As long as they're a fuller cut, you probably can do it. You want a straight line down from your hips, not something that tapers. (This is true for all pants, if you have wide hips.) Also, the length of boyfriend jeans can be weird on shortish people so be careful what shirts you wear them with. You want something that falls right at the waistband or only an inch or so below so your legs look elongated. High heels really help the overall look too.
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