If you’re a fan of MOTHER denim or have been considering trying this beloved denim brand, NOW is the time to shop. 25% off TONS of styles at Saks, and it looks like Nordstrom is price-matching on quite a few as well!
Sizes always go quickly when MOTHER jeans are THIS discounted, so act fast if you’re in the market for new really good denim. You can filter by size here at Saks (on the left) and here at Nordstrom (also on the left). That’s the easiest way to avoid sellout frustration, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed that they both have plenty of stock.
Annoyingly Good: The Best MOTHER Jeans On Sale At Saks (A Try-On)
So, here’s the deal. MOTHER jeans are annoyingly expensive. They’re also annoyingly really, REALLY good. I say annoyingly good because since I started wearing MOTHER denim, it has also been annoyingly challenging to be happy wearing any other brand of jeans.
I’ve tried to find a budget-friendly alternative that I like as much (or even close to as much) as MOTHER jeans, and it just hasn’t happened. The one exception is, I do like GAP flares (that are currently 40% off)…and very occasionally a pair of Wit & Wisdom jeans…but neither brand has the variety of styles that have worked for me like MOTHER.
I feel strongly that MOTHER denim, even at full price, is completely worth the splurge. AND that I would pick one pair of full-price MOTHER jeans over several pairs of less expensive jeans any day. The best option, though, is of course finding MOTHER jeans on sale.
MOTHER Denim Over Everything: My 5 Most-Worn Jeans, From Bootcut To Flare
I highlighted in this post some of the MOTHER denim styles I have that are currently on sale at Saks, in addition to links to other washes and variations of these MOTHER denim styles that are included in the 25% off promotion. If you want my VERY top picks of the sale, though, they’re the following:
- My Most-Worn MOTHER Jeans Of All Time: MOTHER The Insider Step-Hem | price-matched at Nordstrom
- My First MOTHER Denim Love: MOTHER The Weekender Flares | similar
- A Classic: MOTHER The Tomcat Straight-Legs | price-matched at Nordstrom
The Insider High-Rise Step-Hem Stretch Crops are most-worn MOTHER jeans for sure. I’ve tried to branch out, but I keep coming back to these oldies-but-goodies. The Insiders are the easiest-to-wear jeans I own. They look great with every single type of shoe in my closet, are stretchy and comfortable, have just the right rise (not too high, not too low), and they’re the jeans I’ve reached for the most, consistently, since I purchased them several years ago.
Warning: If you’re tall, don’t get these. They’ll be too short. Other styles of MOTHER Insiders have a slightly longer inseam (these have a 28.5-inch inseam).
The Details: 94% cotton (very stretchy); 10-inch rise, 26-inch inseam (longer inseam option here), 15.5-inch leg opening
Sizing Notes: I own this specific pair of Insiders in a few different sizes. Currently at 138 pounds, I prefer the fit of the 29s. The 30s on me have a nice, more-relaxed fit, but these jeans are very stretchy, and they stretch out a little too much when I size up to the 30s. My recommendation is to go with your true size. Note, these are definitely for us shorties unless you like to wear a VERY cropped denim. The inseam is only 26 inches.
Another oldie-but-goodie. The Weekender Flared-Leg Jeans were my first MOTHER denim purchase, and I fell in love with them instantly. Stretchy, soft, great on the bum, and a classic flare style that has a permanent place in my closet forEVER. If my specific wash sells out, there are several great washes included in the 25% off sale!
Details: 94% cotton (very stretchy); 9.5-inch rise, 31-inch inseam, 20-inch leg opening
Sizing notes: I’m wearing a 29 above (my usual MOTHER size). For reference, I’m 5’2, 138 pounds, and wear a 28 in the similar fit of Gap full-length flares.
I’ve been a fan of MOTHER The Tomcats for a while… They’re fantastic straight-leg jeans, but I’m digging the wash and distressing of these newer The Tomcat Ankle Destroyed Jeans even more than my older ones.
The Details: 98% cotton (not as stretchy as my other MOTHER jeans); 10.75-inch rise, 26-inch inseam, 14-inch leg opening
Sizing notes: I’m wearing a 29 here, and they’re too small and squeezy for me. I prefer to size up to a 30, or sometimes even a 31, for a more-relaxed fit in MOTHER’s 98% cotton jeans. I like the newer wash and distressing on these Tomcats a lot, but I should’ve ordered a size up.
The MOTHER The Hustler High-Rise Flared Jeans and the MOTHER The Hustler Bootcuts have a very similar fit, and I love them both. The jeans pictured above are the flares (since the bootcuts are almost sold out). Both definitely have more of a relaxed wide-leg feel to them compared with the fit of the classic Weekender flares. The full-length Hustlers remind me of my Tomcat Rollers, but I like the washes available in the Hustlers more, and I know the extended inseam is helpful for those of us who aren’t 5’2″.
The first photo is full length, and the second is tucked under. I ended up hacking off this particular pair with scissors and am wearing them (happily) as I type. A great relaxed, on-trend fit.
Details: 95% cotton (very stretchy); 11-inch rise, 34-inch inseam, 27-inch leg opening
Sizing Notes: I’m wearing a 29 here, and although they’re WAY too long, I LOVE the fit everywhere else. You can see how they look at the correct length in the second photo. Ultimately, I ended up hacking about 6 inches off the bottom!
There’s a variety of Hustlers in great washes that are a part of this Saks sale (the Patch-Pocket High-Waist Ankle Flare Jeans can be found at Nordstrom and other washes at Saks). The Hustlers definitely have a similar vibe and fit to the MOTHER Insiders, so if you’re a fan of the Insiders, you’ll likely like the Hustlers. They have a bit of a higher rise, a slightly wider leg opening, and a slightly longer inseam.
Details: Various cotton content; 11-inch rise, 28-inch inseam, 16-inch leg opening
Sizing Notes: I wear my usual MOTHER size 29 in the Hustlers.
Plenty of other fun things to check out in the Saks Friends & Family 25% off promotion (and Nordstrom’s price-matching), but it was hard for me to not get stuck JUST in the selection of MOTHER jeans. LOVE this sale!