Petite means SHORT.
I’ve met a few people who went on and on about how ‘petite’ I am. There are times I feel like pushing their faces into a Thesaurus.
Some people are petite but not skinny. Some people are skinny but they are not petite. Some people are both petite and skinny. I’m definitely not petite. I don’t think someone who is my height (5’ 5.5 inches) can be categorised as petite.
If you’re 5’3 inches and below, slotmachines then that’s petite. When you see the petite section in stores, it doesn’t mean the clothes are meant for skinny people.
Petite sized clothing covers the whole spectrum of body sizes. It’s about height, not girth!
So please, DON’T CALL ME PETITE anymore. That’s not my label.