Although there aren't too many top American fashion designers who also offer lines of petite clothing as well as their other lines, there are a few. Here's what's currently available in petite clothing (usually in sizes up to petite 14) from Ralph Lauren, Max Azria, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, and Vera Wang.
Ralph Lauren, known for English gentry looks, Western-inspired clothing, preppy American style, and elegant evening wear, offers a line of clothing just for petites. Inseams on petite pants and jeans from Ralph Lauren sometimes are still too long for some petites, so it's a good idea to try pants on if you don't want to have to invest in alterations to shorten them. The Ralph Lauren petites' line includes tops, sweaters, skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, jackets, and outerwear. With a nice range of size from 2P - 14P, this line is worth a look. Prices are usually in the range of $50 - $100 with lower sale prices sometimes available.
Michael Kors, a top American fashion designer and a Project Runway judge is known for both fashionable sportwear and accessories. Tops, sweaters, skirts, dresses, pants, and jackets are available in petite sizes in the MICHAEL Michael Kors line. Sizing is usually by range, so expect to see P/P, P/S, P/M, P/L in petite sizes. Prices usually range from $50 - $175 with sale prices sometimes available.
Fashion designer Max Azria offers petite dresses, both long and short, in his BCBGMAXAZRIA line. Prices usually range from $120 - $300, but they can go up to $450. This line is known for youthful attire, but many of the dresses can also be worn by older women. With sizing as small as 0P, tiny petites may want to take a look at BCBG dresses. Sizes usually range up to 12P or P/L.
Top American fashion designer Calvin Klein is especially known for jeans as well as a minimalist approach in dress design. Tops, sweaters, suits, dresses, pants, jeans, jackets, and outerwear are available in the Calvin Klein petites' line of clothing. Petite sizes in Calvin Klein clothing usually range from 2P - 14P with most prices at original retail in the $40 - $170 range.
bridal gowns, fashion designer Vera Wang has branched out into designing other clothing, including a budget-priced line, Simply Vera Vera Wang, for Kohl's. This clothing line includes both regular and petite clothing although, as usual, there's more of the regular-sized clothing than the petite-sized clothing. Petite clothing from Simply Vera Vera Wang includes tops, sweaters, skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, and jackets, mostly in the price range of $30 - $70, although jackets may be more expensive. Kohl's has lots of sales, so it's usually possible to find several styles of Simply Vera Vera Wang petite clothing on sale, sometimes at prices as low as $12.