Petite-friendly Jeans

Petite jeans

Petites, it looks like more and more retailers are starting to carry petite-friendly jeans in-store. This week, I have been on the search for jeans to update my wardrobe….and what do you know I found some at stores that I hadn’t tried before.

I knew Target & Gap both had petite-friendly clothing on-line, but I hadn’t seen or tried their “short” sizes at their stores. I stopped by Gap earlier this week since they were having their up to 75% off sale. I didn’t find anything on sale, but I thought I would check out their jeans. Last time I had been inside a Gap, must have been several months back and I didn’t see any petite-friendly jeans that time. However, this time, I noticed they had “short” sizes. So I grabbed a pair and tried them on…and they actually fit pretty nicely. They weren’t on sale, but since it’s so hard to find jeans that fit, I went ahead and bought a pair ($70).

Then just today, as I was at Target getting some stuff I needed….you know I had to check out their clothes. I noticed their sales signs, Buy 1 Get One 1/2 OFF Women’s Jeans. And again, I was pleasantly surprised that they carry “short” sizes in the Mossimo & Denizen jean brands. I grabbed a few styles and tried them on. I am not a big fan of bootcut jeans since even at a “short” size they tend to be a bit longer than I want them. I did find a pair of Denizen modern bootcut jeans that weren’t too long, but I would definitively have to wear heels with them. I ended up buying two pairs of Mossimo straight-leg jeans (modern fit). I paid around $45 for both pairs. The Buy 1 Get One 1/2 Off Women’s Jeans sale is going on now until 10/25. You can also buy them online, as right now they are offering free shipping on all items.

I am just glad to know that from now on, when shopping for jeans, I have more options than just Loft– which had been the only place that I could buy petite jeans from in-store. Now, if only Target & Gap (as well as other retailers) would start carrying other petite-friendly clothes (like trouser pants, dresses, sweaters, etc) in-store as well…..


A Womens Jeans Buying Guide {Superdry}

Superdry Womens Jeans Buying GuideIf you have problems finding jeans (like I do), perhaps this infographic by Superdry can guide you. If it’s hard for you to read, just click on the image and you should be able to zoom in. 

As a petite, jeans are probably one of the most difficult things to shop for. Even though it’s summer, I am always on the lookout for jeans (since my options are always so limited). If you are petite like me, give straight jeans a try. I’ve come to realize bootcut jeans don’t do me any favors. I try to stick to straight cut jeans since they seem to look better on my petite frame. Boyfriend jeans can make me look a little boxy. Superdry has some cute jeans, except I didn’t see any “petite” sizes but we could probably wear the cropped ones! If you are not petite, then you should definitively browse their collection of jeans.

If you are not already washing your jeans inside out, then you should start as Superdry mentions –it reduces fading while washing them. And I can honestly say this is true, as this is how I have been washing my jeans for years. My first job was at Sonic, where we were required to wear black jeans. Washing my black jeans inside out kept them looking pretty new. I wasn’t using the detergent for dark clothing either, just liquid fabric softener. My jeans lasted me longer than other of my co-workers jeans; I could see theirs fade much quicker than mine. I have noticed that when I get lazy and don’t turn my jeans inside out they do indeed fade much quicker.

Are there any other tips you want to share on how to find the perfect jeans?