These Bizarre Topshop 'Mom' Jeans Have Shoppers Confused

"Topshop's Clear Knee Mom Jeans are the surest sign yet of impending Armageddon", one user wrote.

"Slick plastic panels bare your knees for a futuristic feel in tapered and cropped high-waist jeans", reads the description on Nordstrom's website, the same retail platform that earlier this year brought us the $85 leather-wrapped rock.

If these jeans take off - gone are the days where you could go days without shaving your legs.

It's unclear how many people have actually bought these jeans.

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So what was Nordstrom thinking in stocking these $95 retro jeans? But one snarky reviewer says the jeans are also "a successful resolve to the conundrum of maintaining your knee tan".

While the denim and perspex pair of trousers is definitely on the daring side, we don't think they look that bad. And while everything about them raises questions-What, exactly, makes these jeans specific to moms, and who thought them an improvement on classic mom jeans?

If you've ever wanted a pair of jeans with that showed off your kneecaps, Nordstrom has you covered.

If you can't resist you can get a pair here.

  • Michelle Webb