Petite Jeans


Buying petite jeans that are designed to fit your legs is the only solution if you're tired of shelling out $25 every time you buy a new pair of jeans just to hem them. Even wearing regular cropped pants won't flatter your petite silhouette. You need jeans that suit your proportions.

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On this page you'll find the latest womens petite denim jeans styles and brands online, as well as fashion advice on how to find your size and tips on buying womens jeans.

How to Buy Jeans for Your Petite Body Frame

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Start with measuring your inseam. You can do it yourself by measuring a pair that you fit you well. If you don't have any then you need to grab your measuring tape and get a friend or yourself to measure from just below your crotch to right below your ankle. Click here to learn how to measure your jeans size

Many petites have an inseam between 26 to 31 inches. If you have a longer inseam (which means you have long legs compared to your upper body) then you can buy regular inseam which is 31 to 32.

    Mini notebook icon Tip: Always buy a pair of jeans that are at least 1/2 inch longer than your inseam to accommodate the possible denim shrinkage.
Have in mind that if you're an average height (for example 5'5) but have short legs (see: vertical body shape) then you need to buy petite jeans.



Tips on Selecting Jeans for your Height:

If you want to look the leanest and longest possible, then your best jeans styles have a solid dark blue or black wash. It also helps to wear a pair of shoes that blend in with jeans (eg. black pumps with dark blue jeans).

Keep in mind that simple jeans are the way to go for your short stature as details tend to widen and shorten. However this is an exception if you have full or wide upper body (Inverted Triangle or Apple) with narrow hips - some washes and details around this area create curves and minimize your upper body. But some heel height is still needed :o)



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Now that you have your inseam measurement and guidelines to buying women jeans, you're ready to shop!

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Shop guidelines Stores offering denim jeans for petites at the bottom of this page




Store Directory

Designer petite jeans
Shopbop

Best store for buying designer jeans for petites by brands such as 7 for All Mankind, Current Elliott, Joe's Jeans, Genetic Denim and more. Free worldwide delivery.

jeans for short legs
dELiA's

Offers jeans with an inseam of 26" and up to 37".

Short inseam jeans
Alloy

Provides inseams from 30" and up to 37".

Petite jeans for women
Gap

Great selection of quality jeans for petites with review summary to help you decide what jeans to select. Up to size 20 (perfect if your plus size).

Affordable designer petite jeans
Nordstrom

Here you'll find the latest within Not Your Daughter's Jeans and other designer brands at affordable prices.

UK based fashion store selling petite denim jeans
Miss Selfridge's

UK-based store offering a limited but good selection of jeans with short inseam.

UK store petite jeans for young women
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Another UK-based fashion store offering short inseams.

Pacsun
Pacsun

Brings you short denim inseams at great prices, specializes in teen/surfer clothing. Their 'Short' jeans have a 30" inseam.

Macy's jeans
Macy's

They offer a wide selection of affordable designer petite jeans by brands such as Calvin Klein, Levi's, DKNY, Not Your Daughter's Jeans and much more.

Asos
ASOS

You'll find a good selection of petite fashion jeans and jeggings.





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