Not All Heroes Have Capes- Some Wear Mom Jeans

Not all heroes have capes. Some wear mom jeans.

A few months back, during a certain impeachment trial, a certain political figure’s son sent out an image of a certain U.S. Senator, wearing high wasted jeans with a caption that read, “Because Mom Jeans are for Wussies.” (Except, it didn’t exactly say “wussies”, but you can Google it for the R rated version.) Anywho, while the post was meant to be derogatory to the politician due to the way he voted, I couldn’t help but be a little offended by the tasteless humor.  It was quite off putting for those of us who kick butt and take names wearing mom jeans. Clearly, somebody did not realize that the people who are really running the world, rock mom jeans on the regular.

Mom jeans. Those up past your belly button, comfy on a post-baby body, perfectly lovely pant option. The most suitable article of clothing for tucking in your pooch and keeping everything covered while you lean over to pick up a basket of laundry or load your car with groceries.  They are perfect for weekends on the soccer field, or answering work emails in the school car line. No, they are not always that flattering, and no, you wouldn’t have caught me dead in them back in college, but man can I conquer life in them now. And there is nothing “wussy” about a mom taking charge.

Not only do mom jeans provide comfort while tackling an assortment of tasks, dare I say, they are cool now? Celebs such as Beyonce, J-Lo and Jessica Simpson have rocked them over the years. And if it’s good enough for Queen Bey, it’s good enough for me.

And while we are on the subject, I happened to notice a certain animated character in the new movie, Onward, pretty much saved the world while wearing, you guessed it, mom jeans. Thank you Disney Pixar, for making high waisted pants the Super Hero cape of the mom world.


So, while they may not meet the standard of “perfection” or “sophistication” that some people have set for women, a good pair of mom jeans should never be underestimated. Because, no, moms don’t always have low-rise pant friendly bodies, but that’s because we are raising tiny humans and quite literally take on the weight of the world every day. We help shape the future and deserve to be comfortable and confident while doing it. So the next time you see a woman wearing mom jeans, know that you are in the presence of greatness. Mom jeans aren’t for wussies- they are for freaking super heroes.

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