Denim through the ages can be like a Spaghetti Western film. There’s the good, like the slim capris of the ’50s and the bell bottoms from the ’70s. There’s also the bad, like bumster jeans of the Y2K generation. And then there’s the ugly (think ’80s acid wash jeans).
Where the ’90s are concerned, the mum jeans are the decade’s hero product. It falls somewhere in between the bad and the good. The high-waisted, light-washed jeans often come with tapered legs which makes it unflattering for most (long legs and a slim bum really help). But their indie/grunge vibe and ironic style statement give your outfits instant appeal when done right.
If you are still undecided on trying on a pair, consider this: The style is this season’s unrivalled workhorse, popping up on all the fashionable women during Fashion Week. Imran Jalal shows how you can ace this tricky look.