After years of shimmying into skinny jeans, denim is finally getting an overhaul with the rise of retro-inspired baggy, high-waisted styles.

One of the most notable new trends hitting the high street this season is the mom jean. Made of non-stretchy denim with a bootleg cut and hugging around the waist and hips, the mom jean is not the most flattering of styles, but worn right you can still look great.

Here are a few ways to style this most awkward of denim trends…

1. Supersize it
Forget slimline tailoring and go for an oversized blazer or box cut jacket. The severe cut works well with the more relaxed denim look.


2. Give your outfit the boot
Flat or heeled ankle boots look great with mom jeans, just be sure to roll or turn up the legs to show off some skin.


3. Stay classy
A crisp white shirt goes with just about any denim style, and the mom jean is no exception. Add heels or keep it relaxed with trainers like this street styler.


4. Tuck it in
Make a flowing top work with your high waisted denim by tucking it in loosely, á la Fearne Cotton.


5. Relive the Eighties
Bleached leather and denim are having a serious revival, and we love how this biker jacket looks with high waisted jeans.


6. Cute and cropped
Kendall Jenner knows how to work a crop top and we love her punk chic look here. For something a little less form-fitting, try a cropped sweater or a looser cropped tee.