Here at Revelle, we’re big on loving our bodies at all shapes, sizes, and through different life events. We know it’s not realistic to stay the same size forever and becoming a mom is a HUGE life event that inevitably changes your body. I mean, helllooo, you grew a human being! That is one of the biggest accomplishments we can think of.
Since we consider ourselves denim experts, we’re here to help you dress your beautiful, new, post-birth body!
What is a mom pooch, exactly? (and why you don’t need to worry about it)
Let’s get one thing straight… We hate labeling a woman’s body. Women’s bodies are all different shapes and sizes, and those shapes and sizes change a lot over time. It’s totally normal.
If you recently gave birth, are pregnant, or are a long-time mom, you may have heard the term “mom pooch.” A mom pooch is the area of additional fat and skin that is leftover on your lower stomach after giving birth. We can’t emphasize this enough… it’s TOTALLY normal and natural.
What types of jeans work best for a mom pooch
We know we can sit here and tell you it’s not worth worrying about your mom pooch (and we genuinely do believe that), but we also know that’s not realistic for everyone. And even if you LOVE your mom pooch, you may want help finding jeans that feel comfortable for your new bod.
So, here’s what to look for when you’re shopping for a new pair:
- Looser silhouette: Jean styles that are loose around the midsection will feel the most comfortable and easy to move in. Look for mom jeans, boyfriend jeans, girlfriend jeans, or dad jeans.
- Tummy control: If you don’t like the slouchier silhouettes, look for jeans with “tummy control.” This usually means they have an additional panel of fabric around the midsection to compress your abdomen and keep you feeling secure.
- Mid-rise or high-rise: Low-rise jeans may be uncomfortable on your lower abdomen, and you may have a harder time tucking in any extra skin. To avoid any unnecessary discomfort, opt for mid-rise or high-waisted jeans.
- Pull-on waistband: Pull-on, elastic, waistbands are comfy and move with your body. They are a great way to make sure you don’t get pinched or feel constricted by buttons.
10 Best Jeans For Mom Pooch
Whether you want to minimize the look of your mom pooch, embrace it, or just find a really cozy pair of jeans… Here are our top picks!
These are a jackpot when it comes to comfortable jeans. They’re slightly loose and slouched because of their classic boyfriend fit, but they also have a tummy control waistband to accentuate your waist and keep you secure. Plus, they’re made with stretch denim for additional comfort and moveability.
This pair of boyfriend jeans has a slim fit through the legs and an overall classic look. Since they’re mid-rise, the waistband will comfortably sit above your lower stomach. This pair is SO versatile. It would look great at the office, out at brunch, or lounging at home. The fabric is made with elastane, so this pair will have just enough stretch.
If your goal is to minimize the appearance of your lower belly, this pair is a great option! It has a sleek, straight leg silhouette and uses Lift Tuck technology to smooth your curves and lift your booty. This pair, like many others on this list, is made with stretch denim, so you know you’ll be extra comfortable!
Levi’s are ALWAYS a good choice. They’re affordable, high quality, and classic. And this pair of plus-size boyfriend jeans is no exception! The boyfriend jean silhouette will mask your lower abdomen, and be comfortable for you to move around in all day long.
Calling all capri lovers! This one’s for you. This pair of pull-on jeans has an elastic waistband and a loose-fitting silhouette, so they are nothing if not extra comfy.
We love the unique details in these jeans! They have a very sleek, pull-on waistband and subtle slits in the hems. While these jeans are skinny and will hug your curves, their sleek style will smooth your belly out (and there are no pesky buttons!).
Who doesn’t love a pair of SPANX leggings? These jeggings by SPANX will hold their shape and keep your midsection feeling secure, just like all of their shapewear. We love that this pair has real back pockets and distressed details to make them look like a typical pair of skinny jeans.
Style & Co does it again! Style & Co is one of our favorite denim brands because they produce affordable jeans in classic styles. We LOVE this pair of petite slim fit jeans. The fit is right between a slouchy mom jean and a skinny jean, and they have a flattering high-rise waistline. This pair comes in an adorable, vintage-inspired light blue and is made with super stretchy denim. Plus, it comes in petite sizes! So it’s perfect if you’re below 5’4”.
We are huge fans of bootcut jeans. The slight flare at the bottom elongates the legs and draws the eye down. This pair looks particularly sleek because of its super dark wash and flattering tummy control panel.
If you’re looking for a super fun pair of jeans (that are also super comfy!), this is the pair! They have a smooth pull-on waistband and are made with super stretchy denim. They also have unique seams on the back to create additional interest. We’re obsessed!
Find Your New Favorite Pair Of Jeans
At Revelle, we like to think of ourselves as jean experts. We know that a woman’s body isn’t defined by one body shape. That’s why we use our algorithm to find all of the best jeans for your individual proportions. So whether you order wide leg jeans, jeggings, or even low-rise baggy jeans, you know they’ll fit the first time you try them on.
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