I'm 5'3" and Swear By These 18 Jeans for My Petite Frame

best jeans for petite women



I’ll be the first to admit that finding a great pair of everyday jeans when you’re petite can be challenging. I’ve experienced many trials searching for denim brands that fit my figure without a trip to the tailor. Today I’m sharing the best places to stock up on petite jeans and highlighting one of my favorite denim brands.

While I have a few brands I hit up when I’m looking for a new petite pair, Grlfrnd denim is definitely at the top of my list when it comes to figure-flattering and stylish jeans. Thanks to the thoughtful silhouettes and comfortable fit, I always feel 100% when I wear my jeans from the brand (not to mention the compliments they earn me). I’m particularly eyeing the Natalia and Helena styles right now—both are designed for a flawless fit and would look great with a simple summer top and heels. Keep reading to shop more of my favorite styles from Grlfrnd and to find out the other denim brands I shop for petite jeans.

1. Grlfrnd Denim

For those who favor comfort, this stretchy pair is a must.

The perfect pair to dress up or down.

One of my favorites straight leg pairs in terms of overall fit.

The looser silhouette adds an of-the-moment touch.


ASOS have an amazing petite denim section to stock up on all types of silhouettes.

Guaranteed you'll be living in these versatile every day jeans.

Perfect if you're looking for a relaxed boyfriend fit.

3. Reformation

If you like a stretch fabric, these are the ones for you.

You can never have too many classic skinny jeans.

Fitted throughout with just the right amount of stretch.

4. Madewell

Their waist-accentuating high rise and tapered legs create a long and lean look.

These perfect skinny jeans come in petite sizing.

These exude a french-girl vibe.

Perfect for the spring and summer months ahead.

Shop More of Our Favorite Jeans for Petite Frames:

These have such a flattering cut with Ab-solution power mesh panels to shape, smooth, and lift in all the right places.


This light-wash denim will work with sandals and sneakers alike.

Cuffed jeans add a cool and relaxed touch.

This tapered style is made for those with an hourglass shape. 

These stretch-denim jeans are so good for the price.

Up next, I tried on 20 pairs of straight-leg jeans to find the best-fitting.

This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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