The Best Jean Shorts for Petite Women

Jean Shorts for Petite Women

The true foundation of my closet and style, I basically live in jean shorts. In Florida, they’re really a year-round piece. It can be tough to find a cute and comfortable pair, though, especially if you’re on the petite side. Here, I’m sharing the best jean shorts for petite women, highlighting a mix of distressed denim shorts and mid-rise jean shorts in a variety of washes.

Visiting Hyde Park Village in Tampa, wearing the Madewell High-Rise Denim Shorts. Outfit details available on ShopLTK here!

Cute Jean Shorts for Petite Women

Madewell and J.Crew have been my go-to for jean shorts for years now. Both stores offer a great mix of washes, lengths, and weights when it comes to jean shorts. For the price, too, they’re a really great value.

Lately, though, I’ve expanded my denim short library to include both Abercrombie & Fitch and Aerie. With affordable cute jean shorts, both are really well suited for petite women. Abercrombie & Fitch, in particular, has a wide range of lengths and waist-heights, which are helpful if you’re trying to find the perfect petite fit. Personally, I love the A&F Curve Love Mid-Rise Mom Shorts. I sized up two sizes for a looser look and have been slowly collecting all the washes available!

The Best Jean Shorts for Petite Women

Top Row: Aerie Distressed Daydream Denim Short | Madewell High-Rise Denim Shorts (I’m wearing these in the photos above) | Curve Love Mid-Rise Medium Wash Mom Shorts | J.Crew High-Rise Juniper Wash Denim Shorts
Bottom Row: J.Crew Mid-Rise Squash Wash Shorts | Curve Love Light Wash Mid-Rise Mom Shorts | Madewell Lunar Wash High-Rise Denim Shorts | Curve Love Dark Wash High-Rise Mom Shorts

Do you prefer high-rise, low-rise, or mid-rise jean shorts?
All of my favorite jean shorts are mid-rise; so easy to style with a cute graphic tee, plaid button down, or sweatshirt for cooler days.
Shop favorite tops of mine to pair with your new favorite shorts here!

*This post was originally published on March 10, 2022. It was most recently updated on August 12, 2022.

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