When it comes to finding petite clothing, finding clothes that fit just right can prove to be quite a challenge. With standardized sizing, most clothing lines don’t take into account the fact that height plays a huge factor in clothing size as well. Luckily, there are companies out there that do realize this issue. With so many different petite-friendly brands these days, ranging from large corporations to small fashion brands, it’s hard to know which are worth trying out. But don’t worry- we’ve got you covered. Below are 3 petite friendly brands that you should definitely check out.
Frustrated with clothes that simply just wouldn’t fit right, FIT graduate Allison Izu Song—who herself is a petite 5’2″—was prompted to create her own petite fashion brand. Since then, her designs have been met with positive reviews, with features in magazines such as Oprah and Lucky. Based in her hometown Hawaii, this small fashion brand specializes in fashionable—and petite friendly— clothing for women 5’6 and under. While the brand does make both tops and bottoms, Allison Izu is best known for her jeans collection.
Our Allison Izu pick: The Hotel Straight Skinny Jean
A UK-based line founded in 1909, the store first opened under the name H.P Newman, where it was then renamed Dorothy Perkins in 1919. The store, originally specializing in lingerie and sleepwear, has since moved on to expand their line with various types of women’s apparel. While the store specializes in fashions for young women 25-35 years old, they also have their own petite brand, made to flatter women 5’3″ and under. With designs ranging from flirty and fun to classic and romantic, this petite friendly brand certainly has a charming collection.
Our Dorothy Perkins pick: Stripe Cami Dress
This up-and-coming fashion brand from Japan first opened in 1984 in Hiroshima, and is taking the fashion world by storm. With new retail stores opening all over the world, Uniqlo specializes in wardrobe staples that can cater to one’s individual and unique style. Their clothing doesn’t target any specific person or trend. Instead, Uniqlo sees their clothing as a blank canvas—something for the wearer to customize and make their own. Although this brand isn’t specifically for petites, the tailored design and fit of their clothing is what makes them a petite friendly brand. And with so many different wardrobe staples to choose from, Uniqlo is perfect for the petite person who wants to create her own style.
Our Uniqlo pick: Silk Sleeveless Blouse
What are your other favorite petite clothing brands?