Petite Bees where do you shop??

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@prettyinpink11: I feel your pain. I’m 5’1 and even clothing in the petite sections are too long for me. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any one place that carries clothing that fits me exactly. Because of this, I tend to buy most of my clothes from Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack because they offer complimentary tailoring for Nordstrom card holders. It helps to save on the costs of getting things altered.

Post # 4
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have to shop online, which is often a pain 🙁


I am 4’11”, 112lbs, size small/medium tops, size 2-4 pants.


Gap has petite length pants that fit me well. I wear a 2P right now in their sizes.


Occasionally I can find some petite short length pants at Kohls, again, only online.


To be honest, since I know that almost everything will have to be altered, I often shop at discount stores like TJ Maxx for work clothes and dress pants. That way, if I have to alter myself or pay for alterations, the total price is not outrageous. In my area, I can find some nice brands there in sizes 2-4 or 2P-4P.



Post # 6
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

BananaRepublic has a good variety of petite clothes in store and online.  I’m 5’4″ but petite proportions work much better on me. Ann Taylor/Loft also have petite clothes I’ve purchased in the past. 

Honestly though, I kind of gave up trying to find clothes that fit off the rack.  I buy things based on how complicated they will be to be altered. I’ve found a tailor I love and end up taking a lot of stuff to her. Also, Nordstrom offers free alterations on any items you purchase there. Another reason I love Norstrom.  

Post # 7
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@prettyinpink11:  I am 4’11” and 105-110lbs. I shop at

Le Chateau- xs tops, 00 Dress pants.

Bootlegger 25/30 short for jeans.

Danier- xxs leather jackets

Esprit xs sweaters

Post # 9
3588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m 4’11”.  All of my pants have to be hemmed.

Post # 10
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@prettyinpink11:  Hello from another petite bee (5’1″ @ 105 lbs). Banana Republic fits best on me right off the rack. You might get some ideas searching through the blog called Extra Petite. I love her site and she’s pretty well known in the fashion blogger world. 

Post # 14
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@prettyinpink11:  In Canada, I shop at Reitmans or Smart set. I’m petite too, 5’0 a little under 100lbs. Usually I fit into xs shirts and 4p pants. I have to admit that its not easy to find clothes when your petite. There is a blog that I follow find that she has a nice style. Although there are many other bloggers that style which are petite.



Post # 16
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@prettyinpink11:  You should definitely follow this girl’s blog!



[edited: just realized someone else posted about her too]

I’m 5’2″ and usually a size 00, 00s, or 0p depending on the stores. I typically shop at Banana Republic, Express, and I also get a tailor to hem my pants. I know it is an extra cost but it’s SO worth it to get tailoring done. I’ve owned the same business pants for years and never have to worry about shopping for them again until they’re worn thin.


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