14 Chic (And Affordable) Clothing Brands That Cater To Petites

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.

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Petite And On Point

Petite Confetti Ditsy Print Tea Dress

$90

Topshop

Topshop

A healthy selection of the It-Brit brand's offerings come in petites, so no matter your size, you can snag trendy pieces like bold striped skirts and sporty sweatshirts.

Riley-Fit Tie-Neck Ruffle Shirt

$68

Banana Republic

Banana Republic

This retail fixture offers much of its ultra-wearable stock in petites, featuring tweaks like rescaled pockets, higher waists and shorter inseams.

Petite Tie-Waist Skirt

$168

J.Crew

J.Crew

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.

Gingham Flutter Wrap Dress

$158

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Anthropologie

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.

Charlbury Wide Leg Pants

$150

Boden

Boden

The ultra-British brand, known for its mod vibe, offers a healthy selection of its inventory in petites. Just brilliant.

Petite Striped Ruffle One Shoulder Shirt

$60

LOFT

Loft

Check out Loft's petites section for super-cute (and size adjusted) weekend tops, work blazers and everything in between.

Petite Frill Culotte Jumpsuit

$90

Miss Selfridge

Miss Selfridge

In addition to its standard fare of on-trend affordable options, this UK retailer carries a line of pretty petites.

Petite Lantern Sleeve Sweater

$80

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor

Much of the storied retailer's offerings are available in petites, recommended for women under 5'4".

Mid Crop Flare Jean

$128

Reformation

Reformation

The sustainability masters now have a dedicated section of styles for small frames—and small carbon footprints.

City Maxi Tea Dress In Floral Print

$48

ASOS

ASOS

Under the e-comm giant's roster of brands is an impressive petites collection where you can score everything from party dresses to puffers.

Hooded Utility Jacket

$138

Gap

Gap

Score everything from denim to army anoraks in perfectly proportioned versions.

Petite Red Knot Front Cropped Shirt

$60

River Island

River Island

The high-street hot spot features a petites line that borrows from the main range.

Petite Ruffle V-Neck Denim Jumpsuit

$80

Express

Express

Don't underestimate this mall brand, where many fun, of-the-moment pieces come in petites—with wallet-friendly price tags, to boot.

Petite Black Flute Sleeve Shift Dress

$39

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins

Another affordable label from across the pond, Dorothy Perkins stocks an entire petites line in addition to its main, plus, tall and maternity collections.