I discovered Abercrombie & Fitch’s petite (short) denim pre-pregnancy, but wasn’t able to wear my jeans once my bump started growing, so I completely forgot about them. Lately, I’ve been so desperate for jeans that fit and remembered A&F had really great fitting (in the length), stretchy jeans. I figured, I’d ordered a bunch and see what could work for this in-between stage I’m going through (2nd trimester). BTW, I did end up ordering maternity jeans, so stay tuned to see how those fit.
Ever striped tee (old, similar), Banana Republic trench (old, similar here, here, and here), Abercrombie & Fitch jeans petite 26 (sized up 2 sizes for the bump), Jenni Kayne mules (old, similar), Ray-Ban black aviators 58mm, J.Crew tote (old, similar)
The reason I love A&F jeans, their short ankle fit like a glove. The most important part of good fitting jeans for me, the leg opening at the ankle. A lot of times I cut the hems of my jeans, which means the leg openings are a bit wide, making them fit more like straight jeans rather than skinny jeans. I don’t have to cut A&F jeans and the hems hit right at my ankles. They also happen to be super stretchy and comfortable. Since they are stretchy, they do stretch out over time when you wear them, but for the price, it’s almost expected. Whether you’re looking for petite jeans or non-maternity, maternity jeans, the short ankle styles are a great option. For those of you who are pregnant, I would stick to the low-rise styles.
Fit note – I sized up 2 sizes with the jeans I’m wearing in these photos because of the bump, which is why the ankles aren’t as tight. But, if you take your normal size, the ankles will fit really nicely.