Finding the perfect fit


perfect jeans

The struggle for finding the perfect pair of jeans is real and something I have always encountered as being just under 5ft has meant standard jeans are always too long making it no easy task to find a pair that just fit's without having to alter them in some way.

After asking my readers if they have ever faced a denim dilemma it was very clear that most women in some way also struggle to find the perfect fit, many with similar problems to mine in terms of length as the standard size is really not one size fit's all and is equally a problem for not only petite women but also taller ones.

Some of the other common issue which were apparent is having a different size around the thighs and waist leaving gaps and ill fitted sections or skinny jeans becoming baggy in certain areas or simply not knowing how to pick the right style for the look you are trying to achieve or for your body shape.

Marks and Spencer 's got in touch to see if I could find the perfect pair for myself from their large range of jeans and jeggings and I was really excited to take this challenge on because it's hard enough to find a pair in store that fit let alone order a pair online with the hope it may actually fit but with their easy to navigate website I felt like I was off to a good start.

I immediately noticed that they had a petite section so narrowed down my search straight away, I knew from the start I wanted a style I would be able to wear on a daily basis while running after my kids but didn't sacrifice on style. I decided to go for the Relaxed Skinny Jeans in Grey and they are proving to be a true staple to my wardrobe. Initially I was worried they would still be too long but they come in two sizes – short for 5'3 and under and extra short, so I opted for the extra short on the ankle and they fitted perfectly! If you need some guidance or inspiration on the different jean fits and cuts check out this Denim Style guide.


The denim jean really can be a mothers best friend as they are so durable, comfortable and practical but are also so easy to style up or down and are completely ageless and always on-trend and are a total must. I love to pair them up with something fun and colourful such as this watermelon printed tee from  fellow blogger TigerLillyQuinn shop (the shop is currently closed) and my biker style jacket from M&S and a pair of Superga trainers for a fun and easy look daytime look.

In association with M&S


  1. Some super helpful tips and tricks, thanks Laura :-D xx

  2. There are only two places I buy my jeans from and M and S are one of these. I love it that they do petite sizes. In fact I bought a pair of jeggings in there last week in Cardiff and they are the perfect leg length!

  3. I bought the perfect pair in the childrens department. I am also short and they were just the right size for me.

  4. I'll definitely have to try M&S for jeans! I find it so hard to find the perfect pair of jeans after having children plus with my hieght! Great post here s relevant and helpful! Thank you :)

  5. This is such a helpful and relevant post!! Thank you! I'll bave to try M&S, I find after having children its so hard to find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly especially with my height too!

  6. I always struggle to find jeans that fit me I think I must be in between sizes they're either baggy at the back or too tight around the legs.
    These look fab though

  7. You look gorgeous, have a great weekend! x

  8. Great look and those jeans suit you but I'm mainly admiring the biker jacket!

  9. they look great on you, I've yet to find a pair of jeans that suit me but maybe I should give m&s a go! X

  10. They really do look like an excellent fit for ou. Also, your hair and your baby boy have both grown so much - you both look gorgeous! xx

  11. The struggle is real!! Why do shops make it so hard for us? You're the second person in a week who has recommended these jeans, so I'm going to check them out. Lovely pics xx


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