Petite clothing is something I have struggled with for the longest time.. if you didn’t know, I’m 5 foot 1.. so yes that means I’m very much petite. I actually don’t mind it, I did when I was younger, but now I absolutely love being the height I am. But when it comes to clothes it does throw a spanner in the works..
I can get away with most things in regular sizing, it’s just mainly the bottom half, so trousers and jeans are something I need to get in the Petite range. Not always, some stores do short length in jeans and these usually fit just fine. So I thought I would share some of the retail and online stores I go to for petite clothing.
We’re not overwhelmed by the range of clothes in the Petite section (which is a shame) but some stores have upped their game a little and started making petite in majority of the clothes they have in regular sizing.. which honestly makes life so much easier!
When it comes to high street stores, there isn’t all that much to choose from but my go to’s are; Topshop and New look. With these two stores it generally just depends on the seasons. I find that winter months are much better for petite clothing because it is pretty much jeans and jumpers with the odd coat thrown in for good measure.. summer is where I struggle. But saying that, I don’t need petite for everything so more often than not I will shop in the normal range for my summer clothes so it isn’t much of an issue.
Online stores do take the lead when it comes to petite clothes, the amount of clothing they have available puts high street stores to shame. The only problem with this is the clothes aren’t as good quality. So more often than not I will have to get them altered in some way or another to make them a perfect fit for me. I usually shop on PLT, Missguided, Boohoo and ASOS. Missguided being my favourite out of them all. The fit of their clothing seems to actually be ‘Petite’.. (my petite ladies and gents will understand).
I’m always on the hunt for new clothes, quite literally always. It’s becoming a problem but not one I want to stop.. I’m just obsessed with fashion (so don’t judge me). So if anyone has any recommendations on stores that stock petite clothing (UK), let a girl know! It will be much appreciated.