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.
6 Denim Brands That Were Made for Petites
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.