Friday, 20 December 2013

Mini Skinnies - It's All About Petite Jeans

It's no secret that I'm on the small side. Ever since I was little I've been.. well.. little! Since my teens, I've always opted for trousers / jeans from petite ranges (where I could help it) purely because they fit much better in the leg and around the derriere than your regular length (or in my opinion 'mile long') jeans. I've always found it quite difficult to track down petite ranges that weren't extortionately priced - I mean, why do some places make you pay more money for something which has technically less material? It just doesn't make sense! So when I came across I was pleasantly surprised.

K&Co's range of petite jeans are not only reasonably priced (the super soft skinny high rise jeans are £30) but they're also varied in style, colour and shape! They don't just have skinny jeans on there (there are boot cut, straight leg, flared styles etc) but I want to focus on skinnies because they're the style of jean that I live in at the moment and I personally think they're the most flattering for 5ft folk like myself.

Skinnies seem to have been around the fash block a fair few times which has been excellent news for me as I've accumulated numerous pairs (from both petite and standard ranges) over the years. I've got summery styles in light pinks, bright reds and pale blue denim. Then there are the more autumnal pairs in berry reds, black, dark blue denim, teal and of course, my trusty tartan pair. I've got high waisted ones, ankle grazing ones, ripped ones, low rise ones etc etc. The list goes on and on.
I loves the skinnies.

S K I N N Y  J E A N  B U Y I N G  T I P S

When buying skinny jeans for a petite frame, I often try to go for high-waisted styles with some form of lighter patch down the centre of the leg (as they are the most flattering sort). High waisted styles give the appearance of longer legs and jeans with lighter denim near the centre and darker denim towards the sides of the leg are super slimming (top tip right there - learnt from my River Island Sales Advisor days).

Another top tip coming right atchaaaaaa is... if you want to get the perfect fit it's always worth taking 2-3 pairs of the same style jean in the same size into the fitting room with you. All of the sizes do vary slightly, so you'll be able to find the perfect fit. It's not essential, but if you're really fussy about these kind of things then it's probably best.

T R E N D S  W I T H  B E N E F I T S

An excellent benefit of skinnies is that you can wear any type of footwear with them and you'll still look like a boss. Whether you roll the leg up to expose your ankles and wear some cute ankle boots, pop on some gorgeous heels or even flaunt a pair of pretty t-bar shoes with frilly ankle socks - it will look rather swish. Alternatively, if you'd rather opt for some chic ballet pumps then that will look mighty fine too. They literally go with everything. You can tuck them into all manner of longer length boots and even the most hideous of shoes can look truly awesome when worn with a nice pair of skinnies. It's the gospel truth! To conclude, skinnies FTW. (Espesh if you're petite!)

Are you petite and loving skinnies? Or maybe you're feeling a different style of jean? Holla at me! (And if you've got any skinny jean buying tips of your own, please feel free to share!)

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  1. Lovely post! Really enjoyed reading!

    Emma x

  2. This was a wonderful post! I definitely agree about the higher rise making our legs look longer. I never understand people who say short girls can't wear high rise jeans. I'll definitely be checking out that site, particularly for non-skinny jeans. I find it's always harder to find jeans that aren't straight leg or skinny when you're short because the flare always starts at the wrong place. I do prefer skinny jeans though!

  3. I love skinny jeans, black skinny jeans are my go to clothing being a hairdresser. However I always struggle getting ones for my stumpy legs! I'm not mega short (5'4") but my legs are and I end up folding the cuffs of my jeans under.

    Katie |


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