What is your definition of petite?

Can a tall girl (5'8) be petite? is it the way a girl is built, small frame, skinny or does is it just height?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • no. petite is short AND small build not necessarily super thin you can still be petite and be alittle heavy or any type of body shape (pear/apple/hourglass) it's just a nice way of saying "short" but most people apply it to tiny girls in general

    petite is under 5'4" by the way.

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    all those women are under 5'4 and are considered petite though they may have varying body types.

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What Guys Said 7

  • I would say she has a "petite build", but petite is usually defined as 5'4" or less with a small/thin build. At 5'8", you're taller than the majority of girls, so I wouldn't call you petite, no.

    My term for what you are is "greyhound", because like a greyhound, you are long (tall) and thin. Female vollyball players are often greyhounds, and some female basketball players, though they tend to be a bit thicker.

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  • I always think of a small frame and short like 5'3"

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  • I think of petite as being short and small framed. 5'8 with a small build I would think of as being skinny or slender

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  • To me it's short and thin.

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  • Short, small frame, and fit...

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  • Small, height and weight wise.

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  • Short with a small frame. She can't be tall and she can't be fat . She can have big boobs if the rest of her is small.

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What Girls Said 7

  • it usually does mean that a girl is short,but some girls can look petite while actually being quite tall,like vlada roslyakova

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  • Petite would probably be 5'4 and under with a small body & weight. You're probably mostly described as long & lean, which isn't a bad thing!

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  • It is height, tall girls can't be petite. Although they can have a small frame.

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  • Petite means 5'4 or under

    A tall girl can be thin or small boned, but not petite. She wouldn't fit into petite clothing lol

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  • When I hear petite I think of someone short and slender.

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  • when I think petite, I think short and skinny.

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  • I always thought it was a small frame but I think clothing shops basically mean it to be short... and tiny I guess.

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