I’m not short, I’m fun sized! Who’s with me?! As a petite gal I’ve always loved finding brands that offer a petite collection. Growing up I’ve tried so many brands that claimed their size S fits like an XS… they sadly did not. I’ve also bought size XS from a few brands that clearly wasn’t supposed to be labeled as an XS. As a petite pretty much my entire life, it’s been hard to find the best fit. I can’t do most maxi dresses or skirts, unless they’re a certain length and fit like a bodycon. I have a small waist with curvy hips, so it’s really important for me to understand my body/shape. Dresses, pants, skirts they all need to be a certain structure for me. A trip to your tailor obviously helps a lot, but can be costly. So I’ll be sharing below some of my favorite brands that offer petite sizing.
The best tips I can give is to do your research. Read reviews on sizing for the brands you’re interested in. See if they offer a petite collection, because those are better suited for people 5’3 and under. Another great tip is to know your body shape and what can best accent it. Express yourself through your fashion and body! Definitely have fun with it and do you. Just a couple days ago, someone asked me if there’s any bad fashion things to avoid. I thought about it for a second and said “no.” Fashion is your own expression of who you are, and your personality. It’s all about you! Never try to be like someone else. I have always gone by that rule. I wear what I like because it’s MY body and MY style. I’m not dressing up for anyone else. I dress up to brighten up my mood, and express my style. So have fun, and be you.
Here are some of my favorite brands that carry petite collections and are true to size for petite fits:
H&M – great XXS and XS sizes
Forever 21 – has more affordable trendy pieces with a great fit to their XS and S sizes
Zara– also great pricing for trendy pieces and sizing!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and find some fab pieces from these brands! Make sure to stay up to date on my IG as I share a lot on my stories/posts too!