Jeans--the humble garment that began as miner's wear in the American West and now has become a huge sector of the fashion industry--qualify as the ultimate casual "must-have." Whether you wear budget jeans or premium denim designer jeans, there's a style of jeans that will fit and flatter every short woman.
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Size, rise, inseam, color, style, technology, and fabric are all factors to consider when selecting jeans. Learn what to look for before you shop for jeans.
Pictured: Petite Ashanti in jeans
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With so many options available today in denim, it's easy to become confused, especially when popular jeans styles are so heavily promoted and worn by Hollywood stars. We short women are better off finding our own best, most flattering styles than trying to wear the hottest styles that flatter super skinny models with mile-long legs.
Pictured: Petite Christina Aguilera in jeans
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Comparing prices before shopping for jeans can save us $100 or more on the same styles of jeans, so it's well worth doing some comparison shopping before you hit the mall in search of the perfect jeans.
Pictured: Petite Alyssa Milano in jeans
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Designer jeans can cost hundreds of dollars, and even the less expensive designer jeans cost over $100, so what's a girl to do when she's on a budget? Luckily there are several sources for less costly jeans, and the good news is that these jeans are available in several different styles, so there's no need to break the bank when shopping for jeans.
Pictured: Petite jeans from Newport News
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See our petite jeans video for a visual guide in motion to petite jeans tips.
Pictured: Petite star America Ferrera in jeans