Mom Jeans

Good denim is one of life’s necessities. There is nothing better than a good fitting pair of jeans!! .. And of course there is nothing worse than an ill fitting pair of jeans. No bueno.

I want to focus this article on 100% maternity clothing! Yeiiiii.

These are all pieces that I would definitely wear – you know, like if I was actually pregnant :P

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These J Brand maternity jeans I love – they are fitted throughout the thigh (a place that I always want to be kept tight and sucked in – yet they are not super clingy around the ankle. I hear that ankles swell up in pregnancy but who knows?

When people think denim they normally think jeans BUT denim also means shirts & dresses. When done right, the look is super chic.


This ASOS pregnancy dress is a perfect example. Pair with flats and your hair in a tight bun and you look instantly polished. This look is easy to just throw on and run out of the house.

And have you heard .. of .. Up Close & Stylish?

Up Close & Stylish is a fashion blogger on Instagram and her maternity looks were insane. (in a good way)


Here she shows us how to work a denim shirt into our pregnancy wardrobe. This is an older photo and her shirt is Forever 21. I don’t see mommy clothes online at F21 but maybe she purchased it in plus size?

This one from GAP is similar and it is for maternity. I love how clean the lines are.


I also like the idea of wearing the denim shirt open. That way you can purchase it in regular size and not have to worry about the fit so much. A chic combo is white jeans, a white top, and a blue denim shirt. Also chic are black jeans, a black top, and a denim shirt. These combos make it okay to wear the denim shirt open.

Something(s), however, that I hate with a P A S S I O N are jean jackets and jean skirts!!! It even sounds ugly, like ‘hey girl what are you wearing?’ .. ‘oh you know, just the usual and a jean jacket.’ ??? Or ‘I have a date tonight should I wear my jean skirt?’ … like NO. That is not cute.

This classic shift dress from F21 isn’t maternity but it might as well be! Pair with a similar jacket to the model and a plain pair of sneakers (keds) or flats and you’re so chic.


Last but not least, the takeaway …

Denim should be E F F O R T L E S S. If it feels like you are trying too hard to make the outfit work, you probably are and thank God I wrote this article, because if you follow my advice I promise you will look 10x chicer than expected!

But seriously .. keep it simple and make sure the fit is good and you can’t go wrong with these styles.


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About the author

Samantha Lease is a style expert who resides between Houston/NYC/NJ. She associates herself and her style with that of New York, as she has lived in the City for over 10 years before her recent stint in Houston. Coming home at least once a month and staying current with all things NYC 24/7, she is totally in touch with everything Manhattan has to offer, especially the fashion. Follow her Instagram page here: @incessantlyXchic