Wondering where to find petite-friendly clothes for work and deal with other issues that come with being a smaller-than-average woman? We’ve rounded up our best posts for petite women below, as well as some of our top style tips for petites:
- Where to Find Stylish Petite Suits for Women
- The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types – Petite bodies can come in all shapes and sizes, from apple to hourglass to triangle. These are some of the best brands that may work with your general body shape.
- Made to Measure Work Clothes
- Wearing Kids’ Clothes When You’re Petite
- Work Fashion Tips for Petite Women
- Guide to Alterations (and the Readers’ Top 5!)
- Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?
- A Guide to Suiting Alterations
- The Perfect Pants Fit
- The Best Workwear for Petites
- Which Are The Best Stores and Brands for Different Body Types
- Which Are The Best Blazers if You’re Small and Busty?
- Dressing For Your Body Type
- Where to Get Suits For Short Women
- Petite Office Ergonomics (and: How Does Your Office Handle Ergonomics?)
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The Best Suits for Petite Women
See the full of stylish petite suits for women list here!
The Best Work Pants for Petite Women
Stay tuned for our roundup of the best work pants for petite women!
Hunting for curvy pants? As of 2023, you can find them at Ann Taylor (regular and petite sizes 00-18), Banana Republic (0-20, 00P-14P), Banana Republic Factory (00-20, 00P-14P, 00T-20T), Loft (regular, petite, and tall sizes 00-18), Express (regular, short and long sizes 0-18), and White House | Black Market (00-18, regular, short, and long). Talbots also offers some options in sizes regular, petite, plus, and plus-size petites as does Lane Bryant; Eloquii does as well but only in plus sizes.
Where to Find Plus-Size Petite Sizes
As of Jan. 2023, this is where you can find plus-size petites… spots with suiting options are in bold.
- Alfani (at Macy’s)
- eShakti (up to 6X/36W/custom)
- J.Jill (14P-20P)
- Lafayette 148 New York (up to size 16P)
- Lands’ End (lots up to 18P, with select options for plus-petite sizes up to 26)
- Lane Bryant (up to 28)
- NYDJ (up to 18P)
- Sumissura (custom)
- Tapata (Amazon seller with options up to XXLP)
- Ulla Popken (short sizes 12S-38S)
Stay tuned for a roundup of some of our favorite work dresses for petites!
Comfortable Heels in Narrow Widths & Small Sizes
In our last roundup of classic black heels for business attire, we rounded up some pumps that came in extended widths, including:
- Extended widths (AA, C, W): Target (M/W), Vionic (MW), Rockport (NMW), Ferragamo (2A, B, C), Trotters (M,W, WW), Sam Edelman (NMW), Bella Vita (AA-EE), LifeStride (AA-E), Naturalizer (N-WW),
- Extended sizes (4-13): Target (5-12), Calvin Klein (4-13), Ferragamo (4-11),
Some Comfortable Flats in Narrow Widths & Small Sizes
In our last roundup of comfortable flats for work, we rounded up some flats that came in extended width sizes…
- Extended widths (AA, C, W): Børn (M-D), Sam Edelman (NMW), Ferragamo (N M W 2A B C D),
- Extended sizes (4-13): Børn (5-12), Sam Edelman (4-13), Ferragamo (4-11), Sarah Flint (4-13), Rothys (5-12)