What is Petite?

According to the Google Dictionary, Petite is defined as (of a woman) having a small and attractively dainty build. According to the media and the mainstream of people that definition would be correct. But honestly, what is the true definition of petite? Petite is described as a woman who is 5’4 or shorter. It’s not about your weight or size. It’s about your height.

Petite Clothing usually ranges from a size 00 up to a size 16. The hemlines are made shorter for pants and skirts, jackets and coats are cut narrower for the shoulders. The sleeve lengths are adjusted for shorter arms and Petite dresses have a shorter bodice because Petite women’s torso is shorter.

Examples of Everyday Petite Women











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