It isn’t always easy finding high waisted jeans for petites.
For me it’s usually the length that’s a problem, and I always have to cuff the ends of my jeans.
As someone who’s 5’2, I’m all about them high waisted jeans.
Also, because I don’t have skinny thighs, my legs look even shorter than they already are.
High waisted jeans elongate your legs, and I think they’re so much more flattering than other jean styles.
Here’s how to wear high waisted jeans for petites!
Where to buy the best high waisted jeans for petites
There are plenty of awesome brands that have dedicated high waisted jeans for petites.
Here are some of my favourites:
Topshop is famous for their Jamie jeans, and they have a lot of other great petite styles as well.
Although Levi’s doesn’t make denim specifically for petite girls, their jeans fit wonderfully on us short people.
Plus, some of their styles even allow you to choose the length!
I love the Levi’s 501s, 721s, wedgie, ribcage, and balloon jeans as a petite gal.
Citizens of Humanity
Citizens of Humanity doesn’t specifically make petite jeans either, but they have a lot of cropped pairs that fit perfectly for short women.
How to wear high waisted jeans as a petite person
1. Show off the waist
Wear a crop top, tie up your shirt, or tuck your shirt into the high waisted jeans.
As a petite person, you want to show off the waistband of your high waisted jeans, not cover them and make yourself look shorter!
2. Cuff or hem the bottoms
The last thing you want is for your jeans to sag at the bottom if they’re skinnies or get stepped all over if they’re wide-legged.
Cuff the bottom of your jeans a few times so they fit right at your ankle.
Or, get it hemmed if you don’t want to cuff them!
You can also simply cut off the bottoms yourself and fray them with tweezers if you like that look.
3. The higher the jeans, the better
When it comes to finding the perfect fit of high waisted jeans for petites, you’re going to want a higher waist.
I love any jean that hits at least my belly button, because it helps to elongate my short legs.
If you love a super high waist like I do, you’ll love the Levi’s ribcage jeans and balloon jeans!
How to wear high waisted jeans as a petite:
- Show off the waist
- Cuff or hem the bottoms
- The higher the jeans, the better
High waisted jeans are flattering on every body type, and especially for petite girls.
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