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6 of the Best Zara Pieces That Work on Petite Frames

For the perfect fit.

Last Updated on June 8, 2023

Petite frame? No problem.

Zara might not have a petite-specific clothing line (annoying, I know), but that doesn’t mean you need to rule it out completely.

While their jeans are known to be pretty long on the legs, there are plenty of pieces that still work on those who are 5″5 and under. It’s all about shopping smarter, finding those items that work for your frame – and I promise it’s not as difficult as you might think.

Zara linen dress

There are plenty of brands that do cater for petite frames, like M&S, ASOS, Topshop and Reformation, by the way – but if you’re a lover of Zara (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), I’m here to help.

I’ve put together a handy list of the best Zara pieces you can pick from, like cropped tops and mini-dresses.

Does Zara have a petite section?

Sadly, Zara does not currently have a dedicated clothing line specifically for petite frames. The brand’s sizing typically starts from a size XXS, which may not cater directly to the needs of petite women – or plus-size women for that matter.

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Crop tops

It sounds obvious, but crop tops are ideal for petite frames. Some of these will still look cropped, but others might fit your frame perfectly depending on your height.

Zara Asymmetric Crop Top

Asymmetric Crop Top, £17.99 – buy now

Zara Printed Linen Blend Crop Top

Printed Linen Blend Crop Top, £25.99 – buy now

Zara Open Knit Crop Top

Open Knit Crop Top, £22.99 – buy now

Zara Short Embroidered Top

Short Embroidered Top, £49.99 – buy now

Zara Seamless Seashell Top

Seamless Seashell Top, £19.99 – buy now

Zara Satin Open-Back Top

Satin Open-Back Top, £25.99 – buy now

Mini dresses

For some, the idea of wearing mini dresses will feel daunting but you’re able to wear them freely. Check out these options.

Zara Off-The-Shoulder Cut-Out Dress With Rhinestones

Off-The-Shoulder Cut-Out Dress With Rhinestones, £35.99 – buy now

Zara Short Dress With Cutwork Embroidery

Short Dress With Cutwork Embroidery, £29.99 – buy now

Zara Mini Dress With Cut-Out Detail

Mini Dress With Cut-Out Detail, £29.99 – buy now

Zara Printed Halter Dress

Printed Halter Dress, £35.99 – buy now

Zara Striped Linen Blend Dress With Cut-Out Detail

Striped Linen Blend Dress With Cut-Out Detail, £32.99 – buy now

Zara Strappy Striped Mini Dress

Strappy Striped Mini Dress, £32.99 – buy now

Zara Linen Blend Lace Trim Mini Dress

Linen Blend Lace Trim Mini Dress, £32.99 – buy now

Mini skirts

Similarly to mini dresses, short skirts will work so well for you. If you’re extra tall these can look SO short, but you have the benefit of a shorter frame that mean they cover up everything you need them to!

Beaded mini skirt from Zara

Beaded mini skirt, £35.99 – buy now

Knit crochet mini skirt from Zara

Knit crochet mini skirt, £22.99 – buy now

Denim trf cargo skirt from Zara

Denim trf cargo skirt, £29.99 – buy now

High-waist mini skirt from Zara

High-waist mini skirt, £29.99 – buy now

Printed crossover mini skirt from Zara

Printed crossover mini skirt, £29.99 – buy now

Shorts & Skorts

Zara’s shorts are pretty short, so many of these will be the perfect length for petite frames.

Paperbag bermuda shorts with turn-up hems from Zara

Paperbag bermuda shorts with turn-up hems, £29.99 – buy now

Trf high-waist cargo shorts from Zara

Trf high-waist cargo shorts, £25.99 – buy now

Trf curved rhinestone shorts from Zara

Trf curved rhinestone shorts, £32.99 – buy now

Z1975 crossover skort with buttons from Zara

Z1975 crossover skort with buttons, £25.99 – buy now

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Printed shorts from Zara

Printed shorts, £32.99 – buy now

Z1975 denim cargo skort from Zara

Z1975 denim cargo skort, £25.99 – buy now

Cropped jackets

Zara always has plenty of cropped jackets in its collections. They’ll work so well for you, avoiding swamping your frame with fabric.

Faux leather jacket from Zara

Faux leather jacket, £59.99 – buy now 

Linen blend bomber jacket with pockets from Zara

Linen blend bomber jacket with pockets, £49.99 – buy now 

Cropped bomber jacket from Zara

Cropped bomber jacket, £49.99 – buy now 

Maxi bomber jacket with pockets from Zara

Maxi bomber jacket with pockets, £89.99 – buy now

Short tailored waistcoat from Zara

Short tailored waistcoat, £29.99 – buy now


Zara has plenty of blazers to pick from, from the regular styles that will offer a stylish, oversized look, to cropped styles.

Textured cropped blazer from Zara

Textured cropped blazer, £59.99 – buy now

Cropped blazer from Zara

Cropped blazer, £49.99 – buy now

Linen blend cropped blazer from Zara

Linen blend cropped blazer, £59.99 – buy now

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