Top Brands for Petite Women + Bonus Styling Tips!

Being petite definitely has its advantages; walking under low hanging branches, maneuvering through crowds, and airplanes seats are practically “made” for those who lack height. However, when it comes to fashion, things can get a little tricky.tumblr_m0xne1OD6T1qlwy87o1_1280I’ve got a couple of rules to lay down for ya …

Rule #1- a great tailor will be your new best friend

Rule #2- know where to shop and which brands to look for while shopping for your smaller frame

Most women who are on the shorter side have a hard time finding clothing that fits and flatters the figure. Either the pants are too long, the sleeves are even longer, or everything seems to just “hang” off the body.

I’ve gathered the top 5 brands that have your back, petite ladies. Yep the 5’4″ and under crowd can have fun with fashion too!

1. Burberry

Burberry’s coats and trenches generally run about 1-2 sizes smaller – perfect for the petite girl. I’ve also noticed that sleeves run more than a smidge short.Burberry_Autumn_Winter_2009_Advertising_105

2.  Joe’s, J Brand, or Paige Denim

When it comes to denim, more and more brands are becoming petite friendly! I suggest Joe’s, J Brand, or Paige Denim. All of these brands carry pants that have a shorter inseam and a higher turn at the knee for the perfect fit.Joes-Jeans-Fall-2012-Women-24image via Denim Blog

3.  Topshop

Topshop seriously has all bases covered for petites. They have a huge selection that are fashion-forward (not those old lady looking petite clothing you’re used to). lookbook-topshop-16image via Kelled Style

4.  Banana Republic

Banana Republic has petite clothing for every occasion. They’ve got a boatload of classics and some secretly awesome pieces stashed away as well. Plus, L’Wren Scott has a collection at Banana and is available for petites.brlsimage via

5.  J. Crew

J. Crew offers their special sizes for those with a smaller frame. The thing I love about J. Crew is that even though they are technically “preppy” there is always something to appeals to a multitude of styles.Screenshot2_zps66490ea7image via Move Slightly

Other petite friendly brands …

  • Calvin Klein
  • Anne Taylor
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Anne Klein
  • Michael Kors
  • Vera Wang

Petite friendly department stores …

  • Bloomingdales
  • Saks
  • Nordstrom
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy’s

Oh and check out what I found on Pinterest … 5b7e4cb70dbba635137eaa0705a6c6dc


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