12-30-2009

Is Miley Cyrus Bringing Back the Mom Jean?

by Erin Flynn

Partying in the U.S.A is one thing, but walking around in Paris wearing mom jeans is something that just can’t be ignored. If you flip to page 14 on People Magazine’s Best and Worst of 2009 Double Issue you’ll see Miley Cyrus canoodling with possible new bf Liam Hemsworth (Oooh…Awww!). However, what was simply looked over were her clothes! Let me describe… High-Waisted, White, Pleated Cropped Pants, cinched with a Skinny Belt. Miley hasn’t been the only celebrity to have been seen in these, and she probably won’t be the last. (This is me coughing) Ashley Olsen.

Needless to say I’m a little confused? This style implicates everything someone should avoid if wanting to be seen as “stylish” or well…out in public. Pleats, high-waisted, and a long droopy bottom?! I thought we had stopped this years ago…Remember the Mom Jeans?
If it wasn’t clear enough with the skit you may recall from SNL’s “Mom Jeans”; this style isn’t cool nor will it ever be! So why is it fashion gurus are claiming pleated pants as being chic and must haves?! If only I had a clue!!!
Advisory warning: Pleated pants around your stomach only accentuate your stomach more, plus leaving your (how do I put this politely) crotch area looking baggy and twice the size.
If we’ve learned anything over the past decade it’s to leave mom jeans in the past. So to step forward into the new year may I suggest we move on to better non-pleated things! It’s merely a suggestion!

Other Pics to Check Out!
Elle’s Street Chic
Refinery 29′s Pleated Pants

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