10 Best Petite Sweaters Every Women Needs

I have a serious obsession with sweaters and pullovers especially. For someone who lives someplace that only has sweater whether, like 2 months out of the year, my collection is probably a bit extreme. But I can’t help myself when I see cute petite sweaters they just speak to me. But sometimes it can be hard to find ones that fit just right. Some are too oversized to be functional and often times the shoulders don’t fit properly causing them to look a little odd. I’ve rounded up 10 of the best sweaters for petite women so that you never have to worry about finding that perfect sweater again.

While shopping the petite section can be helpful when finding sweaters that are cut specifically for those on the shorter end of the spectrum, I’ve noticed that it’s hard to find a petite section that sells modern and chic petite sweaters. Going into the petite section at most department stores looks like walking into my grandmas closet. So I’ve had to find other solutions, often shopping in the juniors or kids section to find sweaters that are modern and cut more for petite women.

best sweaters for petite women


I added this orange surplice sweater from Tillys to my collection this year, and it has been one of my best buys for sure. This knit is much thicker than I thought it would be making it a really functional piece. Throw it on under a leather jacket with some skinny jeans and booties for a look that is perfect for a night out or a brunch with friends, or if you are like me and live someplace where its a little warmer wear it alone with some leggings and sneakers for a casual look that’s ready for anything the day might throw at you. If you want to see all the outfit details check out this blog post.

sweaters for petite women


I was looking for something to throw on over t-shirts as an extra layer. This cute graphic pullover from the juniors section at Target or this adorable grey Levi’s sweater are so comfortable and the perfect extra layer for any outfit. Whether you are sitting in a movie theater that’s to cold or need something to bring along to keep you warm after the sun goes down, having a sweater like this that is warm but thin enough to throw on over another shirt and under a jacket will help make sure you are warm and toasty no matter what your plans are.

sweaters for petite women


I live in quarter zips seriously 24/7. There is something about them that is just so cozy and comfortable and great for dressing up to go to work or even throwing on for long flights around the holidays I can’t get enough of them. This black Nike pullover is a must-have. Classic and easy to dress up or dress down depending on where you are headed. I feel like having a cozy heathered quarter zip is also a staple of any winter wardrobe for its classic looks and easy to wear style.

best sweaters for petite women

Who doesn’t love a basic cable knit? Such a flawless and easy way to look put together or adds a touch of coziness to any winter look. Perfect for a family gathering at the holidays or heading to classes, the movies or anything your day might throw at you. I’ve been obsessed with mine lately wearing it everywhere and anywhere. So warm and cozy, there is something so classic about this cream-colored chunky cable knit that I love so much. Gaps XS is pretty small and tend to fit me really well. 

best sweaters for petite women

Maroon is my obsession, and this slightly oversized sweater has been on repeat for any kind of festive occasion this season. From Thanksgiving to Christmas parties and get-togethers with friends, this has been my favorite way to add some of the season’s colors to my wardrobe that usually consists of rocking neutrals most of the time. This petite sweater is the perfect amount of oversized and yet won’t overwhelm a petite frame or look to crazy baggy. I am obsessed with the back of this sweater too. It’s open and dramatic with some lace-up detailing that really adds some pop.

Lace is so soft and feminine, I love black lace details as they are soft and beautiful but also some edge. Pair it with the color of this speckled grey sweater and you’ve got a perfect match made in heaven. I couldn’t find this exact one, but pair a v-neck sweater like this one, with a lace bandeau and you’ll get the same effect. Through on some delicate long necklaces and some dramatic earrings and you’ve got the perfect look for the company party or happy hour with your friends. You could even put a blazer over it and have a great look for work. Its the perfect petite sweater. 


A basic grey v-neck knit sweater is a great addition to any wardrobe. Because it can be thrown on for work or play there is never a moment when this piece won’t be useful for the winter season. I’ve had mine for a few years, It has become a great go-to item even when I am just lounging around the house to keep me warm. To be honest, I love the more minimalist look of grey on grey, so I pair this petite sweater with my favorite grey leggings and some cute booties for a look that is chic and comfortable.


Cashmere sweaters are soft and warm and are great for a party or wearing for work. They are put together, and professional making them an ideal option for any event that requires business or business casual attire. The beautiful blue color of petite sweater one isn’t a traditional winter color but its beautiful and bright. I couldn’t resist adding something so out of the norm color wise to be wardrobe as a fun pop of color that people might not expect.

best sweaters for petite women

Ugly Christmas sweaters cannot be ignored this time of year. It has always amused me that they are called ugly Christmas sweaters when in reality they are much more cute than ugly. Whether they are star wars themed, have a cute funny saying or are just festive and fun, there is nothing better to rock to a Christmas party or gift exchange with friends than a cozy ugly Christmas sweater. Themed bar crawl anyone?

No matter what your plans are there is always an excuse to crack out the best petite sweaters in your collection. I am a sweater lover, so anytime the faintest smell of pumpkin spice and cool breeze hits, I am whipping them out like nobodies business. I’ve become a chicken when it comes to the cold despite the fact that I grew up in Colorado where winters can be quiet cold, but oh well, an excuse to wear some of my favorite petite sweaters.

What are some of your best sweaters for petite women? Is there a specific store you shop at that has just been killing it lately? I am always looking to add to my collection to tag @livinglifepetite  in your favorite sweater pics on social media and follow me for more fashion inspiration and tips!

I hope you have an amazing day!




  1. Lottie L'Amour

    January 8, 2018 at 10:26 am

    That oversized red sweater you’re wearing is so cute – I love oversized items, they are just so comfortable!

    Lottie x

    1. Charlie

      January 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Thank you so much! Right? I totally agree! Love them! XOXO Charlie

  2. Kiley

    January 8, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I am always looking for petite clothing recommendations (since I am petite too!). Thank you so much for compiling this great list of sweaters!

    1. Charlie

      January 8, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Hope you found some great ones to love! XOXO Charlie

  3. Amanda

    January 8, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    The dark gray one is my favorite! I love how it’s oversized!

    Amanda ||

    1. Charlie

      January 8, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      I love that one so much! oversized everything in the winter is the way to go! XOXO Charlie

  4. Sara Nichols

    January 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I love the slouchy gray one with the came underneath!

    1. Charlie

      January 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Right?! So comfy and cute! XOXO Charlie

  5. Daniela

    January 9, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Love the grey sweater with the lace! Also, I love your About Me picture at the top of your page! Adorable!! We just moved to Wisconsin from Cheyenne, WY but I made sure to get a few trips to Boulder before we moved. What an amazing city! Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

    1. Charlie

      January 9, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Hi Daniela! That is so sweet! Thank you! Boulder is so beautiful and I used to go up to Cheyenne all the time for the frontier days! Loved it! Thank you so much for stopping by! XOXO Charlie

  6. Elise Ho

    January 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

    That grey sweater is lovely. I also love that it can be worn with so many things.

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