Jean Lengths with Different Heel Heights

Q. I am hoping you can give me some guidance here. I wear shoes of varying heel heights from flats to 4.5 inches. Is there a length of pant or jean hem that will work for any height heel? I’d like the option of wearing all of my jeans and pants with any of my shoes.

-Flats to Stilettos

A. Ahhh the conundrum of jeans. Unfortunately, there’s no perfect length that will give us the option of wearing both heels and flats. My skinny jeans work with flats, my AG’s are long enough for heels, my Citizens of Humanity can be worn with some heels, but still scrape the ground if I wear sandals. And then there’s the Anlo trousers, the lighter wash Club Monaco’s, my off white Paige Premiums that are too long for flip flops, etc.

The majority of us take so much time finding the right pair of jeans, owning several pairs designated for specific “jobs” and hemmed accordingly. Trouser styles look best with stylish shoes that have a slight to higher heel, so skip the flip-flops. If you love two pairs of dark denim, plan one pair for heels and high heeled sandals for evening and one pair that works with ballet flats or casual flat sandals. Light colored jeans are usually casual so you’ll wear those with cute kicks and flats or flip-flops. I know it can be frustrating, but realize the bonus that jeans have evolved to cross into all fashion forays from work to play to evening.

  • StyleBakery

    Unfortunately, there really isn’t a way around it – the same pair of jeans will never work with flats and high heels. The only way around it is to cuff your longer jeans when you wear ballet flats which can look cute sometimes.

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