I just don't get it. I truly don't. It seems that society doesn't want us to look like Moms, and we are biting in on the propaganda.
Mom jeans is a humorously pejorative term for a specific type of fit of women's jeans, considered to be both unfashionable, and unflattering to the wearer's bodyshape. This style usually consists of a high waist (rising above the belly button), making the buttocks appear disproportionately longer, larger, and flatter than they otherwise might. It also tends to have excess space in the zipper/crotch and leg areas. The jeans are usually in a solid, light-blue color, with no form of stone washing or fading. Other attributes of the style often seen are pleats, tapered legs, and elastic waistbands. The style is often accompanied by a blouse or shirt that is tucked into the jeans. This style of jeans was popular with women in the United States until the mid-1990s, when lower rise jeans started to become fashionable. (google source, wikipedia)
Okay, I don't need to look like a hag, but I am proud of the fact that I have survived parenting for over 30 years and birthed six children from my womb. I can now brag about being a Grand Mommy, and therefore, if there is anything I wear, or do, or buy or say that suggest the journey I have taken, well bring it on! I may not enjoy wearing the jeans from the 80's, but to warn me about "not wearing mommy jeans", well I would say that is the wrong wording. Let's call them "out of style" I haven't owned jeans like that in years. Even with my larger body I had given those up.
Just google "mommy" jeans and your computer will go on overload with advice to not look like a mom.
Just open up Yahoo and all you see is bodies without a "mom trace" that would suggest the birthing years or with titles on how they look better now than they did before they had children. Then you have the "hot grandmothers". I am sure neither of my grandmothers worried about being "hot". I mean, whose eye are you trying to attractive? The only eye's I want to attractive is my own silver-headed husband. He still view me through early married eyes and in no way has every!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, made me feel my "mommy" body looked un-attractive. I also don't want to hear my grandson's describing me as their "hot" Grand Mommy.
So I will say, do and be the Grand Mommy I am....I have earned it. Don't plan on seeing me on the latest run-way, my thunder thighs have never allowed me to walk on that floor. I will, however, exercise, try to eat right, and wear a style of clothes that doesn't scream....YOUTH.
Come on ladies..............can't we grow old gracefully and leave the SEXY for our husbands? Maybe if us "wiser" women would let go of this new "don't look like a mom" mentality then the younger women wouldn't have such insecurities about their looks, which leads to so many problems. Just saying...from the one who is going to wear "Grand Mommy" jeans proudly.