Denim and Petite Celebrities! Petite Jeans Guide [petite clothing]

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Jeans the pant for all seasons that looks right for all reasons. Denim is BIG business producing billions of dollars in annual sales.   According to Cotton Incorporated’s Lifestyle Monitor, 96% of all consumers own denim jeans with 7 pairs being the average.

It is no wonder that several petite celebrities have jumped on the “denim bandwagon” recently, lending their name and star power to denim collections.

The answer for “PETITE” jeans is Allison Izu petite premium denim exclusively for women 5’6″ and under.  Shown in the editorial to the left with “actual  petite models”  All Bella Petite members get 25% off and free shipping!  Bella Petite Daily Shopper!

Jessica Simpson’s new jeans line is scheduled to launch in about 1000 department stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s, Belk, and Bon-Ton in July just in time for back to school sales. The 5’3” Simpson’s line offers a variety of denim styles and washes along with knit tops and jackets.

The very petite Olsen twins are expanding their fashion empire once again with a denim line named Textile Elizabeth and James.   All of their denim designs originated from favorite jean styles in their own personal wardrobes.

Look for the Olsen’s collection at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Intermix.

TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Neville Flare Jeans
TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Neville Flare Jeans
FREE SHIPPING at These flare jeans feature slant hip pockets and button-flap back pockets. Single-button closure and contrast stitching.

The latest petite celebrity to launch a line of denim is 5’3” Victoria Beckham. Her jeans are a bit pricey but have developed the same loyal following as her clothing line.

Victoria Beckham Clean Boot Cut Jeans
Victoria Beckham Clean Boot Cut Jeans
Price: $210.0 FREE SHIPPING at These boot-cut jeans feature 5-pocket styling and a single-button closure. ‘V’ stitching at back pockets. 20″ leg opening. * 8″ rise. 35″ inseam. * Fabrication: Stretch denim. * 98% cotton/2% elastane. * Wash cold. * Made in Italy. – Deep Indigo.

A denim jean is the single most versatile item a petite woman can own. A great fitting pair of jeans has the power to transform everything from a basic white T-shirt to a glamorous sequined jacket into the perfect look for any social setting.

Here are some suggestions to help you shop for jeans that will flatter your petite shape and size.

If you are the Pear Shape Petite (narrow shoulders, broad hips):

The right pair of jeans will work wonders for your figure. A darker shade of denim minimizes fullness in the hip and thigh area. Shading down the front of the leg will slim and elongate. A “boot cut” or flared leg jean balances your fuller hips with your narrow shoulders. “Relaxed Fit” jeans also offer a roomier cut in the hips and thighs.

If you are the Inverted Pear Shape Petite (full bust, slim hips):

Since you are usually slimmer in the hip and thigh area, skinny or straight leg jeans are often flattering. These styles will make your figure appear longer and curvier. Balance the slim leg with a tunic top in a darker shade of color to minimize your full bust.

If you are the Circular Shape Petite (fuller in the middle):

Jeans with a hidden lycra tummy panel will flatten and control a fuller mid-section while lifting up your butt. Look for a higher waistband (no lower than 2 fingers below your navel) to avoid the dreaded “muffin top” effect. A touch of spandex in the denim fabric will knock ten pounds off instantly.

If you are the Hourglass Shape Petite (very curvaceous):

A tiny waist often creates fit problems. Jeans that fit the hips are usually huge in the waist. A lower rise or curved waistband is more likely to fit both areas. Opt for ample flap or patch pockets on the rear of the jean to minimize a big butt.

Pockets that are too small will only emphasize your curves.

Note to petite women of all shapes and sizes: The hem of your jean should cover your shoe for the longest and most flattering look possible.

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  • Kari


    Totally awesome seeing gorgeous petite models in jeans fit for me! I am a Bella member for life!

    May 14, 2010
  • Jenni


    Ann I think I love you! thanks for being the petite savior!

    May 14, 2010
  • Lana


    Without and your wonderful advice we petites would have nothing! Good advice here.

    May 14, 2010
  • Lena


    I gotta get my hands on a new pair of jeans! Great article cheers to us petite ones!

    May 14, 2010
  • Genia


    This article has answered all of my questions about jeans for me!

    May 14, 2010
  • Bertie


    I didn't know their was an actual petite jean line how cool! I gotta get a pair of Allison Izu!

    May 14, 2010
  • Sunshine


    Personally, I think I have only 1 pair of jeans that fit me the right way. The problem I run into, as most petites do is just the actual legth of the jeans/pants. I wear wedges or heels almost all the time ( I don’t even own a pair of tennis shoes!) and that helps with me not steppin on my pantlegs so much! I will check out the Izu jeans…thnx!

    May 14, 2010
  • I could not live without my fav jeans!  Love the article.

    October 15, 2011
  • Vantez


    UGH! as much as I love shopping I almost loathe shopping for jeans. I don’t like having to spend extra money just to get them hemmed. It’s one of the reasons why I prefer wearing dresses and skirts, but its nice to hear there are people out there making jeans for petite girls! 🙂

    November 23, 2011
  • Rita


    Love this article it is so well written thanks for giving such good advice@

    February 19, 2016