What is Petite?

Nikki Blonsky (left) and Christina Ricci (right) are both petite!

It seems that a lot of people don’t understand what petite is.  Many somehow believe that petite = short as well as slim.  This is NOT TRUE.  Petite is 5’4 and below, PERIOD.  You don’t need to be smaller than, say, size 4 or size 6 to be considered petite.  Celebrities like Canadian designer, Jessica Biffi as well as Hair Spray star, Nikki Blonsky are petite, just like Christina Ricci. You may also want to check out this old video from Nordstrom about petite (and plus) sizes:

Nikki Blonsky and Christina Ricci pictures: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com