The 411 on My Petite-Friendly Jeans, Pants, Leggings, & Joggers
When I asked what you wanted to see more of in 2020, petite fashion was at the top of your list. I’ve done quite a few posts on petite styling, but I haven’t done a roundup of petite pieces in my closet yet. I thought I’d start with petite pants. I’m sharing all my petite and petite-friendly jeans, pants, joggers, leggings, and lounge pants. I typically always look for petite bottoms, with the exception of jeans because I tend to cut the hems. But if you’re not finding what you’re looking for in petite sizes, you can always look at regular sizes and check the inseams. Many cropped pieces can work as long as the inseam is around 24″-26″. I will do a more in-depth blog post on what to look for when shopping for petites, but thought I’d share my trick when it comes to bottoms. Enjoy!
Asos loungewear pants petite 0
These are lounge pants that I happen to wear everywhere, lol. They’re the warmest things ever, no joke. I initially ordered my normal ASOS size, petite 2, but they were too big. So I would size down. The length is a tad long, but nothing overly crazy. I don’t roll them under, but they do sort of roll themselves.
My favorite thicker leggings of all time! The 7/8 length hits me perfectly, the pockets are super convenient, and the high waist is flattering. I don’t really wear these to workout because they’re quite thick and I get too hot, but for everyday to run around in, these are my favorite!
Amazon Fleece Lined Leggings petite xs
I ordered these before heading to the snow, not really expecting much, and they worked perfectly! The petite length hits right at my ankle, which is always a plus. I wouldn’t say these completely prevent you from being cold in the snow, but they’re warm enough. They’re warmer than your average legging. I had a reader tell me these stretch out over time. I haven’t had any issues, but I haven’t had them for that long. I will keep you posted. If you’re going to the snow, sledding/hanging out these are an awesome option. They’re not waterproof, but they ‘re water resistant.
Gibson Joggers petite xxs
I’ve had these for at least 2 years now and still get a lot of wear out of them. The length and high waist are super flattering. The material shows wear, but since it’s marled gray, you can’t really tell unless you see them up close.
Madewell Vintage Straight Jeans petite 23
The petite version of these jeans run long (I cut the hems), but I wanted to include them in this post because they’re the best fitting jeans I own. They fit me like a glove and they’re just so flattering on my body. My body is more straight than curvy, so that may play a part. They have that vintage vibe, but have some stretch, so they’re very comfortable. I always size down in Madewell jeans, so I would say take your normal Madewell size.
Madewell Crop Slim Boyfriend Jeans petite 23
This style has been the first pair of straight leg jeans I didn’t have to cut. Did you hear that, NO HEMMING NEEDED. These do run big, so I would size down unless you want more of a boyfriend/loose fit. These are a great everyday jean – loose fitting, but still flattering. They’re rediculously comfortable and easy to run around in.
Madewell Slim Crop Boyfriend Jeans petite 23
These are the same style as the ones above, but they have a raw hem. So, NO HEMMING REQUIRED. These are a little softer and bigger than the pair above, but they’re so incredibly comfortable. I did notice the rise wasn’t as high as your normal high waisted jeans. If you have a short torso and haven’t been able to find high rise jeans that work for you, you may want to give these a try.
Asos Tapered Pants petite 2
I’m normally a petite 2 in ASOS bottoms and these fit TTS. The length also hits right above the ankle, so no hemming. While I wouldn’t say ASOS makes the best trousers, they do have some great options at affordable prices.
Asos Loungwear Pants petite 0
Another pair of ASOS lounge pants. These are also super warm and fit well. They don’t hold up as well as I would like after a handful of washes, they also stretch out a bit with wears, but for the price I still love these.
Asos Ribbed Jogger Pants petite 0
These have a looser fit than the other 2 lounge pants from ASOS. Great length, but not as flattering on the legs. I loved the ribbed look, though.
Loft Wide Legged Pants petite xxs (old, similar style)
I absolutely love these pants. They’re from last spring, but I did link to a very similar pair. They’re trouser material, but the slip on style makes them a little more casual feeling. I do wish these were a bit shorter, although I do wear them with heels and don’t mind the full length look. They’re super comfortable and well made.
Banana Republic High Rise Skinny Jeans petite 24, (old, similar wash with a 26″ inseam)
My favorite pair of blue skinny jeans of all time. Sadly, they’re over a year old. I linked a very similar pair that has a 26″ inseam. They’re on sale right now in case you’re in the market. If you’re looking for affordable petite jeans, always check out Banana Republic. I’ve had some good luck with their denim selection.
These are my favorite work out leggings of all time. The 7/8 style is the perfect length on me, so no extra fabric at the ankles. These are lightweight, flattering, and breathe-able. The pockets are super convenient – I put my phone in my pocket while I’m running or working out. Pricey, but they hold up really well.
Madewell High Rise Curvy Skinny Jeans petite 23
These ran a tad too long on me (wearing them here at the normal length), so I ended up cutting the hems about 1.5″. I like my skinny jeans to hit me right above my ankles. With that being said, these are still very petite-friendly. I’m sure most of you don’t have to cut the the hems on Madewell skinny jeans. These become more comfortable with wears. I would say they’re a bit stiff and thin at first.
Anthropologie Joggers petite xxs (sold out in petite sizes)
Hands down the best joggers I’ve ever come across. I get so many questions about them, but sadly, they’re no longer available. Anthropologie still carries this style, but they haven’t brought them back in petite sizes yet. If’ I get any word, I will definitely share.
Topshop Straight Leg Jeans petite 25
Bought these during the NAS sale last year and they’ve been a top seller ever since. Topshop jeans tend to run small, so I always size up to a 25. These have little to no stretch, so they’re a bit stiff at first, but after some wears they soften up. They’re a true straight leg. The length is perfect, NO HEMMING NECESSARY! They’re more of a faded black, but I actually prefer that over a solid black. These are my go-to jeans when it comes to pair them with boots with a heel. They make you legs look super long!
Everlane High Rise Skinny Jeans 23 ankle
I didn’t have any expectations with these jeans and they’re amazing! The petite length is petite-friendly and most wont need hemming, but since I like my skinny jeans to hit above my ankle, I did cut these a bit. Aside from the length though, these are so flattering and slimming. The stretch makes them super comfortable and the high rise is elongating. I do wish they were more of a faded black and not so gray.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings Petite 24
These aren’t the most petite-friendly when it comes to length, but I wanted to include them in this post because you can roll the extra fabric under with ease. Since the material is thin and tight, the rolled hem isn’t very noticeable and keeps the leggings seamless.
The Simone pants are unexpectedly petite-friendly. I roll the pants at the cuff and they’re the perfect length on me. Because there’s a cuff, the extra material stays in place. If you’re slightly taller than me, the normal length would probably work on you. I LOVE these pants. They’re trouser material, but fit almost like leggings. They’re high waisted, comfortable, and super flattering. They’re don’t have any pockets or hardware on the front or back, so I’m not sure how everyone feels about that. Definitely makes your hips stand out.
Topshop Trousers petite 2
These are my first trousers from Topshop and I fell in love with the color of these! I do wish the legs were a little slimmer, but I did decide to keep these. Topshop runs similar to ASOS and my typical size is a 2. The length hits at a great length and the material is nice for the price.
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