3 Ways to Style Mom Jeans

Take inspo from your mom’s tried-and-true, old-school denim look with your own pair of Mom jeans. With a comfy high rise and a relaxed fit that hits right above the ankle, they’re not like regular jeans. They’re cool jeans.

Go for the OG Mom jean with the classic fit you already know, or try the Curvy Mom jean for more room through the hips and thighs. The Relaxed Mom jean offers a more laid-back fit that’s slightly looser than the original, and the highest waist Mom jean takes your jeans to new heights with our highest rise.

With tons of stretch and rigid options to choose from, Mom jeans are all about elevating your throwback look with some key elements. ‘Cause sometimes mom does know best. Read on for tips on how to style your Mom jeans this winter! 

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Colorblock Vibes Only

Build your outfit around a couple simple pieces to keep your look uncluttered and true to you. Pair a cropped fleece sweatshirt with Mom jeans and sneakers for an easy vibe. Plus, Mom jeans are made with a comfy high-waisted fit, so they work great with your fave crop tops.

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Add Some Edge

What’s really in this season? Jeans with big holes, mega destruction, and frayed details. Ripped jeans add some edge to your ’90s-inspired vibes, and are a good way to try something new. Wear them with a basic tank and cropped corduroy shirt for a look that’s just right for your next concert or chill sesh with friends.

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Keep It Simple

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. Keep your look casual and comfy with a henley sweater and Mom jeans with subtle destruction. To show off your wild side, tuck in your shirt and wear an animal-print belt.



Show us how you wear Mom jeans by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media, or blog!


Spotlight on: New Dream Jeans

The Dream Jean is THE stretchiest, most legging-like jean we offer. Wanna know why they’ve got almost 1,000 five-star reviews and have been called “a literal dream come true”? Check out some of our fave reviews!

AE Dream Jean

Booty-lifting, body-hugging, limitless four-way stretch.

“Well, I know why they call these the Dream Jean. The fit and feel are amazing. I feel like I could do yoga in these jeans and I don’t do yoga, but I want to now lol.” – GirlInSC

“AE’s best jeggings yet! These are literally the most comfortable and flattering jeggings I have ever purchased from AE. They are soft, stretchy, and fit like a glove.” – Danaaa

AE Dream Jean

Legging-like fabric has endless holding power & never bags out.

“These have so much stretch but yet do not lose their shape. I am able to bend, squat with great comfort.” – Mari

“These jeans hug in all the right places and are so stretchy I could do a full split in them and they would bounce right back (not exaggerating!!)” – Shelby

AE Dream Jean

Molds to your body for all-day support, plus a smoothing, soft pocket design!

“The name proceeds these jeans. The fabric and stretch are unreal. BEST JEANS EVER!!!!” – Grace

“The Dream Jean is the best! So comfortable & do not feel like you are wearing jeans!” – Kris



Ready to live the dream? Try the Dream Jean in the High-Waisted Jegging (now in Curvy, too!) and the Super High-Waisted Jegging, both in sizes 00 to 24 and lengths x-short to x-long,



Behind the Seams: What’s New in Jeans

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We want you to feel amazing in American Eagle jeans every time you wear them – which is why we’re working nonstop to create better fabrics, technologies, and fits.

We don’t always talk about what goes on behind the seams (see what we did there?), but our latest jeans innovations are too cool NOT to share! Check out what our designers are excited about, then shop the new jeans collections and try ’em yourself.



Innovating for Comfort, Stretch & Consistency

Jeans have been around for, like, ever – but that doesn’t mean we’re always gonna make them the same way. By pushing forward and embracing new technologies, we make sure our jeans stay cutting-edge cool and comfy.

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Improving Stretch Jeans

Stretch technology has come a long way. Most jeans used to have NO STRETCH at all, meaning they were made with 100% cotton denim. You can still get non-stretch jeans at AE, but with our amazing fabric technologies like Ne(X)t Level Flex, AirFlex, and Stretch, you can now get that the vintage-inspired denim look without giving up high-stretch comfort.


Making Better Ripped Jeans

There’s nothing better than a great pair of distressed or ripped jeans. Authentic distressing used to be something designers could achieve ONLY with non-stretch cotton denim. But our designers have introduced incredible, flexible fabrics like Ne(X)t Level Flex and AirFlex, which give you the comfort you’re looking for and hold up against the ripped, destroyed, and mended details you love.

We’re also incorporating laser technology – yes, lasers! – into the production of our ripped jeans. This helps with consistency, making sure that every single pair of jeans has precisely cut holes, rips, and tears.


Creating More Sustainable Jeans

We’re really into figuring out how technology can help us make more sustainable products, which is where lasers come back in. Yes with the lasers again! Believe it or not, using laser technology to fade and distress jeans helps us create more eco-friendly washes by helping us cut back on the water required to get your AE jeans’ washes just right.

And, because we care about the planet and YOU, we’re testing new chemicals and treatments that are better for the environment. We’ve shared some of our sustainability goals and initiatives on this blog before, and we’ll continue to keep you posted on our progress. This is just the beginning.


Leading the Way with #Trending Styles

How boring would it be to wear the same jeans every day? Our designers feel the same way. Which is why they’re always dreaming up new styles that are destined for your closet. Here are just a few of their recent creations we can’t get enough of!

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For Guys

If you’re a guy who works out, you should give Athletic Fit jeans a try. They’re designed with more room through the seat and thigh – perfect for guys with more muscular legs. Other new styles you should give a shot? The Dad jean for a laid-back, tapered fit, and the Stacked Skinny jean, made with a longer inseam for an on-trend stacked look.

