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The best information on petite and petite plus clothing

Jeans for Petites - Best Jeans in Petite Sizes

Although many manufacturers offer jeans with a short inseam, the best petite jeans are scaled especially for petite women. That means rear pockets that are appropriately sized and placed, knee breaks in the right place for boot cuts, waist rise scaled for a shorter torso, appropriate placement of seams, and smaller decorative elements. So look beyond short in-seams when shopping for the best petite jeans for you!.

Petite Jeans |  Which Jeans Styles Flatter Petite Women?

Looking for designer jeans in petite sizes? See our Petite Designer Jeans page.

Retailers with Jeans in Petite Sizes

Go straight to their petite jeans pages!

Jeans On-Line Sizes Brands
Allison Izu 000-10 petite Allison Izu. Petite premium denim is all they do. Styles include bootcut, trouser jean, skinny leg, wide leg, and denim skirts.
American Eagle in 00-18 in short length. American Eagle. Youthful styles include super low rise, straight, skinny, and wide leg jeans
Amazon.com 00P-16P NYDJ, Calvin Klein, Lee, Joe's Jeans,more
Ann Taylor 00P-16P Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor Loft 00P-16P Ann Taylor Loft
Banana Republic 00P-12P Banana Republic
Boscov's Varies Lee
Chadwicks 2P-14P Chadwick's
Dillard's 2P-14P Nygard SLIMS, NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans), Code Bleu", Lauren Ralph Lauren, others
ebay Varies Varies
Eddie Bauer 2P-18P Eddie Bauer
Gap 0P-16P (Select your size from the menu) Gap
J.C. Penny 4P-14P Liz Claiborne. a.n.a
J. Jill 0P-18P J. Jill
Kohl's Varies Levi's, Simply Vera Wang, Dockers, Sonoma Life, Lee, Daisy Fuentes, Gloria Vanderbilt
Lands' End 4P-18P Lands' End
L.L. Bean XS-XL, 4P-20P L.L. Bean
Lord & Taylor
Select your size from the top menu.
Varies Calvin Klein, Kate Hill, Lauren Jeans Co.,NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans), Michael Kors
Macy's Varies, some from 2P.
NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans), Charter Club, DKNY, Levi's, Lauren, Michael Kors, Style & Co
Metrostyle 2P-24P Metrostyle
Nordstrom Varies, some from 0P Huge selection on-line, including just about every brand of petite designer jeans: Citizens of Humanity 'Dita', Christopher Blue, David Kahn, Eileen Fisher, Jag Jeans, Joe's Jeans 'Provocateur', Michael Kors, NYDJ (Not Your Daughter's Jeans), 7 for All Mankind 'Lexie'
Old Navy 0P-20P Old Navy
Soft Surroundings 2P-18P Soft Surroundings
Talbots 0P-16P Talbots

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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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