Clothing labeled as petite is cut with that proportion in mind. Compared to standard items, you'll often find narrower shoulders and shorter inseams. So whether you're a size 00 or a size 16, if you're shorter, the petite section is worth a look. This way you've got a fitted base with an outer layer to balance — all without sacrificing shape. Sizing doesn't always make sense, even with retailers that have specific lines for petites. So when shopping, don't look at sizing tags, look at measurements.
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I'll admit it; I'm only five feet tall. OK, that's not true; I'm actually under five feet. I don't say that very often, because just admitting it, even to myself, is not easy. There aren't a lot of people my height; so, the majority of people don't understand what it's like being this short. In my life, I've heard every comment about my stature from, "You know, good things come in small packages," to "Wow, you're so tiny, I want to squeeze you. Most people know better than to comment if you're overweight, but for some reason, height is seen as everyone's business.
Oh, where to even start I remember at 13 years old how I use to dream about the day that I'd finally be like all the girls that I saw on TV and in magazines. I wanted to have boobs like all my other friends and be able to talk about the different struggles that came along with having them. Little did I know what the struggles were NOT something to look forward to and I should have cherished that time as a flat-chested year-old.
Top definition. All thin girls are not petite but, all petite girls aren't necessarily thin either. Sometimes men can be referred to as petite when they are the male equivalent of the definition above.