If you know the woes of "shopping while tiny," we feel for you. As a petite woman, finding clothes that fit can be a challenge, especially if the brands you like don’t make specialty petite sizing. When it comes to jeans, your biggest problem is probably length, but if you’re ultra-petite you may struggle with waist sizing, too.
If having every, single pair of jeans you own hemmed to a proper length sounds a little to exhausting to imagine—we’re here for you. No more considering shopping in the kids section, no more chopping off the ends of your jeans and hoping that the frayed look never goes out of style. (It’s very in right now, but that’s a story for another day.)
To help you find a pair of full-length jeans that will actually fit, we’ve returned to our favorite denim fit experts from AG, IRO, Rag & Bone and more to get their best recommendations. Below, shop the best jeans for petite women.
A straight dark wash jean will give the illusion of longer legs.
Frame Le High Skinny jeans, $199; frame-store.com
2. Hudson Jeans
This cropped style looks great when paired with a classic pump.
AGOLDE Sophie High Rise Crop Skinny jeans, $138; revolve.com
The Verdugo Crop hits just above the ankle, making the legs look longer.
Paige Verdugo Crop jeans, $169; paige.com
5. 7 For All Mankind
Made with a shorter inseam, these jeans wont have to be cuffed or hemmed.
7 For All Mankind Tailorless Ginger Flare jeans, $198; 7forallmankind.com
7. J Brand
This capri style hugs your curves and shows off your petite frame.
J Brand 835 Mid-Rise Capri jeans, $248; jbrandjeans.com
A mid-rise cropped jean won’t overwhelm and will show off your figure.
M.i.h. Paris jeans, $195; mih-jeans.com
9. Joe's Jeans
This style lifts and hides imperfections to create a flawless silhouette.
Joe's Jeans Petite Skinny jeans, $179; joesjeans.com
10. Lucky Brand
A low-rise jean won’t overwhelm you.
Lucky Brand Charlie Skinny jeans, $99; luckybrand.com
11. Rag & Bone
A loose fitting cropped style wont overwhelm a petite frame.
Rag & Bone Marilyn Crop jeans, $150 (originally $296); rag-bone.com
Look for a jean that’s cropped, so that it won’t overwhelm your frame.
L'Agence Margot High Rise jeans, $225; shopbop.com
This “mini jean” comes with a 23-inch waist and 26-inch inseam that is perfect for petite women.
AYR The Skinny jeans, $175; ayr.com
A light gray cropped pair will make your legs appear long and lean.IRO Rebecca Short Adjusted jeans, $200; iroparis.com
A cropped style is great because not only does it make your legs appear longer, but it can also be paired with any shoe.
AMO Kate Crop Straight jeans, $260; shopbop.com
A bootcut flare that widens at the knee will elongate your silhouette.
Levi's 715 Bootcut jeans, $55 (originally $88); levi.com