11 best small jeans for women of 2021 for the perfect fit
As a five foot two inch woman, I can firmly attest that it was a challenge finding the best little jeans to fit my petite height. I have often been disappointed when ordering a pair online (in the hope that it would magically fit me) or when I took a pair into the dressing room, only to find the jeans way beyond of my ankles. Of course, a trip to the tailor is always an option, but when it comes to something as practical and universal as denim, it’s neither profitable nor efficient to do it every time. The key? Pay attention to the length of the crotch. If you’re like me, keep your crotch between 25 and 26 inches and less; if you are five feet three inches, you can go up to 27 inches. Whether you are looking for a high waist, bootie, flare or distressed style, the perfect pair of jeans is waiting for you. Coming up, shop the 11 best women’s jeans I’ve found over the years.
Levi’s Wedgie jeans have been a staple in my wardrobe for years. Not only do they hit my ankles perfectly, but they’re comfortable to wear all day. Shop them in a variety of shades, from classic blue to washed black to white and more.
Naturally, this pair of Mother says it all in the name. Not only does it give me a pop when I put them on, but I also love that they have a frayed hem for a little more edge. Buy it in seven different shades and 12 different sizes.
Ask any fashion editor and you’ll find that Frame is often at the top of their jeans list. Offering supreme style, quality and a seamless fit, it’s no surprise that I adore Frame’s cropped ankle boot jeans. They hit at the perfect mid-height height, falling neither too low nor too high, just before my ankles. I like to associate them with my Proenza Schouler x Birkenstocks during the summer and can’t wait to trade them in for a pair of sheepskin shoes in the fall.
For a reliable pair of classic, straight leg jeans, try Madewell’s denim section. It caters to women of all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re petite, tall, tall, or just in between, there is a pair of jeans for you.
For the best small jeans for women at the best price, look no further than Gap. Her denim collection is a fan favorite of our own Accessory Director, and I’ve found the brand’s skinny jeans to be a pair I can count on all year round.
If you are looking for something with a vintage feel, Slvrlake is a denim line that offers a wide mix of fits and styles. I particularly like this slightly washed out vintage version. Remember to pay special attention to crotch lengths, as they vary by style.
Notice to all connoisseurs of clogs: Chances are, you are a fan of wide leg jeans as well. Rag & Bone’s Maya jeans may seem overwhelming at first glance to any petite woman, but due to their cropped silhouette, I promise they will fit your figure perfectly.
White all year round
And because one pair isn’t enough, Frame makes a great pair of white denim. Her Le Pixie in white cropped jeans are my summer staple. But you can wear them all year round, because the no white rule after Labor Day is not the one we like to follow here at Vogue.
The 90s Slouch
For a boyfriend-style fit, Everlane’s loose 90s jeans offer an easy, relaxed fit. Pair them with a chunky sweater and Chelsea boots in fall, or a tank top and slides in summer.
The boot cut
Khaite may be known for their handbags and purses, but don’t sleep on the brand’s denim line. Her Vivian jeans in washed black are one of my favorite pairs. They give a tailored pants feel (minus the pants and the suit) but the comfort of the jeans all around.
The discreet in distress
Citizens of Humanity’s Daphne distressed jeans instantly look worn. Once you put them on, it’s like you’ve had them for years. Dress them up or down; you can balance the distressed details by wearing them with a pair of sparkly heels and a cropped top for an unexpected evening look.