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Bra Solutions For Petite women: Reviews, Roundups, and Where To Shop

Finding bras that suit our body type and make us feel confident can be tough especially if you have a petite frame! We all know that sexy Petite Friendly Bra’s can be hard to find! But we found some great gems for you, showing reviews and a roundup of great bras for petite sizes, and even some styling tips and tricks.

Enjoy!

Video 1: Jens Happy Home

Loving this video as it shows a few different brands that are best for a small size.

Bras mentioned in this video: Body by Victoria Wireless bra, Where Everywhere lightly lined t-shirt bra, VS Lightly Lined Wireless Bra with mesh
VS Lightly Lines Wireless Bra, VS Bombshell bra (strapless multi-way), VS Pink Date Racerback bra, Aerie Sunnie Wireless Lightly Lined Bra
Aerie Sunnie Racerback Demi Pushup, JC Penney Warner Cloud 9 Wire Free, Bust Up Cups, Free Bra Silicone Strapless/ Backless

Video 2: Chloe Ting

This video is great for those of you who are smaller than 32 or find that a size 32 band is just a bit loose for you. Bonus fitness wear review!

 

Video 3: Theresa Huaroto

Tips & Tricks to make you look bigger

 

Now that you’re ready to shop for petite-friendly bras, here are some options on where to shop check out our list of Petite Lingerie shops.

If you’re looking for custom styles, check out our post on Handmade Lingerie for Petites

Best Jeans for Petite women

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is tough! And when you’re petite, you probably find jeans shopping especially stressful.  But before you ask or suggest the kids section, consider the proportions! Women have larger hips than children and for those of us with larger hips and thighs, shopping in the kids section is hardly a solution.  Ever tried to buy a regular sized pair of torn jeans and noticed the tear at the knee was way off? When it comes to jeans, it doesn’t always work to just shorten the length. But don’t worry our guide should here to help you find jeans that fit and flatter your petite figure.

By Inseam

Search by Inseam

50% off at Lands' End

Probably the best site you never heard of! Search By Inseam allows you to comparison shop at multiple online stores for the exact inseam you need.

By Brand

J.Brand

J.Brand offers petite sizes and the smallest size starting at 22!
You can find em online and at large retailers like Nordstrom.
Tip: search for sales on Nordstrom Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revolve

GRLFRND PETITE Karolina High-Rise Skinny Jean in A Little More Love

A bit more on the expensive side but they offer a large selection of styles.

Levi’s

For you extra petite ladies, check out the Levi’s Women’s Petite 512 Straight Leg Jean which has had great reviews from petites (and even not so great reviews for being too small!)

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What bloggers recommend

Jean from Extra Petite: “One of the best petite-friendly jeans that I discovered last year has to be Express’ “high-waisted legging jeans” in their short inseam. I’ve tried on lots of denim styles there, and this cut fits me the best by far (the mid and low-rise cuts run bigger at the waist),”

Source credit: Extra Petite

Kelly from Alterations needed: “A new fit from my go-to denim brand, Rag & Bone, these “Ultra Capris” are such a great ankle length for me, not to mention the knee distressing hits right at my knee. I wasn’t sure about this wash at first, but the blueish grey has been really versatile and the fading is flattering to the figure. If you’re petite and like Rag & Bone jeans, you should really check these out!”

Source credit: Alterations Needed

 

What the community recommends

Jeans / Jeggings from r/PetiteFashionAdvice

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For Skinny legs

Skinny jeans or pants for thin calves/ankles? from r/PetiteFashionAdvice

For Curvy petites

Favorite jeans for curvy and petite? from r/PetiteFashionAdvice

 

Why Handmade is Better for Petites

 

Everyone knows the key to shopping when you’re petite is to find what fits and buy 10 of em! This works a million times better when you buy high quality products for obvious reasons but when you buy handmade fit is not an issue. Here are some more reasons why handmade is that much better for petite women.

