Sometimes finding jeans for our individual proportions is HARD. Much harder than it should be, in our opinion. But, that’s why we’re here! At Revelle, our mission is to help make your jeans shopping experience seamless and straightforward… so you can find jeans that fit your beautiful body shape (and aren’t constantly trying to squeeze into another pair of jeans that doesn’t fit right). Today, we’re tackling the BEST jeans for short legs.
Having short legs doesn’t necessarily mean you’re petite. You may have a long upper body that makes you average height, or even tall. Regardless of your height, finding jeans that fit your legs well is a MUST. So, let’s dive in!
What To Look For
- A petite inseam. The main thing that makes petite jeans great for short women is the inseam. The inseam is the length of the seam that runs from the crotch down to the ankle. Petite jeans have an inseam length of 27” or less. If you have short legs, regardless of your height, look for a petite inseam.
- Mid or high-rise waistlines. A great way to elongate your shorter legs is to wear jeans with a higher waistline because it draws the eye up. If you also have a short torso, look for mid-rise jeans (so the waistband isn’t uncomfortably high on your mid-section).
- Cropped length. If you have short legs, cropped jeans are always a great option. You’ll never run the risk of them dragging on the ground like full-length jeans, and you’ll always be able to show off your cute shoes!
7 Best Jeans For Short Legs
This classic pair of ultra high-rise ankle jeans from Madewell comes in petite, regular, and tall lengths. Plus, they are made with stretchy denim material (hello, comfort!) and have a flattering fading effect that elongates the legs.
Did we just find your new go-to black jeans? We think so! This slim fit pair from Levi’s has a cropped, 26” inseam and distressed detailing throughout (we’re obsessed with the rounded, raw hem!).
Bootcut jeans have an extremely flattering, elongating silhouette. This pair from Kancan has a 31” inseam (slightly longer than petite) and comes in a classic dark wash color.
Allow us to introduce you to your new favorite pair of summer jeans! These white jeans have a high-rise waistband and a 27” inseam (the perfect length for shorter legs). However, the real reason we love them is their monochromatic look. Not only is the denim white, but so is the hardware and stitching. We can see the neutral outfits coming together already!
Barrel-leg jeans are a great way to achieve the relaxed, baggy jean trend, without worrying about your jeans dragging on the ground. The barrel-leg jean style is loose in the legs and tapers toward the ankles (perfect for showing off booties or heels!).
There are very few things we love more than a pull-on, stretchy waistband. And we’re obsessed with this one! These jeans are sleek and classic, and the flare at the bottom will elongate your legs.
These high-rise jeans come in a light wash color and have a rolled hem, so they definitely won’t be too long for your legs! Pair them with a cropped t-shirt and your favorite white sneakers for a casual, street-style look.
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