08.12.2021

The best petite jeans, from designer brands to the high street

This is where petite denim cuts will quickly become your best friend – and leave you wondering how you ever bought a regular pair of jeans.

And before you let the term put you off – petite doesn’t have to mean size 6; the best petite jean ranges come in all sizes at retailers like Boden and Topshop – not to mention the latter *actually* style their petite denim on models no taller than 5’4, giving you a much more accurate idea of how they’ll look.

Plus, more and more brands – like Levi’s – now have varying leg lengths (as well as waist sizes), making it easier to find your perfect fit – hello new jeans, goodbye return trips to the post office.

Whilst we’ve been lounging in tracksuits at home – the more oversized the better – since lockdown has been lifted, petite people may find themselves realising that the items they bought on sale, or their favourite new AW20 piece, swamps them. And there are few items that are harder to get the right fit in a petite girl’s wardrobe than jeans.

Yes, it’s a struggle for all women, but as a petite girl, it’s even harder to find the perfect fit for this wardrobe staple. Compounded onto the usual jean shopping concerns, there’s the nagging issue of the length, and most importantly proportions that suit your shorter stature. So how can you find the best jeans for your petite frame?

So which exactly are the best jeans for short women that are worth buying? Skinny cuts like the classic Jamie jean from Topshop will give the illusion of longer legs, but that doesn’t mean you have to rule out an oversized cut.

These ASOS Design style denims can be equally as flattering, with its high waist and cropped length. While boyfriend jeans might overwhelm your height, girlfriend jeans like these from Boden are the perfect mix of comfort and cool. And if you’re looking for a designer pair our favourite are the Frame Le Pixie style, the perfect every day jean – oh and did we mention they’re currently on sale? *adds to bag*

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