Mom jeans have gotten a bad rap through the years, thanks in no small part to the (admittedly funny) Saturday Night Live sketch . Far be it for us to argue with Tina Fey , but who couldn't get behind a little denim comfort?
And we can think of a few supermodels, actors, singers, and even heads of state who have our back on that. Because denim is a personal choice and a fleeting one at that. One day it's low rise, the next it's high rise, and for every flare trend, there's a peg-leg answer. So we say "bravo" to the stars who bravely wore their mom jeans and are honoring our own moms this Mother's Day  by paying respect to their namesake denim and the celebrities who did them proud.
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The Cast of Beverly Hills 90210
Brenda and Kelly didn't just share boyfriends, they shared an affinity for high-rise denim. And they ruled the halls of West Beverly High in those acid wash jeans.
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Cindy Crawford in a Photo Shoot
It may be all in the genes, but we'd be willing to try any pants that make Cindy Crawford  look this good.
Jessica Simpson at the 99.9 Kiss Country Chili Cook-Off
She got a lot of flak for those pants, but looking back on Jessica Simpson 's outfit (and that leopard-print belt), maybe the jeans weren't the problem?
The Cast of Friends
If they're good enough for our BFFs, then mom jeans are good enough for us, too!
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Gwyneth Paltrow Shopping in LA
Gwyneth Paltrow 's raised eyebrows with some of her mothering tips, but what's more approachable than running errands in a pair of cozy mom jeans? And when she opted for relaxed denim last December, we kind of wanted a pair, too .
Barack Obama at the 80th MLB All-Star Game
And then there are dad jeans — yes, men wear them, too.
Michelle Obama Filming Sesame Street
. . . But Michelle Obama