In honor of today’s guest post over at Alterations Needed, I thought I’d kick off the new month with a new series!
Top Denim Tips for… Petite Figures
Look for cropped styles (like the MiH jeans at left) because they’re a no-muss, no-fuss solution to the hemming problem. Remember that styles come with different inseams (find out how to measure yours!) so your perfect cut may differ from someone else’s. Brands with a great cropped style: Paige Denim (Verdugo Capri or Kylie Crop), J Brand (the Low Rise Cropped) and 7 For All Mankind (Crop and Roll).
My personal favorite cropped pair? Siwy Hannah Cropped Jean.
If you want to go for a petite jean: our tried-and-true best petite pairs come from a few different brands: Joe’s Jeans has the flattering Provocateur cut, with a higher knee break and shorter inseam. 7 For All Mankind’s Lexie Petite is a great solution when you want the petite counterpart to a favorite 7 style, and I am always a fan of James Jeans’ petite styles.
Avoid higher waist styles or heavy prints.
Certain washes can provide the illusion of height. Look for a darker overall blue and a lighter fade on the front of the thigh; it will draw eyes up and make you look taller and slimmer. 7 For All Mankind did this really well with their Aggressive Siren wash on the Kaylie cut.
Stay away from bell bottoms or wider flared cuts, especially if you’re hemming off more than three inches. The jeans you end up with will not be the same ones you bought.
What tips would you share when it comes to petite sizing?