Petite Pants: J.Crew Minnie Skinny Pants

In my last J.Crew post I expressed disappointment for the fit of the Minnie pants. These are allegedly J.Crew’s most popular pants (available in many color and fabric combos season after season) and were recommended by several petites. When they arrived I was thrilled that they almost fit, and was all set on keeping them until seeing pics. Pics are the best for showing how things fit! Here is a closer look:

Heels: Aldo  Earrings: Thrifted
Blouse: Theory ombre silk top sz P   Blazer: Theory sz 00
Pants: J.Crew Twill Minnies in Charcoal sz 00P – on sale
Not too bad with heels, right? A bit slouchy throughout (and I heard that they continue to stretch out with wear) and I wish they tapered a little more at the ankle. I was excited to get gray pants because I’ve been having trouble pairing this little blazer. It’s a dark navy wool with gray plaid throughout…and all I have are black bottoms for work whcih don’t look so great together. Any suggestions?


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I commute in flats, so I *should* always test items out with flats before deciding to keep. Wish I did that before keeping my Gap and Ann Taylor cropped pants!

As I’ve already made the mistake of keeping a few pairs of awkward-length pants earlier this year, these were a no-go after seeing this photo. The length of these on me are the worst by far with flats (00P inseam measured 24 inches), but I can see them looking nice on someone with either longer legs (as crops) or shorter legs (as ankle pants). A few people have mentioned that if you call or online chat with J.Crew, they will provide you exact measurements on their items. Refer back to this post to see links to other petites wearing the Minnies.
Readers – any other recommendations for skinny trousers for work? I think I’m going to pick up the Equestrian Wool Cuffed Trousers as modeled by Alterations Needed after they go on further sale.
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