Fashion Clothing Sarah Jessica Parker Has Been Pulling This Brilliant Jeans Trick Since the '80s Petite ladies, take note. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 5, 2020 @ 02:48PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty Images/InStyle Sure, it's easy to be enticed by the latest denim trends, from carrot-leg jeans to quirky zipper details. But if there's one lesson we've learned from Sarah Jessica Parker, it's that sticking with what you know and love always pays off. On top of having a thing for grey jeans, the actress and designer also enjoys cropped pairs. For years, we've seen her pants hit just above the ankle, a trick that helps to elongate her legs and make her appear taller — despite the fact that she's only 5'3. Whether she's wearing baggier fits or opting for sleek and slim, completing her outfit with heels or sliding on sneakers, Parker's best jeans outfits all adhere to this one simple yet important rule. Take a closer look at why it works, ahead, before giving it a try yourself. 10 "Weird" Denim Trends to Try Right Now, According to Celebrity Stylists Sarah Jessica Parker Loves Cropped Jeans Getty Images She's been wearing this style for decades. Even in the '80s, Her Pants Hit Above the Ankle Getty Images While this trick has an elongating effect, it's also a great way to show off some chunky socks. She's Made a Case For Visiting the Tailor Getty Images Or at least investing in "short" jeans styles if you're petite. Of Course, You Can Just Cuff the Bottoms, Too Getty Images No cutting and sewing required. 17 Top-Rated Jeans for Women That Are Actually Worth Buying It Doesn't Matter What Shoe You're Wearing Getty Images Parker has worn cropped pants with sneakers, letting a little bit of ankle show. However, You'll Get an Extra Boost With Heels Getty Images In this case, heels added height that helped balance out a long shirt. This Trick Helps to Show Off Your Shoes Getty Images A smart move for a shoe designer! Clearly, SJP Found a Style That Works For Her Getty Images And we're betting she'll continue wearing it for years to come.