A Guide to the Best Jeans for Petite Women
As someone who is 4’11”, shopping for jeans is a constant struggle. 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, the biggest problem is usually length, but it doesn’t end there. Some petite women also struggle with waist sizing due to the proportions of jeans being created for a different body type.
If hemming every single pair of jeans to a proper length sounds a little exhausting — we got you. No more considering shopping in the kids’ section, and no more chopping off the ends of your jeans hoping that the frayed look never goes out of style.
We are here to help you find full-length jeans that will actually fit, flare jeans that are proportionally perfect for you, and jeans that have all the fun details that tall girls get to wear. Below, we picked out the best petite jeans from our favorite denim fit experts from Topshop, Joe's Jeans, NYDJ, Paige, and more. Scroll to shop them now.
It is a struggle to find a good bootcut with proper proportions when you have such a short inseam, but thankfully Joe’s has created a perfect pair that we’re dying over.
A great classic jean is hard to find to begin with, but it’s that much harder when you’re petite. Thankfully Grlfrnd, which dominates in denim staples, has you covered.
Topshop offers a whole collection of styles in petite sizing (cue the choir). The high-rise super skinny will help elongate your legs.
Wide-leg ecru denim translates year-round when you want an alternative to blue jeans. This pair is configured to sit along your waist, legs, and ankles proportionately.
These loose-fitting straight-leg jeans are great for everyday wear and have a reliable fit for petites.
This pair of made-for-petites narrow jeans is also designed to lengthen legs, pull in thighs, and contour the waist.
Wit & Wisdom
With figure-defining style and built-in stretch, these high-rise jeans make for the only pair of white denim you need all year round.
7 For All Mankind
7 For All Mankind has a handful of what it calls “tailorless” styles, which have an extra-short inseam to avoid a trip to the tailor.
Finally, a pair of full-length flares that don’t extend past your tip-toes — that’s thanks to Paige’s petite sizing.
The boyfriend trend is always a tough one to master when you have short legs, but Jag Jeans has given us “Girlfriend” denim in petite sizing so we can jump on the relaxed silhouette.
NYDJ is the one-stop shop for petite denim. Within its extensive petite selection, you’ll find all your favorite styles and silhouettes.