Revelle Blog


4 Best Mom Jeans for Petite Women

May 19, 2022

Megan Kitzmiller
Woman wearing jeans with her hands in the air

It shouldn’t be so hard to find the perfect pair of jeans, right? Revelle is on a mission to change that by curating jeans for women with all different body shapes. Today, we’re talking about the best mom jeans for petite women. 

We are huge fans of petite sizing and have rounded up our 4 favorite pairs for all of you mom jeans lovers out there.

For more personalized jeans recommendations, make a free Revelle account. Once you sign up, you’ll get access to an online jeans store filled with recommended pairs just for you.

How to Find Jeans if You’re Petite

We know shopping as a petite woman can be a challenge, so these are our top tips for finding jeans you’ll love that fit your proportions. 

  • Shop petite sizing. Not every brand offers petite sizes, but isn’t it THE BEST when they do? Petite jeans are for women 5’3” and under, so all of the proportions are made for your height. Petite jeans are especially great for looser silhouettes (like dad jeans or wide-leg jeans) because they won’t have too much fabric for your frame.
  • Check the inseam length. The inseam is the seam that runs from your crotch to your ankle. Even if the jeans aren’t “petite”, you’ll be able to find pairs with the right inseam length for you, so make sure to look for it when you’re shopping.
  • Cuff your jeans. We believe that jeans should be made to fit you. You shouldn’t have to modify them or feel like you need to change to make them work… BUT we also know what it’s like to LOVE a pair of jeans that is a little too long. If you don’t want to hem them, try cute ways to cuff your jeans instead. 
  • Look for high-waisted options. Petite high-rise jeans, regardless of the style (bootcut jeans, flare jeans, skinny jeans, etc.), will elongate your legs. 

What Are Mom Jeans?

Mom jeans are high-waisted jeans with a relaxed fit. They aren’t as loose as baggy jeans (which are trending right now), but they also aren’t as structured as straight-leg jeans. You might call them the perfect in-between… We certainly do! 

They’re similar to boyfriend jeans, but they’re often high-rise (or mid-rise) and have a flattering tapered leg that gives them an effortless, trendy, look.

4 Best Mom Jeans for Petite Women

New favorite jean alert! This light-wash pair from Levi’s is a bestseller for a reason. While these jeans aren’t labeled “petite,” they DO have a petite inseam. The inseam of these jeans is 28” and most petite jeans fall between 25” and 30.” They are some of the best high-rise jeans ever because of their light blue color and flattering, tapered leg. If you like them but want a little more structure, Levi’s also has a Wedgie Straight-Leg version.

  • Style tip: Add a crop top and some cute slides for the perfect warm weather look!
Levi's Wedgie Icon Fit Tapered Jeans_Best mom jeans for petite_Revelle

A classic, medium-wash pair of mom jeans… what more could you want? These jeans have a cute button closure, a frayed hem, and a relaxed waistline. Plus, they’re cropped (the ultimate petite-friendly cut!). 

  • Style tip: Wear a linen shirt (or comfy sweatshirt) and layered jewelry for a relaxed, beachy fit.
Maje Polly Crop Nonstretch Jeans_Best Mom Jeans for Petite Women_Revelle

These high-waisted jeans are distressed, have a frayed hem, and come in a dark wash from ASOS. They have a slim fit, so they’re a little more structured than other mom jeans. Plus, they’re cropped jeans, so the length will work regardless of your height.

  • Style tip: Pair these jeans with a white t-shirt, blazer, and heels for a girl’s night out!
NA-KD Ripped Mom Jeans_Best mom jeans for petite women_Revelle

These ankle jeans are ultra high-rise and come in a classic blue color. Since these jeans will go with anything, add booties or sandals to finish the outfit depending on the time of year. 

