The average woman in the U.S. is 5'4".
Many plus size specialty retailers do cut with that height in mind
in their regular size range, so those close to that height that know
their inseam lengths may do well in the
other shopping directories at Elegant Plus
where many retailers have options at 28" - 30" pant lengths.
Petite clothing at any size is more difficult to find, but petite
sizes over size 14 is even more challenging.
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on the differences
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Amerimark this value priced, classic venue has styles appealing to the more mature woman with options for casual, career and dressy occasions. Labels include Anthony Richards and Alfred Dunner. Select styles available up to 26W petite.
Appleseed's classic, mostly natural fiber clothes has petite sizes in both tops and bottoms with sizes up to XL and 18P.
Ashley Stewart is an urban fast fashion retailer that offers many of their trendy pant styles in both short and extra short inseam lengths for sizes 12 to 32W.
Avenue offers dresses in a wide variety of styles including those cut to shorter lengths that can work well for petite plus women, in addition tocore basics such as leggings, classic dress pants for work, and jeans in shorter inseam lengths for women sizes 14 to 28W.
Bedford Fair carries moderately priced separates, dresses, sets, and outerwear in casual to work appropriate styles. Looks tend toward modern classics and romantic looks at moderate price points. Size 6 to 28W, petite to 20P.
Blair carries a good selection of classic to contemporary value priced clothing in petite sizes up to 2XP/22P. Type "petite" into the Quick Search box to find them all easily.
Catherine's has an excellent selection of plus petite sizes in both tops and bottoms. Styles tend to be classic but more contemporary to fashion forward styles are being added. Sizes up to 5X/32P.
Coldwater Creek offers classic to contemporary style clothes, often in natural fibers such as cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Their entire inventory is available in the full size range offered. Size 6 to 24W, Petite to 16P
Dillard's has a very good petite department for all occasions. Many of their styles are available up to 16P, with select styles available up to 24WP.
Draper's & Damon's
carries a wide assortment of quality, classic
clothing appealing to more mature women. Options are available for
work, casual, and special occasions including a good selection
evening separates and dresses with sleeves. Misses and Petite size 4
to 20. Women's size to 26W.
Eloquii debuts their petite collection for Fall 2016 and it's just as fabulous as their contemporary, trend conscious clothes for curvy figures. Choose from jackets, shirts and tops, pants, skirts and dresses for a variety of occasions from work to special occasions to play. Women's and Petite Plus size 14 to 28W.
eShakti carries trendy, artsy and ethnic style dresses, tops, skirts and jackets made mostly from cool cottons. Party dresses with beading and other detailing are also becoming more frequent. Choose from standard sizing up to 6X, or use custom measurements for the perfect plus petite fit.
Haband is known for classic styles driven by comfort and value. Choose from separates, coordinates, and dresses that range from casual day wear to less formal social gatherings and offices. There can be some finds in here for BoHo fashionistas as well, which is a boon for plus petites. Sizes up to petite 4X.
Just My Size has a few casual and career bottoms and dresses available in petite sizes from size 14 to 32W. Of course it's one of the best spots for hosiery and underwear.
Kohl's offers a variety of clothing here for every occasion in sizes up to 24W, and petites 18P.
Lands End carries classic to contemporary clothing for casual wear and work. Some of their swimwear also comes in petite plus styles, proportioned properly for shorter torsos. Excellent resource for basics like khakis, tees, sweaters and button down shirts. Many pant styles can be custom hemmed to your specified inseam, and a large selection of their styles in both tops and bottoms are available in petite plus sizes up to 26WP.
Lane Bryant the best known plus-size clothing store carries pants and jeans in a variety of inseam lengths, including short for petites. Sizes up to 28WP.
Macy's has a large petite department that carries contemporary, trendy and classic styles for all occasions including special events and business apparel in traditional petite sizes up to 14P. They have an equally deep plus-size department up to 24W in which a plus petite size occasionally turns up.
New York & Co carries classy, contemporary clothes for work and play at affordable prices with petite sizes available up to 16/18P.
Nordstrom has one of the best department store offerings on-line for plus-sizes. Once in the plus section it's easy to use the size search menu to quickly find the petite plus styles in sizes up to 24WP.The regular petite department carries up to 18P.
NorthStyle carries classic to contemporary style clothing in casual to less formal work styles. You can find dresses, pants and Not Your Daughter's Jeans in sizes up to 20P here.
Old Pueblo Traders carries moderately priced casual wear, dresses, jackets, suits, outerwear, and separates in mainly classic styles. Misses size 6 to 30W. Petite to 20P.
Serengeti carries classic and contemporary clothing, some with a whimsical edge, including tops, bottoms, skirts and dresses in petite sizes up to 18P.
Soft Surroundings has an artsy and bohemian aesthetic and makes a fantastic resource for resort, vacation, and BoHo fashion. Specializing in fibers that are soft such as modal, silk, cashmere, and washed cottons prints and cuts have a global chic feel. Petite sizes to 18P.
Tadashi Shoji is one of the most prominent labels to regularly offer extended sizes for petite women. Well known for luxury cocktail dresses, wedding gowns, and formalwear the designer has a vintage romantic appeal popular for gala events and upscale social occasion including weddings, proms, military balls, and New Year's Eve galas. Petite size 0 to 18P.
Talbots is one of the few places shoppers can find professional, tailored suiting and contemporary work clothing proportioned perfectly for full-figured petite women. Choose from dresses, separates, and outerwear. Lots of natural fibers. Petite size 0 to 22W.
Ulla Popken does not have a separate tab for petites, but some of their pants do specifically come in petite length options for sizes 12 to 38W.
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Elegant petite plus-size clothing for stylish, full-figured women sizes 12+