Jeans shopping can be a testing retail experience and while there are no difficult and quick rules when it comes to denim, the small jeans in your wardrobe are below. We’ve found the perfect pair that works for you when you’re under 5’4, whether it’s fitted and high-waisted or flared and cropped.
When you have a small frame, the key to pulling off boyfriend jeans is to make sure they’re still slim (but not too slim!). The classic hallmarks of boyfriend jeans are a mid-rise waist and turn-up details and are the perfect canvas for your weekend looks.
Straight leg jeans flatter small frames if they have a high elevation waist as this lengthens the legs giving the height illusion. An additional tip of fashion is to roll up your straight-legged jeans so they’re sitting above the ankle showing off their slimmest portion of your legs. Add some state shoes (no need for high heels) and you’re going to be good to go.
A couple of skinny jeans are a staple wardrobe and you’ll understand once you’ve found the ideal couple. Choosing a couple with added stretch will prevent the dreaded knee bagging and ensure that you can move comfortably all day in them. A black pair that hit just at the ankle with a structured blazer is the ultimate for smart-casual dressing.
The favorite denim style of the fashion set is still going strong since the high street burst back in 2012. The slightly 80’s atmosphere implies a retro appeal to these jeans. With a silk blouse, they’ll look just as good as with a distressed T-shirt. The high waist and slightly loose cut on each body shape are eternally flattering.
For a while, boot cut denim dropped out of favor, but it’s back in fashion with its great wearability and super-flattering cut. The slight flare is going to balance wide hips. Your legs will look like they’re going on forever, worn over wedges or platform sandals. For a look that will bring you from desk to lunch, pair yours with a crisp white shirt.
Over the past few seasons, Flares made a comeback but not as you probably know them. Forget sweeping bell bottoms on the ground and choose contemporary cropped kick flares instead. By balancing your hips, they operate in the same manner as the more traditional styles. So if you’re pear formed, they’re perfect.