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What is Petite?

Fit is fundamental to our collection. Unlike most petite ranges, we have not simply trimmed off a few centimetres from the hem or the sleeves. Our starting point has been the petite woman’s figure; we have spent a lot of time researching body measurements and proportions for petite women to ensure that we can make clothes that will not just ‘do’ but will fit you perfectly.

Our founder has had a lifetime of experiencing clothes that are simply not designed for her size and shape as a 5’1” woman and in putting this collection together, Jennifer has been determined to provide a solution for petite women and make clothes that will fit you.

Our pattern cutters have created patterns specially designed with petite proportions – shoulders are narrower, neck to nape measurements are shorter, the waist will sit higher so that it is on the perfect level and it goes without saying that the sleeve lengths and trouser lengths will be significantly shorter. Dresses will not drown you, they will fit you wonderfully!

Each pattern has been sculpted so that it will not only fit but will flatter your body shape. In addition to that the patterns have then been custom graded so a size 12 is cut for a woman the same height as for a size 6 but with more generous measurements for bust, hip, waist etc.

Our range is designed for women of 160cm (5”3”) and under. As we all know though, body shapes are varied and you may find that your top half or your bottom half is in fact petite even though you are taller than 160cm (5’3”). Clothes from our collection may well then fit you.

Please note that our measurement bands maybe more petite than you will be used to and you could well find that you take a size larger than in other brands.

To find out what size you are in the Jennifer Anne range, please look at our size guide.

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