If you're short, you know there's basically nothing more annoying than finding a pair of jeans that fits everywhere but the length. And if you're a fan of the cropped pants look, you know finding cropped jeans for short people is basically like searching for a needle in a haystack. I barely clear 5'3" and love the look of cropped pants, so I'm constantly searching for my holy grail — a pair of ankle jeans that doesn't require a trip to the tailor to wear them.
If you're in the market for high-end denim, companies will often hem your jeans for free at their stores. But if you're not down to drop $150+ on a pair of jeans (or you don't have time to wait for them to finish tailoring the pants), it's much easier to find an option you can wear right out of the store if need be. That's where finding retailers that cater to people with short legs is key.
The trick is finding a brand that makes cropped jeans in a petite size. Not only will you get the cropped look you're looking for, but the jeans will take into account that you're shorter than the average customer and fit the jeans accordingly. Here are 10 of my favorite options.
1. Mom Jeans
I love these classic high-waisted pants, and the cropped length and petite sizing means they'll fit like a glove.
2. Fringe Jeans
I'm obsessed with the hem of these cropped jeans. They're such a statement.
3. Moto Jeans
I love the rips in this cropped pair from Topshop.
4. Gray Jeans
I'm obsessed with my Paige Verdugo ankle jeans — trust me as a short person — these are a great basic ankle cropped jean. I love the gray shade.
5. Hudson Crops
I love these cuffed cropped jeans from Hudson.
6. Black Crop
These cropped flares have such a cool fringed hem.
I'm loving these destructed straight cropped jeans from White House Black Market, which are skinny but not too skinny.
This boyfriend style from Topshop is super cute, and I love the slouchy fit and rips.
9. Crop Jeans
These slightly flared crops are so chic, and I think they'd work perfectly for a casual day out with friends or a more dressed up dinner.
10. White Crops
I like this white pair from Old Navy, which will fit shorter gals thanks to the shorter length.