Size Guide for Petite Women

This is a concise size guide for petite women. Petite is a size determined by nothing more than height.

The definition of petite is:

adjective: petite

(of a woman) attractively small and dainty.

“she was petite and vivacious”

synonyms: small, dainty, diminutive, slight, little, tiny, elfin, delicate, small-boned;

 

It is true that many petite women have smaller frames and bone structure than non-petite women but this doesn’t mean that all women have delicate face shapes, tiny waists or boyish figures. The standard height of a woman classed as petite is 5 foot 3 or under. Naturally, a woman of 4 ft 11 is going to be significantly shorter and different in shape and body proportions that a woman of 5 ft 3, which is why you need to understand the many aspects of petite dressing.

In some countries, the word “petite” in clothing signifies a range of clothing made for shorter women but the maximum height in some countries is 5 ft 4, in which you may still be classed as petite. Generally, a petite lady is anybody who is no taller than 5 ft 3. There are no limitations on weight, body shape or shoe size.

 

Euro size Australia size UK size Length (CM) Circumference (CM)
35 1 2 233.31 234.5
36 2 3 239.98 239.0
37 3 4 246.65 243.5
38 4 5 253.32 248.0

 

UK Sizes (inches) XS (6) S (8-10) M (12-14) L (16-18) XL (20-22) XXL (24-26)
Bust 33” 34-35” 36-37” 381∕2-40” 411∕2-431∕2 451∕2-471∕2
Waist 25” 26-27” 28-29” 301∕2-32” 331∕2-351∕2 371∕2-391∕2
Hips 35” 36-37” 38-39” 401∕2-42” 431∕2-451∕2 471∕2-491∕2
Arm length (petite) 29” 291∕4 – 291∕2 293∕4 – 30” 301∕4 -301∕2 303∕4 -307∕8 337∕8 -34”

 

 

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