Hi everyone, today I’m writing an article for all those girls like me who are 5’4” and under and have to take virtually everything to a tailor because we need shorter inseams, sleeves, etc. on all our clothes. Online shopping changed all of that for me since I found not only a greater range of size options online, but also many more options for petites. Retail stores often don’t carry physical stock for petites since we are a minority, and if they do, they often only carry very view select pieces that sell out quickly. So for all my fellow petite girls, here is a guide to the best brands and shops for you to shop online, and my personal favourite items from each:
For your denim needs, 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, and Paige Denim all have options for petites, offering shorter inseams so you can take one less pair of jeans to the tailor. All of these brands are available through both Shopbop, Revolve Clothing, and Nordstrom, all of which ship internationally with competitive prices. One trick for denim if I can’t find petite options is buying “cropped” jeans, which have a shorter inseam to achieve a cropped look for taller girls, but end up being the perfect length for us shorter girls. Click here to see my review for Shopbop and here for my review on Revolve. Click below to shop by picks from these designers:
Ann Taylor & LOFT – huge petites section with spot-on sizing and high quality clothes for women of all ages, a go-to for many petites with some fantastic sales throughout the year, making the pricing really amazing as well. Click to shop my picks from both retailers below! See my review for Ann Taylor here and my review for LOFT here.
ASOS – large petites section (own collection as well as some petite-friendly brands as well), be careful of UK sizing that does run smaller than usual. Click here to read my review on ASOS and click to shop my picks below, which are all on sale currently.
Banana Republic – my personal go-to for a lot of clothing; almost everything from the regular collection comes in a petite option, sizing is perfect, even for maxi dresses, which almost never happens for me! The quality is also amazing, and they offer a lot of great sales and discounts online. Click to shop my picks below, all of which are currently on sale, and most of which I actually own and love.
Anthropologie – one of the best shops for petites, their clothes are amazing and unique with very good sizing and lots of customer reviews to help you out. Click below to shop my picks, but be sure to check out their whole website as there’s something special for everyone!
J.Crew – large petites section catering to women 5’0”-5’4” by shortening inseams, sleeves, torsos etc. of all their offerings. I also love that they offer special sizes for shoes (5-12) and clothing (size 16-20). Click to shop my picks below.
Topshop – large petites section with everything from basics to very on-trend pieces at great prices. Click to shop my picks below.
Hopefully that helped you out, let me know if you love any other shops for petites. Happy shopping!