do you find the petite sizes to fit better overall or do you not like the way they fit? they're almost impossible to find anyway, at least at the places where I shop, but the option is sometimes there and I'm thinking of trying it. damn these short legs!
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Yes! I am 5'1. My legs are very short. For pants, petites are a must. Even some "short inseam" jeans are a bit long on me sometimes, it stinks. But I need my jeans to be petite or short inseam.
For skirts or dresses, I can go either way. Petites do seem to hug my body a little nicer, but it depends on how the item is cut. I have a big butt which makes skirts ride up sometimes, so petites aren't essential.
I really go either way in skirts or dresses, but when I wear petites I am one size larger for example I'm usually 4, in petites I'm usually a 6. I have been told by salespeople that petite sizes may require you to go one size larger, but it's fine by me.
If a store has both I usually do prefer the petite, unless the skirt or dress is cut particularly short.
But I shop at plenty of stores that don't make petites and with the exception of pants (besides for sweats and shorts) I'm fine.
I don't need petite shirts though, I have a long torso.