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Top 10 Petite Jeans

Find The Best-Fitting Jeans For Your Smaller Frame With These Top 10 Picks

Find The Best-Fitting Jeans For Your Smaller Frame With These Top 10 Picks

They say the key to finding jeans that fit well is in their length, which is what makes jean shopping for shorter gals so tricky. This unfortunate situation is a major bummer as jeans are considered the wardrobe staple of all wardrobe staples. So what's a gal to do? Check out our list of the 10 best petite jeans on the market, of course. From slouchy boyfriend jeans to high-waisted skinnies, we’ve rounded up the best options for all shorties, whether you're straight as a rail or curvy like an hourglass. Our signature Rank & Style algorithm will bring back the fun in shopping for new clothes, without yet another expensive trip to the tailor (ugh). Sound like a win? Then start shopping our list of the best petite jeans, all available right now. Opening image: madewell.com

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September 17, 2020

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Kut From The Kloth Donna High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: This dark-indigo wash can be worn with just about anything. Complete with an extra bit of stretch, these jeans are perfect for working from home.

LOVED FOR: According to rave reviews, these jeans feel soft and broken in on the first wear.


Old Navy High-Waisted Power Slim Straight Jeans

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: With its straight leg, frayed hem, and dark wash, this fit flatters all body shapes.

USERS SAID: “I’m a lover of the high-waisted straight leg and instantly loved these. They aren’t exactly mom jeans, which is my usual style, but they are pretty close and more work appropriate. Highly recommend for young people in the office.”


Gap Mid Rise True Skinny Jeans In Sculpt

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LOVED FOR: These jeans provide all of Gap’s original Sculpt contouring and support but are so much more comfortable. Plus, they're designed with lightweight material so you can comfortably wear them year-round.

USERS SAID: “These jeans are the best that have ever fit me. Everything about them is perfect for my shape and size. I love how comfortable they are, but they also keep me slender (I think this is where the 'sculpt' word comes in).”


Madewell The Petite Curvy Perfect Vintage Jean

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Calling all curvy girls: this tapered classic has been expertly re-engineered for all you hourglass-shaped ladies. The narrow waistband contours and the longer rise provides some extra room at the hips and thighs.

STYLE WITH: Wear these vintage-style jeans with a dressy white blouse for an effortless fall look.


Old Navy High-Waisted Rockstar Super Skinny Jean

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Designed with Never-Quit Shape Retention, these jeans hold you in to provide an instant slimming effect and confidence boost.

USERS SAID: “I bought these in the petite size, and I have no regrets. As a shorty, I'm always struggling to find jeans I don't have to cuff or aren't hanging off my feet by 20 inches. I'm also obsessed with how these jeans do not stretch out during the day. They keep their shape super nicely!”


Reformation Petites Cynthia High Relaxed Jean

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WHY YOU NEED IT: These cropped straight-leg jeans will add a little bit of flair to even the simplest of outfits, and as a bonus, they’ll make your figure look great too. With a high rise fit and finished hem, these jeans hug the hips and butt and taper down for a looser fitting leg.

HELPFUL TIP: To achieve a more comfortable fit, we recommend sizing up.


Old Navy Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jean

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: These jeans combine a flattering super-skinny shape, soft jegging-like comfort, and the latest washes, all at a WOW-worthy low price. Soft, medium-weight denim with comfortable stretch to flatter all figures.

LOVED FOR: According to rave reviews, these jeans fit and flatter every body type.


Wit & Wisdom Jeggings

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: These mid-rise jeans are a closet essential. Designed with exceptionally soft stretch denim, we think they could probably double as leggings.

HELPFUL TIP: These jeans tend to run large, so we recommend ordering one size down to achieve your perfect fit.


Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

Our Score

STYLE WITH: The newest trends in shoes

FUN FACT: These jeans come with an interior waistband for ‘ab-solution’ control and a little extra lift in the rear. Yes, please!


Madewell Petite 10" High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Tencel lyocell makes these jeans feel like your favorite yoga pants.

FUN FACT: You can personalize these jeans with embroidery on the waistband.

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