The best pants for petite women

Petitegrl @Soleneoj

I would say looking for the right pair of trousers sometimes can be a hit or miss for petite women.

When it comes to finding the right pair of trousers I usually look for a style that would flatter and compliment my frame without the need to do any work to them like alteration or too much styling.

Look into how it fits around the waist, how it feels when you sit, the way it moves when you walk, etc... These all factor into finding the ideal fit of trousers for you.

Trousers are a staple piece I recommend for every Petitegrl to have in her wardrobe. Whether you are sporty or girly, trousers can easily elevate your outfit.

When it comes to bottoms, having a pair of high waisted trousers is one of the best and complimenting styles I recommend to petite women.

High waisted trousers help elongate your body frame while giving you more room to play with both the top and shoes.

I find the most flattering pair of high waisted trousers for petites are ankle, flared & straight leg/cigarette cut.

Pair your trousers with a bodysuit, patterned blazer and kitten heels and you're good to go for the office!

Petite tip: When it comes to shopping for the right pair of trousers, focus on how it sits from your waist-mid thigh. The point of that is to make sure it flatters and compliments that part of your body. The length can always be an easy fixed.

Ankle cut:

Ankle cut is a classic style that goes well with most petite women.

This style trouser is the most classic cut for the petite frame because of the tailored length. It also is very versatile when it comes to styling.

There are many ways you can approach this style, from dressing it causally, professionally to dressy. I personally love wearing ankle cut trousers for all occasions whether it is for work, dinner date or running errands.

And the best part is, I can easily pair it with flats, sneakers or heels.


High rise is a great style of trouser for petite women.

The style itself helps elongate and define your petite frame.

I have never went back to low rise or even mid rise bottoms because it doesn't really flatter me as much as high rise does. I also love having a lot of variety styling high rise trousers.

I have much more options with my tops, whether I want to wear something cropped or tuck in for more of a polished look.

Cigarette/Straight leg :

Straight leg can easily cut off your frame but when styled the right way, it can really give a very classy and polished approach on the petite frame.

I personally love pairing a pair of loafers with my straight leg trousers and a loose blouse on top. I wouldn't pair sneakers or flats with this style because it can cut off your frame even further.

I recommend sticking with slides, kitten heels or mules to keep the overall look clean, simple and put together.

Learn how to style trousers here:

Goodluck petitegrl !