Whether you look at the '80s power blazer, the '90s motorbike jacket or the oversized jumpers of today, baggy has always been cool. Exuding a casual, carefree vibe or a tough exterior, wearing something oversized on your top half can have a majorly desired effect. On the bottom half of your body, however, a baggy fit often comes with complications, especially when you’re petite.
A pair of baggy jeans or joggers seems like a good idea in theory but for those under 5'3", the style can give less than great results. Rather than looking relaxed, the reams of fabric can make an outfit look entirely messy. Aesthetics aside, there's the safety aspect to consider: overly long trouser legs, if you don't tailor them, have the potential to cause a plethora of problems, including falling on your face in public.
If you're on the hunt for a pair of trousers that will stop these problems in their tracks, you’ve come to the right place. The world may have a smaller offering for petites (no pun intended) but there are still plenty of options out there that were made with smaller statures in mind, by way of a cropped inside leg or elastic ankles. From wide-leg trousers to leather pants, click through the slideshow ahead to discover all our favourite petite trouser styles.
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