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Women's Petite Clothing

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Being short comes with its perks... never banging your head...more leg room on flights, but it isn't all good. It can be a nightmare to find clothes that fit properly! Matalan's Petite range is made specifically with people under 5ft3 in mind. You'll fit totally in tune with our short size chart! We have shorter jeans... short shorts... short length dresses... even shorter sleeved tops. But short is not just the leg length, it is also about body proportions. We have plenty of looks that are petite in body style too, so you can find something that will flatter your petite frame!

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Petite Clothing

Available in sizes 6-18, our petite collection is perfectly proportioned to fit women 5’3” and under. Expertly constructed to fit and flatter your frame, our varied choice of petite clothing revolves around harmonising capsule pieces that take you from work to weekend.

Easy as 1-2-3

The rule of thirds is an ancient concept that fashion experts swear by. Put simply, it’s about building outfits that create the right proportion. Our petite clothes have been designed to complement one another, for instance high waisted jeans covering 2/3 of your frame effortlessly lengthen your legs and look great teamed with tucked in blouses or tops, which make up the remaining 1/3.

Go shorty

Whilst midi dresses work on creating a continuous line that will trick the eye into creating a longer frame, short dresses work to lengthen your pins. Many of our petite dresses feature tie fronts to nip you in at the waist to complement the leggy look.

The mini midi

Effortlessly sculpt your silhouette with styles that cinch you in. Midi dresses or figure-hugging pencil skirts help elongate your lower body and create an envious shape.

Tuck in

Our selection of petite jeans range from polished dark-wash denim to edgy ripped skinnies, meaning there’s styles for every occasion. Simply tuck in a slogan t-shirt on dress-down days or pair with a chic top when heading out with the girls.

Mini but mighty

Give your work wardrobe that well-deserved promotion and be the boss in our office-friendly petite clothing. Smart staples include suit jackets, alongside slim fit trousers, sleek pencil skirts and jumpsuits, all of which look great layered beneath sharp formal coats.

Reach new heights

Elevate your look with a pair of killer heels. We’ve got classic courts to instantly lengthen your pins and create a polished finish when teamed with your office attire, alongside comfortable block heel sandals that effortlessly bridge the gap between smart and casual.

Big on style

Head over to our styling tips page for more inspiration, fashion and styling tips from Beauty & Fashion Blogger ""What Emma Did"" and Fashion & Travel Blogger Amy Bell.