I'm 5'2'', and These Are the Best Petite Summer Picks I've Found

As a petite woman, I can pretty safely say that I've experienced all the pros and cons that come with my stature. Sure, I might not be able to see over the crowd at a concert, but I know I'm the one having the last laugh when there's always ample legroom on a long-haul flight or cross-country train journey.

While there are some issues I have just learned to accept (reaching the top shelf of the kitchen cupboards is a losing battle), there are other realities I refuse to give up on. One such example is finding well-fitting clothing. Thankfully, with every passing year, there seem to be more and more options for women who stand below 5'4", which, by the way, is a large percentage of the British female population, as the average height of women in the UK is actually 5'3". 

From beloved high-street brands like ASOS and M&S to in-demand contemporary labels like Reformation and new kids on the block including The Shortlist, now more than ever, there are labels catering specifically to those of us on the shorter side. And better yet, they're making clothes we actually want to wear. 

With summer in full swing, I made it my duty to track down the best petite pieces available online now to bring you a concise edit of warm-weather essentials, from midis to minis to slip skirts to linen trousers. Keep scrolling for my favourite petite summer shopping picks. 

1. Midi Dresses

A white midi dress will never fail for summer. 

The perfect warm-weather dress to wear with chunky sandals. 

2. Mini Dresses

The Shortlist is one of my favourite small brands. 

3. Skirts

Naturally, I want to wear it as the full set with the matching top. 

I would wear this on a night out with mules and a cami top. 

4. Trousers and Jumpsuits 

I would wear these on repeat throughout summer and beyond. 

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