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Petite Jeans For Women

The petite body shape comes in many different sizes. You may be slim or curvaceous but you are 5’3’ or under, some brands or stores have a petite jeans section where they scale down styles to cater just for you.  The key to dressing a petite body shape is to keep the proportions small.

Skinny, straight leg, crop, and baby boot cut are perfect styles for your shape.  Pockets should be plain and small, in keeping with your small frame. Denim details are always difficult to wear if you’re a true petite, so below I’ve picked out a mix of staple and statement jeans for you to up your denim game.

Even the latest trend, Flares for Petites can wear, I have found styles with a short inseam below for you.

FAQ About Best Petite Jeans For Women

What type of jeans should a petite woman wear?

For petite women, here are some styles that generally work well. High-Waisted Jeans, Skinny Jeans, Straight-Leg Jeans, Bootcut, and Slightly Flared Jeans, Ankle-Length Jeans, Cropped Jeans.

Should petite wear high waisted jeans?

High-waisted jeans are perfect for petite women! They make your waist look higher, which helps your legs look longer, even if you’re not wearing heels.

What is the difference between short jeans and petite jeans?

Short jeans refer to the length of the legs being shorter, while petite jeans are designed for smaller body frames with shorter legs and rises.

Who should wear petite sizes?

Petite sizes are made for women who are 5’4″ tall or shorter.

How do I know if I am petite?

If you’re around 5’4″ or shorter, you might find that petite-sized fits you better without needing any changes.

Which jeans suit short legs?

If you have short legs, skip the low-rise jeans because they can make your legs look shorter. Instead, choose high-rise jeans to help your legs appear longer.

Do mom jeans look good on petite?

Yes, mom jeans can look great on petite women! They have a high waist that helps make your legs look longer, which is especially flattering for shorter frames.


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