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Our editors have researched and reviewed the best of petite fashion for a decade — these are the top sustainable petite clothing brands for women under 5’4″.

To our shorter friends: we understand your struggles all too well when it comes to finding styles that fit (most of our team is around or under five feet!). Often, we can’t find clothes that fit our shorter bodies, meaning a trip to the tailor — and alterations can be expensive. That’s why we love the below brands for petite collections that include rompers, culottes, leggings, and everything in between. No additional sewing or hemming needed!

How to shop for petite clothing:

Petite clothing is ideally made for women under 5’4″ and is specifically designed for shorter frames—think just-right sleeve lengths, waistlines that fit, and pant hems that don’t drag on the floor. To find the perfect fit, you’ll want to measure yourself and double-check the measurements listed on the items you’re browsing. When in doubt, we recommend reaching out to the brand’s customer service to make sure you’re purchasing the size that will best fit your frame.

Our criteria:

  • ETHICAL PRACTICES | These petite clothing brands adhere to ethical and responsible labor practices, ensuring their employees receive fair wages and have safe working environments.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY/SUSTAINABLE | Each of these petite clothing brands practices sustainability throughout their manufacturing process, including using all natural and organic materials, low impact processes, and recycled/upcycled materials in their pieces where possible.
  • DESIGN | From chic going-out wear and everyday casual wear, we’ve compiled the best petite clothing designs for every possible occasion and need.

For more fashion we love, here are 99 sustainable clothing brands for every body size and budget.

Best Overall | Most Size Inclusive | Best Denim 

1. Reformation

Best For | Dresses and on-trend looks
Petite Sizing | 0P–12P
Ethics | Sustainable fabrics, eco-friendly practices, women-led
Price Range | $78–$448

Sustainable, ethical, and women-led? Reformation has everything we’re looking for in a brand—including a petite section we love. With inclusive sizing for petite heights, their fashion-forward dresses are sure to become staples in your closet, whether for weddings, galas, picnics, or any other occasion. Plus, with each piece, they employ eco-friendly practices to save water, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and reduce waste.

2. Boden

Best For | Bold patterns and bright colors
Petite Sizing | 2P–12P
Ethics | Sustainable practices, give back, artisan-made
Price Range | $50–$260

For decades, Boden has been leading the sustainable clothing movement in the UK. And they’ve changed the game with their petite sustainable clothing as well. With eclectic patterns and bright, summery colors, we especially love their ethically made dresses—particularly because we know how hard it is to find a flattering dress for shorter heights. Floor length or mini, with sleeves or sleeveless, solid or patterned—there’s a petite dress for anyone and everyone.

3. Girlfriend Collective

Best For | Bras, leggings, & activewear
Petite Sizing| XXS–6XL
Ethics | Recycled fabrics, eco-friendly & sustainable practices
Price Range | $12–$158

The world becomes a little bit more sustainable with every Girlfriend Collective purchase. Their leggings, bras, and shorts are made out of recycled plastic bottles blended with Spandex, saving thousands of pounds of plastic waste in landfills. And as an industry leading size-inclusive brand, you’re sure to find what you need for your petite frame. So whether you’re binge-watching another true crime doc, heading to the gym, or grabbing a casual brunch, you’ll find yourself living in these basics you never knew you needed.

4. Warp + Weft

Best For | Petite denim
Petite Sizing| 00–24
Ethics | Eco-friendly practices, sustainable fabrics
Price Range | $68–$98

The family behind Warp + Weft believes that everyone deserves denim they love, no matter their size. So to date, they’ve sold nearly 500,000 jeans—ones that require fewer than 10 gallons of water to produce—in 75+ sizes. (For reference, a traditional pair consumes 1,500 gallons!) And for the most eco-conscious and sustainable practices around, they recycle 98% of the water they do use. With gorgeous denim in a number of fits and dyes, they are made ethically and responsibly for women, men, and children. Look and feel your best with these fitted jeans that will have heads turning.


Best For | Breezy separates and layers
Petite Sizing | 2P–18P
Ethics | Organic & sustainable fibers, eco-friendly practices
Price Range | $68–$348

When you invest in EILEEN FISHER pieces, we can bet they’ll last a lifetime. We especially love their cardigans and sweaters, for flattering fits and a comfy feel no matter your size or height. Made ethically with the most sustainable practices around, you definitely get what you pay for—EILEEN FISHER makes the highest quality clothing you can imagine. And with breathable organic linen, cotton, and Tencel, you have your pick of natural and eco-friendly fibers. Stock up, shorties.


Ethics | Upcycling & recycling, eco-friendly & sustainable practices, gives back
Best For | Workwear
Price Range | Varies by inventory
Sizes | 00–32

In the market for sustainable secondhand in all sizes? Look no further than ThredUP, the world’s largest consignment online platform. And trust us when we say they have everything you could want—from luxury blazers to petite dress pants for any little lady. Plus, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with hundreds of products under $5, a fraction of the retail price. (Fun fact: they’ve also teamed up with Reformation, who we mentioned above, to encourage upcycling and reducing waste; talk about a dream team.)

Photo credits: @chicwithmique and @xngelynn

Featured image from Warp + Weft