by Miranda Mendelson
Jeans are already difficult to shop for, but when you're petite it can be more of a struggle finding the perfect fit!
I've found three styles from Levi's that I think are the best jeans for short women.
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Height: 5'4" Weight: 145 lb Size: 8 / 29 Inseam: 28 Body Type: Short legs, long torso
These skinny jeans lengthen the appearance of your legs while contouring your curves. The Hypersoft fabric is stretchy, but they feel like real jeans- not jeggings.
The ankle is on the looser side for a skinny jean, giving them a more modern look. They're available in 5 inseam lengths for the perfect fit, as well as a plus size option with a wider leg.
These are the best straight leg jeans for short women, because they stay fitted in the hips and thighs to create length, but give you a straight cut after the knee. They feel like a hybrid of skinny & straight cut.
They use the same supportive and stretchy denim as the 311 style, so they won't make you look boxy or flatten your curves. They're also available in plus size for a wider leg.
If you want to try the return of the "mom jean" trend, this pair is perfect for petites. It features an ultra high rise that will help elongate your legs to balance out the wide, straight cut.
The 27" inseam hits me right at my ankle for less of a cropped look than in the product photos. The denim is a bit stiffer at 80% cotton, but with stretch where it counts-- the hips, thighs and knees.
Get more details about the fit of these jeans & see more angles in my try-on video!