I'm 5'3", and These Are the 12 Places I Always Shop

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Shopping as a petite woman can feel quite overwhelming if you have no idea where to start. Fortunately, though, there are now tons of retailers dedicated to serving the shorter audience. Today, we're here to walk you through the best stores for petite ladies, in our opinion. What went into our decision-making, you ask?

We took into consideration how large the petite selection is, how stylish the pieces are overall, and how approachable the price point is. Weighing those three criteria led us to a strong selection of 12 retailers that stock the cutest petite clothing out there. Ready to learn more and shop a few of our favorite pieces?

1. Petite Studio

Petite Studio is a New York–based womenswear line dedicated solely to serving petite women. Here, you can shop the most current trends knowing they will actually fit your frame. Additionally, everything at Petite Studio is ethically made, so you can feel even better about your purchase.

Petite Studio Eleanor Dress ($158)

Petite Studio Birkin Dress ($159)

2. Topshop

Topshop's petite section is notable for its size, so you never have to feel limited by the selection (unfortunately, such is the case with most other retailers' petite sections). Basically, this is everything in Topshop, except it fits your frame really well.

Topshop Raw Hem Crop Straight Leg Jeans ($75)

Topshop Center Split Rib Midi Skirt ($38)

3. Reformation

Reformation has curated a petite section where you will find all of your favorite Reformation styles in proportions that work for your body, not just the gorgeous tall models they feature.

Reformation Petites Graham Pant ($148)

Reformation Petites Bea Skirt ($128)

4. Lane Bryant

Lane Bryant is known for being a plus-size retailer, but what you might not know is that there's a hidden section dedicated to petite sizes.

Lane Bryant Girlfriend Shirt ($50)

Lane Bryant High-Rise Straight Jean - Light Wash ($48)

5. Old Navy

Not sure where to buy petite leggings? Old Navy has an amazing assortment of activewear and ready-to-wear clothing. The selection is large, and so is the level of style.

Old Navy High-Waisted Super Skinny Ankle Pants for Women ($15)

Old Navy High Waisted Moto Leggings ($22)

6. J.Crew

For all of your timeless basics and work-ready essentials, J.Crew's petite section is unparalleled. Especially when it comes to the more tailored items in your wardrobe, sacrificing true fit is never a good idea, so just head to J.Crew instead.

J.Crew Smocked-Waist Pleated Dress ($82)

J.Crew Puff-Sleeve Cotton Poplin Wrap Dress ($82)


ASOS is known for catering to all body types and has been for quite some time. What does that mean for you? That you can shop the petite section knowing that ASOS is stocking the absolute best clothes for your smaller frame.

ASOS Tie Waist Linen Suit Shorts ($32)

ASOS Linen Cami Mini Sundress ($26)

8. Lands' End

Lands' End is another retailer with a somewhat hidden petite section. Here, you can shop everything you'd expect to find at Lands' End, ranging from protective outerwear to simple basics and more.

Lands' End Sleeveless Linen Swing Dress ($80)

Land's End Petite High Rise Wide Leg Blue Jeans ($64)

9. Paige Denim

Paige's petite category caters to women 5'4" without sacrificing on style. Here, you'll find some of your favorite Paige jean silhouettes with lengths and inseams that will put a smile on your face.

Paige Relaxed Colette ($239)

Paige Margot Ankle ($179)

10. Anthropologie

You know all those core Anthropologie brands you know and love? Well, thanks to the retailer's extensive petite section, you can have them in sizes that actually fit. Whether you're hunting for denim, cocktail attire, or a cozy sweater, Anthropologie has got you covered.

Maeve Colette Cropped Wide-Leg Pants ($118)

Farm Rio Getaway Midi Skirt ($128)

11. Ann Taylor

Another great place to look for petite office attire, classic pieces, and more is Ann Taylor. Beyond the petite sizing offered, Ann Taylor will tailor inseams, hemlines, torsos, and more to best fit your shape.

Ann Taylor Tie Waist Midi Flare Dress ($149)

Ann Taylor Sculpting Pocket Corset High Waist Straight Jeans ($49)

12. Express

Express's petite section is also designed to cater to frames 5'4" and under. With incredible fits and low prices, this retailer surely won't disappoint.

Express Super High Waisted Body Contour Cropped High Compression Leggings ($33)

Express Satin Cowl Neck Midi Slip Dress ($88)

This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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