Mother Denim Review [May 2022]

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Celebrity favorite Mother Denim captures old-school cool of denim in a fresh, modern way.

With their retro aesthetic — along with flattering fits — MOTHER has won celebrity fans (even royalty…Meghan Markle is a huge fan of The Looker).

Beyond denim, MOTHER has a range of t shirts and knits with throwback vibes.

You can find them online at www.motherdenim.com and on instagram at www.instagram.com/motherdenim

After reviewing 184 across the web, MOTHER Denim scored a 4.53/5.
You can find their fit guide online at motherdenim.com/pages/size-guide

They are carried by Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Bloomingdales

Below, we take a look at the most popular & highest rated styles, along with interesting information, like when sales are coming up and more.

Research / Frequent Questions

Best Denim Mother Explained

Our favorite jeans and knits from Mother, including a little about what makes each special

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Cropped Jeans

Cropped Jeans

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Mother from Nordstrom $205.00

Cropped and frayed step hems add vintage charm to slightly flared jeans.


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Cropped Jeans

Cropped Jeans

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Mother from Saks Fifth Avenue $205.00

These cropped, stretch-denim jeans are enhanced with a slim fit and frayed step hem.


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Ankle Jeans

Ankle Jeans

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Mother from Shopbop.com $228.00

Fabric: Lightweight stretch denim Fading and whiskering Ankle length with frayed hem Button closure and zip fly 5-pocket styling Shell: 92.


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Flare Jeans

Flare Jeans

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Mother from Saks Fifth Avenue $228.00

These jeans exude a retro style with their light wash, back pocket stitching, and flared-leg style.


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Cropped Jeans

Cropped Jeans

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Mother from Shopbop.com $238.00

Fabric: Mid-weight stretch denim Fading and whiskering Frayed step hem Ankle length Button closure and zip fly 5-pocket styling Shell: 98% cotton/2% e.


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Distressed Jeans

Distressed Jeans

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Mother from Shopbop.com $248.00

Fabric: Mid-weight stretch denim Fading and whiskering Shredded holes and distressing Straight ankle-length style Button closure and zip fly 5-pocket .


Best Men’s Mother Denim

And a little about what makes each pair special

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Socks

Socks

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Mother from MOTHER Denim $24.00

Description – Because even bad boys need socks.


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T-shirts

T-shirts

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Mother from Yoox $180.00

jersey, no appliqués, solid color with print, round collar, short sleeves, no pockets.


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T-shirts

T-shirts

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Mother from Yoox $197.00

jersey, detachable application, print, multicolor pattern, round collar, short sleeves, no pockets.


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Pants

Pants

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Mother from MOTHER Denim $208.00

Description – The duke has arrived.


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Jeans

Jeans

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Mother from MOTHER Denim $208.00

Description – Off-white.


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Sweatshirts & Hoodies

Sweatshirts & Hoodies

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Mother from MOTHER Denim $228.00

Description – Whoa, that’s intense.


Mother Jeans Sizing

In my own experience, Mother fits true to size and slightly snug, especially in the waist. Each cut is a little different so always check relevant customer reviews before buying. In general, the stretch or “blended” fabrics have more give if that’s what you are looking for.

Mother Denim Size Guide

Do Mother Jeans Run True To Size?

Comparing to other jeans brands out there, Mother denim runs true to size.

Mother Denim Try On Hauls

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  • Popular Styles From MOTHER Denim

    The most popular styles…

    Mother Denim Tomcat

    These jeans had a rating of 4.69 out of 5. You can buy a pair from Saks Fifth Avenue for $59.40

    What Customers Are Saying About MOTHER Denim

    Of the 184 reviews we analyzed, 167 were positive, 7 were negative, and 10 were neutral. Below are a few snippets from the reviews.

    “I have a smaller build and know my size in jeans from Mother. I love this pair, and really all jeans from Mother, because the quality, wash and style is great. However, unlike my other jeans from Mother, this pair came MUCH larger than expected. I ordered my usual size and had to get them taken in by 4 inches around the waist, which I’ve never had to do before, especially around the waist. Really recommend sizing down because the sizing is super different than other pairs, especially if you have a smaller build.”

    About the Fit Sizing: Larger than Expected

    “Mother Lookers are the best fitting jeans ever! I can’t count how many I have in different washes, color, etc. These were no different. I always love the fray – I cut them shorter because I am only 5’4″ and wanted a bit more crop. Perfection!”

    About the Fit Sizing: True to Size / As Expected

    “I didn’t like the fit or fabric feel of these. I love the way my other Mother Tomcat jeans fit-at least the ones that are 98% cotton/ 2% elastine. I found these Tomcats to be too stretchy, and they seemed like they’d bag out. I think they fit slightly large, and if I had planned to keep them, I probably would have tried a size down to account for the bagginess that I think might occur. In any case, a miss for me!”

    About the Fit Sizing: Larger than Expected

    “I have had my eye on this pair of denim from MOTHER for months…finally decided to pull the trigger and see if all the hype was true. This is my second MOTHER denim purchase…the first purchase went back because they fit very strangely. The MOTHER Superior Tomcat is different. It’s amazing. It definitely runs small so absolutely size up (I am usually a 25 and had to size up to 26 for these). The faded color is perfect and the details are such that you know from the first moment you pull them on…this is a high end denim. Just enough stretch to feel comfortable and give you shape. Perfect length on my 5’7 frame…will look great with sandals, sneakers etc. Distressing is on point…not too much and in all the right places. I really wanted to love this pair and I do! If you are on the fence, I highly recommend giving this denim a try! Note: even the 26 is a bit tight in the waist and hips but I believe it will give a little with frequent wear.”

    About the Fit Sizing: Smaller than Expected

    “I am normally a size 23 in Mother Superior styles and I like a 24 in Hustler Ankle styles – slim fit but not tight. This wash “Squeeze It” is so tight! The 24 is too small.”

    About the Fit Sizing: Smaller than Expected

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