If You're Under 5'4, Bookmark These 20 Stores That Sell Petite Clothing

Because it's freakin' exhausting to tailor, roll, or self-crop every pair of pants.

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Best Petite Clothing Stores
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Shopping for clothing as a petite woman can present a unique set of challenges. 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) 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 pencil skirts, wide-leg jeans, or floor-length gowns, you'll find your perfect fit in one of the stores below.

Keep scrolling for our list of the best places to buy petite clothing.


ASOS is nothing short of a go-to for trendy petite clothing. Its petite section features clothing from dozens of brands for nearly every occasion from formal events to everyday basics to workout clothes and swimwear. Being 5'3" herself, one of our assistant editors, Emily Cieslak, loves shopping at ASOS.

"For years, ASOS has been my go-to site when shopping for last minute events and vacations as it offers fast, affordable shipping and free returns if anything doesn't fit quite right," says Cieslak. "I also love how many of its pages feature videos of the models wearing the clothes, so you can actually see how it moves on the body, which makes it easier to imagine how it would look on yourself."

Shop now: asos.com


Anyone who is petite knows that finding well-fitting workwear can be extremely hard. Blazers look too big and trousers swallow up your frame. Instead of shopping in the tween section, you can turn to Loft, the modern work and weekend-wear brand that lists petite clothing as one of its specialties. Find timeless pieces and elegant takes on the seasons' trends on this easy-to-navigate site. For some style inspiration, you can read up on the site's guides or go in store for personal styling. If you've sworn off blazers and pencil skirts, give Loft a chance.

"Personally being 5'3", I've tended to stay away from pencil skirts until I found an olive green number at Loft that actually hit my legs at the right place," says Cieslak. "I also found my first pair of boyfriend jeans at the store, giving me faith that yes, petites can wear baggier styles."

Shop now: loft.com

Petite Studio

Finally, a website completely dedicated to petite fashion. Petite Studio aims to solve the problem of inconsistent sizing among fast fashion by not only tailoring pieces for small frames but also producing less clothing at a smaller pace to eliminate waste and increase attention to detail. You can stock your entire closet as the site sells outerwear, sweaters, dresses, tops, and bottoms. When shopping for those pieces that can be tricky for short girls, like long coats and midi skirts, turn to Petite Studio's elegant selection.

Shop now: petitestudio.com


Believe it or not, you can also find fitness and athleisure clothing in petite sizes, too. In each category on the site, shoppers are able to select "petite" straight from the dropdown, creating a quick way to filter while you browse. It's definitely the easiest way to find leggings that won't unintentionally scrunch at the bottom. Besides leggings, you can shop athletic dresses and travel jumpsuits in petite sizes as well, because let's be real, shopping for these items isn't easy either when you are petite.

"I've also found my favorite sports bras at Athleta, which offers styles in sizes as small as XXS for those with smaller chests," says Cieslak. "And with free returns, you can order a few different sizes and styles to see what fits best."

Shop now: athleta.gap.com


If you're ready to invest in a pair of celeb-worthy jeans that will last you for years to come, you'll want to head here first. Paige offers a complete collection of petite jeans, meaning the styles not only have shorter inseams but everything from the pocket size to color placement is adjusted to fit smaller frames. You can take your pick from a variety of different washes, cuts, and even maternity pairs, filling any holes that might be in your denim collection. You can always reach out to the team if you have any questions about sizing. The site also has free ground shipping and returns.

Shop now: paige.com


There's a reason why Kelly Ripa (who is only 5'3") is constantly wearing Reformation dresses. The "Don't Call Me Cute" collection re-tools the brand's best-selling styles for the perfect petite fit. Dresses come in just the right length with adjustable features and fun prints that don't overwhelm the frame. Or if you're more into jumpsuits you can find versatile styles with an adjusted inseam so no hemming is required. Same goes with the brand's denim that ranges from basic to boldly printed. Free shipping and returns makes this sustainable brand a go-to when trying on different dresses for our next special occasion.

Shop now: thereformation.com

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. The brand really pays attention to the details by making petite clothes with smaller pockets, narrower shoulders, and proportionally shorter sleeves in addition to shorter pant lengths and inseams. Whether your office uniform consists of blazers, dresses, and/or trousers, you'll find staples that feel tailored to you.

Shop now: bananarepublic.com

Universal Standard

Universal Standard isn't just inclusive of petite sizes. Its radically extensive size and fit range means it's as widely inclusive as its name suggests, from regular sizes to plus to, of course, petite. Spanning from 4XS to 4XL, so many body types can look great in its minimalist styles. You can also shop the site's different themed capsules, which are bundles of a few pieces that all go together and are sold at a discount.

