I’m 5'1'', and These Are the Best Petite Summer Picks I've Found

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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. 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 5'4", which, by the way, is a large percentage of the British female population, as the average height of women in the UK is actually 5'3".

From beloved high-street brands like Topshop and ASOS to in-demand contemporary labels like Reformation and new kids on the block, including The Shortlist, 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 minis, slip skirts to linen trousers, keep scrolling for my favourite petite summer shopping picks.

Midi Dresses

Reformation Jovi Dress (£248)

Boden Low Back Maxi Sundress (£85)

Next Stripe Linen Mix Shirt Dress (£38)

New Look Pink Floral Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress (£26)

New Look Black Gingham Square Neck Midi Dress (£28)

Reformation Solstice Dress (£198)


ASOS Design Mini Slip Dress in Blue Gingham (£18)

New Look White Tie Strap Tiered Frill Mini Dress (£18)

ASOS Design Textured Puff Sleeve Mini Dress in Red Gingham Print (£32)

Never Fully Dressed Tiered Mini Shell Dress (£48)

The Shortlist Daphne Dress (£190)

Topshop Strappy Ruched Ditsy Mini Dress (£36)


Reformation Zoe Skirt (£150)

Noisy May Smock Mini Skirt (£20)

Forever New Tiered Midaxi Skirt Co-Ord in Ivory (£75)

The Shortlist Margot (£180)

Glamorous Midi Skirt (£30)

Trousers and Jumpsuits

Boden Halterneck Linen Jumpsuit (£110)

Next Black Emma Willis Jumpsuit (£40)

Topshop Zebra Crinkle Flare (£26)

ASOS Design Cami Minimal Pocket Jumpsuit in Black (£18)

M&S Collection Pure Linen Belted Wide Leg Trousers (£30)

New Look Black Check Flared Trousers (£18)

Reformation Paros Linen Pant (£180)

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

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