Petites, We Found The Perfect Suit Styles For You

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Like the TBR pile at the side of your bed or the recommended portion size on the back of a packet of Mini Eggs, petite fashion often goes ignored. Frequently referred to as a 'niche market', shopping can be annoyingly difficult for those of us who are 5'3 and below. Staples like denim jeans and coats are less of a challenge to come by but some pieces feel virtually impossible to find in a shorter style, e.g. suiting.

Perhaps you noticed this issue while shopping for your work experience wardrobe or maybe it wasn't until you were a fully fledged adult, heading to the office. Either way, finding formal clothing for smaller humans is a task and a half. While you could shop in the straight fit section, a structured shape is always best for blazers and smart trousers, whether that’s for work, a wedding or a snazzy Saturday stroll to the supermarket.

To help you avoid looking like the little kid from Big, we’ve rounded up some of the best formal attire that the petite space has to offer. Whether you’re searching for a sparkly suit jacket to wear to a cocktail party or the perfect pair of peg trousers for the swagger back to the office, we’ve got you covered. Click through the slideshow ahead to shop the best blazers and trousers for petite people.

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<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Petite Moire Suit Trouser in Metallic, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-moire-suit-trouser-in-metallic/prd/20954965?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a><br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Petite Moire Suit Blazer in Metallic, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-moire-suit-blazer-in-metallic/prd/20954731?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Petite Moire Suit Trouser in Metallic, $, available at ASOS

ASOS DESIGN Petite Moire Suit Blazer in Metallic, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Stradivarius</strong> Wide-Leg Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.stradivarius.com/gb/new-collection/clothing/shop-by-product/trousers/view-all/wide-leg-trousers-c1020047051p306133280.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Stradivarius" class="link ">Stradivarius</a>


Stradivarius Wide-Leg Trousers, $, available at Stradivarius
<br><br><strong>ASOS DESIGN</strong> Petite Mix & Match Suit Blazer in Preppy Check, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-design-petite-mix-match-suit-blazer-in-preppy-check/prd/200604291" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


ASOS DESIGN Petite Mix & Match Suit Blazer in Preppy Check, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>ONLY Petite</strong> Onlmila Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/only-petite-onlmila-blazer-black-op421g051-q11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


ONLY Petite Onlmila Blazer, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Stradivarius</strong> Petite Wide Leg Relaxed Dad Trousers in Grey, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/stradivarius/stradivarius-petite-wide-leg-relaxed-dad-trousers-in-grey/prd/201473890?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Stradivarius Petite Wide Leg Relaxed Dad Trousers in Grey, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Cropped Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-cropped-trousers-otter-pit21a01a-b11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Cropped Trousers, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Essential Tailored Slim Leg Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-essential-tailored-slim-leg-trousers/AKK07347.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Essential Tailored Slim Leg Trousers, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Oren Pant Black/White, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-oren-pant/1309500BWE.html?dwvar_1309500BWE_color=BWE" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Reformation" class="link ">The Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Oren Pant Black/White, $, available at The Reformation
<br><br><strong>Reiss</strong> Petite Double Breasted Twill Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://www.reiss.com/p/petite-double-breasted-twill-blazer-womens-alyx-petite-in-white/?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reiss" class="link ">Reiss</a>


Reiss Petite Double Breasted Twill Blazer, $, available at Reiss
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Petite Clean Tailored Pleat Wide Leg Trouser, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-clean-tailored-pleat-wide-leg-trouser/AKK05802.html?color=105" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Petite Clean Tailored Pleat Wide Leg Trouser, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Oren Pant, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-oren-pant/1309500BWE.html?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Oren Pant, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Reiss</strong> Wool Blend Sonny Petite Pink Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://www.reiss.com/p/wool-blend-twill-blazer-womens-sonny-petite-in-pink-red/?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reiss" class="link ">Reiss</a>


Reiss Wool Blend Sonny Petite Pink Blazer, $, available at Reiss
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Lydia Millen Petite Check Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/lydia-millen-petite-check-wide-leg-trousers/AKK04443.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Lydia Millen Petite Check Wide Leg Trousers, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Roz Pant, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-roz-pant/1309621BLK.html?dwvar_1309621BLK_color=BLK&quantity=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Roz Pant, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Petite Stretch Metallic Jacquard Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-stretch-metallic-jacquard-jacket/AKK07145-1.html?color=106" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Petite Stretch Metallic Jacquard Jacket, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>River Island</strong> Petite Wide Leg Trouser - Light Blue, $, available at <a href="https://www.very.co.uk/ri-petite-wide-leg-trouser-light-blue/1600564843.prd?Ntt=petite%20trousers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Very" class="link ">Very</a>


River Island Petite Wide Leg Trouser - Light Blue, $, available at Very
<br><br><strong>River Island</strong> Petite Black Tailored Blazer, $, available at <a href="https://www.riverisland.com/p/petite-black-tailored-blazer-776613" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:River Island" class="link ">River Island</a>


River Island Petite Black Tailored Blazer, $, available at River Island
<br><br><strong>Yours Clothing</strong> Petite Bootcut 28" Ponte Rib Trouser, $, available at <a href="https://www.very.co.uk/yours-yours-bootcut-28-ponte-rib-trouser-black/1600653855.prd?Ntt=petite%20trousers" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Yours Clothing" class="link ">Yours Clothing</a>


Yours Clothing Petite Bootcut 28" Ponte Rib Trouser, $, available at Yours Clothing
<br><br><strong>New Look</strong> Petite Dark Grey High Tie Waist Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.newlook.com/uk/womens/clothing/trousers/petite-dark-grey-high-tie-waist-trousers/p/681782803" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:New Look" class="link ">New Look</a>


New Look Petite Dark Grey High Tie Waist Trousers, $, available at New Look

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