The Best Places to Shop Petite Clothes

Best Places to Shop Petite clothes

One of the topics I’m going to talk a lot about this year is petite style. You guys weighed in and you want more petite style posts and tips. I’m so pumped because I have so much to share. I’ve learned so much over the years and I’m excited to fill you in. I have a feeling some of my tips will be game changers for you guys. Today’s post is a little introduction to the topic as I’m sharing my favorite places to shop for petite clothes. My closet is filled with regular sized clothing as well and I’ll share more on how to make that work on a petite-frame later, but today’s post is all about where I shop and what items to get where.

What’s Petite:

Asos coat petite 0 (old, similar), Banana Republic Jeans petite 24

What’s Petite:

Anthropologie coat petite xxs (old, similar) ,Banana Republic Jeans petite 24

What’s Petite:

J.Crew coat petite xxs (old, similar)

What’s Petite:

Loft poncho petite xxs (sold out)

Banana Republic petite skirt

What’s Petite:

Banana Republic skirt petite 00

What’s Petite:

Banana Republic blazer petite xxs (old), Loft mock neck top petite xxs

What’s Petite:

Gap Sherpa Coat petite xs (sold out), Banana Republic Jeans petite 24

Gal Meets Glam Georgia chiffon petite maxi dress

What’s Petite:

Gal Meets Glam Dress petite 0

Topshop petite check coat

What’s Petite:

Topshop Coat petite 0 (old), Topshop jeans petite 25 (old, similar)

Halogen pointelle sweater

What’s Petite:

Halogen sweater petite xxs

J.Crew petite camel coat

What’s Petite:

J.Crew Coat petite 00 (sold out)

J.Crew petite navy coat

What’s Petite:

J.Crew Coat petite 00 (old)

J.Crew petite camel coat

What’s Petite:

J.Crew Coat petite 00 (sold out)

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J.Crew

Favorites  – Outerwear, Dresses, Sweaters

Sizing – TTS, very well-fitted

Tips – J.Crew has amazing outerwear every year. You must shop early because small sizes sell out fast. I start shopping my outerwear the second they start popping up on the website – September or October.

Banana Republic

Favorites – Outerwear, Jumpsuits, Dresses, Jeans

Sizing  – Very well fitted. I often get a petite xxs or petite 00, but I like my coats very well fitted. I could easily size up 1 size.

Tips – The outerwear and cardigans sell our very fast. They have a great selection of dresses, too. Start checking their website early on in the season to snag on-trend pieces.

Gap

Favorites – Outerwear, Workout clothes

Sizing – Gap petite runs big. The only reason I bought my sherpa coat was because reviews said it ran small. The coat is still quite oversized, but the shoulders and arm lengths work.

Tips – They tend to have petite sizes in-stock. If the item is super popular and has amazing reviews, than the small sizes will sell out quickly. Also, if you’re a little taller, 5’4”, 5’5” and don’t fit into regular clothes, I highly recommend trying Gap petite sizes. Since they run big, this could be a great option for you.

Loft

Favorites – Coats, Dresses, Sweaters, Tops, Pants

Sizing – Not as fitted as J.Crew and BR, but still fits really well.

Tips –  I’ve found some amazing coats here. Hot items will sell out fast. Check their site often, new arrivals pop up all the time.

Ann Taylor

Favorites – Coats, Dresses, Sweaters, Tops, Pants

Sizing – Not as fitted as J.Crew and BR, but still fits really well. Pants and jeans are still a tad long on me.

Tips – Great coats and cardigans. Petite items tend to stay in-stock here longer than some of the other sites. Check their site often, new arrivals pop up all the time.

Nordstrom

Favorites – Jeans, Sweaters, Coats, Pants, Leggings

Brands – Halogen, Kut from the Kloth, Caslon, Gibson, Topshop

Tips – Quite the selection at Nordstrom. Halogen is my favorite petite brand here. 

Madewell

Favorites – Jeans

Sizing – I always size down at Madewell. I wear a 23 in jeans

Tips – petite lengths are new, so I haven’t tried all styles of jeans. Petite lengths sell out super fast.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Favorites – Jeans, Dresses

Sizing – Runs TTS, almost small. Their skinny jeans run very snug and hit right at the ankle.

Tips – Look for Short or Ankle lengths

Asos

Favorites – Dresses, Coats, Skirts, Jeans

Sizing – sizing can be hit and miss. I typically size up if anything other than outerwear. Outerwear, I always take the smallest size.

Tips – Asos isn’t the best quality, but you can also find very affordable pieces here. Great place for event dresses or trendy pieces.

Topshop

Favorites – Outerwear, Jeans, Dresses

Sizing – Topshop runs small in everything besides outerwear. I’m normally between a petite US2 or US4, but for outerwear I always get the smallest size.

Tips – Very limited options and sell out quickly.

Anthropologie

Favorites – Coats, Sweaters, Tops, Jeans, Dresses, Pants

Sizing – Sizing can be hit and miss. It all depends on the brand.

Tips – Petite small sizes sell out fast.

Athleta

Favorites – workout leggings, sweatshirts, jackets, tops.

Sizing – I actually just ordered my first pair of leggings from them – stay tuned for a review.

Tips – Small sizes sell out fast.

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