Mom jeans always look good when cut into shorts. Case in point; these were the most horrific mom jeans you could imagine. Think Denim MC Hammer pants with an exaggerated taper and front pleating. Now let that marinate for a minute. It's worse than what you're imagining. But look how adorable they look as shorts! All I had to do it get out my favorite pair of fabric scissors- cut, cuff, and iron. And voila! You have created the perfect pair of pleated shorts!