Petite clothing at any size is more difficult to find, but petite sizes over size 14 is even more challenging. Here is a list of shops that carry both petite plus up to 26W or 34WP and extended traditional petite sizes up to 18/20P.
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on the differences
Some have many
options, while others just a few, with styles
ranging from casual,
business and formal wear.
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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.
Editor's Pick 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.
Catherines 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.
Christopher & Banks carries petite pants in classic casual to career styles and moderately priced jeans in petite plus-sizes. Inseam lengths run a bout 28.5". Sizes up to 24WP.
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.
Eddie Bauer has a fantastic selection of clothing in petite sizes ranging from pants, jeans, sweaters, shirts, tops and outerwear. Petite sizes up to 18/XL., Plus-sizes up to 26W.
Editor's Pick 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.
Evans carries a selection of pants and jeans in short inseam lengths. Size 10 to 28W.
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.
Lee Jeans fashionable jeans from a name-brand you trust. Hard to find sizes like plus petite and extended super sizes are available on-line directly from the manufacturer, plus get great no middle man prices. All orders ship free. Sizes up to 30W.
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.
Editor's Pick QVC carries an extensive selection of petite sizes up to Plus-size 3XP. To find, look for the "Shop by Size" Option under the "Specialty Shops" on the far left navigation bar. And then choose the "Petite" option from the page that comes up.
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.
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.
Willow Ridge carries
value priced, classic apparel for casual wear, work and special
occasions in petite sizes up to size 20P. Plus-sizes up to 26W.
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