Those of us under 5’4 know that the struggle to buy jeans is real — it’s nearly impossible to go shopping and find denim that actually works with our proportions. Throw our curves in on top of that, and searching for jeans that work is enough to make us lose our minds. Luckily, there are a few denim brands out there dedicated to creating jeans for the short and #thicc. Putting on hundreds of pairs of jeans only to find that you have an extra foot of leg room is a real drag. We need solace.
Even the most dedicated of shopping mavens have come up empty-handed in the quest to find the perfect pair of jeans that are flattering, fits well, and doesn’t require hemming your pants up five inches. As the fashion industry diversifies and designers start to extend their reach to those who aren’t a 5’9 and a size 2, we are seeing more options for women who are petite and plus-size. We’ve got some of them here to help you out!
Check out 13 denim brands to try if you’re petite and plus.
1Fashion Nova Ziggy Distressed Jeans, $34.99Fashion Nova has a ton of sexy and chic plus-sized jeans to pick from, but these adorable distressed jeans caught our eye. Available in sizes 14 to 20, we love the cropped cuff and high waist. They’re perfect for a casual movie night or if you throw on some heels, a night on the town.
These might be the ultimate vintage-inspired high-waisted jeans. They properly showcase your curves, nip-in your waist, and are available in two versions: Regular and Petite.
10Torrid Ankle Skinny Jeans, $68.90.Don’t feel like scouring a vintage store for jeans that fit? These skinny ankle jeans are vintage-inspired with a rock ‘n roll touch that will most definitely give you that retro allure.
11Lane Bryant Straight Leg Jean, $69.95Perfect for your everyday jeans, this straight-leg option has a super flattering dark wash and comfortable mid-rise top.
13Torrid Multi-Zip Jeggings in Raisin Wash, $68.90It doesn’t get more comfortable than jeggings, and these will look incredibly glam in the fall thanks to its rich raisin shade and silver zippers. And bless that three-button high rise for smoothing our tummies.
What do you think, are you feeling better equipped and more confident about the jean selections out there? What is it about purchasing denim that is a whole new hell unto itself? There are few things quite so demoralizing and stressful when it comes to shopping. If this helps to make it just a little bit easier, then we’re happy. No more fighting with exasperatingly ill-fitting jeans in poorly lit dressing rooms, we deserve more. If you’re a fan of these tried-and-true brands, let us know!