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How To Wear Flare Jeans Even If You Are Petite

How To Wear Flare Jeans Even If You Are Petite

How To Wear Flare Jeans Even If You Are Petite

If you are petite, following the latest fashion can be hard work. You want to add length to your silhouette, but a lot of styles don’t take that into consideration, and it may seem as if the latest trends have only been created for ladies who are 5'10" and above. That can be unfair, let alone unflattering. Luckily, flared jeans are back in fashion, and these can look fantastic on petite girls if you wear them right. Here is a guide on how to wear flare jeans, even if you are petite.

Look In the Petite Section

All good department stores should have a petite section, and this is the best place to look for your flare jeans. This is because the inside seam will sit differently in jeans that have been designed especially with the petite woman in mind. This will make them more comfortable to wear. Another option if you are petite and have a small frame is the children’s section. This may make you feel a little silly at first, but nobody will notice the label once you are wearing the jeans, and they will be a better fit on you. Children’s clothes tend to be cheaper, so you will save yourself some money for the same thing you could buy from the petite or regular section and you won’t need to alter them.

The Hem

Flared jeans may feel like a big deviation if you have been wearing skinny jeans for as long as they have been fashionable. However, they are a great look on the petite woman as the flair starts from below the knee and goes outwards. This elongates your legs, so you will naturally look taller. The hem should cover your shoes without going all the way to the floor. A great way of making sure that the hem is the right length before you buy them is to go shopping in the shoes you are most likely to wear them with. That way, you won’t waste your money on a pair of flare jeans you don’t like the look of once you get them home.



The perfect waistline for the petite woman is the high-rise. These will make you look taller as they will give the effect of a couple of extra inches of torso. They will also make your legs look longer and will lengthen out your proportions. This will help you look slimmer as well as taller, so it is a win/win situation.


Apart from the flare, the details of your jeans can make a big difference to your overall appearance. If you have an hourglass figure, big pockets or pleats will make you look wider and therefore reduce your perceived length. Steer away from these unless you have a slim frame and you want to accentuate your hips to give yourself more shape



The color of your jeans is more important than you might think. Although blue and black are the most common colors for jeans, keep in mind that they are available in a multitude of different colors, which is great if you are petite as different colors will change your appearance. If you want to appear taller, opt for dark denim as these accentuate your legs. If you are going to wear patterned jeans, go for a vertical stripe as these will make your legs look longer and slimmer. Avoid horizontal stripes, flowery, or picture details as these will make you look shorter in the legs as the eye will be drawn away from your length and you will look shorter.


What you wear with your flare jeans will make a big difference to your length. Avoid boxy or oversized tops as these will make you look shorter and will get in the way of the natural aesthetic of your silhouette. Layering can elongate your torso, so wearing a longer shirt under a sweater, a blazer-style jacket or a longer cardigan, such as this Pink Long Sleeve Open Cardigan Sweater, can be a great way to dress your top half.

Pink Long Sleeve Open Cardigan Sweater


If you want to make yourself look taller, you are probably very used to wearing high heels. This is a great look with flare jeans. Steer away from stilettos with this style and go for a chunky or platform heel that will set the flare off perfectly and make you look as tall as you want to. These have the added benefit of being more comfortable to wear than spiky heels.

Follow this guide to look stunning in flares this season.