  • Style tip: This full-length pair is perfect for cuffing or rolling to make them extra short (show off those shoes!).
Misguided Riot High Waisted Mom Jean_Best mom jeans for petite women_Revelle

Find Your Perfect Jeans

For personalized jeans recommendations, join the Revelle community! We don’t believe body types should dictate your jeans shopping experience, so instead of scouring the internet (we see you, Amazon shoppers!), we’ll curate jeans FOR YOU from your favorite denim brands and retailers (including Madewell, Agolde, Everlane, Gap, and more!). We’ll also recommend which size to purchase based on how the brand fits and reviews from other women.

Revelle is on a mission to make women feel beautiful in their bodies every day by helping them find clothes that actually FIT, and we only feature products we think you’ll love as much as we do. Please note that if you do purchase something by clicking on a link, we may receive a small commission. 

show comments on this post (0)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Join The Nation

Be a part of the revolution to make every woman feel beautiful.

You may also like

Checking In With Our Founder

How To Style White Jeans: 7 Summer Outfit Ideas

9 Best Black Skinny Jeans

How to Style Cropped Jeans: 11 Outfit Ideas

How To Cut Jeans Into Shorts: DIY Cut Off Shorts

What Your Favorite Pair of Jeans Says About You

How to Style Wide Leg Jeans: 10 Outfit Ideas

Team Revelle’s Summer Favorites: Fashion, Beauty, Podcasts, and More!

10 Best High Waisted Skinny Jeans

How To Style Straight Leg Jeans: 8 Outfit Ideas

10 Best Jeans for Curvy Short Women

Jeans Inspired By The Ladies Of Bridgerton

4 Best Mom Jeans for Petite Women

How To Wear Jeans In The Summer: 7 Summer Outfit Ideas

7 Best Jeans for Narrow Hips

The 5 Best Jeans for Cuffing

4 Best Jeans for Hot Weather

The 6 Best Jeans for Early Pregnancy

4 Best Jeans For A Bloated Stomach

The 5 Best Jeans For Women With Short Torsos

The 6 Best Jeans For Your Straight Body Shape

6 Butt-Lifting Jeans We Love

5 Female Founders We Love

Gabi Mahan, LPC-A Opens Up About Self-Love, Radical Acceptance, & The Importance Of Normalizing YOU

At Revelle, We Prioritize Body Shape Over Size. Here’s Why.

8 Best Jeans For Wide Hips

Questions About Revelle? We’ve Got Answers.

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [January]

Dispatch From The Founder, New Year’s Edition

8 Best Jeans For Skinny Legs

5 Ways To Style Jeans That Are Too Long

6 Ways To Style Jeans That Are Just A *Tad* Too Short

Revelle’s 2021 Year In Review

6 Ways To Style Gray Jeans

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [December]

6 Ways To Style Flare Jeans

7 Ways To Style Baggy Jeans

8 Best Jeans For Postpartum Women

How To Wear Knee-High Boots With Jeans: 6 Outfit Ideas

8 Ways To Style A Flannel Shirt With Jeans

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [November]

8 Best Jeans For Apple-Shaped Women (and why we hate that phrase)

This Month, We’re Giving Our Bodies Some *Extra* Love

Revelle Founder JoAnna Hartzmark Weighs In On Our Biggest Site Update EVER

7 Ways To Style Skinny Jeans This Winter

8 Best Jeans For Hourglass-Shaped Women (and why we hate that phrase)

12 Best-Fitting Jeans For Mid-Sized Women

8 Ways To Style Bootcut Jeans

Washing Dark + Light Jeans Together: Yay Or Nay?

