6 Denim Brands That Were Made for Petites

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Try on 100 pairs of jeans, leave the dressing room looking like a bomb went off and exit the store with nothing. Oh, and if you’re petite, up that number to 200. Guys, finding denim that looks good is hard, period. But finding denim that you don’t have to bunch, roll or tuck when you’re under five foot three is kind of unheard of. Which is why we did all the legwork for you. Here, six denim brands that offer petite sizing, so you don’t have to live at the tailor.

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topshop petite jeans


Everyone’s favorite trendy brand is also every petite’s favorite brand. Topshop makes many of its denim styles in petite sizing, so you never have to sacrifice style for fit.

Get the look: Straight Leg Jeans ($45); Jamie Step-Hem Skinnies ($75); Jamie Flare Jeans ($75); Wide-Leg Crop Jeans ($75)

nydj petite jeans


As one of the most size-inclusive brands around, it’s no surprise that NYDJ has petite sizing on lock. Think: straight-legs, boot-cuts, flares, boyfriends, skinnies and wide-legs all cut just for you. Bonus: It even created a new range of sizing called Plus Petite for petites #blessed with curves.

Get the look: Jenna Straight Leg Raw Hem Ankle Jeans ($51); Barbara High Waist Stretch Bootcut Jeans ($76); Alina Pull-On Ankle Skinny Jeans ($99); Marilyn Straight-Leg Jeans ($119)

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Joe's Jeans

Joe’s Jeans

The hardest jean styles for shorties to rock: Boot-cuts and flares. Hem a pair with a standard inseam and you lose half of the bell. But Joe’s makes one of the best boot-cuts around for petites, so you can keep the jean’s shape as is. Plus, it make plenty of cropped jeans with super-short 26- to 28-inch inseams that will fit like regular skinnies on you.

Get the look: Icon Skinny Jeans ($100); The Provocateur High-Rise Petite Boot-Cut Jeans ($178); Charlie Studded Jeans ($188); Charlie High-Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans ($218)

grlfrnd petite jeans


If you’ve ever wanted those vintagey mom jeans, but never felt like they hit at the right spot, this is the brand for you. The petite styles range from straight-leg jeans to crop flares to boyfriend jeans to skinnies and have that fashion blogger look that’s all over Instagram.

Get the look: Helena Rigid High-Waist Straight Jeans ($228); Tatum Crop Flare Jeans ($228); Kiara Ankle Boyfriend Jeans ($248); Karolina High Waist Skinny Jeans ($248)

kut from the kloth petite jeans

Kut From The Kloth

Not only is this brand affordable, it also has one of the most petite-friendly lines we’ve ever seen. And with most styles under $100, you can grab multiple pairs without worrying about tacking on extra money for the tailor.

Get the look: Diana Skinny Jeans ($53); Catherine Distressed Boyfriend Jeans ($62); Reese Side Slit Ankle Straight Leg Jeans ($89); Natalie Bootleg Jeans ($89)

citizens petite jeans

Citizens Of Humanity

Another aspect of jeans that plagues petite women? The rise. If you have a shorter torso, a ten-inch rise is going to come up to your ribcage, rather than where they’re intended to sit—just above your belly button. Citizens of Humanity is well-versed in the world of high-rise for both standard sizing and petites.

Get the look: Rocket Skinny Jeans ($188); Fleetwood High-Rise Flare Jeans ($228)

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