I’ve had to replace all of my denim recently because I no longer fit in them! I’m 11 months postpartum so I’m still a little bigger than my usual size. Thankfully, Mott + Bow asked me if I wanted to try out a pair of their denim so I was able to pick something out in me new size!
Mott + Bow Denim Review
About Mott + Bow
Mott + Bow’s mission is to make premium denim at a reasonable price. Their denim is made in a family owned facility which ensures better quality, less waste, and a fair price. Mott + Bow has a 32-year denim heritage so they have the experience required to make an exceptional pair of jeans. You can read more about their history and denim process here!
The Mom ‘Oliver’ Denim Review
Mott + Bow sent me their ‘Mom Jean‘ to try out in the ‘Oliver’ style. The Oliver is a dark wash denim made out of 99% cotton and 1% elastane. It is supposed to be one of their heavier denim fabrics with a weight of 13oz. It’s a high rise style with a front rise of 10.25″ and it hugs your hips and waist and loosens up around the leg.
My first impressions of these jeans were that they were really comfortable! It says that this is one of their “heavier” denim styles but it honestly felt really soft to me. I guess I’m just used to wearing vintage style 100% cotton denim that’s really stiff! These jeans are so comfortable that I actually took a nap in them!
Other things I noticed are that they are slightly cropped. I’m 5’8″ and they hit about 1 inch above my ankle. They do fit tighter around my hips and then loosen up around the leg. I don’t know if I’d think of them as a “Mom” jean. They seem like a typical straight leg jean to me – which is great! It is a high rise but not as high as I would like. With a 10.25″ rise These hit right below my belly button and I prefer jeans that are 11″ so they hit above my belly button.
These jeans do have stretch to them and did loosen up with wear. So I would definitely recommend sizing down if you are in between sizes.
That brings me to the only con I can think of with these jeans. I was a little confused by the size chart. Mott + Bow only lists hip measurements on their size chart. They say to take your normal size in jeans but since my weight is constantly fluctuating I didn’t really have a good idea of my current “normal” size. According to the size chart, my hip measurement indicated I would be a size 28. However, that seemed pretty big to me. I do have a pair of size 26 jeans from another brand that fit but on the Mott + Bow size chart, the size 26 seemed really small. So I just took a guess and went with size 27. Luckily, the size 27 worked out for me, but no thanks to the Mott + Bow size chart…haha. I do wish they would include waist measurements on their size chart to give a better idea of the jeans sizes.
However, Mott + Bow does offer an at Home Try-On program where you can purchase one size and then pick a second size to try on for free. They will send you both pairs and you can send back the size that doesn’t work for free. I would definitely recommend doing that!
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Mott + Bow YouTube Review
If you want to see these Mott + Bow jeans in action then check out my YouTube review! I’m also sharing some other Mott + Bow pieces as well as what I added to my closet in November.
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