July 20, 2021 at 06:02AM
As a petite woman, I can pretty safely say that I’ve experienced all the pros and cons that come with my stature. Sure, I might not be able to see over the crowd at a concert, but I know I’m the one having the last laugh when there’s always ample legroom on a long-haul flight or cross-country train journey.
While there are some issues I have just learned to accept (reaching the top shelf of the kitchen cupboards is a losing battle) there are other realities I refuse to give up on and one such example is finding well-fitting clothing. Thankfully with every passing year, there seem to be more and more options for women who stand below 5 ft 4 in, which by the way is a large percentage of the British female population, as the average height of women in the UK is actually 5ft 3in.
From beloved high-street brands like Topshop and ASOS to in-demand contemporary labels like Reformation and new kids on the block, including The Short List, now more than ever there are labels catering specifically to those of us on the shorter side. And better yet they’re making clothes we actually want to wear.
With summer in full swing, I made it my duty to track down the best petite pieces available online now to bring you a concise edit of warm-weather essentials. From midis to mini, slip skirts to linen trousers, keep scrolling for my favourite petite summer shopping picks.
Next up, see our top shopping tips for petite women.