Hi Florence, thanks for this brilliant new addition to the Community.
As a 5’1" petite (e.g. generally x/xxs Zara/Mango) I’m struggling this season in general as oversize looks great on others, not on me.
I’m looking for good denim ideas on high st/affordable higher end brands. I’m also keen for tips in general for this time of the oversize. I just look like I’m dressing up in adults clothing in so much these days!
Thanks so much x
I’d suggest Uniqlo. I’m 5’4 and bought some wide leg jeans from there. I got the 31 length which I find good without altering but they do shorter. The quality is decent for high street, comparable to Zara and Mango if not better.
Hope hat helps
Thanks so much, very helpful! I always forget about Uniqlo and people seem to find some gems. I’ll check them out xxx
Another petite Sam here👋 I am 5ft 3 and size 12 but I feel exactly the same! Oversize for me is a tricky one also…
I have come to realise I prefer more fitted jackets like blazer /leather jacket & slimmer fit jeans.
I find that way I feel less swamped. And the excess material on me just makes me look bigger not cooler
By fitted jacket I mean they fit on my shoulders - leather jacket I recently got billie from all saints but in a size small. It’s longer and a bit looser but it’s not too oversized on me.
Although I did get a slightly oversized black freepeople denim jacket this summer which I love (check out keely busby on insta - she’s petite & always looks great!)
If I go slightly oversize on top I’d always stick to a slimmer jean - highly recommend gap vintage high rise slim , they come in petite lengths!
I actually recently bought a lower rise skinnier jean from Zara and honestly they suit my body shape so much better than high rise straight leg
if I wear a more fitted jacket
or slimmer fit t shirt/ jumper , I have some ‘baggier’ jeans like citizens of humanity marlee , I roll up the bottoms to taper them slightly.
mother denim - insider crop fray are a great shape - they’re fitted but flare out slightly at the ankle.
agolde Riley - they are straight fit but a slimmer fit & they come it lots of washes. I wear them a lot!
With designer denim I’d personally only ever buy cropped lengths.
Also Paige denim is really great for more fitted styles as the material is thinner & they have stretch in them.
I find going to a department store or ordering various styles from net a porter/ Harvey Nichols has served me well,
You can try various styles that way so you know what does / doesn’t suit you and then can always look on vinted!
There’s some great designer denim on there!
Good luck! I’d love to hear if you find any new items you love
For denim/trousers I would really recommend looking at Mint Velvet because they have different lengths to cater for petite
This is such great, detailed advice!!
I totally agree that it is about balancing proportions. At the moment a more relaxed jean is on trend, to balance this I would then choose a jumper that isn’t so oversized. For example we are loving red right now, I think jumpers like this work not so oversized. https://www.stories.com/en_gbp/clothing/knitwear/sweaters/product.relaxed-fit-knitted-jumper-red.1089897006.html
And I also agree that Mother denim is so great, especially the crop styles, I like the Hustler
Hello… I’m also a petite, 5’0" (on a good day) and size 6/8 - I have recently bought Mint Velvet wide legs jeans in a 6S which were perfect and also Mint Velvet Slim jeans in 8R for a more casual relaxed fit - they are a little baggy, but I wanted that look so wear a fitted top to balance it out. I went for R length as the S length was cropped and I honestly don’t have long legs!
I think you’re younger than me by your pic, (I’m 60) but White Co now have size 4 in many items, so they’re also nice and small, although the leg length is quite long, but maybe worth a try.
Hope you find something that works for you! x