Social unrest, Motown, prog rock, disco – disco balls, Jaws, Brady Bunch, Annie Hall, granny glasses, leather fringe vests, earthy colored garb, and bell bottoms still resonate some 40 years later. All of these collectively recognized seventies icons made a rippling effect on culture that continues to pulse today. Most recently, the high waist, flared-leg jeans – reminiscent of, perhaps directly derived from bell bottoms – resurged into the fashion landscape. Some have begun unapologetically donning the denim wear, while others are hanging back and snubbing the jeans as “mom fashion.”
Mom fashion looks better than you think.
Why count out fashion that reminds you of moms? Sure, maybe as a kid your mom forced clothes on you that didn’t want (a heavy jacket in weather hardly below room temperature, for instance), or saw her wear clothes you didn’t like. But put the adolescent ideas of your mom’s fashion sensibility behind you and re-examine: fashion comes in cycles and what your mom wears probably looks good right now. With Mother’s Day around the corner, the fortuitous comeback of flared leg jeans (mom fashion) leaves the fashion conscious to wonder: how exactly do I approach this trend? First, remember your mom is the best. Second, ride the mom fashion wave and follow the chic denim styles it has to offer.
How to sport the look:
The most prevalent look lies between a boot-cut and an all-out flare. You’ll want jeans that are both high and tight at the waist, and also have the chance of slightly skimming the floor. Of course, whether you plan to wear them most often with stilettos or flats will make a difference. You can be liberal with color and fade. Compliment your mother with the adoption of some bell bottom-esque jeans or buy her a pair for May 10th. And Pico Cleaners wants to wash all of your denim – flared-out seventies mom fashion or otherwise. As West LA’s top dry cleaning spot, we can guarantee you’ll receive your jeans fresher and crisper than ever.