You know you’re a mum when… you prefer high-waisted jeans over others.
When I was in my late teens and most of my twenties, skinny leg low-rise/low-waisted jeans were hot. This may or may not have been due to the Britney effect. Never mind that I actually didn’t have Britney’s rock-hard abs to really pull them off with justice. Also, being short the back pockets almost always ended up at the top of my thighs rather than on my actual bum. Low rise jeans were just so on-trend that everyone had at least one pair.
As my metabolism slowed and motherhood approached, I started going for more modest mid-rise jeans. Still skinny leg but with a slightly higher rise, I still had the issue with the back pockets but at least my butt crack wasn’t about to pop out.
Now after three kids and little time to exercise there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY IN THIS WORLD I would be rocking the same low rise jeans that I did in my twenties. I’ll leave that to the young ones with gym memberships, thanks. I still have a few pairs of mid-rise jeans that I love, but more often than not I’ll be wearing high-waisted jeans.
Reasons why I’m digging high-waisted jeans now:
- the back pockets are actually on my bum cheeks rather than below them or halfway down my thighs.
- the higher waist also means my short legs look longer.
- the waist coverage keeps mum tum in check.
While I’ve still got a soft spot for skinny jeans, I’ve also added a few pairs of high-waisted straight leg jeans to my collection. I find jeans with 100% cotton (ie no stretch) are better for straight leg jeans as I want the shape to stay the same after a few wears, rather than warping after a few wears (which can happen with jeans that have stretch). Having said that, high-waisted jeans with stretch are great for mamas with active kids – they’re like wearing leggings!
Have you ditched the low waist jeans and opted for mum-friendly high waist ones? (Although, Britney is a mum now too AND still rocks low rise jeans! You go girl!)
What I’m Wearing
- Cardigan: Sussan
- Shirt: Saba
- Jeans: Agolde (bought secondhand via Carousell)
- Shoes: Witchery (bought secondhand via Carousell)