Did you catch Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary episode? I did, and although I thought the entire thing was awesome, there has been one clip that I have been daydreaming about… the mom jeans bit. You know the line from Twas The Night Before Christmas; ‘visions of sugar plums danced in their heads’? Ya, I’ve been having visions of mom jeans dancing in my head.
After having my four kids and being pretty close to my fitness goal, I have been left with that little mommy tummy. You know, the kind you need to tuck into your pants? I remember SNL’s skit from when it originally aired, but now watching it as a mom of four I wish I were a mom in the 90’s. They had it good. We have been plagued with low-rise jeans. I could wear low rise jeans if I wanted to have a muffin top and my bum crack hanging out.
I went out shopping for some new clothes this week and I had a couple of very nice young store employees try to help me put together some outfits. Every time they brought me a pair of pants I asked them to bring another pair with a higher waist. Apparently my go-to high waisted wide leg pants and high waisted pencil skirts are a little elusive these days. Back into my yoga pants I go.
At least big bums are in. Check. But I think it would take almost round the clock work to have the big bum and the insanely flat tummy after babies that we see on some celebrities these days. Good on them, but I don’t have that kind of time and to be honest, I really don’t care that I have a little extra curve. I am over trying to suck it in all the time and cover my belly with my arms. So, designers, if you are listening… please bring back the mom jeans with a modern twist!