Watch The ‘Mom Jeans’ SNL Video

August 5, 2009
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They’ve been spotted on Jessica Simpson and even the president, but SNL coined the term mom jeans. Read more and see photos and video here.

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What are Mom Jeans? They’re that old pair of jeans that some older women wear, leaving a frumpy pouch just below the front waistline.

But they aren’t exclusively for women. Our own president was ridiculed for wearing them on a few occasions, most notably at the All-Star game, where he delivered the first pitch.

The SNL skit that introduced the term in 2003 was created as a fake commercial, with the great tag line:

“This Mother’s Day, don’t give Mom that bottle of perfume. Give her something that says, ‘I’m not a woman anymore. I’m a mom!’

Since the skit, mom jeans have come to signify the point in a woman’s life where she no longer has any interest in keeping up with fashion trends.

The video showed several actresses sporting the horrid jeans, pulled up close to a foot above the waistline, walking around awkwardly. It has become a classic, and ever since Obama brought out a pair of his own, the term is making a comeback.

Check out photos of celebrities wearing Mom Jeans along with the original SNL video below.

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