Mum Jeans: Hot or Not?

I recently came across an article on stylehunter.com called "Trend Alert: Mum Jeans Are Back!".  Upon reading the title my first thought was: 'Mum Jeans are back? When were they ever 'in'?!', prompting a hasty google search to see if, in fact, it was true...

Photo sources (left to right):  

burberry.tumblr.com

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thatschic.net

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buzzfeed.com

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fancy.com

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topshop.tumblr.com

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style.com

I have always thought of 'mum jeans' as being the high-waisted, not quite a boyfriend/not quite a straight leg style from the 80s and 90s, which were very comfortable but equally as unflattering and, therefore, should be avoided at all costs.  Now all of a sudden mum jeans are popping up all over the place; in designer collections on the runway and at popular retailers such as

Asos

,

Topshop

and

Urban Outfitters

 alike.

The thought had never even crossed my mind that mum jeans could ever be anything but daggy and unfashionable let alone trending this season, so it took a little while to get my head around the idea that they are now being rocked out on the high-street, but hey? I'm always up for a challenge...

What are your thoughts on 'mum jeans'?  Would you give them a try?

xx