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Our designers are also excited for you to try AE’s latest destroyed jeans. With bold destruction like shredded hems, blown-out knees, contrast mending, big rips, and dramatic tears, AE’s ripped jeans are getting better and better.

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For Girls

Mom jeans and high-waisted jeans are modern classics. But our designers are all about the fresh details, so they’ve gone ahead and added pleats, paperbag waists, and ripped knees for a very “now” spin, plus designed them in every wash they could think of. They’ve also upped the game with unexpected colors and patterns, including plaids, stripes, and even animal print.

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And how could we not mention the genius innovation that is Curvy jeans? Designed with more room through the hips and thighs, these jeans will help you say goodbye forever to waistband gapping and sizing up.



Show us how you wear your American Eagle jeans by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!



The Best Jeans to Wear with Fall Footwear

One of the best parts about transitioning to your fall wardrobe? The shoes! Retire your flip flops and sandals to the back of the closet until next spring, and swap them out for cooler-weather classics like boots and sneakers to wear with your fave American Eagle jeans.

Wondering which jeans go best with your new fall footwear? No worries. We’ve got you covered with this jean + shoe guide.



For Guys: What to Wear with Slim, Skinny & Stacked Jeans

Slim Jeans + Chunky Sneakers

Lean and clean but not quite skinny, slim jeans are juuuuust right for chunkier shoes that balance them out, like sneaker boots or sporty sneakers with a bigger, chunky outsole.

Skinny Jeans + Sleek Sneakers

Our best-selling skinny jeans – not tight, just right! – serve up serious style with minimally styled sneakers featuring a sleeker profile. Choose ripped skinny jeans for an elevated rugged look, or go for a medium wash for that iconic blue jeans style.

Stacked Skinny Jeans + Bright Sneakers

Stacked skinny jeans use a trend-forward stacked effect at the ankle to draw attention to your shoes, a.k.a. they’re amazing at showing off sneakers made to pop. Match your stacked jeans with brightly colored shoes to stand out from the crowd.

For Girls: What to Wear with Ripped, High-Waisted & Curvy Jeans

 Ripped Jeans + Your Fave Boots

Ripped jeans like jeggings and Tomgirl jeans might feel like summer styles – but wear them with black booties or plaid sneakers and they’re ready for falling leaves, sweater weather, and cooler temps. Emphasize your shoes by cuffing your jeans or choosing a cropped length.

High-Waisted Jeans + Statement Heels

High-waisted jeggings and highest waist flare jeans give you that comfy high-rise fit you love, and serve up major style with of-the-moment snakeskin heels. Try them with other patterned shoes in prints like leopard, houndstooth, and plaid to make a statement all season long.

Curvy Jeans + Fall-Forward Footwear

Still searching for jeans to wear with your fall shoes? Give Curvy jeans a try! Designed with more room through the hips and thighs, these jeans eliminate waistband gapping and hug all your curves. Try Curvy jeans with a split hem to draw focus down to your classic Chelsea booties. These boots are made for walking, and the jeans are made for making your butt look (and feel) incredible.


Show us how your fall shoe + jean combos by tagging us on Instagram & Twitter with #AExME or #AEJeans @americaneagle and you could be featured on our site, social media or blog!


This Fall: More Jeans, More Sizes, More YOU.

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There may still be two full months of summer left, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting excited about the best things coming this fall – the new clothes. After a few long, hot months of cute cutoffs and flowy dresses, who ISN’T ready to take a great new pair of jeans for a spin? Whether you’re looking for your go-to high-waisted jeans in a fresh wash to ride out the season or you want to try a new fit entirely, the AE Jean Guide has a little something for everyone.

AE Women's Jeans

No matter what style you’re after, we’re excited to offer you our widest, most inclusive range of sizes… ever. Our size range of 00-24 applies to all your favorite fits and washes, and is all offered at AE.com. We’re not talking about so-called “plus size jeans” – we’re talking about great jeans for all women. Period.


AE Women's Jeans


The AE Jean Guide is your one-stop shop to get all the info you need about AE jeans, and more importantly, its where you’ll find your new favorite pair. If you’re used to shopping in the petite section, or looking for the “Tall” inseams in a pile of skinny jeans, that’s all about to change. All jeans, all sizes, all in one inclusive jean guide. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is choosing a wash.




Your old jeans are making the world a better place

AE jeans recycling program animationHERE’S WHAT 17K POUNDS OF RECYCLED DENIM LOOKS LIKE

When it came to stepping up this past Earth Day to help reduce clothing waste, the AE fam came through in a MAJOR way. Between the months of April and June alone, you donated more than 17,600 pieces of denim. That’s HUGE. Like, 17 thousand pounds huge. Or 9 tons huge. Or a dozen schoolbuses… you get the idea.


Thank you for going above and beyond to bring in your old jeans and help divert so much denim from landfills. Your recycled jeans will be broken down and turned into housing insulation in partnership with Cotton’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program to be used in building efforts across the country. Here’s a look at what they’ve been able to accomplish so far:


Diverted over 1,230 tons of textile waste – the weight of nearly 615 cars.



Produced nearly 4.83 million square feet of UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation from recycled denim – enough to line 83 football fields



Provided enough insulation to various Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. to insulate over 690 Habitat for Humanity homes. (Based on a 1,000 square foot house)



Blue Jeans Go Green™ is a trademark of Cotton Incorporated.