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So You’re a Curvy Petite Body–Shape! has been researching the best-fitting jeans for petite hourglass & pear shape women for over ten years.

You have come to the right page if you are looking for the best jeans for your ‘Petite Body Shape’.

So you’re under 5’3” and finding it a challenge to find both good curvy-fitting jeans with the right leg length. Skinny, straight-leg, crop, and baby boot cuts are the perfect styles for your shape. Pockets should be plain and small, in keeping with your petite frame.

FAQ About Best Curvy Petite Jeans

Are petite jeans shorter?

Petite jeans are not just shorter in the leg they are restructured to fit a smaller body shape than regular-size jeans. The inseam will be shorter but so will the front & back rise.

Best fitting jeans for curvy petite?

Look for brands that specifically cater to both such as Loft, Madewell, Good American, WHBM, Abercrombie & Fitch

What is Curvy Petite?

A curvy petite body shape is a woman who is under 5.3″, with a smaller waist than her hips. Tends to be curvy on the hips and bottom which makes jean shopping problematic.

Is a Curvy Petite a small thin person?

Curvy Petite comes in all sizes such as plus size curvy.

What jean style is best for short curvy girl?

For short, curvy women, high-waisted skinny jeans or bootcut jeans are excellent choices as they help elongate the legs and highlight the waist, creating a flattering silhouette. Choosing darker washes and stretch fabrics can also enhance the fit and overall look.

What type of jeans are best for petite?

If you’re petite, you should choose jeans with inseam lengths between 25 and 31 inches, depending on the shoes you wear. For the rise of the jeans, anything over 11 inches will fit like high-rise jeans. If you prefer jeans that sit lower on your waist, look for a rise less than 11 inches.


Below are handpicked jeans for the curvy petite woman. Just click on the styles to be taken to the retailer/brand’s website to shop.

Edited: 4/10/24

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Below are the best jeans for curvy petite UK retailers are currently offering.

Edited: 10/4/24

Be sure to stay true to your unique rise measurement. Nothing is worse than spillage or the dreaded muffin top which is caused by the rise being too low, so go for jeans with an 8.5-inch rise or higher.

Always check the fabric contents label for Elastane or Lycra with a nylon mix that will stretch but also recover its shape.

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