The dawn of autumn, at the end of a long and restless summer, often can't come fast enough. But for petite girls, finding the perfect trench coat, midi skirt, or turtleneck can feel like an exercise in futility. Hems are far too long, sleeves drape past the fingertips, and collars—intended for taller models with an extra half inch of neck—jut up into their smaller wearer's jaw.
After an excessive amount of time spent trawling the internet looking for clothes that actually fit, yours truly has finally found the most dependable places for short girls to shop. And thus, we present our fall fashion marketplace for petite women who would prefer to rely a little less on a tailor and the kid's section.
This fall, a lot of what's hitting stores is a little grungy, a little messy. Embrace it. Don't be afraid to mix patterns, wear socks with your favorite open-toed platforms, or combine two over-the-top fabrics—say, faux fur with velvet or leather, tweed with silk, flannel with taffeta. This season, more is more, and that makes getting dressed in the morning all the more fun.
Oh, and one last thing: forget the concept of “flattering." So you're short—so what? If you want to wear a pleated leather A-line skirt, and it makes you look shorter or wider or older or who knows what else—rock it anyway. You're perfect the way you are.
Matison Stone, Leopard Print Coat, $248, available at Anthropologie.
Relax Baby Be Cool, Short Sleeve Button Up Shirt, $129, available at Bomb Petite.
Reformation, Sorrenti Pant, $178, available at Reformation.
Hei Hei, Benna Wrap Jumpsuit, $128, available at Anthropologie.
Pilco and the Letterpress, Pilco Denim Overalls, $138, available at Anthropologie.
Rachel Antonoff, Wool Blend Reproductive System Sweater, $198, available at STATURE.
ASOS Petite, Mini Smock Dress with Pep Hem in Animal Print, $51, available at ASOS.
Petite Studio, Primrose Top, $139, available at Petite Studio.
Rachel Comey, Roam Pant, $380, available at STATURE.
Moth, Wide-Sleeve Hooded Pullover, $128, available at Anthropologie.
ASOS Petite, Premium Padded Jacket, $127, available at ASOS.
Abercrombie, Women's High Rise Ankle Flare Jeans, $78, available at Abercrombie.
Petite Studio, Fleur Trench Coat, $249, available at Petite Studio.
Abercrombie, Women's Half-Zip Plaid Shirt Dress, $68, available at Abercrombie.
Eloquii, Tie Front Tunic Top White, $70, available at Eloquii.
J. Crew, Velvet Pull-On Skirt, $90, available at J. Crew.
LOFT, Shimmer Pleated Skirt, $80, available at LOFT.
Mo:Vint, Jasira Coat, $178, available at Anthropologie.