Question for the shorties (petites)! :)

make-up junkie
on Aug 12, 2009 @ 04:52 pm

How many of you more petite chickies shop in only petite sections? I'm 5'0 - okay fine - 4'11 and I'm never happy with the way my clothes fit. My old co-worker kept telling me to shop in the petite sections. I'm going to give it a try again but I find a lot of stores don't have petite sections. The only ones I know of are Banana Repulic and I think the Gap but it's only online I believe...Does anyone know of any other stores??

8 Replies

Hmm... on Aug 12, 2009 @ 05:09 pm

I am a shortie but I don't like shopping in petite sections of stores... Taking advice from What Not to Wear's Clinton & Stacy, I am a big believer in just finding a good tailor. Having said that, I have heard of a few boutique type stores like which I heard carry great pieces but I have yet to check out....

The Bay on Aug 13, 2009 @ 08:57 am

Some of the better Bay stores (downtown) have a decent selection of petites. Have you ever try Laura Petites? Winners is also is worth a shot.

New York and Co. on Aug 13, 2009 @ 09:26 am

I'm a shortie, too (about 5'2"). I pretty much only buy pants in petite sizes. Gap carries a petite line, but you're right, only online. Old Navy carries a short line. I've also found a lot of luck w/ New York and Co.'s short line. I'm not sure what it is but New York and Co.'s pants just fit me perfectly -- cut just right for my body shape.

nyc on Aug 13, 2009 @ 10:52 am

i too love shopping at new york and company..they fit very well,and have some good deals too...just now they ve buy 1 get one free pants going on.

shorty on Aug 13, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

I'm a shorty too,and I always need to alter the length of my pants.I think I'll try your suggestions as well,thanks!

reitman's on Aug 15, 2009 @ 02:17 pm

reitman's has a petite line.

i always try on stuff from the petite lines but i don't always buy from
them. i am 5 ft tall and i find even in petite clothing, I still have
to hem my pants. so if i have to hem my pants anyway, i don't limit
myself to certain stores/selections.

never really thought about this... on Aug 17, 2009 @ 01:09 pm

haha i'm the same height as make-up-junkie : ) i usually don't have a problem finding a right fit. but i do have to get like xs-xxs...and they usually run out of smaller sizes. I do however, find that it's harder to find pants/jeans etc. Even if i find the right one, i need to hem it.. but sometimes hemming it changes the shape and look of it. Maybe i should start shopping at places where they offer petite styles.

Okay.. i also shopped at the kids section before. I've bought a zara kids jackets at half the adult version's price. And it fits so much better. So take a peek at the kids section once in a while and you may be surprised.

make-up junkie
thanks! on Aug 17, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Yah, I'd like to invest in a good tailor but getting things hemmed is just not convenient. I just want to buy clothes and not worry about hemming. Most shirts I'm usually fine with but certain blouses, pants/jeans, and skirts are huge and look weird after I alter them.

Mandy- haha I will check out the kids section but have a feeling I'll be a bit big and I'm not talking about height! haha I'm small but I've got some meat to me unfortunately! lol

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