For petite women, it can be a struggle to find the perfect pair of jeans—but it doesn't have to be. While it's common for standard-size jeans to be too long in the pant leg or simply too big overall, Madewell's collection of petite jeans for women are proportioned just for petites. With a variety of styles and sizes (including Plus and Curvy), you can easily select your dream pair (or two) of jeans for petite women.
Madewell's petite jeans for women are made especially for those whose height is 5’3” or shorter. Petite jeans for women have an inseam (taken from the top of the inner thigh to the floor) of 29 inches and under. And they aren’t just cropped—all measurements are proportioned to fit a petite body without a trip to the tailor.
When shopping for petite jeans, start with the fit. If you are looking for something timeless, try a pair of petite jeans with straight legs. Due to their versatile, vintage-inspired shape, a pair of straight-leg jeans will never go out of style. Another classic? Our skinny jeans. Skinny jeans for petite women hug your body and can be styled with casual low-top sneakers or a dressed-up pair of high heels.
Want to achieve an effortless laid-back look? Go for a pair of wide-leg petite jeans or distressed baggy petite jeans. Because both wide-leg jeans and baggy jeans have a fuller leg, it's important to balance proportions. When styling a pair of baggier jeans for petite women, try a more form-fitting top to balance out the bottom half of your outfit. A cropped tank top, a body-hugging vest, or a cool supercrop graphic T-shirt will all pair well with your baggy jeans of choice.
Once you've figured out the right fit for you, choose the wash you want your jeans to have. Madewell's petite jeans for women come in light and dark washes, black or vintage gray washes, pure white and more.
If you have a few go-to pairs of jeans and want something different, look for petite jeans with rips, destruction and cutoff hems. Kick-out petite jeans (also known as demi-boot jeans) have flared-out legs cropped at the ankles. Add an oversized white button-down to your kick-out crop petite jeans for a versatile look. Whatever style you're looking for, find your new favorite pair of jeans for petite women at Madewell.