Below are some of the best shops out there, but I'd love to hear if you've found anywhere else, or want to give us a head's up on a particular range. Help a fellow shorter lady avoid wandering along the high street for seven hours, weeping gently, before giving up and going home.
Uniqlo and their free jeans alteration service. All you have to do is get the waist size right and they'll take the legs up for you. As most petite ranges have a 28" leg, this is excellent news if your limbs are a different length. Choose from skinny, regular and ultra-stretch fit in a range of colours, priced from £9.90 to £29.90. And now they do Heattech jeans - immensely exciting, as their Heattech range got me through last winter.
This ASOS model is falling over with excitement on finding skinny jeans that fit! Hooray! ASOS have a great range of styles and fits, from slouchy boyfriend jeans to treggings, if they're your thing. They must be someone's thing, surely?
I've always been sceptical about Next - so many dowdy functional clothes - but lots of you recommended their petite jeans. Their website isn't easy to navigate but there's bound to be a Next on your high street. Just don't go on sales day. We're too small, we'll be trampled underfoot.
Well done, Topshop, on your excellent range of petite jeans. Lots of styles to choose from, in colours from gorgeous dark indigo to pale stonewashed blue. They've even got printed fabrics if you want something a bit different. My favourites are the petite MOTO black Leigh jeans, pictured. They're flattering, soft, and pull off the magic trick of being nicely thin without becoming leggings.
The maniacs at Dorothy Perkins are basically giving clothes away - these bootcut jeans are just £15 and get a reassuring amount of five star reviews from happy shoppers. Nothing in their petite range is more than £24 and they go from size 4-24.
Another excellent, affordable, varied range from New Look, from £8 in the sale to £27. I've got my eye on this high-waisted navy pair.
Minuet specialise in petite clothes (and models with half a head, apparently) and they've got a great sale on their jeans at the minute. Be quick as stocks are low in some sizes.
Gap are king of basics, and their petite jeans come with insane levels of detail about the fit if you have to buy online. Choose from skinny, bootcut, the ominous sounding 'velvet always skinny skimmer pants', and expect to pay around £45.