All in Bottoms

WHERE TO FIND THE COMFIEST, PETITE-FRIENDLY LOUNGE PANTS

Recently one of my readers asked where to buy petite lounge pants. I have to admit it’s not a category I had shopped for in a while so I decided to order styles from some of my go-to petite brands like Old Navy and Athleta. I also tried out some lounge pants from L.L. Bean, which I completely forgot carries petite sizes. Keep reading all the way to the end because there’s a wild card option listed :)

TOPSHOP PETITE DENIM REVIEW

Denim has always been a hard category for me to shop since my hips curvy relative to my waist. While I’ve always been a huge fan of Topshop because they have a petite section, for awhile I was hesitant to try their denim because the legs looked to skinny on the hanger! Recently, I tried on some of their petite and regular denim styles to see if any would work well for my body type. If you've been hesitating to take the plunge as well, I'm sharing my thoughts and recommendations on the fits they offer below.

EVERLANE AUTHENTIC STRETCH DENIM REVIEW

After hearing rave reviews from my sister about Everlane’s Authentic Stretch denim, I decided to head to their store and try it on for myself. As someone who generally has a hard time finding jeans that fit, I was overall pretty impressed by their products. In addition to their Authentic Stretch jeans, Everlane also has their original denim line they launched prior to Authentic Stretch. Between the two lines, I was definitely a bigger fan of their Authentic Stretch styles because they fit me better in the waist. Sharing my thoughts below on a few of the styles!

WHERE TO FIND DRESS PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & CURVY

It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear dress pants. I probably have worn them since I was working at my first job out of college for Macy’s. Dress pants have always been a difficult category for me to shop for because of my curvy thighs and bum. At times I’ve found it challenging to find pairs that fit properly and are also flattering. (Also doesn’t help that I’m shortie too).

Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to find petite-friendly dress pants. Since I hadn’t shopped for a pair since college, I had to hit the stores to see what was out there. Overall, I had the best luck with J. Crew’s dress pants, which kind of made sense because that was my go-to store in the past. However, if you are looking for more affordable options - Old Navy is a great place to look.

Keep on reading below for my fit reviews of the styles I tried on :)

5 TIPS TO SIMPLIFY SHOPPING FOR SHORTS

I find that shopping for shorts can be tricky with my body type! The most common issues I run into as a petite and pear-shaped lady are: waist gaps, tightness in the hip area, and shorts being too short since I have a bigger bum. In order to avoid these issues I’m sharing some of my tried and true shopping tips to help make the process easier for you.

THE COMPLETE REFORMATION JEANS REVIEW

When I saw that Reformation launched their denim line last fall, I got really excited! Especially because they offered petite sizes! (Lol us short girls know how tough it is to find jeans that aren’t too long.) Since this review has been super popular on my website, I decided to transition this review to cover all the main denim styles Reformation carries on a regular basis. Would love to hear your comments below about what styles are working for you guys. 

WHERE TO FIND WHITE DENIM THIS SUMMER

One of my readers recently reached out about where to buy white jeans that actually fit and are not see through. Since I’ve had decent luck finding regular denim, I didn’t think my search would be too difficult. However, I was in for a surprise. Over the last two weeks, I went to store after store and tried brand after brand; and almost always encountered my classic pear problem - jeans that fit my thighs and rear, but were too big in the waist! (Sizing down never helps because then the thigh/rear area is too tight and uncomfortable.) 

After comparing the measurements of all the styles I tried on, I noticed that jeans with a waist measurement of 30’’ or 31’’ were often the styles that were too big in the waist. (However, keep in mind though that the actual “cut” or “fit” of the jean is also a factor in whether or not they will fit you. So I'm only relying on one data point when I say this.) On average I noticed these waist measurements (30’’ or 31’’ ) were reoccurring theme when I look at the jeans that did not work for me. One thing that was not as much on an issue for me denim shopping this time was length. It seems that more and more brands are making ankle length jeans, which in petite world are regular length jeans for us.

While it was definitely a struggle to find white jeans that fit me - I promise that not all hope is lost. In this post, I’m sharing the white denim styles I recommend and which ones I’d stay away from. Also to make my product reviews easier to read, I’m introducing a scale that highlights the key attributes of each style so you can quickly know if it will work for you. So keep scrolling for all of your white denim needs.