Jeans for Petite Women

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I’m really short, and although I tell people I’m 5′ I’m not, I’m really 4’10.5 That half inch matters to me, ok? Because of this I’ve always struggled finding jeans that fit me, even in petite sizes. It always seemed like petite was still for someone taller than me (who are these Amazon-like women and where do they live?) and if there’s anything I hate it’s getting stuff tailored. It’s not just the money, it’s the fact that it’s a huge hassle and I just wish stuff would fit me correctly. Which is why when I found a pair of jeans that fit me (and were affordable!) I snagged them right up and never looked back.

Old Navy’s Rockstar jeans line is the best I have ever come across, and the best part is that petite actually means petite. I don’t have to roll one pair of their jeans and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. I prefer the super skinny low-rise, but you can get them in a straight or boot cut as well and have the option of a mid-rise instead. If you want it, they have it. (Also, taller ladies, don’t feel excluded! They have a regular and tall line as well.)



These were the first Old Navy jeans I ever got and they were actually a gift from my mother one Christmas– talk about the perfect Christmas gift. I believe their color is dark wash, but I’m not sure seeing as they were a gift. I wear a 2 petite in all of these jeans and they’re all really stretchy and comfy, in addition to fitting perfectly. What more do you want?


These are my personal favorite pair, the color is called camp fire, but they fit like an absolute glove. The slight downside to these jeans is that it seems each pair does fit slightly differently, but not enough to cause an issue. I believe it’s because every so often they slightly change the material so that sometimes it has more polyester or spandex, which makes it fit either a bit looser or snugger. Either way, they’re all still a total winner.


This was the third pair of these jeans I bought and they’re in the rinse color. The seam used to be gold, but I’ve worn them so much it’s sort of just gone a bit white. These are the ones I wear the most because my office is relatively casual so these dark jeans are the perfect fit for it. You can easily dress them up or down, making them probably the most versatile pair of pants I own.

The durability of these jeans, especially for their price, is really impressive because I’ve had them for years and, although a little duller in color, they’re in perfect shape. One has a slight hole that might become a problem soon, but since I’ve worn them regularly for at least three years I can’t really fault them for that.

As many of you guessed, and I mentioned above, Old Navy is pretty cheap in general and these jeans are no exception. It depends on the style and color, but most vary between $20 and $30 and compared to most jean prices it’s a total bargain. I don’t understand paying $100+ for just a pair of jeans, but so many people do. Why bother though when you can get equally nice jeans that fit far better for less? Old Navy pretty much is always having a sale or has a code of some sort so the best thing to do is to sign up for the newsletter before buying or look around online because you have a really decent change of finding one. I don’t think I’ve ever paid full price for anything at Old Navy so the list price is pretty irrelevant. Of course, even without a code they’re still really cheap so I can’t complain.

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If you’ve struggled with finding jeans give these a go, I can’t recommend them enough. What are some other jeans problems you guys have found?

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