While petite sizing differs from brand to brand, clothing pieces are typically* created with the following details in mind.
Petite Sizing Specifics
Hemlines: Petite dresses and skirts typically have slightly higher hemlines.
Inseams: Petite pants and shorts typically have shorter inseams, usually up to 2″ less than standard sizing.
Arms: Petite tops, jackets, and coats typically have shorter sleeve lengths, higher armholes, and narrower shoulders.
Neck: Petite tops typically have a higher neck hole and measure shorter from neck to waist.
Rise: Petite pants, jeans, and shorts typically have a slightly shorter rise.
Waist: Petite dresses typically have a higher waistline and a smaller waist.
Knees: Petite bottoms typically have a higher knee placement.
Slimmer Fit: Petite bottoms typically have a slimmer leg opening and fit for a more tailored look.
U.S. Petite Size Chart
The U.S. petite size chart below is a general* guideline. Visit each store’s website for their own petite sizing chart.
*Not all brands and retailers make their petite clothing the same way and to the same measurements, so one petite dress may fit very differently than another. Check the retailers size charts, FAQ, or their specific petite page for more details.