Best petite-friendly jeans in the A+F Denim Sale

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AF jeans 24 extra short, jacket xxs c/o, H&M shoes 4 (new version), sunglasses, hoops

This weekend Abercrombie is running their biggest denim promo of the year, with 25% off all denim and 15% off almost everything else! They also reactivated my code AFJEAN for the weekend, which stacks on the promo for an additional 15% off.

The Best Abercrombie Jeans Styles for Petites

Their many styles and 5 length options (!) are awesome but sometimes confusing, so I wanted to review and compare a few of their best options for petites:

  1. High rise ankle jean – shown on me in “light” wash
  2. High rise 90s straight jean – shown on me in “medium” wash
  3. High rise 90’s relaxed jean – shown on me in “medium marble” wash
1. Ultra High Rise Ankle Straight Jean

Without a doubt, these are my #1 most-worn style denim since discovering them last year. And if you’re still gradually branching out from skinny jeans, then I’d start here. These are versatile and practical, and are the shortest, most petite-friendly straight jeans I’ve found that actually have a finished hem (not frayed / raw cut).

AF best petite short jeans
Left: 90s straight jeans in 24 Extra Short vs Right: Ankle straight jeans in 24 Short
Rib bodysuit xs, Everlane sneakers 5, Naghedi mini bag

In this comparison pic, styles # 1 and # 2 look pretty similar, but the main differences lie in the lengths and fabric. The 90’s jeans are full-length style in thicker, more rigid vintage-y denim, while the ankle jeans are a cropped length jean in thinner denim.

A&F size chart indicates that “Extra Short” is designed for customers below 5 feet, and “Short” is ideal for customers who are between 5′ and 5’3.” I’m 5 feet tall and I liked the Short in this style best for just a slightly cropped length on me.

Measurements: Size 24 Short is 12.25“ across the waist, 11“rise, 24.5“ inseam.

AF straight jeans comparison
Left: 90s straight jeans in 24 extra short vs Right: Ankle straight jeans in 24 short
Rib bodysuit xs, similar sweater, Hermes sandals 35.5 (look for less), Loewe bag, watch
2. Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jeans

Compared to my ankle jeans, the fabric on these is a thicker, rigid-style non-stretch denim with a more weathered vintage wash – all very reminiscent of my Madewell perfect vintage jeans.

Since this is a full length style, I preferred the Extra Short length on this one. It hits at the top of my foot when I wear flats or sneakers. The waist fit of these are perfect on me with no gap, and are pretty flattering from the rear!

Measurements: Size 24 Extra Short measures 12.25“ across waist, 11“rise, 25.5“ inseam. 

3. High Rise 90s Relaxed Jean

This is the style jean I see all around Boston on the Gen-Z college students, paired with sneakers for a slouchy look. For older Millennials like myself, I think this cut can look age-appropriate and quite flattering worn with some heels. I got the Short length in these to try, and they’re on the long side for a Short jean, so for wearing with flats I’d go Extra Short.

Measurements: Size 24 Short measures 12.25“ across waist, 11“rise, 28.5“ inseam.

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