Thoughts on Jeans, Muffin Tops, and Pockets.
Up until the 90′s, the normal jeans were what people now call ‘mom’ jeans. They started making what are NOW considered normal jeans in the late 80s. They called them ‘boy cut’ jeans. It took them 20 years to catch on enough to become the New Normal.
I hated jeans, even when I was only 20 lbs overweight. Denim is stretchy. It relaxes as you wear it and makes you looks fatter. But I see heavier people in what I still think of as boy jeans all the time now. The muffin top look makes two rolls of fat over the jeans. At least the old normal smoothed out those lines and you might only have the one bulge at the top, depending on how much weight you needed to lose.
The double roll created by the waist band on the boy jeans looks so much worse. I don’t see when people make jokes about the so-called mom jeans. Which still look right to my eyes.
Another stylistic issue with the New Normal is that the pockets are no longer properly placed. Now they curve down under the bottom of the butt. They should be riding on the top curve of the butt. Decorative pockets now draw attention to the crotch more than they draw attention to the behind. It all just looks so wrong.
I used to hate jeans. But now I hate them even more.