I’m a Petite Fashion Editor—I Trust These 4 Brands When I Want Pants That Fit

I fall into a specific club of women who happen to be on the shorter side. I actually stopped getting taller in the 8th grade, so once I was 5’2,” it was time to take me out of the oven. I was done! To my dismay of course. I have always wanted to be long and tall and beautiful, like models on a runway, floating around instead of walking.

But the universe had plans to keep me a little closer to the ground, and while I may be only just over 5 feet tall, I like to think I project 6-feet-tall energy. Now that I have swallowed the tough pill that I’ll never be a super-tall supermodel, I have embraced being in the short club and my petite structure. The absolute bane of the existence of short people is getting a pair of pants that don’t make us look like little kids borrowing our parents’ clothes.

The hardest thing to shop for is always pants, and while I don’t mind taking something to the tailor here and there, I almost always end up not having enough free time to do so and a pair of perfectly great pants sits in the back of my closet and collects dust. Thankfully, there are five retailers that understand the short girl struggle and have petite options so you can buy pants that actually fit. Keep scrolling through to see the brands that are my holy grails when it comes to petite shopping.

There are so many reasons to love Ref; the fact that it offers petite options is just one. The brand has so many great options for the holiday season too, especially the green velvet pants. I’m obsessed.

Madewell is actually one of my favorite places to buy jeans. The fact that it offers inseams that I can get without needing to run to a tailor is amazing and has made me a customer for life.

Who doesn’t love a good Topshop moment? The brand is known for having great trend-focused pieces that look more expensive than they are. Not to mention it offers petite options for pants. Sign me up.

Known for being sustainable and having stellar basics, Everlane has come through for its petite customers. I love that there is an inseam option to save me a trip to the tailor. Thanks, Everlane, for looking out for us shorties.

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