Jeans: c/o Mott & Bow
Top: Glamorous (no longer available), similar here, here, here, and here
Red Shoes: Naturalizer, also found here
Trench Coat: Amazon
Burgundy Crossbody Bag: c/o Sezane
I’m finally sharing my Mott & Bow Jeans Review. Have you heard of Mott & Bow? This is another brand I discovered through Instagram. A lot of my favorite fashion bloggers rave about them, and I was so curious about the hype. Their claim to fame is that they are flattering, comfortable, and high-quality jeans without a luxury jean brand price.
Mott & Bow Jeans Review
What Are Mott & Bow Jeans
Mott & Bow is a NYC-based company that focuses on creating the best basic pieces with their primary focus being denim and is founded by Alejandro Chahin. He’s been in the denim-making industry almost all of his life, and he realized that there is a price inefficiency in the denim marketplace. But he also wanted to ensure that he is still delivering premium jeans with an affordable price point.
In addition to high quality jeans, Mott & Bow also has tops, dresses, jackets, tees, sweaters, and mens clothing. My main focus is to review their jeans since that is their premiere and focused item. Mott & Bow carries 4 different types of jeans: High Rise Skinny, Mid Rise Skinny, Slim Boyfriend, and the Mom Jeans (the style I’m currently wearing). I am wearing the Mom Jean – Ridge in the medium/dark blue wash.
Mott & Bow has 4 reasons why they believe their jeans are different from other brands.
Their jeans are slimming, flattering, and the leg opening has the perfect cut.
- Highest Quality, Best Price
They source their denim from top mills and offer directly to consumers.
Jeans have the right amount of compression and stretch.
They have a Free Home Try-On Program. You can try a second size at home and return the wrong size with the free prepaid printed return label.
For sizing, I believe they fit true to size. I’m 5’4″, weigh about 140 lbs, have a bubble butt, but everything else is straight. In pants, I usually wear a waist size of size 27 / size 4 / size small. I am wearing size 27 and it fits me well. The Mom Jeans – Ridge is supposed to be ankle length. Therefore, I got the 26″ inseam. I originally got the 28″ inseam and it was more of a normal full length jeans.
Mott & Bow jeans also ship internationally. Outside of the United States, they ship to about 220 different countries. They have jeans available for both men and women.
My Impressions On Mott & Bow Jeans
What I Like About Mott & Bow Jeans
They definitely feel very durable. The denim fabric feels thicker than your usual stretch denim. Which to me is a good thing because that means I can wear them often and I know they’ll last.
These jeans are comfortable because they have stretch to them. However, not too much stretch that it gets so loose and stretches out by the end of the day. So when you first wear your pair of Mott & Bow Jeans, it will feel snug. That’s totally normal. Once you have it on, you are pretty much mobile.
The reason why these jeans are flattering and slimming is because it has built-in compression. So it keeps everything snugged in. It is also a reason why for a pair of stretch jeans they don’t get too stretched out. Think of it as a pair of Spanx Leggings but with denim.
I love it when jeans are high waisted. I refuse to wear jeans that are not. But if high waisted jeans are not your thing, they offer mid-rise as well. The front rise of my jeans is 10.25″.
Order An Extra, No Additional Cost
I love that if you are unsure what size to get that you can order an extra size without any additional cost. That’s an awesome feature. Although I claim they fit true to size, I am aware that everyone’s body is different. This feature allows you to really know which size to get and you can easily return the wrong size. It’s part of their Home Try-On Program.
Great For Curvy / Butts
So not only is it flattering on your butt, they work perfect for curvy girls. I always size up because my butt is always an issue. It’s not big, but it is bubbly and I struggle to get a pair of jeans to go over it. But then I have the problem of the waist being too big. I didn’t have this issue and no back gap either.
For a high-quality denim brand, the price point is relatively affordable. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not as expensive as Paige denim, AGOLDE, etc. The price is comparable to Levi’s and Madewell. Mott & Bow jeans price range is from $96 to $128. Most are $108.
What I Don’t Like About Mott & Bow Jeans
Not True Mom Jeans
So this is more specifically towards my pair of jeans and I’m assuming the same for all of their mom jeans. It’s not true mom jeans style. Instead, it is more of a straight jeans style. I spoke with the Mott & Bow team and they confirmed that the mom jeans are supposed to have a straight jean style. So the name is misleading. If I try another pair of their mom jeans, I’ll update this section and confirm if it’s true for all of them.
Maybe it is just me but I’m craving a good wide-leg jeans! I’ll be the first to order if they offer high waisted wide-leg jeans.
