According to the defined term on Wikipedia: “Mom jeans” is a humorously pejorative term for a specific type of fit of women's jeans, considered to be both unfashionable, and unflattering to the wearer's body shape. The style usually consists of an abnormally high waist (rising above the belly button), making the buttocks appear disproportionately longer, larger, and flatter than they otherwise might. It also tends to have excess space in the zipper/crotch and leg areas.
“Somewhere out there are there ‘dad pants?’ If someone did spot ‘dad pants’ would it catch on like wildfire like ‘mom jeans?’ I don’t think so.
Though Wright doesn’t address the origin of the term, the actual origin came from a comedy skit on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 2003. The tagline: "For 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!' "
In the blog post, Wright says, “We need to wake up people and put the term down. Don’t let forces turn you into some self-loathing;
Wright is a Southern California native with a BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton. She has written several books including “Raise the Red Teddy: A Single Mother’s Guide to Dating;” “The Hodaoa-Anibo Dictionary;” “50” and “A Crime And A Simplification of Something Sublime.”
She has created several art series as well, including “Fractured;”
To read “What the Heck Are Mom Jeans” go to: http://www.thewrighteronline.com/