How to Look Taller: Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know #6 — Fray and Step Crop Jeans
Image: MOTHER DENIM, Express, and Joe's Jeans
About The "Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know" Series
Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know About Fray & Crop Step Jeans
Shopping for jeans can be an endurance test for your patience. In recent years, we have seen more retailers including petite-friendly sizing. But in the last year or so, we have seen two silhouettes emerged that are particularly flattering for petite women 5'4" and under — They are step crop and fray jeans (plus their derivatives).
Below we are going to show you the anatomy of these two jean styles and why they are petite women's new besties, plus ideas on what to pair with each style for the different occasions you are going to rock this Fall.
But Before That...Do You Know Your Signature Look?
Forgot "you are what you eat." You are what you wear! Before you invest in a new pair of fray or crop step jeans, take our FREE Petite Persona Style Quiz to see if they reflect your personality. You will come away with a Signature Look that aligns with your life style and fashion sensibility as petite, plus tips for styling your particular look.
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Why Fray & Step Crop Jeans Flatter Petite and Short Women
1. Why Fray Jeans Flatter Petite and Short Women
The top edge of the fray is usually a sharp line, which visually tricks your eyes into thinking that it is the hem, which is slightly higher than a regular-length hem. So petite and short women can now enjoy a higher hem without having to resort to only the petite section or tailor.
2. Why Step Crop Jeans Flatter Petite and Short Women
Step crop jeans, made popular by MOTHER DENIM, comes with a sharp, higher hem on the front of the jeans, and continues into a lower hem line on the back. Like fray jeans, the sharp front hem plus an already shorter-length crop style jeans makes this silhouette an friendly fit for petite women and a sure winner for style!
What to Wear with Fray Jeans
1. Lacie Fray
Image: MOTHER DENIM's Baa Baa Black Sheep
2. Asymmetric Fray
Image: Joe's Jeans in The Icon
3. Uniform Fray
Image: Joe's Jeans in The Ex-Lover
What to Wear with Step Crop Jeans
1. Distressed Batik Detailed Step Crop
Image: MOTHER DENIM's Naughty Intentions
2. Sharp Edge Step Crop
3. Striped Paneled Step Crop
Image: Express.com's High Waisted Strip Stretch Ankle Jean Leggings
I hope this post has inspired your next denim shopping adventure! We'd love to know which jean style you are going to get and how you will style it. So leave us a comment below.
Stay tuned as we add more tips. To read the entire "How To Look Talker: Style Tips Every Petite Women Should Know" series, CLICK HERE. New post will be added as they become available
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Posted on 06 October 2017