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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

TOPSHOP PETITE DENIM REVIEW

TOPSHOP PETITE DENIM REVIEW

 

Denim has always been a hard category for me to shop since I have curvy hips relative to my waist. While I’m a huge fan of Topshop because they have a petite section, I’ve always been hesitant to try their denim because their styles always looks so small on the hanger. A couple weekends ago, I tried on four of their petite denim styles to see if any would work well for my body type. IIf you've been hesitating to take the plunge as well, I'm sharing my thoughts and recommendations on the fits they offer below.

 

STYLES THAT WORKED FOR ME:

 

Jamie High Waist Ankle Grazer - Size 6 Petite

What I loved…

  • High Rise - If you followed my denim series in the Fall, you know by now that I’m a big fan of high rise denim. What I love about high rise styles is that I don’t encounter the dreaded waist gap, which is when a pair of jeans fits your hips & butt, but is too loose around the waist. These jeans hugged me around the waist and didn't slide down.

  • Just the right length - My favorite feature of these jeans was the inseam length because it falls exactly at the ankle. Topshop gets major points for carrying a 28’’ inseam (it's usually tough to find this length in stores)! This is the ideal length for me since I’m 5’ 2’’.

  • Not too tight - My biggest concern when trying on these jeans is that they would would be cut so small (since Topshop sizing tends to run smaller than American brands) that I would feel uncomfortable. Thankfully that was not the case, this style of denim was generous enough for my curves and had a good amount of stretch.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 28’’

Inseam = 28’’

 
 

Lucas Low Rise Slim Boyfriend - Size 6 Petite

What I loved…

  • Comfortable fit - Usually it’s challenging for me to find boyfriend denim because it’s either too baggy or not curvy girl friendly. I actually really loved this style because they fit my hips comfortably and weren’t too oversized.

  • Destruction - One feature I like about these jeans is that the knees are ripped, but they don't show that much skin. This makes them a little more wearable in spring when the wether hasn't totally warmed up yet.

 

What could be better…

  • Waist slightly too big - Since these are low rise jeans, I found that they were a little loose around my waist. This is an issue I frequently run into with low rise denim since I have a pear-shaped body. The jean fit well everywhere else (legs & butt) except for the waist. I would definitely need to wear a belt with these.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 28’’

Inseam = 28’’

 

STYLES THAT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME:

 

Mom High Waisted Jeans - Size 6 Petite

What I loved…

  • Cute style - I’ve been seeing mom jeans all over Instagram lately and I think they look super cool! Before trying them on I wasn’t sure if I could pull them off, but now I realized that I can. These were definitely a fun style, however I need to find a pair that has some spandex!

 

What could better…

  • Too tight through hips - Although you can't see it in this picture, these jeans were definitely too snug around my hips. I wanted these jeans to work so bad, but I could tell if I ever tried to sit down wearing them then I would definitely bust a seam! Not only were they cut too narrow through the hips for my body type, but they didn’t have any stretch so I knew that would not work well for extended wear.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 28’’

Inseam = 28’’

 
 

Joni Legging - Size 8 Petite

What I loved…

  • High waisted - As I mentioned above with the Jamie style jeans, high rise styles generally work well for my pear-shaped figure. However, this was probably the only feature I really liked about this style.

 

What could be better…

  • Glorified leggings - These jeans were a little too thin for my taste, they reminded me more of leggings than denim.

  • Too short - I’m not sure if it was just the pair that I tried on in the store, but even though these jeans had a 28’’ inseam they were a little short on me. They sat above my ankles and I would have preferred them to be full length.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 30’’

Inseam = 28’’

 

 

 
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