How To Find The Best Deals on Petite Clothes {Faul Clothing Haul}

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I’m all about finding the best deals on everything – groceries, home decor and clothes. Being petite makes it tricky, but here are my best tips for finding good deals on petite clothes!

#1 Shop Online

Several stores (like Old Navy) offer petite sizes online, even if they don’t offer them in store. JCPenney does sell Petites in store, but I usually find a better selection online. I never pay for shipping – I order things in several sizes to make sure I get one that fits, and that usually puts me over the free shipping threshold.

Make sure you’re signed up for Rakuten – I use their toolbar on my desktop computer to make sure I get all the available coupon codes and to earn cash back on my purchase!

#2 Shop the Kids and Junior Section!

Don’t be embarrassed to shop in the kids section – some of my favorite items come from here, and the prices are always lower than the adult section! Right now Target has a junior section with “cropped” tops that are perfect for short waisted women! I picked up this short sleeved black tee shirt for $8 and it fits perfectly (I got a medium).

I wear a size 6 in women’s shoes, but little girls size 4 shoes are always a perfect fit. My leopard flats came from the girls shoe department at Ross and were $12.

The blue and white top was an $8 clearance find – brand new at The Oops Store – but originally a girls’ XL from Old Navy. (the mirror is dusty – my jeans aren’t dirty. Ha.)

#3 Avoid Hemming with Cropped Pants!

I’m on the “extra petite” end of petite, being 4’10”. That means that even petite size pants are always too long for me. I can hem pants if I have to, but it’s so nice to find a pair that fit right out off the rack! I’ve found that “cropped” or “ankle” length pants are often perfect for me!

These High Waisted Ankle Pants from JCPenney are amazing – no hemming required! They’re so comfortable and look nice with both fitted and flowy tops and are perfect for work, church or anything else. I have a pair in black and a pair in navy. They come in Missus and Petite, so I recommend trying them even if you’re not petite!

Those black flats are also from JCPenney – they have memory foam inserts and are so comfy!

Where is your favorite place to shop for affordable petite clothes? Let me know!


10 thoughts on “How To Find The Best Deals on Petite Clothes {Faul Clothing Haul}

  1. You are a woman after my own heart! I wear a size 6 shoe too and it’s good to know that a girl’s 4 fits! I am 5 feet tall and this article is so helpful! Thank you.


  2. I’m 5’3″ and also found that cropped or ankle length pants are a perfect lengtb, no hemming needed. It’s so hard for me to find a great pair of pants that fit well so when I do find a pair, I stock up and buy multiples. The best fit for me is Gap and Banana Republic, but I shop their outlet stores, they most often have a great sale going on. I also like to purchase tops from Old Navy and Target. At Target I’ll also browse the juniors section for tops. I’ve purchased sandals from Target in the girls section also (I’m an adult size 5).


  3. I am petite and my biggest struggle is with pants. Even if I buy petite I have to shorten them most of the time. I am going to order some of those high waisted ankle pants today. Great tips on ordering extra to avoid S&H.

    I really like the shirt you are wearing with the triple strand pearl necklace. Can you tell me where you got that?


  4. Good advice! I love that you’ve found tips and tricks that work to build a wardrobe that you really enjoy. I wish I could wear some of the cute things from the girl’s section at Target and Old Navy 🙂


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