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Petite maternity clothes for shorter mamas

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Your body changes drastically when you're pregnant and dressing it can be a bit of a minefield. And if you're petite, it's even harder to navigate. 

We'll be honest, there is definitely an absence of petite maternity clothing out there. Other shorter mamas have taken to shopping at places such as Topshop, ASOS and H&M whose sizes naturally come up a little smaller and/or shorter. Alternatively, one mum said: 'Talking to other petite pregnant women, it seems that our bellies grow absolutely massive because there isn't much other space to put a baby. As far as tops are concerned, normal maternity size had always done me just fine.'

Another mum added, 'I'm short and find normal maxi dresses fit better with the bump as it lifts the dress up higher. Everything else I have had to alter.'

It's also worth taking a look at shops that offer specific petite ranges and simply buying a larger size to accommodate your growing bump. 

However, if you're determined for some petite maternity clothes, here's what we did find...

Petite maternity clothes

How sweet is this gold sequin heart studded jumper? It'll keep you warm on cold days and although it's not petite, it's perfect to pair with leggings. 

Available in petite as well as regular/tall, this casual jumper will keep you comfy throughout the day. Although it's not maternity, there's plenty of room for your growing bump. It's also available in a range of on-trend colours and prints so you can stock up. 

This pretty dress is available in petite sizing and is a great option for dressing up or dressing down, depending where you're heading. Made in the softest woven crepe fabric, it flows effortlessly over your curves, finishing above the knee. The gentle ruching at the back will ensure a flexible fit throughout every stage of your pregnancy and beyond.

A pretty dress for the summer or an event such an a wedding (remember those?), this uber-feminine & effortlessly stylish, Floral Midi offers a flattering fit throughout pregnancy and adapts effortlessly for nursing afterwards, opening up to reveal hidden access for breastfeeding. 

How comfy does this blushed rib jumpsuit from reality star Dani Dyer's collection look? Featuring a tie waist detail and wide leg, why not team this team with trainers for a comfy, relaxed look. 

Leggings are a staple, pregnant or otherwise but these soft jersey leggings from M&S are super-stretchy and have an extra high waist to go right over your growing bump. The short length styles are best suited to petites frames.

Another option from Dani Dyer's In The Style collection, these flared trousers ooze style while helping ensure you are comfortable at the same time. Made from ribbed fabric, they are designed specifically for women 5’3”/1.60m and under.

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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