The Best Skinny Jeans for Short Girls, According to (You Guessed It) Short Girls


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Denim shopping is tricky, but it's even trickier for petite girls. Finding a pair that looks good, fits proportionately to each part of your body, and is actually comfortable is the nearly impossible trifecta. You always end up sacrificing one aspect.

We here at WWW feel your pain, which is why we decided to poll our Who What Wear Insiders Facebook group to find out the shopping secrets of our readers. (If you haven't already joined Who What Wear Insiders, it's a private FB group to chat about all things fashion and get insider tips from our editors and fellow readers.) Members of our group shared their favorite petite denim brands, and we've outlined them below for your shopping pleasure. Keep reading to see and shop the 19 best skinny jeans for short girls, according to fellow short girls.


Madewell's denim has a major cult following and has earned huge points with petite shoppers. "I've had pretty good luck with most Madewell jeans if you get them in short. Also if you're an insider, they tailor them for free," says one of our WWW Insiders. "Madewell offers petite and free hemming in stores!" raves another member. Its wallet-friendly price points are also a great bonus. 


Express is one of the most beloved mall brands, but who knew they had such great petite denim? With inseam options ranging from 27 to 32 inches, its denim selection has quite the offering. "I like the Express short line. I'm 4'9" so I have to take them to the tailor either way, but they'd be perfect on someone like 5'0" to 5'3"," reveals one of our FB group members. 


Good American is already known for its size-inclusive line of chic denim, but it also offers an amazing petite selection. "Good American (any of their crops)—I'm 5'/5'1" and their Good Waist Crops hit my ankle at a perfect length!" raves a WWW Insider. 


Another popular retailer with a great petite denim selection is Topshop. A lot of its best-selling styles are available in both a standard and petite inseam option. Our insiders particularly like the Joni style from Topshop. 


One insider states: "I'm short and small. I LOVEEEEEE Lucky Brand. They are miracle jeans! They fit perfectly!" Need we say more?

Next up: seven street style trends that will dominate in 2020.

Caitlin Burnett
Contributing Editor