Shopping as a petite woman can feel like you are the minority. 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 Sonya Cotton Knit in Sky Blue ($149)
Petite Studio Jane Blazer ($229)
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 Petite Boucle Effect Mini Jersey Dress ($68)
Topshop Petite Bleach Wash Jeans ($95)
Reformation recently launched a petite section powered by the hashtag #dontcallmecute. Here, 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 Wallflower Dress ($248)
Reformation Petites Mason Pant ($178)
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 Ponte Peplum Jacket ($80)
Lane Bryant Tighter Tummy High Rise Skinny Jean in Velvet Dark Wash ($80)
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-Rise Elevate Side-Pocket Mesh-Trim Compression Leggings ($16)
Old Navy Cable-Knit Crew-Neck Cardi for Women ($45)
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 Petite Tie-Waist Short-Sleeve Shirtdress ($118)
J.Crew Petite Demi-Boot Crop Jean in Cool Shadow Wash ($128)
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 Petite Longline Trench Coat ($74)
ASOS Petite Long Sleeve Blouse With Frill Collar ($46)
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 Petite Supima Cotton Cardigan Sweater ($30)
Land's End Curvy Mid Rise Straight Leg Jeans in Black ($42)
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 Nellie Culotte Petite in Black Sand ($225)
Paige Sutton Wide Leg Petite in Crisp White ($219)
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.
BlankNYC Angela Faux Leather Double-Breasted Blazer ($118)
Hutch Demeter Slip Dress ($140)
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 The Petite High Waist Ankle Pant in Faux Leather ($109)
Ann Taylor Petite Two Tone Belted Trench Coat ($198)
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 Double Breasted Boyfriend Blazer ($83)
Express High Waisted Pleated Wide Leg Pant ($48)
This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next up, find out which style lessons this editor wishes she had learned before turning 30.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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