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To our short friends: we understand your struggles all too well when it comes to finding styles that fit (5’ writer here!), but we’re meeting your struggles with solutions: This sustainable clothing guide for petites includes rompers, culottes, leggings, and everything in between.

We’ve rounded up the best brands that are fulfilling every petite woman’s dreams of becoming a fair trade and sustainable fashionista. So go ahead and bookmark these brands—you’ll never have to wish for a perfect fit again.

Top off your look with these eco-friendly purses and sustainable jewelry brands.

1. Reformation

Ethics | Sustainable fabrics, eco-friendly practices, women-led
Best For | Dresses
Price Range | $128–$298
Petite Sizes | 0P–12P

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.

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2. Boden

Ethics | Sustainable practices, give back, artisan-made
Best For | Jumpsuits
Price Range | $38–$198
Petite Sizes | 2P–12P

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 jumpsuits—particularly because we know how hard it is to find a flattering jumpsuit for shorter heights. Floor length or in the form of a romper, with sleeves or sleeveless, solid or patterned—there’s a petite jumpsuit for anyone and everyone.

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3. Petite Studio

Ethics | Ethically made, gives back, sustainably-sourced fabrics
Best For | Blouses & tops
Price Range | $68–$229
Petite Sizes | XXS–L

Imagine a fashion brand entirely dedicated to petites—that’s Petite Studio. Started by husband-and-wife duo Matt and Jenny, Petite Studio crafts beautifully designed and highly luxurious apparel made solely for petite women. And we’re big fans of their tops—colorful, bold, patterned, vintage, and beyond. With a showroom in Soho, they also partner up with Restore NYC, an anti-trafficking organization to give back locally. Now you can be the fashion model you were destined to be, without even needing to grow a few inches.

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4. Girlfriend Collective

Ethics | Recycled fabrics, eco-friendly & sustainable practices
Best For | Bras, leggings, & activewear
Price Range | $18–$118
Petite Sizes | XXS–6XL

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.

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5. Warp + Weft

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

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.

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Ethics | Organic & sustainable fibers, eco-friendly practices
Best For | Cardigans & sweaters
Price Range | $68–$498
Petite Sizes | 2P–18P

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.


7. Big Bud Press

Ethics | Ethically made in Los Angeles, recycled packaging, nontoxic dyes, hand-dyed, natural cotton
Best For | Unisex apparel
Price Range | $30–$225
Sizes | XXS–6XL, Petite styles available of most designs 

LA-based label Big Bud Press specializes in inclusive everyday wear that doesn’t restrict itself to industry standard sizes or gender norms. Their unisex designs come in a breathtaking range of sizes, so everyone can find their perfect statement jumpsuit, overalls, or trouser shorts. The brand understands that “petite” doesn’t just mean “small,” and you can find the petite version of just about every bottom in their full size range. Add that to their ethical and local manufacturing practices and we are total fans. 

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8. Elizabeth Suzann

Ethics | Made in the USA, natural fiber fabrics, made-to-order
Best For | Pants/bottoms, culottes, and skirts
Price Range | $40–$535
Sizes | 2 Short–26 Short

Elizabeth Suzann makes clothes just for you—no, seriously. All of their apparel is made-to-order, whether you splurge on their gorgeous midi skirts or are yearning for a pair of silk crepe pants. Designed and sewn in Nashville, they pull together natural fibers for garments that are effortless, elegant, and thoughtful for a more functional everyday wardrobe. (And once they’ve hit their capacity for weekly orders, they reopen the following Monday, so get your orders in ASAP.)

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9. ThredUP

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.)

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Image credit @ashleycorbo, @howistyledit


Featured image from Petite Studio