Petite size

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In fashion and clothing, a petite size is a U.S. standard clothing size designed to fit women of a short, smaller build of height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in) or less.[1][2]


The average height of an American woman is roughly 163 cm (5 ft 4 in), thus about half of the population of women suit the petite definition.[citation needed]

In the UK and throughout Europe the average height of a woman is around 170 cm (5 ft 7 in).[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Sizing Chart | J.Crew; URL accessed November 6, 2020.
  2. ^ Where's the Petite Department? Going the Way of the Petticoat; URL accessed November 6, 2020.