Friday 3 March 2017

OOTD - Finding Jeans as a Petite

Finding jeans as a petite women is no easy feat. I typically rotate between the same few pairs of denim because it's so hard to find anything that fits shorter legs. I can't tell you how many times I've gone into a store looking for a pair of jeans only to leave disappointed, and secretly wishing that I magically sprout a few inches in height overnight. Short people problems for sure.

Imagine my happiness when I was told that Reitmans carries jeans for petites. As soon as I found out, I headed to my nearest store at the Toronto Eaton Centre to investigate. Lo and behold, I was greeted by a wide variety of denim; every shape, cut and colour.  I asked the sales associate to show me which pair of denim came in petite - assuming that there would only be one or two styles. Before I knew it, I was in a change room with a wide variety of jeans all meant for petites. I had such a great time trying on everything from slim to boot cut, and all fitting my shorter legs without any tailoring! It was a tough choice, but I finally narrowed my choice down and found the perfect jeans for me.

Jeans - c/o Reitmans, Top - c/o Reitmans, Blazer - c/o Reitmans
Shoes - Stuart Weitzman, Bag - Hieleven

The denim that I eventually ended up picking are these medium washed skinny jeans from Reitmans that have the cutest little zipper detail in the legs. Not only is the zipper a nice surprise as a petite (typically any details on the legs for denim are lost during hemming), but it also makes the jeans so comfortable for getting in and out of.

I paired my new denim with my signature colour - pink! This top and blazer are both from Reitmans Pretty Cool collection and I love the versatility that both pieces give the outfit! When I throw on the blazer it instantly dresses up the outfit; I could totally have worn this for a casual friday when I was still working at an office. Take off the blazer to reveal the airy pink shirt and the outfit is instantly more casual and appropriate for errands or meeting a friend for coffee. Both instances I've paired the jeans with my favourite pair of nude pumps - because there is literally nothing more flattering for petites then a slim, well-fitting pair of jeans with nude pumps.

My takeaway from the whole experience is that when you're looking for jeans as a petite, go to a store that offers petite sizes. I'm thankful that Reitmans keeps women of all shapes and sizes in mind.  Now if you're looking for me, I'll be busy building up my denim collection for spring!

What do you guys think? Do you struggle finding a good fit with jeans as well?  What are your favourite cuts for denim?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

Photography by Bettina Bogar.

This post was created in partnership with Reitman's. All opinions and experiences are my own.



  1. I was just at Reitmans and was eyeing these bad boys down!!! I'm 5'2 and wondered if they carried Petites! YAY :)

    xo Britt

    1. YES Brittany! You will love these jeans, they're honesty perfect for petites! xo

  2. Thanks for this, Joëlle! I'm 5"2 and am currently wearing "capri" jeans which are the perfect "full length" on me :)

    1. HAHA that is a tip that I used to use too! xo


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