Petite maternity clothes for shorter mamas


by Emily Thorpe |

Your body changes drastically when you're pregnant and dressing it can be a bit of a minefield. And if you're petite, it can feel 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 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 has 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.'

While they may not be labelled as petite, we'd recommend keeping your eye out for maternity clothes that come in short, regular and long and obviously pick short. This was something we found Next did.

Typically, you'll notice that you can only find petite maternity clothes in trousers like jeans, leggings and dresses. This tends to be because the likes of t-shirts and tops are fairly standard whatever height you are, if not just a tad longer and that's no bad thing when you've got a bump.

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

Maternity Yellow Floral T-Shirt Dress

Maternity Yellow Floral T-Shirt Dress

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Ideal for sunnier days, this yellow floral T-Shirt dress has short puff sleeves and front pocket detail.

Black Dot Woven Maternity Dress

Smocked Maternity & Nursing Dress

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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 elegant sheer fabric, it flows effortlessly over your curves, finishing above the knee. The flattering smocked top lifts up to reveal discreet and convenient nursing access, so you can wear it throughout every stage of your pregnancy and beyond.

Maternity Over Bump Leggings

Maternity Over Bump Leggings

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Leggings are a staple, pregnant or otherwise but these soft jersey leggings from Mu0026S are super-stretchy and have an extra high waist to go right over your growing bump. The short length styles are best suited to petite frames.

White Shirred Maternity Maxi Dress

White Shirred Maternity Maxi Dress

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A classic white summer dress is a must for any wardrobe - maternity or otherwise! Shirred above the empire waist, the softly textured tiered skirt boasts a flattering drape and is lined to ensure full coverage. We love the feminine puff sleeves that complete the look with a boho twist.

Maternity/Nursing Denim Button Front Jumpsuit

Maternity/Nursing Denim Button Front Jumpsuit

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A pregnant bump always looks adorable in dungarees which is why this petite jumpsuit is top of our wish list. Made from a comfy cotton blend, and finished with a button front for easy nursing, it will see you all the way through pregnancy and beyond.

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Petite over the bump high waisted leggings

ASOS DESIGN Maternity Petite over the bump high waisted leggings

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These high rise leggings are designed to fit you from bump to baby so you won't need to throw them out after you've given birth. The plain design means you'll be able to wear them with anything.

Maternity Pure Cotton Slogan T-Shirt

Maternity Pure Cotton Slogan T-Shirt

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Although not petite (sorry!), this is the perfect t-shirt to size up in and wear with jeans or leggings. Made from pure cotton, it has ruching at the sides for comfort.

Sage Floral Maternity & Nursing Midi Dress

Sage Floral Maternity & Nursing Midi Dress

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Soft and feminine, the soft woven fabric drapes over your bump beautifully, allowing plenty of room to grow while a sash ties crosses over at the front and secures at the empire waist, highlighting your slimmest point. Then once your baby is born, the wrap ties open up to reveal fuss-free nursing access.

White Waffle Knit Button Accent Maternity Top

White Waffle Knit Button Accent Maternity Top

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A great option that looks effortlessly when you chuck it on, this solid waffle knit maternity top has buttons along the neckline along with raw seam accents.

Blue Ribbed Turtleneck Maternity Dress

Blue Ribbed Turtleneck Maternity Dress

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A cosy option for the colder months with long sleeves and a turtleneck, pair this stylish ribbed maternity dress with tights, ankle boots and finish with a leather jacket.

Navy Spot Maternity Tie Blouse

Navy Spot Maternity Tie Blouse

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Although not petite, we reckon this blouse will look lovely with a pair of leggings. Designed to fit throughout pregnancy, it has long blouson sleeves with elasticated cuffs along with a waist tie to flatter your shape as you grow.

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