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Women over 50 love these 'forgiving' jeans — and they're on sale, starting at $12

Three pair of jeans on Amazon
Who said mom jeans can't look sexy? (Photos: Amazon)

The too-tight low-rise jeans we've been suffering in are finally gone — and mom jeans are back! But of course, the young and fashion-focused are taking the idea to extremes. If you're looking for something between Millennial skinny jeans and Gen Z baggy jeans that are both flattering and comfortable, we totally get it. To help you out, we made it our mission to find just that and uncovered a bunch of denim discounts at Amazon that will make you feel like a million bucks. Scroll on for deals starting at just $12.

These Glorias sit nice and high at the natural waist and will pair with just about anything. And psst...they're 75% off!

$12 at Amazon

From the woman who invented fashion jeans for women, Gloria Vanderbilt has been an iconic name in the industry for decades. If you're looking for denim that's designed to fit real women of all shapes and sizes, the Amanda jeans definitely fit the bill (pun intended). They're a classic high-rise that sits at your natural waist.

This fan is in love: "I've looked everywhere for these. I had a pair years ago and lived in them — wore them until they were threads. I LOVE that these come up to my belly button, so my midriff bulge is more hidden. I love that they bend and move easily with me. I love that the buttonhole is easy to button, because I have trouble with my hands. I love that they aren't saggy. No more old-lady elastic waistband pants with gathers."

A classic five-pocket style with a slimming effect! These are designed looser through the hips with a stretchy material that moves with you.

$30 at Amazon

When your motto is "The Brand That Fits," you better deliver. Luckily, thousands of happy women agree that Lee's is certainly living up to the tagline. With more than 13,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, Lee Women’s Instantly Slims Classic Relaxed Fit Monroe Straight Leg Jean is super popular, especially for middle-aged women looking for the right fit.

A wise reviewer writes, "I don’t feel as if my pants need to be hiked up constantly. Also, I am way past the age of wearing everything skintight. There have to be some clothes for the older woman, and these are it."

Beware: These are Not Your Daughter's Jeans...but they're hot enough for her to steal. They're practically shapewear, with a slimming panel in the front and a curve-loving crisscross design.

$66 at Amazon

If you haven't heard of NYDJ, it formerly stood for Not Your Daughter's Jeans, and that's exactly what we're looking for. (Even Oprah loves this brand!) These Barbara Bootcut Jeans are designed to look as cute and sexy as that young'un in her 20s might wear, but they're designed for us older folk. With just the right amount of elasticity blended into the cotton for that perfect stretch, they use their "lift tuck" technology to make you feel slim and supported in all the right places. (Owing to their magical slimming panels, we suggest you select one size down from what you normally wear for the best fit.) The bootcut gives that skinnyleg look ending in a sexy flare, extending the look of your legs so you appear taller and svelter. Perfect with boots, of course, but also a knockout with heels.

This mom says: "I'm 56 years old with a thick waist. The jeans are very forgiving and make me look long and lean when I am not... I'm not a teen, and when I spend this much on an item I wear it for a LONG time, which makes the price a good value to me. These jeans make me look GREAT. That's all I care about. Great jean."

The slimming panels, booty lifters and super-stretch denim do the work, so all you need to do is work it.

$34 at Amazon

Democracy jeans are made to slim you down where you need it — and are the "perfect choice for mature women with curves and bellies" Democracy’s signature “Ab” Solution jean uses innovative construction that incorporates smooth, super-stretch denim; slimming panels to mold and hold; a hidden inner elastic waistband for a no-gap waist; mesh panels for tummy control; signature curved back yoke and strategically placed pockets that provide a “booty lift.” Now, that's a lot of innovation put into one pair of jeans! The jeans are available in short and long inseams as well as in petite and plus sizes.

This fan says, "Someone on Facebook had suggested these jeans as good mom jeans. I'm 61 and have more of a belly than I prefer. They are super stretchy everywhere and are SOOOO comfortable."

With a loose leg and a stylish silhouette, these feel as cool as they look.

$35 at Amazon

This wide-leg crop jean is a wardrobe must, as they look adorable with sneakers in the summer and fab with a pair of boots in the colder months. This stretch denim pair is designed to sit at your natural waist with fully functional pockets, easy zipper fly, belt loops and a high rise. Available in a variety of shades, they also come hemmed or frayed-edged for a more casual look.

One fan exclaimed: "Buy these!!! They fit beautifully. If you’re curvy they fit and accent your body in a great way!! Love the length. You can dress these up or down! It’s hard to find jeans that fit my curves as well as these do."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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