Jogger pants have been in style for over a year now. I see them as part of the overall trend in fashion to more comfortable and casual looks.
I was a bit skeptical about jogger pants at first for fear that they can come off as looking sloppy especially on a petite. After seeing a friend wearing them earlier this summer, I felt better about trying them. Most of the joggers I’ve seen have a few common “sweatpants-like” characteristics – drawstring waist with elastic banded ankles. That’s where the similarities end. Joggers come in a wide variety of styles, detail and material for almost any liking. What’s also great is that joggers also come in a wide range of sizes. Many stores like Bloomingdales, White House Black Market and Ann Taylor feature petite joggers.
When looking for joggers, I wanted to find a look that was a bit dressier. I found these online at BCBGeneration. I’ve been lucky because I’ve found that even though they don’t have a petite line, being 5′ 1.5″, their XXS fits me very well. One of the best features of joggers is that they are incredibly comfortable. These are made out of a bended knit poly-cotton material that has a slight raised pattern. I’ll wear these when I travel, when I’m running errands and I’ll even wear them when getting together with friends. I love how the black works with the gray and other tones in the pants. A white top also works just as well with these. I have paired these with a basic white t-shirt for a really cute look.
These pants have sold out at BCBG but I found them on sale at Lord & Taylor.
I’ve seen a wide selection of joggers at Nordstrom and these three in particular have caught my eye if your preference is for a more casual style:
- Jonas by Michael Lauren: Slim, destroyed/distressed
- Love Lounge by Chaser: Relaxed fit
- Jogger by Felina: Tapered cut
One thing petites should always keep in mind when shopping online is to use the information that’s provided to guide you when choosing your size. More and more stores are including size guides that are very useful if you know the key measurements of a similar item that you know fits you.
If you’re interested in jogger pants, I hope you now have a better idea of the options you have.