curve Love line. Here's our try-on & review.

left: Ultra High-Rise Flares (black, 28) | blouse (similar and in lots of colors) | boots (similar)

middle: Ultra High-Rise Flares (blue with tie, 28) | cropped sweater (s, also in cream and light green) | boots (similar)

right: Ultra High-Rise Flares (blue with tie, 28) | sweater (similar) | boots (on sale! I love these boots and wear them with everything . . . comfy too!)

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XOXO,
Scotti

4 COMMENTS

  1. Scotti, you can do no wrong in jeans. I for one, can NOT wait for the high rise and Mom jean trend to disappear! I’m a short waisted jean-loving fool and the high rises are SO uncomfortable! I think I’ve bought up all the AG prima and legging jeans in the US!

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