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Petite Fashion: Finding Brands that Fit

We petites have been rocking oversized shirts and cuffed jeans long before it was a trend. It’s called the “can’t find clothes that fit” phenomenon, and it’s less of a fashion choice than a last resort. But not to worry, it can be stopped. Enter petite brands – lines with higher knee breaks and shorter inseams, specially designed to fit frames 5’3” and under.

petite-fashion

We’re firm believers in the magic of a great tailor, but altering 90% of your clothing is far too fussy for even the most mega fashion enthusiasts. Instead, opt for these brands for a better fit right of the rack.

petite-clothing

American Eagle*
Asos
Banana Republic
BCBG
Bebe*
DKNY
Free People*
French Connection*
Gap
Helmut Lang*
J. Crew
Mackage*
Michael by Michael Kors
Miss Sixty
Old Navy
Theory*
Topshop

*Although these brands don’t offer a petite line specifically, they are cut close to the body. Many also offer sizes 00 and XXS in case you’re not just petite, but also on the smaller side.

petite-womens

Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor Loft
Banana Republic
Brooks Brothers
DKNY
Donna Karan Collection
Eileen Fisher
Elie Tahari
Gap
J. Jill
Joan Vass
Jones New York
Kenneth Cole
Lafayette 148
Michael by Michael Kors
New York & Company
Old Navy
Ralph Lauren

petite-plus-size

Andrew Marc
Calvin Klein
David Meister
DKNY
Eileen Fischer
Elie Tahari
Ellen Tracy
Jones New York
Juicy Couture
Karen Kane
Lafayette 148
Michael by Michael Kors
Rachel Pally
Ralph Lauren
Tadashi

Looking for petite pants or jeans? We found a handy little tool that allows you to find just the length you’re looking for. Just visit searchbyinseam.com to get a full list of brands. J Brand and Citizens of Humanity are a couple of our favorites.

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