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Stores Every Petite Woman Needs to Bookmark

by Gale Felberbaum
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.

Anthropologie

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.

ASOS

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.

Banana Republic

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.

Boden

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.

Boohoo

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.

DSTLD Denim

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.

Dorothy Perkins

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.

Draper James

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.

Express

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.

Free People

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.

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