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Following the success of our first-ever Petite Task Force this past May, R29's resident shorties are back and better than ever with a brand-new installment. This go around is all about pants. Yes, PANTS.
Our 5-foot-3-and-under frames tend to have a tougher time than most accommodating trousers, and, sometimes, they wear us instead of the other way around. To further complicate matters, our short builds come in many shapes and sizes, and the term "petite" doesn't necessarily correspond to a size zero. But, enough is enough — these anxiety-inducing garments have eluded our closets (and racked up quite the tailoring bill) for far too long.
We broke down the most common body types and selected 21 amazing pairs of slacks — featuring wide-legs, crops, jeans, and printed styles — that'll complement every petite woman's shape. So, if you were under the impression culottes were forbidden fruit for your wardrobe — think again. We've got plenty of chic choices (and clever styling advice) to help you nail each look. Go on, click ahead to meet our PTF, steal their super-shopper tips, and join the pants party.