Mom Jeans vs Boyfriend Jeans

Mom Jeans vs Boyfriend jeans. This is an issue that causes us many sleepless nights that we’re finally going to talk about.

Some people like to wear boyfriend jeans while others prefer mom jeans. The difference between the two is in their fit – mom jeans are loose, while boyfriend jeans are tighter.

There are a lot of cool ways to wear them, mostly with a bunch of grunge aesthetic clothes to pull it off. This is why we made this post showing 12 great grunge style outfit ideas that feature those denim pants.

Mom Jeans are a style that travels us into back in a more comfortable and simple era, the crazy 90s.
A decade that here, in Ninja Cosmico, we are big fans since we spent our childhood, with no worries whatsoever about the future. Oh, the memories…

Boyfriend jeans vs mom jeans

Mom jeans by Kayleigh B.
Source: One in a Million

Being inspired by the 90s, those jeans also evoke a 90, in a way, because they can be considered old school.

Outfit idea: Something by Phen Holy
Source: Lookbook

Even if the name of “mom jeans” seems something that our mothers will wear (or are wearing), they are actually only jeans that consists of a high waist.

Ripped mom jeans
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Stonewashed blue light mom jeans
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These jeans can be generally stonewashed, but they also come in a light blue shade.

Grunge high waisted mom jeans
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They also fit an everyday casual style without much preparation.

American Apparel jeans
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Boyfriend jeans are a type of jean that’s tight, low-waisted, and loose-fitting in the legs. It has a wide waistband that tapers down to a skinny leg opening.

The term was first used in the 1960s and became popular in the 1980s. The style of jeans has been evolving over the years with different styles, cuts, and fabrics being introduced.

Grunge Quick Fix Look By Elle-May Leckenby
Source: Elle-May Leckenby

The rise in popularity of boyfriend jeans is due to the fact that they are more comfortable and can be worn during all seasons. They have a slimmer fit that makes them feel more like a second skin.

Farleigh High Waist Slim Mom Jeans in Rosebowl Mid Wash Blue with Ripped Knee
Source: Classic Internal

Soft Grunge Street-chic Cutout Jeans
Source: Athousandchapters


The term was introduced by fashion designer Rachel Comey who said, “I’ve always thought of boyfriend jeans as being very much like mom jeans. They’re not really that tight or anything, but they have this loose-fit feel. They’re comfortable, and you can wear them with anything, whether it’s sneakers or heels. It doesn’t matter.

Boyfriend jeans with Adidas
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Denim Jeans with Converse Shoes
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Grunge ripped boyfriend jeans
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 Pretty cool, uh?

So there it is! I love these two type of jeans! They are great in a lot of different ways.

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– Ninja Cosmico

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