Abercrombie Denim Sale: 3 Petite-Friendly Jeans

This weekend Abercrombie is having their big bi-annual denim sale, with 25% off all denim and 15% of almost everything else! They also reactivated my code AFJEAN for a stackable additional 15% off (unfortunately I believe this might only be for US shoppers).

I’ve tried on various AF denim styles over the years and wanted to compare 3 of their most popular styles, all of which come in multiple inseam options like Short and Extra Short for petites! You can see a video of the fit of each style on me here.

1. 90’s Relaxed Jean

I’m wearing: 24 Extra Short (27″ inseam)

This is probably A&F’s most viral denim style that’s current and flattering without being too trendy, IMO. The cut is reminiscent of my favorite Levi’s ribcage jeans with a few differences (see my Levi’s review here). The A&F has a regular high rise, not as sky high as the Levi’s ribcage, and has a zipper fly instead of a button fly on the Levi’s. Additionally, the thighs on this Abercrombie relaxed style is cut just a little bit slimmer than on my Levi’s. This is a full length style so I take Extra Short to wear with flats, or I could do Short for wearing with heels.

I saw they have a newer Wide Leg style that I haven’t tried yet but am curious about!

abercrombie sweater vest jeans sambas
Abercrombie sweater vest in navy stripe xxs, High Rise 90’s relaxed jean 24 short c/o, Adidas Sambas sneakers mens 4 =women’s 5/5.5, Polene bag c/o

I also want to point out my favorite keeper lately – the cutest little sweater vest that’s basically a warm weather version of the striped Emilie sweater jacket I wear non stop. The cut of this vest is a little looser and slightly cropped in length, and is a light/medium weight knit.

2. 90’s Straight Jean

I’m wearing: 24 Extra Short (26″ inseam)

This is a classic full length straight cut jean – not too loose/wide, not too slim. I got this style last year, and have been gravitating more toward the relaxed fit (shown above) or the shorter ankle straight (shown below) when wearing flats or sneakers. I personally feel that this full length straight style looks better on me with a kitten heel or low ankle bootie for a long and lean line.

I also had a chance to try on this cardigan jacket which is very reminiscent to the J. Crew Emilie but did not keep it. The two are pretty similar fit-wise, though the AF is a synthetic blend while the Emilie is 100% cotton. The AF knit is super soft & smooth to the touch, but I’m a cotton fan so between the two I would personally prefer the latter. And the Emilie just came out in a new solid cream color that’s bound to be a spring staple!

abercrombie 90s straight jean sweater and heels
Trying on: Abercrombie cardigan in white xxs (similar in cotton), 90’s straight jeans 24 Extra Short c/o, Ann Taylor slingbacks 5 (old color)

3. Ultra High Rise Ankle Jeans

I’m wearing: 24 Short (24.5″ inseam)

These jeans need no intro as they’ve been my most worn denim for over a year now and the EP bestseller for all of 2023! Since these are already a cropped style, at 5 feet tall I prefer to get the Short, not Extra Short. For a similar option with more washes in stock, the Levi’s Wedgie Straight jeans in size 24 x 26 length fit close to these except with a button fly and more rigid denim.

The “dark” wash in this style is currently well stocked in petite-friendly inseams.

abercrombie high rise ankle jeans petite short

My exact chunky cardigan pictured above is nearly sold out and was replaced with a cotton version. Since the original cardigan was a reader favorite, I wanted to try on the update for comparison’s sake! See below for the cotton blend one – I like the new textured material and the cardigan still has the same loose relaxed shape with an even more petite-friendly cropped length. The sleeves on the cotton version are different though with a wide chunky cuff (that I would not fold up one more time), so if you have shorter arms then this might fit long.

abercrombie cotton cardigan xxs + relaxed jeans extra short
Trying on: Abercrombie cardigan xxs, Abercrombie 90’s relaxed jeans 24 Extra Short c/o, J. Crew slingbacks 5.5 (similar here), Polene bag c/o
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  1. MaryinMaryland wrote:

    Thanks for the code. That vest is great; I just ordered. You mentioned wanting to try the AF loose jeans. My daughter got the AF Curve Love loose jeans in size 25 short and they are exactly what she wanted. I think the style is similar to the Gap high waisted stride jeans, but she needs the curvy version because of her waist to hip ratio. The AF jeans are fitted at the waist and hips then drape loosely in the legs. If someone is looking for a short length, trouser-ish jean, I would recommend the AF loose jeans.

    Posted 2.10.24 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Mary, thank you so much for this insight on those two styles of jeans! And I hope you love the vest.

      Posted 2.12.24 Reply
  2. Mel wrote:

    What color are the jeans you are wearing above? There are so many washes I’m confused!

    Posted 2.10.24 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Mel, I’m wearing the Medium Marble wash but these jeans are from last year so they might’ve updated the color a bit!

      Posted 2.12.24 Reply
  3. Hi jean,

    Can you provide any comparison guidance between the all saints dalby in 00 and the quince suede biker jacket?

    Posted 2.9.24 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Amanda! Sorry I haven’t tried the Quince jackets! I read a couple reviews from people who sized up, so I am curious as well whether it’s petite friendly.

      Posted 2.12.24 Reply
  4. Em Aichee wrote:

    What is the bag you are wearing in #2 (90s straight jeans)? You mentioned the bags in the other 3 pictures but not this one. Thank you.

    Posted 2.9.24 Reply
    • Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Em, I’m wearing the Chanel medium classic flap bag!

      Posted 2.12.24 Reply

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