Shopping as a petite woman can feel like you are the minority. Fortunately, though, there are now tons of retailers dedicated to serving the petite audience, so you never have to feel segregated again. 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?
Petite Studio is a New York–based womenswear line dedicated solely to serving petites. 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.
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.
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.
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 petites.
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.
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.
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.
Lands' End is another retailer with a somewhat hidden plus-size petite section. Here, you can shop everything you'd expect to find at Lands' End, ranging from protective outerwear to simple basics and more.
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.
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.
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 flatter your shape.
Express's petite section is also designed to cater to frames 5'4" and under. With incredible fit and low prices, this retailer surely won't disappoint.
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