In France, Adadine's native country, petite isn't a special category (European sizes are already smaller).
- In the U.S., "Petite women have made great strides in denim," Dahlman says. Witness these upscale boot-cuts.
- Sophie gets away with horizontal stripes because she's slight.
- Flats aren't illegal, but the pared-down proportions of ballerinas are more in sync with a small frame than a big, clunky sneaker.