kim kardashian high-waisted mom jeans

Kim Kardashian in the controversial jeans. Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.com

Fashion and beauty mogul -- and everywhere reality It girl -- Kim Kardashian is defending her decision to strut her ample stuff in high-waisted denim last week after critics accused her of wearing dreaded "mom jeans."

Kardashian has taken to her official Web site to post the photo of the controversial jeans she wore with a crisp white shirt to an appearance in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

"For some reason high-waisted jeans are always branded with this negative term, and I think it's kind of ridiculous," she wrote. "I don't think these are mom jeans at all... and even if they are, who's to say any mom wouldn't look fabulous in them!?"

Not long after Kardahsian sported the skinny jeans -- which hit just below her natural waist and were accented by gold-tone buttons -- bloggers weighed in about whether to call the fashion police on the most enterprising member of the fashionable clan (who often opines on style matters on her blog).

"Any woman who is proud of her curves should be able to flaunt them in high-waisted jeans!!!" Kardashian wrote. "So you know what... I'm proud to rock the mom jeans!"

Sounds like Kardashian needs to organize a girls' night out with fellow reality star Jessica Simpson, who could have used a vocal ally during her own more questionable mom jeans incident last year.

Here at StyleList we'll be keeping our eyes on Kim's big sister -- and new mom -- Kourtney, to see if she borrows the offending pants anytime soon.

Meanwhile, read about the time our commander in chief wore the dad version of mom jeans.