Ladies under 5'3…do you think you're small? Petite?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know I’m short, but I don’t feel “petite”, as while I’m short, I wear plus sized clothing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@FromA2B2013:  i’m like you. everybody always goes on and on about how short/skinny i am and most of the time, i don’t really get it. i know i’m little, but i don’t think i’m *that* little. and then i’ll see myself in pictures/video and and i’m like, “oh. i guess i am pretty shrimpy.”

i guess i’d consider all short women petite regardless of what size they are. i don’t think the petite label only goes for the girls who are all around tiny. i know that i’m rarely able to wear clothes that are “petite” because they’re always too short and wide for me. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m 5’3″, 107lbs and wear a size 0. When I wear heels I feel normal but in flats I feel about a foot tall

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@classical_wolf:  I feel the same I’m plus sized, but I’m only 5’0 I don’t feel small or petite 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh, my… I’m 5′ 1/2″ and 135ish. Unless I’m standing next to a woman who is over 5’6″, I generally do not feel little. Maybe it’s my big attitude?

But once, after a hockey tournament, my teammates and I were looking at some action pics. There was one where I had this other chick up against the boards and I said “Ohmygosh, I look so small“. To which my teammate responded, “Codysgirl, you ARE small.”

Cue rest of teammates laughing hysterically. Embarassed

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I’m 5’3″. Right now, I’m 148, but have ranged from 135 to 157 since after college. I consider myself short, but not small.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 4’10” and 90lbs.

I don’t feel small, but if I see a short woman I’ll ask my FI or whoever I’m with, “am I her size?” and if they say yes I am completely flabbergasted. No joke. I’m just like, “really???? I’m that short?! Holy crap!” hahaha.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I’m 5’2 and 1/2 hehe and only weigh 97 pounds! When people say wow your tiny I honestly don’t think I’m that small because its all I’ve known. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@FromA2B2013:  I feel petite. I’m 5’0″ and a size 4-6. Just saw a group picture of myself and coworkers and compared to the rest of the people I look TINY. And I was wearing 2″ heels haha. I made the girl who stood next to me look like a giant, when she’s really average sized. I felt kinda bad.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FromA2B2013:  Yes.
In clothing, petite = 5’4 and under. I am 5’3 and often have problems with clothes fitting how they should.  I am at a higher weight than I want to be right now, but I still have this problem. I often have to have pants/jeans hemmed and the shoulders taken up because of my frame. Petite women aren’t always small framed too.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think I’m pretty petite. I’m 5’3″ and weigh 142…But FI is like 6′ tall and his feet and hands are double the size of mine. I have to kiss him on my tiptoes. He always tells me I’m so small he thinks he might break me. And I always lose tickle fights because I’m too small. xD I hate it. I also hate being right at that point where petite pants are too short and regular pants are too long. RAAAAGE!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m 4′ 10″ and weigh under a 100 pounds so I definatly am petite.  I feel small a lot, I feel I’m constantly climbing on stuff just reach things.  I’m also very aware of how small I am because of how big FI is, he’s 6′ 2″ and has a football player build, so he’s a big guy lol.  It’s so funny to watch him get into the drivers seat of my car, because he just doesn’t go in, he’ll get one leg and practicly be stuck! haha  But yeah I really see it in pictures, I look so tiny next to other people.

Exhibit A: Me with FI

Exhibit B: Me with with my short family (all 5’6 or under)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m 5’2″ and my weight varies between 110 – 125. I know I’m petite because clothes that are labeled petite fit me better, and even when I”m on the heavier side of my weight I fit into pretty small sizes. However, I rarely feel petite except for when shopping at major stores.

Two of my close friends are a bit shorter than I am, and their husbands are short for men. My fiance is fairly short for a man. Compared to those friends, FI and I are the tall ones.

I also work with a lot of Latino immigrants, many of whom are really short. When I was in Guatemala I felt HUGE.

In college I was on a floor with only women, most of whom were Asian. I also felt huge. My roommate after college is shorter and scrawnier than I am, so I also felt huge around her.

I do notice my petite-ness at mixers and conventions when people are standing around socializing. It’s hard to break into a conversation when I’m smaller than everyone else. Sometimes I forget that I’m the same age or older than some of the people because I feel younger due to my size.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

under 5’3″ is petite. Petite has nothing to do with your size… just your height 🙂

ETA: I was surprised to see this as I just posted something about petite vs curvy 🙂 I swear I didn’t see this until after Iposted the new thread!

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