In theory, boyfriend jeans are a great concept. A relaxed fit that's slouchy — but not too slouchy — in all the right places for maximum comfort and style? Sign us up. But, for petite women, scoring ones that flatter is like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. Our 5-foot-3-and-under frames have a tougher time modeling any extra fabric, and, sometimes, pants can wear us instead of the other way around. Though, hear us out: petite-friendly boyfriend jeans do exist.
There is a lot of guess and check involved when shopping this closet staple — no matter your height or build. For pairs that won't overwhelm your body, look for brands that carry designated petite lines, as well as cropped denim that'll skim your ankles (not drag on the floor). We found 10 picks to complement every petite woman's shape, and quash your FOMO for good.