#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!