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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.

WHERE TO FIND THE COMFIEST, PETITE-FRIENDLY LOUNGE PANTS

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 :)

L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Sweats Straight Leg Petite - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Super comfy - Omg! These were super soft and cozy! Definitely a great pair of sweats to pull on after a long day.

  • Petite friendly length - One thing that’s great about L.L. Bean is that they offer petite sizes. These pants were just the right length for me (Inseam measurement = 28’’)

What could have been better…

  • Too big in the waist - These pants were slightly too big for me in the waist (Waist = 33.5’’), however they have a drawstring so that definitely helps.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 33.5’’

Front rise = 10.88’’

Back rise = 14.75’’

Inseam = 28’’

Thigh = 24’’

Leg opening = 15.5’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

L.L. Bean Original Perfect Fit Pant Petite - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Elastic waistbands - Since I’m pear-shaped I always love when pants have an elastic waistband. These styles fit properly around my waist (no waist gapping!)

  • Petite-friendly length - Like I mentioned above L.L. Bean carries petite sizes so us shorties are good to go!

What could have been better…

  • Too big in hip area - These pants were slightly too big in the hip area for me. There was extra fabric on the side that I could fold down. Potentially I think going down a size could solve this issue.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 26.25’’

Inseam = 28’’

Thigh = 25’’

Leg opening = 14.25’’

Outseam = 38.25’’

Front rise = 11.25’’

Back rise = 14.75’’


Verdict: Buy, but recommend sizing down.

 

Athleta Sierra Wide Leg Pants - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Super soft - Whooaa! These feel like heaven! They are so incredibly soft and perfect for lounging!

  • Wide leg - I loved that these are a wide leg style because they didn’t feel as restrictive as a jogger pant.

What could have been better...

  • Waist slightly big - The waist on these pants was slightly big for me. However, it wasn’t a total deal breaker because they have a drawstring waistband to hold them up.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 29’’

Inseam = 26.5’’

Thigh = 26.25’’

Leg opening = 22.5’’

Outseam = 37’’

Front rise = 12’’

Back rise = 16.13’’



Verdict: Buy!

 

Athleta Luxe Coaster Jogger - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Fit perfectly around my waist - Rejoice! I found a pair of pants that actually fit me in the waist! These were just right.

  • Super soft fabric - You will not be disappointed by these pants! They feel so nice!

What could have better…

  • Rolled hem - This is a little nit picky, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the rolled hem of these pants. However, overall I still like them.

Garment measurements:

Waist = 29.5’’

Inseam = 25’’

Thigh = 24.25’’

Leg opening = 10.75’’

Outseam = 34.38’’

Front rise = 10.75’’

Back rise = 14.5’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

Old Navy Go-Dry Sweater-Knit Zip-Pocket Joggers for Women - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Fit well in waist area - Out of all the styles I tried on from Old Navy, these pants fit me the best in the waist area. However, they also have a drawstring waist which is a bonus.

  • Petite-friendly length - Similar to Athleta, Old Navy only carries petite sizes online. However, super happy that they offer them.

What could have been better…

  • Very form fitting - If you’re looking for a more relaxed jogger style, you might want to order a size up in this pant. I found these to be a little too form fitting.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 30’’

Inseam = 26.13’’

Thigh = 22.75’’

Leg opening = 9’’

Outseam = 34’’

Front rise = 8.25’’

Back rise = 13.5’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

Old Navy Mid-Rise Sweater-Knit Joggers for Women - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Petite-friendly length - Shorties rejoice, these are just the right length.

  • Super soft fabric - These are a nice, cozy sweater knit fabric!

  • Affordable - These are under 30 bucks!

What could have been better…

  • Slightly big in waist - I found these pants were slightly big in the waist for me, but fortunately they have a drawstring.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 31.5’’

Inseam = 26.69’’

Thigh = 24.25’’

Leg opening = 9.38’’

Outseam = 35.5’’

Front rise = 8.7’’

Back rise = 13.63’’


Verdict: Buy!

 

Uniqlo Men’s Pile Lined Sweatpants - Size S

What I loved…

  • Comfy - So great for lounging! These are a nice, soft cotton fabric.

  • Great Value - For $30, I think these sweatpants are a great deal for the quality that you get.

What could be better…

  • Slightly long for me - These sweatpants are a bit too long for me. You can tell in the photo that they kind of bunch up around my ankles. However, since I mostly wear them lounging at home I don’t mind.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 29’’

Inseam = 28.5’’

Thigh = 24’’

Front rise = 10.5’’

Leg opening = 9.5’’

Back rise = 15.13’’

Outseam = 38.5’’



Verdict: Buy!

 

Athleta Soho Jogger  - Size S Petite

What I loved…

  • Cool fabric - I really loved the moisture wicking fabric of these pants!

  • Nice length - While Athleta doesn’t stock petite sizes in their physical stores, you can find there petite sizes online. Happy that they carry petite sizes because these pants were just the right length (Inseam measurement = 25’’)

What could have been better…

  • Too big in the waist - Unfortunately, these pants were too big in the waist (and didn’t have a drawstring either). I really wanted them to work, but they end up looking baggy on me.


Garment measurements:

Waist = 29.5’’

Inseam = 25’’

Thigh = 24.25’’

Leg opening = 10.75’’

Outseam = 34.38’’

Front rise = 10.75’’

Back rise = 14.5’’


Verdict: Don’t buy, shop around.

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