While it would be lovely if every pair of jeans we acquired had the perfect inseam length, it’s hardly ever the case, as we know from experience. Most jeans made for women come in one inseam length, which adds to the unlikelihood that they’ll work for bodies of any height, especially when we add different shoe styles into the equation. That said, there are different things we can keep in mind when shopping for denim and visiting the tailor, and we found just the professional to boil it all down for us.
Katya Torres is the owner of Denim Surgeon, the New York City-based denim-tailoring experts that distress, repair, and perfect the fit of any pair of jeans that come their way. We consulted Torres on the subject of the best length for both shorter women and taller women, and her tips are sure to clear up any questions you may have about denim inseams. While having an expert opinion is always a good idea, we do want to remind you that style is individual and should be tackled however you please. We are just here to guide you when you’re craving some support.
Read on to see what Torres recommends when it comes to denim lengths, styles, and tailoring advice, and shop the best jeans for shorter and taller women.