Shop now: universalstandard.com

Nasty Gal

The latest fashion trends may not always seem like the most petite-friendly, but Nasty Gal makes it a point to deliver you the latest trends in petite sizing. As you'll see the site's petite models rocking oversized blazers and long line coats, you'll realize, hey, I can wear those styles too with the right proportions. On the other hand, mini skirts and bodycon dresses are where petite figures shine and Nasty Gal delivers daring styles to rock on nights out. While the site doesn't offer free shipping automatically, it often runs sales where you can get free shipping when you spend a certain amount.

Shop now: nastygal.com


Short girls are able to browse Express' 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. Chi Li, author of The Petite Style Bible, considers Express to have the most denim options for petites at a reasonable price range. Each shopping page also has a handy guide at the bottom, answering all your questions like how to wear a maxi dress or where pants should fall if you're petite.

Shop now: express.com


Anthropologie delivers the right amount of sophistication and whimsy with its classic silhouettes and bold prints, so it would be a shame if it didn't offer petite sizing. Thankfully, its comprehensive petite section features nearly 500 specially tailored versions of its best-selling styles, so you can finally enjoy favorites, fitted to perfection. From funky sweaters to dreamy dresses, you can have all the fun in a smaller package.

Shop now: anthropologie.com

American Eagle

You've likely loved this store since high school for multiple reasons, but there's one big one that makes it perfect for petites: The ability to choose the length of jeans. Not only is the size range extensive (000-20) but each size also comes with the option of short, regular, or long, so your taller pals probably sing its praises, too. The same goes with its sister site Aerie, where you can shop for leggings and sweats in shorter lengths. With the wide breadth of trendy jeans and activewear from American Eagle, you'll never run out of bottoms to wear.

Shop now: ae.com


This cool-girl brand's petite section makes it easy to shop editor- and celeb-loved denim at just the right cut. The secret behind the coveted jeans is the brand's heritage stretch denim, which has an old-school look and a touch of give for a broken-in feel. It's the ideal fabric for light-wash boyfriend jeans and straight legs in a faded black finish. In addition to jeans, you can shop the brand's laidback dresses and jumpsuits tailored towards shorter figures. And if you have some ill-fitting jeans you are ready to get rid of, you can donate them to be reused and score Madwell shopping credit.

Shop now: madewell.com

Lane Bryant

You probably best know Lane Bryant as the plus-size shopping destination, but were you aware that they offer a petite selection stocked with dresses, pants, jackets and tops? Short, curvy girls, your perfect fit has indeed been found.

Shop now: lanebryant.com

Ralph Lauren

If you're a fan of Ralph Lauren's preppy, all-American style, you'll be thrilled to know you can shop a petite-friendly version of the ready-to-wear collection. Think classic blazers, crisp button downs, and versatile pants that transition from the office to the weekend. With this collection, you won't have to constantly be rolling your sleeves or wearing the highest heels with your pants. Open a Ralph Lauren account and you can enjoy fast, free shipping and returns.

Shop now: ralphlauren.com

White House Black Market

You definitely don't want to sleep on White House Black Market. The store your mom once loved has stayed on top of trends over the past few years, and caters to petites with a fully stocked selection. Looking for a cardigan twin set? You've got it. How about a mini skirt that actually hits above the knee? Done. Of course, there are pants, maxi dresses, and regular old tees in the mix, too, so don't be surprised if you're tempted to go on a full spree. Need some styling tips? You can text with a stylist or schedule a styling session. And with WHBM's wide network of stores, you can order online and pick up in stores if you'd like to try something on before taking it home.

Shop now: whitehouseblackmarket.com

Ann Taylor

Maybe you've relied on this brand for workwear, since it does sell some pretty sweet — and incredibly cute — structured pieces, like trousers and button-downs. But Ann Taylor is more than just office-appropriate, and the petite section includes everything from ruffled tops, to printed rompers, and even midi skirts that will actually hit where they should (and not end up becoming a maxi due to your height). Scroll through the site's style gallery for some outfit inspiration.

Shop now: anntaylor.com


The best outfits start with a well-fitting foundation, so excuse us if we get a little too excited at the thought of investing in petite basics. This online-exclusive category on Gap's website allows you to browse through a wide selection of tees, button-downs, dresses, jeans, and lounge wear, and considering the brand has so many sales, you'll feel less guilty about stocking up.

Shop now: gap.com

Lands' End

For all your athletic needs, Lands' End is the place to stock up. From ski gear to swimwear, the brand offers petite sizing because if there's one time clothes should especially fit well, it's when you are zooming down the slopes or treading water. Swimsuits, closet staples, athletic gear — you'll find it all (and more!) in a flash, simply by clicking "Petite" from the dropdown. Something else that's pretty great? There's a "Petite Plus" category as well, which goes up to size 26.

Shop now: landsend.com


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 in sizes up to 22. Focused on durability and ease, Boden's clothes are machine washable, so you don't have to waste any time or money at the dry cleaner either.

Shop now: bodenusa.com

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