Flattering distressed denim // 2 petite friendly options

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Express jeans 00 (also in petite), Soludos shoes 5, H&M nursing tank xs, Baublebar necklace, J.Crew coat (old; similar), Hermes belt

For fans of distressed denim, I wanted to share two affordable options with slightly different cuts!

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Ann Taylor top xxsp c/o (my review). Also check out this similar top which is a fitted thick tee w/ higher neckline

1. Express Raw Hem Cropped Legging Jeans

First up, these by Express are some of the best jeans I’ve found in a while. I first posted them last month on Intsashop – if you’re not familiar with this page, I try to update there right when I discover a good find, while items are well in stock (so bookmark it and check every so often!). Small sizes in these jeans sold quickly, but I did see 00 and 0 pop back several times last week!

These jeans are very cropped in length with a mid / high 9″ rise. I tried them on in petite as well as regular, and while both fit me well, I decided to keep the regular as a full length jean. 00 petite has a 23” inseam and 00 regular has a 25” inseam, and note that inseam usually increases a bit with waist size. The waist felt true to size, and the material is a very comfortable, stretchy medium weight denim.

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PETITE (left) vs. REGULAR (right) // Express jeans 00, BP sweater, Marc Fisher pump 5.5


As an alternative, LOFT (40% off this weekend!) is another one of my favorite spots for affordable petite jeans, with tons of washes / cuts and even maternity petite! This style below has a very similar wash with subtle distressing, but a slightly longer inseam (26″ on 24 Petite) and slightly lower rise (with a 1-2″ waist gap on me).

I kept the Express ones since they fit me best, but these might suit some ladies better depending on your body type! It also comes in curvy if you have a bigger waist to hip ratio. For fit reference, I’m a little under 5 feet tall with 24″ – 32″ waist to hip.

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LOFT jeans cuffed up, Ann Taylor sweater, JCrew coat, Banana Republic pumps (all old)

Excuse the mess here…#momlife Below is a comparison of the Express cropped jeans in 00P vs. LOFT jeans in 24P:

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EXPRESS (left) vs. LOFT (right) // Gibson top xxsp, Express jeans 00P, LOFT jeans 24P, Marc Fisher pump 5.5

Here’s another easy look from last month featuring the Express jeans:
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Banana Republic pumps sz 5 (so comfy!), Express jeans 00, Theory trench (old, similar), Quay sunglasses, Gucci belt sz 70 (my review)

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