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Four Affordable Flare Leg Jeans for Petites

One of the most popular denim trends of fall 2022 is the flare leg jean. All good for the long, lean and leggy, right? But what about flare leg jeans for petites?

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Cardigan- Old Navy; top- Gap Factory; jeans- Nordstrom; boots- Amazon; earrings- Kendra Scott; necklace- All Saints similar

Finding flare leg jeans when you’re short can be overwhelming. The extra fabric might be a little troubling too, but petites can certainly wear flare leg jeans when styled the right way.

In fact, flare leg jeans can make you look taller when you find the right pair. Flare leg jeans can also add some balance to a wide hips and pear shaped bodies. If you don’t have this issue, make sure your flares aren’t wider than your hips as it could shorten the look of your legs.

One issue for finding flare leg jeans for petites is the length. While you want the length to fall just above the floor, you don’t want them too long. Hemming can cause you to lose some of the shape on the flare so it’s best to not have to cut a lot of off of them.

As a person of short stature, measuring a whole 5’2”, I did some research to find the best affordable flare leg jeans for petites and came up with four pair. You will want to consider these for your fall denim collection.

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Affordable Petite Flare Leg Jeans

Note that I wear all of these with a heel. You can wear flare leg jeans with flat shoes like sneakers, but you will want a pair of heels, wedges,  or heeled booties for the most flattering, leg lengthening effect. A heel also helps to show off the beautiful shape of flare leg jeans.

Caslon High Waist Flare Leg Jeans (Size 8)

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These jeans don’t come in a petite length, but a 32-inch inseam is totally workable with a heel. (My larger rear takes up more length too, so consider your overall shape when considering how something might hang on your body. A fuller overall figure will take up more of the fabric.) The 15” back rise works well for curvy figures too.

These soft, stretchy jeans are beyond comfortable. I could wear them daily. They have just enough stretch and the medium wash goes with everything. They are currently sold out but I’m hoping they restock.

Gap Mid Rise ’90s Loose Flare Jeans with Washwell (29 short)

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A comfortable loose fit jean with a little less dramatic flare than what you see on some jeans. Made with 94% Cotton, 5% Recycled Cotton, 1% Elastane, these are not as stretchy but still comfortable.

They come in petite inseam (29 inches) and short (30 inch inseam.) If you have been waiting for the popularity of skinny jeans to wane and the loose fit of the 90s to return, these are your jeans.

Old Navy High Waisted Wow Flare Jeans 8 petite

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Wow is certainly a fiiting name for these amazing jeans. These are the perfect flare jeans for short legs. Even more perfect for curvy figures. Made with 62% cotton, 30% recycled polyester, 7% recycled cotton, 1% spandex, they have plenty of curve hugging stretch. If dark wash isn’t your favorite, they come in other lighter denim washes.

Target’s Universal Threads High Rise Flare Jeans 8 short

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These have a decent amout of stretch, made from 98% cotton and 2% elastane. These stetch just enough to move with you. These come in dark wash and light blue. I went with the light blue for a little variety. These are also a great cut for curvy figures.

All jeans photographed with long sleeve blouse from Target, ankle boots from Amazon and hoop earrings from JCrew Factory.