All about PETITES!

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In this post, we’ll include our favorite petite brands, as well as tips and tailoring secrets for a petite wardrobe!

Petite Sizing is defined as an alternate fit of clothing for women who are 5’4 and under! Sizing can range anywhere from PXXS to PXXL, and are constructed with the unique height and proportions of petite women in mind.

Tailoring Tips:

Low neckline? This is because the bust point is too low. Take up the shoulders for an easy fix!
Swimming in your sleeves?
Tailor your sleeve to one inch above the start of your thumb bone. Want to look taller? Go for a bracelet length or 3/4 inch sleeve.
Tailoring slim leg pants?
Tailor above the smallest part of your ankle bone.
The perfect petite shoe silhouettes:
Vamp-style v cuts, pointy toe silhouettes and 2-4” heels bring added length to your legs. For boots, aim for a short-shaft bootie. Avoid Mid-Calf boots – Shafts that end too far above the ankle shorten & widen the leg!

Want a perfectly-fitted wardrobe? See how my styling process can help you and your closet!

Here’s the Petite Shopping 101 Guide on our top favorite shopping sites! We’ve broken it down based on what kind of pieces they offer.

Datewear & Style-forward Pieces:
Petite Studio
Maje (runs small)
Alice + Olivia (runs small)
REDValentino (runs small)
Aritzia (runs small)

Smart Basics:

Ann Taylor
Petite Studio



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