10 Best Jeans For Pear-Shaped Women (and why we hate that phrase)

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [October]

12 Ways To Style Ripped Jeans

5 Ways To Style Light-Wash Denim

How to Distress Your Jeans: A Step-By-Step Guide

10 Of Our Favorite White Wide Leg Jeans

5 Ways To Stretch Out Your Jeans

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [September]

10 High-Waisted Wide Leg Jeans We L-O-V-E

8 Tips For Styling Mom Jeans

10 Black Jeans We’re Loving Right Now

6 Best Jeans For Women With Big Butts

Q&A With Revelle’s Social Lead (& Thrift Shopping Guru), Katie Paganelli

On Career Shifts & Building Confidence With Storytelling Coach Carolyn Stine

17 Flattering Blue Jeans For Women In Various Styles & Washes

8 Best Bootcut Jeans For Women

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [August]

12 Of Our Top Plus-Size Jeans For Women

Q&A With Revelle’s Product Lead (& Classically Trained Actor), Brianne Wilson

12 Best Maternity Jeans On The Market Right Now

How To Wear Ankle Boots With Jeans (+10 of our favorite pairs)

This Is What The Small Pocket On Jeans Is *Actually* For

17 Most Comfortable Jeans In Our Closet

8 Ways To Tell If Your Jeans Fit Properly When You Try Them On

Around The World In Jeans: The Best International Denim Brands (& Styles) By Country

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [July]

10 Classic Straight Leg Jeans For Women

Representation Should Never Be “Revolutionary”

8 High-Waisted Ripped Jeans We Love

16 Best Jeans Under $100

12 Movies Starring Strong Female Leads

7 Cream-Colored Jeans We’re *Swooning* Over

21 Tweets That Perfectly Encapsulate Our *Complicated* Relationship With Jeans

12 Cropped Jeans We’re LOVING This Summer

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [June]

The Best Women’s Jeans On Sale Right Now [Updated 6/10]

8 Animal Print Jeans That’ll Spice Up Your Wardrobe Big Time

Discover The Fascinating History Of Women’s Jeans In The U.S.

22 Best Skinny Jeans For Women

Q&A With Social Intern (& Model, & Owner Of A Clothing Line) Madison Whittaker

15 Best Mom Jeans (2021)

8 Best Butt-Shaping Jeans

3 Revelle Updates To Get Excited About

7 Of The Best Travel Jeans For Women

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [May]

How To Fold Jeans: A Step-By-Step Guide

Q&A With Imani Ribadeneyra, The Marathon-Running, Social Media Maven Behind Revelle

Please Don’t Conflate A Pandemic With A “Creative Retreat”

How To Wear Jeans To Work & Still Look Professional

10 Tips For Buying Jeans Online That Fit (The First Time)

Model-Turned-Poet Ngozi Kemjika Opens Up About Her Self-Love Journey

8 Feminist Podcasts On Gender, Inclusivity, & Body Positivity

10 Best Jeans For Women With Strong, Athletic Thighs & Calves

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [April]

How To Pull Off The Classic Jean-on-Jean Look

10 Best Tummy-Control Jeans

Cutting Through The Oversimplified Archetype Of “The Parisian Woman”

Q&A With JoAnna Hartzmark, Founder & CEO Of Revelle

How To Properly Wash And Dry Your Jeans

12 Books With Strong Female Characters

12 Best Jeans For Petite Women

7 Things The Revelle HQ Is Buzzing About This Month [March]

Yes, You Can Wear White Jeans In Winter. Here’s How.

Q&A With Samantha Guidoin, Revelle’s Paris-Born, Florida-Bred Graphic Designer

7 Types Of Jeans For Women: A Complete Guide

Navigating Pandemic Pressures Around Weight & Body Image

TikTok Doesn’t Have to be Toxic

The Fitting Room: My Least Favorite Place on Earth

6 Best Jeans For Tall Women

Best Brands for…Small Waists and Big Hips

You Can’t Sit With Us

What’s Your Size?

Does Size Matter?

The Origin Of The Size Chart

Living Life To The Fullest

How To Waste A Life

Clothes Case: Bodysuits

What Our Closets Say About Us (Behind Our Backs, Of Course)

Would You Like To Try A Size Up?

Where Do Brands Get Their Size Charts In The First Place?

Greetings from Revelle

Wait! Love these jeans? Want them in the right size??

Sign up with us first to see our
size recommendation!

Sign up with us first to see our size recommendation!