I have a love/hate relationship with cropped pants. I love the way they look but have the hardest time finding ones that look good on me! I had a bit of success with some pleated (baggier) cropped pants earlier in the year (here and here), but my closet was still in need of a good slim-fitting pair.
I took a chance and bought a couple pairs of cropped pants off Express a couple months ago when they had them on sale (although they’re on sale even more right now!). I wore these babies soon after I first bought them, but it rained on my parade and I forgot to wear them up until today. So glad I finally pulled these out of hiding!
The pants fit me just shy of my ankle. While it’s much longer on me than on the Express model, I actually find this length much more flattering for petites. Somehow, if the pants were actually to end around mid-calf, I think they’d just make me look like I was wearing kids’ clothes!
I’ve decided I love these pants (and will try to wear them more often!), but I still wanna know your thoughts. What do you guys think of these slim-fitting cropped pants for petites?
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John Marine says
I've always loved the look of cropped jeans/pants with platform shoes. That's whether they are just below the knees or just above the ankles. Whether they are slim cropped pants or crops with voluminous legs (like gaucho pants or culottes). Slim-fitting cropped pants can be just as lovely for petites as they can be for almost any female. I'm usually into more wider leg pants for females, but your cropped pant contribution to the blogosphere is a lovely one. By the way, the bright red cardigan is lovely offsetting the dark colors.
I totally agree with you. That length is way more flattering for petites and I love those pants on you.
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Gap has slim cropped pants and they are awesome! At 5'2" these are the first cropped pants I've ever found that actually FIT the way cropped pants are supposed to! They are a bit longer than they are meant to be. They hit around the same place yours do in your pictures. But I agree with you, if it was higher it would look a little silly 🙂 I highly recommend these pants if you are looking for others. I actually thought that's what you were wearing in these pictures!!
oh good to know! i'll have to check out Gap's slim cropped pants!
I have these exact pants and I love them! I love that they're shorter so even petites can wear them without looking weird. They also hold up extremely well through the washer and dryer. You should also try the gap skinny crops as they fit very similar.
wow, the length sure is different! i have the same love/hate relationship with cropped pants. i ended up buying the tweed urban outfitters one and hate the way it makes me look! will keep searching, but i will always feel best in my floor length flares!
Lydia Marie says
I really love these pants! Super flattering on you.
i love those pants! so cute, i might have to go check Express out! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams
Complex Cardigans says
I could never pull off cropped pants mainly because I'm hippy and I hardly wear heels. But you do it so well!! Loving your outfit!
These are a great length on you. I think it would still look good even if it's another inch longer. Ahh, I'd snatch these pants up if they look this good on me!
Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) says
I really like this length Kileen and I think they look great on you! That's awesome that Express pants fit you – doesn't Express generally run bigger?
These look amazing. I will have to go to the store and check them out. I recently bought the Gap slim cropped pants in Khaki in 00P and really liked them. Cropped Pants are great cause you can wear different types of shoes with them:)
Express does typically run bigger but the 00 size seems to work out ok for
me. Keep in mind that I also have thicker thighs and calves than Jean,
Annie, and some of the smaller petites. 🙂
Kirstin Marie says
Those pants look great on you!! I have a hard time finding cropped pants that look good as well, I'm only 5'4", so most "cropped" pants look like high water pants on me (just below my ankle, but too short to wear with shoes). You look great.
Love them on you!
I think these are really cute on you! I was never a big fan of cropped pants that actually hit mid-calf anyway… that is not where I want things to end on my figure.
haha, i totally agree! good thing i'm not alone. 🙂
Bravoe Runway says
I think these pants suit you very well! You look tall in these photos so I'd never guess you are petite! The cropped length hits you perfectly! Cheers for finding the perfect cropped pants 😉
I think these pants look great on you! Oh, and I'm in love with the color of your cardi!
I love the cropped pants – the length looks great and I love the grey sort of twill fabric!
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I think those pants look fantastic on you, petite or not! I agree that the length is much more flattering at the ankle.
I LOVE the gray, black and red combo! So very chic!
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I meant to tell you…I loved these so much I bought 4 pairs of them! I never make that kind of commitment 😉 grey, black, khaki, and navy!
oh wow, that is commitment! i need to force myself to wear cropped pants
more and so that i can stock up on them too, haha!
lovely outfit! love the red vest!
They look really good on you Kileen! I love cropped pants too and I know what you mean about finding a pair that's actually flattering.
AHHH! I love them! I am so tempted to buy them.
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I think with the high heels it looks super flattering. For me the same length breaks up my leg in all the wrong places.
They look nice on you. I have a pair of GAP cropped pants too and they are my new summer fav. I hope you repeat them in more outfits.
Get Up & Go says
Funny you say you have a love/hate relationship with cropped pants. Just got rid of a bunch last summer and now everyone is wearing them! Ugh!!!
You look amazing in this pair. Guess I need to go shopping.
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Those pants look good on you. I'm surprised you didn't pair them with nude shoes.
I did the nude shoes last time and wanted to switch it up a bit. 🙂
I much prefer the length on you than the model
I have a pair and I hate where they hit me, just a bit too high
you did good
I actually prefer the length on you rather than the model! You look amazing! Those pants are so slimming (but obviously, you don't need that)
haha, i'll take all the slimming i can get!
i love this look so much kileen, those pants are fantastic and i think they look so great on you, especially since they are so slim fitting. love them with that great colored cardigan!
Charis S says
I am in love with that cardigan…warm bright colors are my fave!
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