The Best Jeans for Every Kind of Mom Bod

Cooler weather is upon us and that means it’s time to dust off your denim. Whether your style is a pair of retro mom jeans, Good American jeans, women’s boot cut jeans or you just need that perfect size chart for jeans, we’ve got something for you. Keep reading to find your new best jeans; you can thank us later.

7 For All Mankind

7 For All Mankind

Whether you rock ankle length, crop, raw hem or light, dark or distressed washes, 7 For All Mankind has a pair of jeans for you. The premium denim maker offers versatile styles that easily transition from a busy morning with kiddos to a girl's night out. Our editors love the variety of high waisted options, torn looks and eight unique styles that make this denim the perfect option for moms who want a little style with their comfy jeans.

Get them here, $225

Anatomie's Kate Stretch Denim Cargo Jeans


Coming out of quarantine we're all here to admit that soft stretchy clothes just feel better than anything tight, stiff jeans. The perfect mom-on-the-go jeans, Anatomie's Kate Stretch Denim Cargo Jeans are the perfect stylish upgrade from yoga pants: they're as soft as leggings but with just enough structure to feel like a pant. And those bonus pockets are just what any parent needs. If you're going to splurge on a pair of jeans this year, wrinkle-free travel jeans with extra pockets are the way to go. 

Find them online at Anatomie,$288

Madewell - Curvy High Rise Skinny Jeans


These aren't your mom's high rise jeans! Madewell's curvy styles are fashion-forward and comfy––no pleats allowed. The stretchy pants come in varying rises (we personally love the nine-inch height) to keep things in check while allowing ample room for moving. Our editors report that they keep their shape and are great for everyday wear. The best part? When you bring in a pair of old jeans (any brand!) to a Madewell shop, you get a $20 credit towards a new pair!

Get them here, $128

Good American - Good Waist Ripped Skinny Jeans

Good American

The brainchild of Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian, Good American jeans are better than good—they're great jeans for mom. Styles range from good flare to good curve, but Red Tricycle editors love the good waist and good leg style. Not sure which style is the best? Head to Good American and select the model that best matches your size to see how they look on a real woman.

Get them here, $165

Paige - High Rise Bell Canyon Flare Jeans


With tons of styles and fits, Paige jeans are a great option for moms. You can choose from maternity and petite to skinny and boyfriend and these designer duds are equally relevant for a night out as they are for the hustle of a busy day with kids. We love all the color and print options, and we know you will too.

Get them here, $158

Old Navy - High-Waisted Straight Jeans

Old Navy

Our readers can't get enough of the budget-friendly High-Waisted Straight Jeans and Rockstar styles from Old Navy. Opt for the Built-In Sculpt styles, which offer extra support and shape in all the areas you need most. Old Navy styles also come in Never Quit Shape Retention, which means you'll be chasing the kids all day without sagging around the waist or rear.

Get them here, $37

Universal Thread - High-Rise Distressed Cuffed Skinny Jeans


Universal Thread styles come in the perfect weight denim to help smooth and sculpt, one of the reasons these stylish and affordable jeans are a fave. Target has also redesigned the waistband in many styles for a better back-rise fit, so you're not pulling them up all day. With tons of options for color, fit and size, mamas are bound to find the perfect pair of jeans for them.

Get them here, $20.99

Mother Jeans - The Looker Crop

Mother Jeans

Mother Jeans are perfect for laidback mamas. Inspired by California summers of the '70s, styles come in tons of frayed, cutoff and looser fits with fun embroidered details. While a more relaxed style, Mother jeans are made from the highest quality denim in Los Angeles and are easily dressed up or down with the perfect sandal or bootie.

Get them here, $238

Measure & Made - Skinny Ankle Jean

courtesy Measure & Made

Think that wearing mom jeans means wearing stuffy styles? Think again. Measure & Made is a company that uses a patented FITLOGIC system to ensure you get the best fit and style for your body. Take a quick (less than a minute) quiz that takes your body size and shape into account, and then helps guide you to the right size for your body. There are several styles, but we especially love the skinny ankle jean.

Find your size and buy a pair here, $79 and up

Flying Monkey - Mid Rise Straight

courtesy Flying Monkey

This mid-rise straight jean from Flying Monkey is a classic fit—you can dress these up or down, whether you're dressing for a casual Friday in the office or last-minute date night with your partner. As a plus, Flying Monkey has a whole section labeled specifically "mom jeans," and there are dozens of other styles with mid- and-hi-rise waist options,

Buy them here, $94.99

American Eagle - Super High Waisted Jegging

Before you panic at the word "jegging," know that these popular high-waisted jeans from American Eagle are extremely popular, especially for post-partum moms. Made with real denim with plenty of stretch for a comfy fit, they sit over an inch above the belly button, which is ideal for moms who don't want to worry about muffin tops. Plus, there are tons of different washes, and you can choose between a high, super-high or curvy-high fit.

Find your pair here, $39 and up.

SPANX - Vintage Distressed Ankle Skinny


Yes, you read that right. Spanx has jeans. And there's no jean you're going to covet more than this totally on trend distressed jean in gray. Sturdy, with real pockets, they hold it all in without feeling like you're wearing...well...Spanx.

Get them here, $128

Just Black High Rise Button Skinny

Just Black Denim

Just Black jeans rose to popularity in Stitch Fix boxes, but you don't have to subscribe to get these super trending button-fly jeans that are high-waisted enough to keep your "extras" cinched in. Stretchy and long lasting.

Get them here, $98

NYDJ - Barbara Bootcut


The Not Your Daughters Jeans brand is known for being among the first of the "new" wave of mom jeans: trendy styles and cuts with forgiving details like higher rises and 4-way stretch. The Barbara Bootcut will quickly become your go-to jean that can go from the office to a playdate.

Get them here, $109

Liverpool - Chloe High Rise Ankle Skinny Silky Soft


If you've ever considered a Pajama Jean, you're going to think you've died and gone to heaven with Liverpool's pull-on Chloe. The fabric is as soft as your favorite weekend leggings, but they don't feel like you're wearing jeggings, either.

Get them here, $89


OshKosh B'gosh Anniversary Overalls

courtesy OshKosh B'gosh

OshKosh B'gosh is celebrating 125 years of making adorable clothes for families, and now you can snag a pair of overalls that are just like the ones you remember as a child, complete with clover design, real metal hardware and the classic patch. 

Available at, $65. 

—Gabby Cullen, Karly Wood & Amber Guetebier

Feature photo: iStock



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