Shopping for clothing as a petite woman can present a unique set of challenges. Clothing details like decorated trouser hems or sleeve trimmings, while thoughtful, make a garment difficult to tailor for smaller frames. And, honestly, having to tailor clothing off the rack for a proper fit gets tiresome (and expensive) real fast.
To ease your 5’4”-and-under troubles, we’ve rounded up some of the best petite stores where you can shop on-trend clothing cut specifically for your height and shape. Whether you’re in the market for pencils skirts, wide-leg jeans, or floor-length gowns, you’ll find your perfect fit in one of the stores below.
Keep scrolling to see the 35 definitive shopping destinations all petite women need to know about, and don’t forget to bookmark this page so you’ll always know where to buy petite clothes you actually want to wear.
7 For All Mankind
Petite women love this premium denim brand for its overall shorter lengths — and a ton of celebs consider themselves fans, too. Shop the cropped lengths for the best fit.
Shop now: 7forallmankind.com
While Amazon.com might be the first thing you type into your search bar when shopping for home goods or beauty products, it may not be front of mind when you’re in the market for a wardrobe update. Turns out, this major retailer has thousands of clothing options that are actually wearable in a huge range of sizes and fits. In fact, you can even shop Amazon’s dedicated Petite Fashion storefront for all the best petite dresses, separates, outerwear, and more in one place.
Shop now: amazon.com
The beauty of Anthropologie is how inclusive it is for petites. Its comprehensive Petites section features nearly 500 specially tailored versions of its best-selling styles, so you can finally enjoy retailer favorites, fitted to perfection.
Shop now: anthropologie.com
ASOS is nothing short of an online mecca for trendy petite clothing. Its Women's Petite section features clothing from dozens of brands like Missguided Petite and Boohoo Petite, plus tons of choices from the in-house ASOS Petite collection. Shopping for fashion forward clothes at affordable price points has never been easier.
Shop now: asos.com
This Meghan Markle-approved brand is a grade A resource for office attire and business casual wardrobe needs. And the fact that you can shop hundreds of pieces specially-designed for petites is just the convenience our work week needed.
Shop now: bananarepublic.com
This UK-based brand fully understands the petite figure and features perfectly proportioned clothing, conveniently shoppable through its Petite Collection page. Turn here for tailored outerwear, sophisticated patterns, and breezy, everyday dresses.
Shop now: boden.com
Boohoo’s ‘Shop by Figure’ feature makes finding the perfect fit that much easier. You can browse versatile basics and statement pieces specifically designed for your frame, and load your cart up at truly unbeatable prices — think plunging maxi dresses and double breasted coats for less than $40.
Shop now: boohoo.com
This celebrity-approved brand is loved by Jennifer Lopez and Bella Hadid for its coats, but DSTLD’s denim is just as worthy of your attention. Mid-rise and high-rise jeans are available in two length options — 28 or 30 inches. And if the 28-inch length is still too long, these skinny jeans thankfully look even more chic when cuffed.
Shop now: dstld.com
One of the biggest retailers in the UK, Dorothy Perkins has made its way over stateside and brought with it a robust selection of petite-perfect apparel. Shop luxurious pieces at totally accessible price points without the headache of oversized fits.
Shop now: dorothyperkins.com
At 5'1", Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to shopping as a petite; in turn, her clothing line Draper James knows exactly how to flatter shorter frames. Here, you’ll find petite-friendly clothes, plus ultra-cute shoes, bags, and accessories.
Shop now: draperjames.com
Short girls can now browse Express’ online-only petites section for all the desk-to-dinner apparel their hearts desire. The site stocks pants with shortened rises and higher knee placements, dresses with raised waists, necklines, and arm holes, and shorter sleeves on shirts and jackets.
Shop now: express.com
Boho-glam brand Free People’s ecommerce site makes shopping for petite clothes easy, thanks to its highly active reviews section. The engaged shopper community is quick to provide thorough reviews on fit and feel, so you can get a sense of what styles will work for your frame.
Shop now: freepeople.com
Gal Meets Glam
Blogger Julia Engel answered our shopping prayers when she launched Gal Meets Glam Collection, a line of feminine dresses and separates that channel her own signature style. As a petite woman herself, Engels knows the struggle of shopping for properly fitting clothes — which is why she created a range of her best-selling styles just for petites.
Shop now: galmeetsglam.com
Skip the tailor thanks to J. Crew’s hyper-detailed product pages. At a glance, you can see a garment’s size and fit stats based on overall reviews, and quickly determine if the fit is right for you.
