Why are they called "Mom" jeans?

When my 15 year old daughter came home and said, "Mom, I want a pair of mom jeans", I was confused and intrigued. What were mom jeans and did this mom need a pair?? I immediately went looking for them and not only bought a pair for her, but tried them on myself. I was instantly transported back to my junior year of college, circa 1995! Apparently, everything comes back in style. Now, I'm wishing I didn't give away my fave pair of broken in Levi's I wore to almost every college party!

But you are probably asking: how do I wear mom jeans at "my" age and not look like a mom (or like I'm trying to be 20)?? The answer is ....pair this trendy, young(ish) denim with a sophisticated top, bag and shoes! The vintage "wedgie" (yes, that is the name of this style) Levis are from Anthropologie. I love this store because they truly have something for everyone! My black Club Monaco top (similar) is just cropped enough that it works perfectly with this high-waisted jean. Accessories - leopard block heels from Top Shop (in-store at Nordstrom) and my birthday gift to myself - a vintage Chanel bag from The RealReal. If you haven't checked out this site, you must!! Great luxury "pre-owned" finds - from handbags, shoes and clothes to jewelry and artwork!