Fifi, the jeans in the first pic, I have to say as a one with curvy hips, thighs and butt, they were needed. I always wore dark wash. The pic on the right is more in keeping with what I wore back then. Light wash are not my cup of tea (really shouldn't be anybody's imho).
The jeans in the second pic, should die an evil, cruel death. I hated them then, and I still do.
The mom jeans now need to have a little more of a more generous cut in the leg and butt for me. They are way more appealing than the mom jeans of old though.