I’m just shy of five foot-six, and I used to wear size 3 or 4 petite depending on the style, and that goes through for tops and bottoms. I used to think size 0 women were the only ones who should wear petites, but was I mistaken. Petite size run as high as size 20 Petite.
Who’s considered size petite? I found out that it is not so much about ones height, but it is all about proportion. Thus, if hemlines and sleeves as well as waists run long on ones body, and that goes through with coats and jackets overwhelming you, petite size may be a better option. Don’t let your look fool you, as some petite looking women may look better wearing regular sized clothing due to their long limbs and broad backs.
Now, don’t even start with me about finding the right fit for pants. Because of my big b***, I always find it very difficult to buy pants. That is why I love to shop at S- – -, I don’t have to keep going in and out of the fitting room to pick my size. When I get there all I do is fit the ones selected for me.
One thing’s for sure about off the rack clothing and sizes. Only a few of us perfectly conform to them. So if you want to have that perfect fit, there is no other way than to go for custom made clothes.