Best Skinny Jean Brand for Petites

I know my mom loves me, but when her 20-something year old daughter drops off 6 pairs of pants to be hemmed, its quite apparent that she wonders, “where did I go wrong?” Whenever she gives me that look after I’ve brought over a mess of need-to-be-altered-stuff, I must remind her that its her genes’ fault. She’s only 5’2″. Dad is 6’2″ and promised that he gave me the 5’6″ genes.

Alas, anytime I can find a pair of pants that doesn’t require testing my mom’s sanity, its a win-win. So, when I came across Adriano Goldschmeid “Stilt” jeans with a 30″ inseam (or the “Stilt Roll-up” jeans with a 26″ inseam), I was intrigued. What totally sold me was their amazing AG-ed washes. Bonus: most of these actually run small! Well, that’s more-so a benefit for the tiny ladies, as I had to size up, which isn’t great for the self-esteem.

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You can sometimes find these on discount sites like 6pm. You can also search for the on eBay, but make sure to get measurements! These barely stretch at all, despite their 98% cotton 2% PU blend. You might want to compare them to a pair of 100% cotton jeans you have, vs. a stretch pair. Good luck!

Update: Two years later I’m still loving these! I’ll size up a size if I plan on wearing them as boyfriend jeans 🙂