Pants are difficult for everyone, but they can be extra hard for petite people, especially when it comes to new trends. Luckily, if you search hard enough, you can find raw hem jeans for short people — it just takes a little extra persistence. The raw hem trend is especially fun, so it should be something that everyone can enjoy, whether you fit into the petite, tall, or average height category. After all, it adds an edgy appeal to otherwise prim and proper (and plain) jeans — it adds a smidge of that rock n' roll flavor, which is always a good thing.
So, what's the best way to find the look if you're on the shorter side? Now of course, some brands offer petite sizing, which makes your job easier. But even for the brands that don't, it's still possible to look at the various inseam lengths offered and find a pair that suits you. It's also well worth looking at various lengths of cropped pants — capri-length might turn out to be ankle skimmers, while in turn ankle skimmers might turn out to be just the perfect length.
Ready to let the raw hem jean shopping commence? Read on!
1. Caslon Stretch Step Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans
Caslon Stretch Step Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans, $47, Nordstrom
The uneven raw hem adds such an interesting detail to these otherwise basic skinnies — plus, they come in petite sizing!
2. Paige Denim Verdugo Ankle Kaleea Destructed Raw Hem
Black skinnies with slashed knees are cool, and a raw hem makes them even cooler. These have a 28-inch inseam, making them manageable for people on the shorter side.
3. Good American Good Legs Skinny Jeans
These stone-washed raw-hemmed skinnies will take your look to the next level.
4. Topshop Purple Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans
Topshop Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans, $75, Nordstrom
If you're feeling extra courageous, why not go for lilac? The cropped length gives you some wiggle room when it comes to inseam, and the color is a lot of fun.
5. Paige Denim Verdugo Raw Hem Crop Kalina
Here's another great skinny with a fun frayed hem. Another bonus? The 26-inch inseam.
6. Slink Jeans Fray Hem Crop Skinny Jeans
If you're looking to bring back the '80s, you can always go for an acid-washed take on the trend.
7. Topshop Jamie Split Released Hem Skinny Jeans
Topshop Jamie Split Released Hem Skinny Jeans, $90, nordstrom.com
The extra seam down the middle adds even more cool factor to these ultra-trendy jeans.
8. Old Navy Mid-Rise Built-In Sculpt Rockstar Raw-Hem Ankle Jeans
Old Navy Mid-Rise Built-In Sculpt Rockstar Raw-Hem Ankle Jeans, $50, oldnavy.gap.com
Rejoice! Old Navy has affordable raw-hemmed jeans fit for petites!
9. ASOS CURVE High Waist Ridley Skinny Jean In Rula Mottled Wash With Arched Raw Hem
ASOS CURVE High Waist Ridley Skinny Jean In Rula Mottled Wash With Arched Raw Hem, $45, asos.com
These high-waisted jeans have great rockabilly flair, and the raw hem adds even more of an edgy vibe.
10. Topshop Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans
Topshop Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans, $75, nordstrom.com
More acid washed goodness! Especially great if you pair them with white high-tops, like shown here.
11. J. Brand Alana High Rise Crop in Fantasy
J. Brand Alana High Rise Crop in Fantasy, $228, jbrandjeans.com
The weathered look works well on these cropped skinnies.
Now aren't you officially ready to take the trend out for a spin?