Published on July 11, 2017—  Leave a comment

Top 20 Petite Clothing Brands You Should Be Shopping

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We all know that good things come in small packages, but finding petite clothing online or in stores can end up being a big (pun intended) challenge if you don’t know where to start. Check out our comprehensive list of 20 petite clothing brands that may have been hiding in plain sight this whole time. Oh and the best part? This whole post is shoppable! Fill up your cart with the best brands for YOU, at prices up to 90% off. 

1. J.Crew


The cutest skirts are ruffled and flared. @halliedaily

J.Crew is the everywoman’s destination for work clothes, preppy classics, and well-tailored loungewear. Items from their general selection are available in special sizes such as Petite, Tall, and Size 16.

2. ASOS Petite

ASOS has a fabulous petite line that functions as a go-to for trendy petite clothing. Stay fashion-forward with rompers and casual dresses designed especially for those under 5’3″.

3. Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, Ann Taylor LOFT, Ann Taylor LOFT Outlet 

A four for one kind of deal? That’s what we’re talkin’ about. While Ann Taylor and LOFT are separate brands, they’re owned by the same company that understands a petite shopper’s needs and unique fit challenges. All four of these brands offer petite sizing for a variety of styles that range from power blazers to summer dresses for shorter women.

4. Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory Store

Both Banana Republic and Banana Republic Factory Store are awesome for petite women. If you love clean lines and classic silhouettes, this should be your go-to. This brand will dresses cut inches shorter than the Regular line and taper blouses for a tailored look.

5. Anthropologie


Sleeveless knits are great transition pieces. @retroflame

With a range of petite-specific sizes such as 00 and 14, Anthropologie’s Petites section makes bohemian style accessible to shorter ladies of all shapes and sizes.

6. Topshop

Topshop’s dedicated Petite line brings all the funky flavor of Topshop’s usual creative style to a shorter demographic with a variety of options like cheeky lace bodysuits and more formal striped buttondown shirts.

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors

All die-hard Michael Kors fans (aka everyone..?) rejoice! Browse through four pages of the MICHAEL Michael Kors line on thredUP for fun animal print dresses and dressed up blouses in petite sizes.


Calvin Klein and the denim selection from CALVIN KLEIN JEANS bring designer fashion to the shorter ladies out there with sleek black cocktail dresses and well-cut jeans.

9. Paige

For even more designer denim with shorter inseams and a range of waist sizes, check out cool-girl jean brand Paige.

10. Nordstrom

Nordstrom has always been a treasure trove for up-to-date pieces and timeless basics, and their diverse sizes won’t disappoint.

11. Talbots, Talbots Outlet

The Petite collection and the Petite Plus collection from Talbots ensure that no body type gets excluded in the 4’11” to 5’3″ range.

12. Ralph Lauren

With petite cuts in sizes 2-14, Ralph Lauren’s classic, country-meets-city chic looks can be worn by anyone of smaller stature.

13. Gap

The Petite Shop at Gap is ideal for anyone under 5’4″ looking to expand their wardrobe with patterned shorts for summer or cozy pullover sweaters for autumn.

14. American Eagle Outfitters


Off-the-shoulder can work in any season. @jeanwang

American Eagle offers so many options in their Petites Clothing section, such as elegant and well-cut maxi skirts that won’t trip you up as you walk.

15. 7 For All Mankind

Designer jeans are always a coveted item, but the extra price of hemming and tailoring often gets in the way. Luckily 7 For All Mankind provides high-fashion, durable denim in petite options.

16. Athleta

For petite workout clothes that will flex with you while you break a sweat, Athleta can’t be beat. Browse a selection of leggings and athletic pants in sizes like xxs for hems that won’t bunch up at your ankles.

17. H&M


Jewel green is eye-catching in any form. @lustforlife

H&M doesn’t quit and can always be counted on as the backbone of any collection of basic, go-to apparel, especially with their petite-fit pants designed for women around 5’3″.

18. L.L. Bean

Rolling up the sleeves of your jackets and coats is never a fun task. With L.L. Bean’s array of practical and enduring petite coats, rolled sleeves can be a thing of the past!

19. Boden

The British brand’s Petite Collection is a serious contender in the world of cropped clothing. Check out their bold, colorful printed summer dresses in patterns like polka dots (our soft spot).

20. Express 

Well-proportioned trendy digs aren’t too hard to come by when you scroll through Express’s petite selection for anything from formalwear to beachwear.

How do you like to style your petite self? Give us tips in the comments!