Shop now: jcrew.com
Modern work and weekend-wear brand Loft lists petite clothing as one of its specialties. Find timeless pieces and elegant takes on the seasons’ trends side by side on this easy-to-navigate site.
Shop now: loft.com
Lord & Taylor
From Michael Kors to Nic + Zoe, Lord & Taylor conveniently rounds up petite items from top brands in one place.
Shop now: lordandtaylor.com
Go-to department store Macy’s needs no introduction, but perhaps a friendly reminder about its extensive petite clothing selection is in order. Here, you’ll find nearly 4,000 on-budget styles designed just for your 5’4” and under frame.
Shop now: macys.com
This cool-girl brand’s petite section makes it easy to shop editor- and celeb-loved denim at just the right cut. Make this page your destination for high-rise jeans and jumpsuits all year round.
Shop now: madewell.com
Missguided may not have a petite section, but its sizes are known to run small. Its raised hemlines and cropped arm and leg lengths work perfectly on petites. Plus, you’re almost guaranteed to run into a massive sale when shopping the retailer.
Shop now: missguidedus.com
For nights out on the town and special occasions, NastyGal has daring, form-fitting pieces that flatter any petite frame.
Shop now: nastygal.com
Neiman Marcus takes the guesswork out of shopping with its very own petite storefront. You can shop the best selections from petite favorites like Eileen Fisher and Ann Taylor. And if you’re clicking around on Neiman’s overstock site Last Call, you can even find them for a fraction of the traditional cost.
New York & Company
From athletic wear to suits, New York & Company can be a one-stop shop for all your closet needs. Plus, shop NY&Co’s exclusive collaborations with celebs Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union.
Shop now: nyandcompany.com
Nordstrom is a no-brainer for any petite shoppers in the market for well-fitting clothing. This department store has an excellent selection from all of our favorite brands, including Topshop, Reformation, and more. Nordy Club members can also get in on loyalty bonuses for shopping the site.
Shop now: nordstrom.com
Gap group’s affordable site Old Navy features a handful of special size storefronts, including one for petites. Expect to find bright, casual pieces that’ll dominate your weekend wardrobe.
Shop now: oldnavy.com
Instagram-born brand Outdoor Voices makes shopping for petite athleisure easy by offering leggings in three different crop lengths: seven-eighths, three-fourths, and kneecap. Opt for the latter two for the best fit on under-5’5” frames.
Shop now: outdoorvoices.com
This entire shop is dedicated to the best petite clothing, so you know you’re going to find something that fits you just right. Shop modern, femme, and edgy pieces for under $200.
Shop now: petitestudio.com
Pretty Little Thing
This brand’s name says it all. See the pretty, little finds for yourself at PLT’s petite section, including must-haves from the line’s collab with Saweetie.
Shop now: prettylittlething.us
Take Ralph Lauren's petite-friendly ready-to-wear collection from runway to reality. The site’s petite selection is available in cropped lengths from sizes 2 to 14.
Shop now: ralphlauren.com
The "Don't Call Me Cute" collection re-tools the brand’s best-selling styles for the perfect petite fit. Shop all-season print dresses, award-winning denim, and full-on drama jumpsuits that fit just right.
Shop now: thereformation.com
Saks Fifth Avenue
Get your high-end fashion fix with none of the costly tailoring attached, thanks to Saks’ extensive inventory of women’s fashion. Shopping for petites has never been so convenient.
Shop now: saksfifthavenue.com
You probably already know and love Spanx for its iconic shapewear, but what you might not know is that the brand has bridged the gap into apparel, and it’s just as flattering as you’d expect. More importantly, its form-fitting leggings, jeans, tees, and workout gear are available in petite sizes.
Shop now: spanx.com
We can always rely on Topshop to produce the most current, covetable styles at quality that lasts — not to mention just the right price point. Better yet, Topshop’s petite landing page is one of the best around, and is chock-full of pieces we’re dying to add to our closets ASAP.
Shop now: topshop.com
Hemming is made easy, thanks to Uniqlo’s online alteration service — without even having to visit a store, you can simply enter your length and stitch preference at checkout and receive your already-tailored order straight to your door.
Shop now: uniqlo.com
Bold new brand Universal Standard isn’t just inclusive of petite sizes. Its radically extensive size and fit range means it’s as widely inclusive as its name suggests, from regular sizes to plus to, of course, petite. Spanning from 4XS to 4XL, so many body types can look great in its minimalist styles.
Shop now: universalstandard.com
Walmart’s fashion game keeps getting better and better, and its extensive petites selection certainly has our attention. You can shop thousands of actually cute petite clothes for the same low prices the retailer is famous for.
Shop now: walmart.com