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Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen

Petites Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen pose at a fashion show with taller designer Jenni Kayne during Fashion Week in February 2007.

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Definition: petites refers to short women, usually under 5'4". The term originates from petites clothing, which is made to fit short women, and petites can also refer to women of any size who wear petites clothing.
Also Known As: petite (singular)
Petites may find that clothing in the petites department fits them better than regular clothing because petites clothing is specially sized for women 5'4" and under.

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