20 Pairs Of Trousers Made With Petite People In Mind

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Whether you look at the '80s power blazer, the '90s motorbike jacket or the 2010s mega hoodie, baggy has always been cool. Exuding a casual, carefree vibe or a tough exterior, wearing something oversized on your top half can have a majorly desired effect. On the bottom half of your body, however, a baggy fit often comes with complications, especially when you’re petite.

A pair of baggy jeans or joggers seems like a good idea in theory but for those under 5'3 the style can give less than great results. Rather than looking relaxed, the reams of fabric can make an outfit look entirely messy. Aesthetics aside, there's the safety aspect to consider: long trouser legs have the potential to cause a plethora of problems, including falling on your face in public.

If you're on the hunt for a pair of trousers that will stop these problems in their tracks, you’ve come to the right place. The world may have a smaller selection of offerings for petites (no pun intended) but there are still plenty of options out there that were made with smaller statures in mind. From wide-leg trousers to leather pants, click through the slideshow ahead to discover all our favourite petite trouser styles.

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<br><br><strong>ONLY Petite</strong> Glazed Carrot Pants, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/only-petite-onlbailey-glazed-carrot-pants-trousers-black-op421a083-q11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


ONLY Petite Glazed Carrot Pants, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Stradivarius</strong> STR Petite Faux Leather Trousers in Green, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/stradivarius/stradivarius-str-petite-faux-leather-trousers-in-green/prd/201579382?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Stradivarius STR Petite Faux Leather Trousers in Green, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Petite Leather Five Pocket Straight Leg Jean, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-leather-five-pocket-straight-leg-jean/AKK02582.html?color=148" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Petite Leather Five Pocket Straight Leg Jean, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>Topshop Petite</strong> Faux Leather Straight Trousers in Brown, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-faux-leather-straight-trousers-in-brown/prd/200620324?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Petite Faux Leather Straight Trousers in Brown, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN Petite</strong> 90's Straight Leg Leather Look Trouser in Black, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-90s-straight-leg-leather-look-trouser-in-black/prd/23971989?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Petite 90's Straight Leg Leather Look Trouser in Black, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Topshop Petite</strong> Plisse Flared Trouser in Check Print, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-plisse-flared-trouser-in-check-print/prd/201483625?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Petite Plisse Flared Trouser in Check Print, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Petite Kick Flare Trouser in Black, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-kick-flare-trouser-in-black/prd/200249717?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Petite Kick Flare Trouser in Black, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Topshop Petite</strong> Swirl Mesh Lettuce Flare Co-Ord in Blue, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-swirl-mesh-lettuce-flare-co-ord-in-blue/prd/201221680?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Petite Swirl Mesh Lettuce Flare Co-Ord in Blue, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>ONLY Petite</strong> Onella Flared Pant, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/only-petite-onlnella-pant-set-long-sleeved-top-tortoise-shell-op421a07d-o11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


ONLY Petite Onella Flared Pant, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>New Look</strong> Petite Black Zebra Print Jersey Flared Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.newlook.com/uk/womens/clothing/trousers/petite-black-zebra-print-jersey-flared-trousers/p/818246409?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New Look" class="link ">New Look</a>


New Look Petite Black Zebra Print Jersey Flared Trousers, $, available at New Look
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Pcchilli Pants, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-pcchilli-pants-tracksuit-bottoms-chicory-coffee-pit21a00g-o11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Pcchilli Pants, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Topshop Petite</strong> Blue and Brown Tie Dye Jogger, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-blue-and-brown-tie-dye-jogger/prd/200376021?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Petite Blue and Brown Tie Dye Jogger, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Gina Tricot Petite</strong> Tracksuit Bottoms, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/gina-tricot-petite-tracksuit-bottoms-pure-cashmere-gil21a00p-b11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Gina Tricot Petite Tracksuit Bottoms, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Petite Oversized Jogger in Grey, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-oversized-jogger-in-grey/prd/14664195?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Petite Oversized Jogger in Grey, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Adidas</strong> Essentials French Terry 3 Stripes Joggers, $, available at <a href="https://www.adidas.co.uk/essentials-french-terry-3-stripes-joggers/GM8733.html?sizeRange=size-variation-short-size" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Adidas" class="link ">Adidas</a>


Adidas Essentials French Terry 3 Stripes Joggers, $, available at Adidas
<br><br><strong>Banana Republic Petite</strong> Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/banana-republic-petite-wide-leg-trousers-black-b3e21a000-q11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Banana Republic Petite Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Wide Pant Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-pcfarrah-wide-pants-trousers-otter-pit21a01d-b11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Wide Pant Trousers, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Noisy May Petite</strong> Wide Leg Trousers Co-Ord in Khaki Abstract Print, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/noisy-may-petite/noisy-may-petite-wide-leg-trousers-co-ord-in-khaki-abstract-print/prd/23289972" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Noisy May Petite Wide Leg Trousers Co-Ord in Khaki Abstract Print, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Vero Moda Petite</strong> Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/vero-moda-petite-vmchill-wide-leg-pant-trousers-fossil-vm021a04y-b11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Vero Moda Petite Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Oren Pant, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-oren-pant/1309500BWE.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Oren Pant, $, available at Reformation

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