The (Almost) Perfect Pair of Mom Jeans

Has there been a more exciting time in the denim jeans universe than right now? I mean, the varieties that have been emerging in the past few years - especially the past year - just feel so refreshing. Take your pick: boyfriend, flare, mom-style, paint-splattered, embroidered, ripped, patched, cropped, fringed, frayed...the choices are practically endless, and on top of that, feel free to mix and match, baybeh.

Speaking of which - did you guess that mom jeans would be back in style, and so soon, too? I certainly didn't, but look at us, embracing this trend and all! (OK, most of us, anyway.) I feel like we're making the generations above us proud because this trend practically define the fashion of their era.

As someone who has a low waist-to-hip ratio, it's been really tough finding the right pair for myself. The ones that fit me well around the hips would tragically, pathetically stick out and up straight at the waist (I could fit my whole fist in that negative space!) while others would just refuse to go past my hips. The ones that do make it past my hips would render me breathless immediately, so that's no good either.

I spotted these jeans in Zara and immediately took them to the fitting room, thinking it was just the pair of loose, frayed-hem, low-waist flare jeans that I was looking for but the moment I started zipping them up, I knew they were going to rest really high on my hips; when I turned to take a proper look in the mirror, I knew I found my perfect mom jeans.

Well, almost perfect; I do wish they crease a lot less, but I'm just going to tell myself "OK Liyana you can't have everything you want in this world OK." Other than that? I decided to stitch up the frayed hem and while I'm super happy with the result, with that length, no sneakers will look good under them! 

But I'm just super into this pair's wide-legged look, which I usually won't pair with sneakers and trainers regardless of the length anyway, so I'll be sticking to my wedges and heels with this pair, I guess!

Wearing: Zara t-shirt  |  Faiz kimono chiffon cardigan  |  Zara jeans  |  Nuovo chunky wedges  |  Glass Line sling bag


  1. I don't know, babe, about mum jeans and BF jeans. They don't like. Either one of them. And I'm not too fond of them either. I am, however, appreciating how yours looks on you. Damnit. Why did you have to tempt me thus??

    And I really do hope you'll come by the blog today, I'm trying something new. A giveaway. I've styled three looks using the same shirt dress, and I'd like to know which is your fave outfit. In return, you stand to win a Beauty Giftpack :)

    Right here

    1. Haha, I had reservations about them too at first, but I'm definitely drifting away from my skinny jeans fast!

      Will definitely check out your post soon!

  2. I'm one of those women who wore the high waisted jeans for much of my long, jean wearing life and I HATE the tight feeling of the high waist.
    I think they probably reveal a woman's curves better than many styles but I just never found them comfortable. You look great in them Liyana. I love that you're enjoying them so much!!

    1. Honestly, this is the ONLY mom jeans I've ever tried on that feels super comfortable on me. Probably because it has more give in the material than most mom jeans are made of?

      I assume you don't wear these high-waist pants anymore, but you know what, I totally get that. I myself love to have my pants mid-hips; they're just the most comfortable that way for me!


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I'm a style & lifestyle blogger based in sunny (and ever humid) Malaysia. On The Good Weekender, you can find typed journals of my evolving modest personal style, travel adventures, skincare/beauty updates, home decor things, and stories of other bits and pieces of my everyday life. I hope you'll enjoy flipping through these pages of my virtual book!