If you’re petite, clothing shopping usually doesn’t stop at checkout. Typically a subsequent trip to the tailor is required to make sure your hems don’t drag, your shirts don’t turn into dresses and your figure isn’t swallowed whole by fabric. Not only can this be frustrating, it can be super draining on your wallet. So where’s a smaller girl to turn to find chic clothes that fit from the start? As it turns out, several places. More and more major brands are offering options cut specifically for petites, so even if you’re on the slighter side, you can still go big on style. Check them out ahead.
Petite And On Point
A healthy selection of the It-Brit brand's offerings come in petites, so no matter your size, you can snag versatile wardrobe staples like this silk skirt. Perfect for the office with a sweater or to wear out with friends and pair with a t-shirt.
This retail fixture offers much of its ultra-wearable stock in petites, featuring tweaks like rescaled pockets, higher waists and shorter inseams. This cropped jacket is a great transitional piece for the unpredictable weather spring throws at us.
We may officially be in the post–Jenna Lyons era, but J.Crew still maintains the healthy selection of petites it's been long known for like these leopard pants that are sure to make a statement no matter what outfit you wear them with.
Anthropologie launched its petites shop several seasons ago to much acclaim, and continues to carry many of its indie-esque offerings in regular as well as scaled-down sizes. Speciality pieces like this hand knit cardigan are the kind of unique finds you can expect from Anthropologie.
The ultra-British brand, known for its mod vibe, offers a healthy selection of its inventory in petites. Living up to it's reputation, this Boden dress hits the sweet spot with its nod to mod.
Known for making clothes for all bodies, Universal Standard takes pride in their selection of super chic wardrobe staples, weekend tops, work blazers and everything in between.
In addition to its standard fare of on-trend affordable options, this UK retailer carries a line of pretty petites. Animal prints are neutrals so adding this zebra coat to your closet is a necessity.
Much of the storied retailer's offerings are available in petites, recommended for women under 5'4". A bright colored short sleeved sweater is a seasonless piece that you're always going to want to put on.
The sustainability masters now have a dedicated section of styles for small frames—and small carbon footprints. Now you don't have to take your flirty floral dress to the tailors to get it hemmed.
Under the e-comm giant's roster of brands is an impressive petites collection where you can score everything from party dresses to puffers. These high rise mom jeans fit great and are a must have.
Don't underestimate this mall brand, where many fun, of-the-moment pieces come in petites—with wallet-friendly price tags, to boot.
Petite Studio creates clothes with petites in mind so that their clothes fit those of us who aren't model height how they're supposed to. This relaxed fit cardigan is just the right amount of oversized so you're not drowning in your sweater.
The high-street hot spot features a petites line that borrows from the main range. A classic white button is up for grabs on River Island now.
Another affordable and familiar brand Madewell stocks an entire petites line in addition to its main, plus, tall, and maternity collections.