Hello everyone! I recently got a question on where I get my jeans from and if I have any shopping tips for other petite gals! So here is a dedicated post on my own personal strategies on jean shopping and where my favorites are from!
TIP #1: Know your measurements. In other words, your inseam.
It’s important that when you’re shopping for jeans or for anything in that matter, that you know your measurements and size. Your inseam is important when it comes to finding jeans in the right length. The inseam is the measurement from the crotch to the bottom of the leg. A lot of times, the tag will let you know the inseam and it’s especially important if you’re going to try to shop for jeans online, since you can’t really try them on right away. I know mine is approximately 27 inches and I’m around 4’11″/ 5′ tall.
TIP #2: Find a brand or store that offers petite sizes
This is probably the first step you should take so that you don’t waste time shopping in stores that don’t even offer shorter lengths. I am guilty of searching and searching for hours only to find that most of the places I looked don’t even have petite sizes. My recommendations are Topshop, American Eagle, Asos, and GAP. I know more high end brands like Paige and Citizens of Humanity also carry petite jeans. I tend to stick with more affordable options because I haven’t gotten the courage to expand my budget just yet.
TIP #3: Buy Cropped Jeans
If finding petite sizes fails, another tip I have is to buy regular cropped jeans. I find that these land right around my ankles which is perfect. My inseam is around 27 inches so I find that a lot of cropped jeans are around that length. Getting a pair of cropped jeans and just wearing them as regular jeans saves you time from going to the tailor and I love saving time and money! 🙂
TIP#4: Get a good tailor
Oftentimes, your shopping experience will be unsuccessful with finding the perfect pair of jeans. In times like these, you need to find yourself a great tailor that can help alter your clothes. When I buy a pair of jeans that I really really like but they are completely way too long for me, I take them to my trusty lady and she works her magic on them!
Below are some of my outfits in a few of my favorite jeans. I’ll list where I got each of them from underneath the pictures and show some really good ones I found online for you to shop!
Light blue jeggings with ripped knees from American Eagle.
Blue Leigh jeans with knee slits from Topshop
Distressed black boyfriend jeans from Zara
Light blue jeans with ripped knees from American Eagle
Black distressed jeans with thigh slits from Asos
Distressed boyfriend jeans from Tobi
Below are some options you can shop from!
Good luck with shopping! 🙂