Today, we’re talking about petite denim because, let’s be honest, finding cute petite jeans can be impossible at times. I know you petite ladies hear me! You’ve been on the brink of buying those trendy, chic jeans that look so great on everyone else only to discover they’re 5 inches too long on you *eyeroll*. But for those ladies reading this that can get away with wearing regular length pants, don’t worry! My fave stores for petite sizes also have sizes in regular and sometimes even tall.
Now, before we get to the petite denim deets, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate this outfit. Especially, this amazing chenille sweater. Sure, sure the denim looks great. BUT, when you can just tell the sweater is soft from a picture, can you imagine what it feels like wearing it? It’s like wearing your PJ’s in the real world and having it be acceptable. I’d been eyeing this chenille top for about a month and finally got it on cyber Monday. It comes in multiple colors and, if you remember, I’m still trying to integrate more color into my neutral-saturated winter wardrobe, so I went with green. However, the neutral colors are SO gorgeous. This sweater is currently on sale as well, and you can snag yours for under $50! It fits TTS (true to size) and is oversized without being boxy. If you size up, you could easily wear this off one shoulder. Note – it is selling out SUPER fast and ran out of 3 colors over the weekend. I’ll link some similar styles below but if you’re looking to buy it don’t hesitate!
Alright, let’s chat about petite denim. If you’re a petite lady in the market to pick up a pair of new jeans there are a few things to keep in mind! Petite ladies are generally defined as being 5’4” or under. This means that your pants should have an inseam of 26”-30” depending on your exact height. For example, I’m 5’2”, and my inseam is typically 28-30” depending on if I want “ankle jeans” or full length. Like I’ve said before, because I’m built like my paternal aunts, I can sometimes get away with having a longer inseam. If you’re not sure what your inseam is, take your favorite pair of jeans that have the perfect length (hopefully you have at least one!) and measure the inseam.
Now, there’s nothing worse than buying a petite pair of jeans and finding that they’re too short. Like embarrassingly short. Been there, suffered through that, and I’m not looking to make anyone else go through it! So, as a petite woman, it’s very important to know your preferred inseam and pay attention to size charts on websites. If you’re shopping in person (do people still do this?), then make sure you’re trying things on. One lesson I’ve learned, NEVER assume because it’s “short” or “petite” it will fit you!
And, one last tip, if you like a pair of jeans that aren’t labeled as petite, don’t let that deter you! The jeans I’m wearing for this outfit aren’t actually “petite”. But, the inseam happens to work for me. So again, be sure you’re always reading the product/size details to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting!
These jeans from Urban Outfitters have been all over the blog, my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook – pretty much everything lately. And they’re not a new purchase. I actually bought them 3 years ago, put them at the back of my jean drawer and rediscovered them when I was sorting through clothes to get ready for the move. I’m not sure why I stopped wearing them because they fit like a dream and don’t stretch out after wearing them. They’re also currently STILL on sale for $39, which is crazy cheap for a good quality pair of jeans!
And, although I have fallen back in love with this pair from Urban Outfitters, I still have my go to stores for petite denim, which I’ve listed below!
Where are your favorite places to shop for jeans?
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