Anthropologie now offers over 400 styles of petite clothing for women from brands like Paige, Citizens of Humanity, Pilcro, Maeve, Holding Horses, and Yumi Kim. We have dresses, jumpsuits, tops, pants and designer jeans all perfectly proportioned for a petite frame.
You might be wondering, am I petite? The classic myth is that petite sizes are reserved for women under 5’3 (160 cm). However, petite is not just a size, it’s a body proportion. You might wear petite clothing sizes if you are as small as 5’3 or as tall as 5’9. It’s about finding the right cut for your body.
We design these pieces with petite measurements at heart. Our petite pants feature shorter inseams and hemlines, as well as tailored waistlines. Petite tops and sweaters are designed with adjusted shoulder widths and shorter sleeves so you don’t have to keep rolling them up! Petite dresses and skirts are adjusted so the length falls in the most flattering spot possible.
We asked our stylists for a few tips because being petite doesn’t mean you should shy away from wearing prints or playing with proportions – yes, you can still wear that maxi dress! When it comes to prints, smaller scale prints generally work better on petite frames. Proportion mixing is another way to have fun with styling petite outfits. For example, pair a petite tunic with skinny jeans, or pair petite wide leg pants with a more fitted blouse or tank.