I'm 5'1", and These Are the Best Petite Autumn Picks I've Found

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As a petite woman, I often dread dressing for the cooler months. More layers usually equate to more trips to the tailor, as there’s always another billowing sleeve take up or trouser leg to hem. (Of course, I’ve discovered many a DIY hack in my time and can’t tell you how useful iron-on hemming tape can be when you’re in a bit of a rush.)

However, this autumn, I’m attempting to keep my alterations to a minimum and instead invest in clothes that actually fit to begin with. As more and more petite-specific options become available, it’s easier to find items that not only fit my stature but also genuinely adhere to my personal style. Gone are the days of petite options being relegated to a small selection of jeans styles at Topshop. Now, plenty of brands exist that are catering to women under 5'4".

Whether you’re after work-appropriate styles such as the items that can be found at J.Crew and Boden or the perfect dress for a special occasion (may I turn your attention to Reformation, Reve the Label or The Shortlist?), there are several great autumn options around in petite-specific sizes. I've even found a trenchcoat that won't skim the floor. Keep scrolling for my complete autumn shopping guide including dresses, skirts, trousers, and jackets.

1. Dresses

Reformation Petites Cammi Dress (£248)

The Shortlist Imogen Petite Floral Midi Dress (£295)

Glamorous Petite Long Sleeve Dress (£45)

Reve the Label Vada Dress in Watermelon (£79)

Topshop Petite Satin Mini Tea Dress in Spot Print (£40)

2. Skirts

Reformation Petites Bea Skirt (£128)

ASOS Design Petite Satin Bias Slip Midi Skirt in Navy (£28)

Nasty Gal Petite Satin Strappy High Waisted Mini Skirt (£18)

ASOS Design Petite Organic Cotton Blend Denim '90s Maxi Skirt in Washed Black (£30)

Alyda Lila Skirt (£95)

3. Trousers

Nasty Gal Petite Checkboard Straight Leg Jeans (£28)

Gina Tricot Petite Front Slit Trousers (£26)

Miss Selfridge Petite Kickflare Trouser in Gingham (£25)

4th + Reckless Petite Tailored Trousers in Blue (£40)

J.Crew Petite Hayden Kickout Crop Pant in Stretch Linen (£110)

4. Jackets

ASOS Design Petite Collared Luxe Trench Coat in Stone (£70)

Next Black Reversible Faux Fur Aviator Jacket (£60)

Boden Victoria Blazer in Navy (£110)

ASOS Design Petite Cropped Faux Leather Jacket in Khaki (£35)

ASOS Design Petite Tie Dye Shacket in Yellow (£38)

Next up, see our top shopping tips for petite women.

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