Limited High Waisted Options
Their mom jeans and high rise skinny jeans are the only ones that are high waisted. I really want to try on Mott & Bow slim fit boyfriend jeans, but they only come in mid-rise. The front rise is only 8.25″. And if you have a bootie, this type of rise can turn into a low-rise jeans. Ya know? Which is unfortunate because I love the look of the boyfriend jeans.
Home Try-On Is Not Always Available
You are not allowed to use the Home Try-On Program (where you can pick a second size to try on for free) if there is limited stock. I can understand why, but if you really love a pair of jeans and this option is not available, it can be frustrating.
When you return your item, you will not a get full refund. There is a $5 restocking fee. They don’t refund the cost of shipping. This price is minimal but still annoying. There’s a $7 shipping fee for orders under $150 and FREE shipping for orders over $150.
Overall, my favorite feature of the Mott & Bow jeans is that they have the ability to combine stretch and compression. Hence, why they look so flattering. I especially love the medium blue denim color. It’s so hard to find a good pair of jeans that is not too dark or too light of a denim wash. I don’t believe many denim brands have this feature. However, it will be alarming at first when they feel snug trying to put them on.
Will I buy their jeans? Most likely. I’m considering trying out other mom jeans just to see if the style is different from mine since my pair is more of a straight jeans. And I’m very curious about their high rise skinny fit jeans and long sleeve shirt!
Have you tried Mott & Bow jeans? What do you think?
amanda elizabeth - meet at the barre says
I have a pair of those jeans and they are seriously my favorite! I love the waistline on them and they are so comfy.
Yes! I totally agree!
I never heard about this brand before.
But this pair of jeans is really cool. I love how you styled it with a trench and a cute blouse.
Thank you Margot!
Great review! I do love their jeans because it’s really hard to find jeans that fit pear shapes. I usually go for the high waisted so I haven’t tried any of the other styles. thanks for your honesty!
I only wear high waisted too!
Laura botkin says
These jeans sound amazing and look so good on you! I love finding new jean brands
Hopefully you’ll give these a try!
I’m going to pass this blog post along to my mom who has been struggling to find a new jeans brand and this sounds like it’ll be right up her alley! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thanks for passing this along! Hope your mom ends up liking it!
Love this jeans, mahal! Such a cute look!
Gemma @ MakeupMuddle.com says
I love the look of those jeans! They look so comfy, and versatile! You can’t beat a pair of nice, well-fitting jeans xo
Thank you so much Gemma!
I am such a sucker for a great pair of denim and this pair hits all of the things I look for in a pair of jeans. I need to order a pair! Love your outfit, too!
Girl me too! So glad that you love this one! You definitely have to let me know what you think!
I’ve heard great things about this brand!
It is definitely an incredible brand!
I sincerely look forward to your clothing reviews because I know you’ll always be honest – on the good AND the bad! It’s awesome to know I’ll be getting a true review before trying out a new company. I’ve heard great things about Mott & Bow for a while now, so it’s been great reading your thoughts.
Aww that means a lot Stephanie!
Hena Tayeb says
You look great..
Thank you Hena!
Such cute jeans! I’ve never heard of this brand before!
Thank you Samantha! I really think you’d like this brand!
This jeans looks amazing on you! The whole look is fab <3 Nice Post! Have a great day!
Anna English says
The at home try on program sounds like a game changer for sure!
These jeans sound like a game changer, I would to test them out 🙂 xx
They really are!
It sounds like these jeans check all of the boxes and I need to check them out! They are so cute on you!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Thank you Jill!
Such a good pair of jeans! I hadn’t heard of this brand- I need to check them out because I love me some compression denim! That’s cool that you can try on 2 pairs in 2 sizes at a time- very handy! They should definitely waive the shipping/restocking fees- it’s 2020! We’re not doing that anymore, haha.
Le Stylo Rouge
Right?! I love their try-on program!
Regine Karpel says
I need to try this brand.
Definitely let me know when you do!
I love how honest your review is with the pros and cons! The stretch and compression feature does sound good!
Thank you Jeanne! I love the compression too!
Nice outfit dear! Nice post!
Have a wonderful day ! xx
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Tanvi Rastogi says
I have got a big butt and I cannot lie 😀 – I need to checkout these jeans.
Haha!! You’ll love them!
Sonia Aicha says
Such a good review, comfort is key when it comes to jeans, I will definitely check this brand on instagram,
thanks for sharing,
You’re welcome! Glad I can help!
This looks so chic and comfy! Love it!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
I’ve never heard of these jeans but love that you can order an extra pair at no additional cost! That’s an incredible feature.
It really is a great feature!
I’ve also heard of these through Instagram and have been curious about them. I also have to have a little stretch in my jeans and the price point is good- restocking fee.. not so much!
There’s definitely pros and cons!
Super cute outfit! I love your pop of color with your red shoes! Xo