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THE PETITE PEAR'S GUIDE TO DENIM: HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS

THE PETITE PEAR'S GUIDE TO DENIM: HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS

 

Style Cliff Notes

Top – Target (link to similar)

Jeans – Levi’s

Shoes – Converse

Purse – Forever 21

Sunglasses – Aldo (link to similar)

 

Extended Style Notes

Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny – Size 28 x 30

What I loved…

  • High-waisted – Ok so I know what you’re thinking – didn’t you just post about high rise jeans recently??  Yes, but I wanted to highlight the differences between this jean and the super high-rise one I wrote about earlier.  The Levi’s 721 High Rise jean has a front rise measurement of 10’’, which is 1’’ lower than the previous pair I posted about. Super high rise denim might not be everyone's cup of tea so that’s wear a normal high rise jeans comes in. (If you’re curious what a front rise measurement is and learning most about denim measurements in general, I recommend this guide here.)  This jean is one of my go to styles that I wear to work because it hugs my pear shape well and doesn’t leave a waist gap like low or mid rise jeans.
  • Skinny leg shape – Another feature I like about the 721 High Rise Skinny jean is that it’s not as tight and fitted as the Mile High Rise Super Skinny version because it's made from a thicker denim material. Levi's 721 might be better suited for you if you’re looking for a jean that feels like a more relaxed fit, but still is a skinny leg shape.
  • Sizing scale - What I love about Levi’s jeans is that they use a men’s sizing scale. This gives you so many more options to choose from compared to most size scales for women's jeans. This is how men's sizing works if you are not already familiar: the first number listed is the waist measurement and the second number listed is the inseam (or length measurement). The jeans I’m wearing are a Size 28 x 30 so the waist measurement is 28’’ and the inseam (length) measurement is 30’’. Typically Levi’s offers women's waist sizes from 24’’ – 34’’ and inseam lengths of 28’’, 30’’, 32’’ and 34’’, which gives you more flexibility to find one that will work well for your body type. I’ll be honest these jeans are a little bit too long for me since I bought a 30’’ inseam, but this pair was the only size I could find in the store.  I would have preferred to buy a 28’’ inseam jean, but it’s typically harder to find this length in physical stores. When it comes to finding jeans that aren’t too long if you’re petite, I would recommend either a 28’’ inseam or 30’’ inseam because these should work for most people. (However, if you’re under 5 feet you might need a 26’’ inseam, but unfortunately Levi's doesn't offer this length. J. Crew is another great resource for petite jeans as well. Here's a link to their high-rise jean, which has a 26'' inseam.)
  • Gray color - If you guys have been following my blog this fall, you have probably noticed that I really love gray. It’s one of my favorite neutral colors because it matches a lot of other pieces in my wardrobe, but it’s a little more exciting than just defaulting to black.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 29.5''

Front Rise = 10''

Inseam = 29''

 

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