Carrot leg jeans: just another way to say “mom jeans”?

Carrot_leg_jeans OK, Fashion Police Cadets, we need to talk about carrot leg jeans. In fact, we need to talk about the so-called "carrot leg" trend in general, because it’s everywhere right now, but that’s another post for another day. Right now we want to concentrate on the important issue of the carrot leg, as applied to jeans, such as these ones from Miss Selfridge.

We’re just going to come right out and say it: we think this is probably a Crime of Fashion.  Let’s see: the tapered leg (yes, you can call it "carrot" all you like, but that there is a tapered leg if ever we seen one), the slightly baggy hips, the pleated front….

They’re Mom Jeans, aren’t they? They’ve just given them a new name and thought we’d be fooled. Is the "carrot" leg fooling you, though, readers? Or are you seeing a Mom Jean, and a Crime of Fashion here, like we are?

20 Comments

  • September 11, 2008

    Pilly

    It’s a Mom jean.

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  • September 11, 2008

    gokarm

    Mom jean.

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  • September 11, 2008

    Am

    My mum wear jeans like that! I’d so like to destroy them, but I think that would probably be taking it a step too far…

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  • September 11, 2008

    Amanda

    HAHAHAHA! I’d never heard of the term “carrot leg” before! That is really a stretch in fashion terminology if I’ve ever heard one. And they are without a doubt mom jeans.

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  • September 11, 2008

    b.

    More like ice-cream cone legs.

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  • September 11, 2008

    Kate

    Mom jean.

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  • September 11, 2008

    Arielle

    Yep, mom jeans and a crime of fashion.

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  • September 11, 2008

    helen

    Totally mom jeans. And very similar to the jeans mom bought for me when I was little that I swore to myself I would never suffer through wearing again.(shudder)

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  • September 12, 2008

    Danielle

    Mom jeans. No doubt about it.

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  • September 12, 2008

    SJ

    All it’s missing is the elastic waist…

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  • September 12, 2008

    Camsy

    Eew. I think it’s more than a crime, it’s a mortal sin.

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  • September 12, 2008

    Alexia

    Skinny jeans are looking kinda good right now.

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  • September 13, 2008

    Anna

    Carrot jeans? Psh, yeah right.
    I find it quite funny when designers try to give a fashion don’t a new name and all of a sudden it becomes a new trend that everyone’s wearing.
    I hope these “carrot leg jeans” become the new latest thing so that I can laugh hysterically at everyone stupid enough to wear them.

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  • September 14, 2008

    Alina

    i actually HAVE seen people wearing these lately, i was a bit shocked, because i thought this was the number one no no!

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  • September 15, 2008

    DesignerElla

    There’s creative writing, and following one of my old (ie: past) dear professor’s rules of not using clichรฉs…
    And then there’s insanity.
    NUTS!
    How about “pea” brain designer or marketer?!

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  • September 15, 2008

    DesignerElla

    By the way, my mom is mid-40s. She had me too young. Anyway, she wouldn’t wear such a jean. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • September 15, 2008

    DesignerElla

    By the way, my mom is mid-40s. She had me too young. Anyway, she wouldn’t wear such a jean. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • October 23, 2008

    Randa

    Yeah, those are definitely mom jeans. I’m 38 and wouldn’t wear them. ๐Ÿ™‚ (But I’m not a mom …)

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  • September 3, 2009

    Jenny

    I saw these in (I believe) a Cosmo and was shocked that they were being advertised there! Yuck! Mom jeans, without a doubt.

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  • September 7, 2009

    Lady

    the jeans that you think are the only look now, will go by the way, and only moms will be wearing them. fashion goes round and round. I remember when the low rise jean, as we called it, went away and became so passe, bells too, and then they returned. whatever.

    spend your money on starving children, the burning planet, drowning polar bears.

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