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Office Clothes For Petites

4 Office-Friendly Pieces For Petite Women

A polished work wardrobe can help boost your confidence in the office, but it can be hard to find tailored pieces if you're petite. We've partnered with White House Black Market to bring you the style solve that will help you look and feel great in the boardroom and beyond.

Finding properly fitting clothing can be a challenge in itself if you fall under 5'4" tall, but add in the tailored fit and polished look that workwear often requires, and it can feel like a nearly impossible task. Since we all know that a power wardrobe is key for looking and feeling your best on the job, we did the legwork for you to discover the pieces that are perfect for petite frames — no alterations needed. From sophisticated dresses to sleek pants, keep reading for the flattering staples that will make you feel like a total boss in and out of the office.

A STRUCTURED BLAZER

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Every working girl needs a throw-over-everything blazer. The classic black hue makes this blazer an ideal work staple, but add impeccable tailoring, fitted seams, lightly padded shoulders, and a flattering angled cut that hits right at the hip, and it dresses up even the most casual of jeans. Meanwhile, the zip pockets and leather elbow patches add a cool edge that easily complements off-duty outfits.

A LITTLE BLACK SHIFT DRESS

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One of the great things about being petite is that you can often get away with sporting a shorter hemline, even in professional settings. A black shift dress is always a foolproof option that works for any season and corporate environment. Look for one with a three-quarter sleeve length, which is not only flattering on smaller frames but also helps to balance out the mini length.

TAILORED TROUSERS

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No work wardrobe is complete without a pair of slim black trousers. Between the leg-elongating seams and the classic bootcut silhouette, they add polish and sophistication to any look. A piece this timeless allows you to experiment with more playful combinations and trendier accents, such as a printed blouse and vibrant fringe earrings.

A PRINTED SHEATH DRESS

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In addition to an LBD, a longer sheath dress in a standout pattern is also a great weekday workhorse. Aside from a moody floral print (so ideal for Fall), this number boasts a curve-hugging silhouette and eye-catching keyhole neckline and hits right at the knee — the sweet spot for elongating your petite figure. Pair it with a blush suede moto jacket for a seasonal, on-trend twist.

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Photography: Craig Salmon
Art Direction: Shanna Greenberg
Production: Sasha Bar-Tur
Hair and Makeup: Carrie LaMarca
Wardrobe Styling: Mary Kate Steinmiller
Model: Megan/MSA Models
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