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Designer Jeans for Petites

Which Designer Jeans Come in Petite Sizes? |  Which Jeans Styles Flatter Petite Women?

Not long ago it was almost impossible to find petite designer jeans. Now there are quite a few choices in true petite sizes and short inseams.

Designer Jeans That Come in Petite Sizes or Short Lengths

Brand Sizes, Styles,and Comments Price Range Where to Shop
7 For All Mankind High end designer jeans. Some styles come in short length, from 23-32" waist. $$$$$ Shopbop.com
Pink Mascara
Bloomingdales
Nordstrom
AG Adriano Goldschmied from 24-32" waist. $$$$$ Bloomingdales
Zappos
Nordstrom
Citizens of Humanity Bootcut, skinny, ultra-skinny and flare from 24-32" waist. $$$$$ shopbop.com
pinkMASCARA.com
Bloomingdales
Nordstrom
DL 1961 Cindy and Amanda are their petite styles, from 24" waist $$$$$ Bloomingdales
Hudson Their Signature bootcut, Beth Baby Boot, Ferris Flare come in a short inseam from 24-32" waist. $$$$$ shopbop.com
pinkMASCARA.com
Bloomingdales
Nordstrom
J Brand Their petites have a shorter inseam and a higher turn at the knee for petites 5' 3" and under. From 24-32" waist. $$$$$
Joe's Jeans Their "Provocateur" style was chosen by several magazines as best overall jeans and best jeans for petites. It comes in several bootcut, straight leg, and flared styles. From 24-32" waist. $$$$$ shopbop.com
pinkMASCARA.com
Nordstrom
Zappos
Not Your Daughter's Jeans (NYDJ) 0P-18P waist. Maker of the wildly popular "Tummy Tuck" jeans. Great for women with curves, especially those who appreciate a higher rise, a lift for the butt, and strong support across the midsection. If your belly is a problem area, this is the jean for you! $$$ Macy's
Lord & Taylor
Nordstrom
Bloomingdales
Zappos
Paige Premium Denim One of the few high-end designers to offer petite jeans that have been rescaled and tailored for specifically for women 5'4"" and under. Petites available in 24-32" waist, 31" inseam. $$$$$ Bloomingdales
Nordstrom

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Best Jeans Styles for Petites

To select jeans that flatter your petite figure, apply the same basic concepts the experts recommend for your entire petite wardrobe. Look for petite jeans styles that emphasize vertically. Avoid horizontal elements that distract the eye from that vertical line. For example:

  • Wear straight-leg styles, a little on the long side, in darker colors
  • To minimize curves, choose a wide-leg trouser cut that falls straight from the hips
  • Fitted tight jeans can also work - choose a linear cut like a cigarette leg. Avoid leg designs that are tapered at the bottom.
  • Avoid crops and cuffs
  • Avoid flares and styles that are very tight at the knees.
  • Avoid an obvious break between the jeans and your shoes by wearing shoes or boots that are partially or completely covered by the bottom of your jeans,
  • Use a monochromatic color scheme, including hose and shoes
  • Wear your jeans with heels, preferably with pointed toes
  • Avoid shoes with horizontal straps that visibly cut across the front of your foot
  • Wear thin, color coordinated belts.
  • Avoid wide belts in contrasting colors
  • Avoid other oversized accessories

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