Let's talk high rise denim (Petite Guide)


Petitegrl @Marianna Hewitt



Another staple and hidden gem in my petite fashion guide are high waisted flared denim.


Whether it is white, black, light or dark washed denim, I find flared denim flatters the petite frame exceptionally well.


This style of denim not only defines and hugs the body in the right areas but it also elongates the legs in the most complimenting way.


Flared denim was a trendy piece back in the 70's but now is making its come back again in this fashion era.


As for styling, the versatility of these jeans are endless.


Pair with a crop cardigan or tuck in a classic blouse and kitten heels for a classic and effortless look.

Petitegrl @thetodd_



Classic brands like Levi carries great fit, styles and colors. However if you are looking for a good investment, Agolde is a brand to try.


Quality, fit and style are all there with this brand and although it is on the pricer side, I will say it has to be my favorite brand of jeans. Zara, Topshop and Aritzia also has a good selection of denim that fits petites.


However the long length typically comes long so tailoring usually along with Zara styles.


I am a huge sucker for cutting my own Zara jeans and having them look raw cut at the hem. I personally like the way it looks and with a pair of mules, it looks so effortless and chic! I recommend only if you like that type of look.


I usually look for a pair of jeans that defines my waist, bum and legs. If it doesn't flatter at least 2 out of the 3, I usually will skip out.


The fit is what is the most important to me before style, price and color. I find when it comes to jeans, it can either define and flatter your frame or it can undefine your frame, making parts look flat, loose or baggy.


The key is looking at how it defines your petite frame. I emphasize this because I see many petite women ignore that part and end up wearing denim that unflatters their frame even more.


The true beauty of this piece is that the flared cut gives an illusion that our legs are longer than they actually are...


You get the best of both worlds with this piece... Style and length.