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The Mommy Stylist

"Mom" jeans can be sexy: Stylish, figure-flattering denim for any shape

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CJ by Cookie Johnson Joy Legging Leopard
Cookie Johnson's collection was created specifically for curvy women. With more fabric in the rear and a higher rise in back, moms with voluptuous bottoms can sit pretty. ($46.99/6pm) Photo courtesy of 6pm
the gap 1969 destructed sexy boyfriend jeans
"Boyfriend" jeans are a super-cute way to camouflage the hips and butt. They should be loose on top and sit on the hips. Balance them out with a more fitted top so you don't look baggy all over. ($69.95/The Gap) Photo courtesy of The Gap
white house black market CONTOUR COUTURE PINK SLIM ANKLE JEAN
With extra room in the hip and thigh areas, these cheerful fuchsia jeans allow curvy moms to have fun with color too. ($78/White House Black Market) Photo courtesy of White House Black Market
zappos Jag Jeans Malia Pull-On Slim Leg Stretch Denim
These pull-on jeans are the ultimate in comfort. A wide waistband helps keep that muffin top from popping up, and the fit is super flattering. Just don't tuck in your shirt; these look best with a top that covers the waistband. ($64/Zappos) Photo courtesy of Zappos
old navy Women's Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans
Trouser jeans are perfectly suited for a pear shape. Because the fabric isn't tight on the thighs, it makes your bottom half look slimmer. ($24.97/Old Navy) Photo courtesy of Old Navy
6pm Levi's® Womens 512™ Perfectly Slimming Skinny Jean
If you have a little tummy trouble, say hello to these Levi's, which have a hidden front panel that flattens and flatters. ($31.99/6pm) Photo courtesy of 6pm
CJ by Cookie Johnson Joy Legging Leopard
the gap 1969 destructed sexy boyfriend jeans
white house black market CONTOUR COUTURE PINK SLIM ANKLE JEAN
zappos Jag Jeans Malia Pull-On Slim Leg Stretch Denim
old navy Women's Wide-Leg Trouser Jeans
6pm Levi's® Womens 512™ Perfectly Slimming Skinny Jean

Those poor, maligned "mom" jeans. They were supposed to prevent muffin top and camouflage hips, butts and thighs — all the while remaining stylish. But it all went horribly wrong — until now.

Today, there are myriad denim styles to help hide whichever body part(s) are not behaving the same way they did during those pre-pregnancy years. However, it still takes time to find the perfect pair; you definitely have to try on several. But just like a wedding gown — and a spouse, for that matter — you know when you've found "the one."

Despite the rising popularity of high-end denim lines, flattering, sexy jeans don't have to cost a fortune — although paying a bit more for a style that makes you feel like a million bucks is worth every penny.

So, with a mom's specific jean needs in mind — functionality, durability, forgiving styles and fabrics, comfort, and the all-important butt-crack-concealing ability — we found some pairs that will make you feel as sexy as you did before the kids arrived. And that muffin top? Forget about it.

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