Smaller sizing

Handmade usually not only carries smaller sizes but is often willing to include a smaller size just for you. That ring only comes in size 5? Ask and I bet they can make it in size 4; this is especially true for etsy shops that even have a Request Custom Order button! Etsy makes contact with the shop especially easy, much easier than any department store website.

Customizing your purchase

Since you’re talking directly with the person who is making what you buy they might be open to tweaking certain things just to cater to your needs. The strap on the bag too long? It’s no problem for them to shorten it before it’s sewed on.

Free alterations

I recently bought this Bralette from Handmade by Elma; not only was the bra gorgeous and well made, but I got a message from her asking how the fit was and she offered free alterations! This is huge if you’re petite since these costs add up.

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Handmade products are unique just like you!

There’s just something about having a product that very few people own. People also seem to love items that aren’t from a big name company. Support the little people I say 😉

 

 

Quality

Yes handmade tends to be more expensive but the quality more than makes up for it. I saw tons of Bralettes for less than half of what I paid but you just imagine how quickly it will look faded or worn out. The products also last longer and are made using better products.  Counting removing the need for alterations, and the purchase is definitely worth it.

 

 

 

 

For more options on where to shop check out our list of Petite Lingerie shops.

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands- US, Hawaii, & Canada

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands

^US & Hawaii                                     

Allison Izu
Top Shop
Bebe – Petite
Asos
Talbots – Petite
Old Navy/Gap
Anthropologie – Petite
 J. Crew
Adela Mei
PetiteLA – Petite 
Pretty in Petite 
Petite Couture
 House of Petite
 Min Edition
 Niche MRKT
 Reformation
                                                                      Petite Studio NYC
                                                                      Nordstrom
 
     Canada

 
Laura- Petite
Aritzia
Grace Stars
 

^Several listings ship internationally

*Stores that are not petite only, i.e. carry petite sizes/categories are listed as – Petite

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands- International

                                                                Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands

 

Top Shop –  Petite
Zara TRF Collection – Petite
Boohoo – Petite
Ann Taylor  –  Petite
Asos –  Petite
Banana Republic – Petite
Dorothy Perkins – Petite
Gap – Petite
Old Navy – Petite
J.Crew – Petite
Lands End  – Petite
Loft – Petite
Macy’s – Petite
Nordstrom – Petite
Dillard’s – Petite
JCPenney – Petite
The Limited – Petite
Target – Petite
Bomb Petite (US & UK)
Very – Petite
 

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands- UK

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands

Elfin
Jeetly Petite
Miss Selfridge –  Petite 
Next – Petite
Petite Affair 
Poetic Trends
Precis
Wallis –  Petite
Petite Legs
Retro Petite
Short Couture
Miss Williams
Next – Petite
Dorothy Perkins
House of Petite
 

^Several listings ship internationally

*Stores that are not petite only, i.e. carry petite sizes/categories are listed as – Petite

Petite Stores & Petite Friendly Brands- Bra’s, Lingerie, & Intimate Apparel

Bra’s, lingerie and intimate apparel are designed with small cups and extra small proportions to offer the best fit for women with a petite frame and short torsos. Below is a list of top lingerie stores for petite women who need smaller sizes.

One of the more frustrating experiences is wanting sexy affordable underwear and lingerie that is unique and comfortable.  I remember shopping at Victoria’s secret and just leaving frustrated because their smallest size just did not fight right. When you’re outside popular retailer’s sizes, where can you go to shop if you’re petite?

Skip the struggle of trying to find your size at your local stores with our guide on where to shop online for petite-size lingerie.

Elma Shop


The Little Bra Company 

 


Itty Bitty Bra


Little Women


Lula Lu


Vienne Milano (stockings)


Asos


If you’re looking for custom styles, check out our post on Handmade Lingerie for Petites

For more on where to Shop, check out our list of Petite Friendly Shops & Brands