Meet the mom-est jeans I’ve ever purchased: the ASOS ‘Farleigh’ high waist slim mom jeans. They’re ridiculously high-waisted; like, I may have crossed a line here with my hi-rise obsession. (I definitely crossed my belly button.)
The Farleighs have been on my radar for a while. I first spotted them on Sydney sometime last year and loved the fit, but we have very different body types — she would look amazing in a potato sack — so I admired them but held off. Then Olivia sang their praises in her ‘Wardrobe Most Worn‘ video, and I started to give them some serious consideration.
Before I pulled the trigger on a purchase, I did a little Googling to find photos of real-life women (i.e., not models) wearing the jeans. I love this trick when I shop for denim online: I search the brand and style, cruise through images for shots from style blogs or Pinterest to see how they fit different shapes and sizes, and try to find women with figures similar to mine to get an idea of how they may work on me.
When they arrived, I pulled them out of the package and actually LOLed: the crotch was insanely long; when I held them up to my body with the hems touching the floor, it looked like the waist would cozy up right under my boobs. Major Steve Urkel vibes. Tbh, I was a little terrified…
But when I pulled them on, I kinda loved them! They sit just above my waist, and the fit is super comfortable with room through the legs and ankles. They’re true-to-size and hold their shape, and most important, they look good from the back. (No diaper butts here!)
On the first day I wore them, a cute young cashier at TJMaxx asked where I bought them and told me she loved them. Score one for the Farleighs! (I’m officially at an age where I’m deeply appreciative of unsolicited praise from cooler-than-me, stylish teenagers.) But when I got home, my husband gave them major side-eye. Ha! Can’t win ’em all.
At about $50/ pair with free shipping and returns from ASOS, I’m tempted to order another one; maybe with a little distressing. Full disclosure: I’m not messing around when I say these babies are high; they’re the highest rise jeans I’ve ever worn, and if you’re not into your pants hovering around your navel, these definitely aren’t for you. But if you’re into 90s-inspired denim and you don’t want to drop a lot of cash on a designer pair to try the trend, give them a shot!