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Old 06-05-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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I am short at just 4' 11" so it can be challenging and expensive for me to find clothes for my inseam. It is ridiculous how the clothing at most stores goes to drastically ugly once you hit the petite section. The jeans look horrible (cheaper quality, bad denim color) and why do most petite clothing designers seem to think that if you are short that you must be wide?

I hate shopping anymore
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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it's not just Petite - it's ALL clothing IMO
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Clothing for larger folks can be ugly, too....and, for us "regulars"! Try some different stores....there are pretty things out there....but sometimes, it just takes lots of searching!

And, don't discount tailoring! If you find jeans that fit your waist, butt and thighs, have them taken up! If you can sew, you can do it yourself...or most dry-cleaners will hem them properly for you.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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Just stick work the tartan skirts and knee high socks and everything is good.

Just kidding.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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No not all clothes are as ugly as those in the Petite Section.

Here is my theory - "Petite" encompasses too many different types of woman. There are the elderly - who are newly short - and many of the fussy dresses and double knits seem to be made for woman who are pushing 95.

Then there are woman of many ages, who are too mature to wear Juniors but need smaller clothes.
These woman can be 35, 5'4" with a great body and wear a 4 petite - or they could be 28 and a 16 petite.

It's impossible to have good clothes for all of these woman.

I myself am 5'3" with long legs and arms and a short torso. I wear a 4 Petite.
My main reason for choosing petite is armholes ( too long and deep) waists - to low. Bodices too full.
Aside from style, petite pants are too short. Regular slacks are too long in the crotch.

As far as non designer moderately priced clothes, I have the best luck at Ann Taylor Loft, Talbot's,
Macy's, Bon-Ton, J.C. Penny and the Gap.

I tend to dress simply but with flair. Lots of shirts 'cause I like my legs and they fit me better.
Black or neutral skirts, with matching tights or no tights and shoes of the same color can be dressed up or down and are the Petite Girls best friend.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:05 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Just stick work the tartan skirts and knee high socks and everything is good.

Just kidding.
Hey actually that's one of my "go to" outfits!
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:28 AM
 
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Clothing for larger folks can be ugly, too....and, for us "regulars"! Try some different stores....there are pretty things out there....but sometimes, it just takes lots of searching!

And, don't discount tailoring! If you find jeans that fit your waist, butt and thighs, have them taken up! If you can sew, you can do it yourself...or most dry-cleaners will hem them properly for you.
All are same like this.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I am short at just 4' 11" so it can be challenging and expensive for me to find clothes for my inseam. It is ridiculous how the clothing at most stores goes to drastically ugly once you hit the petite section. The jeans look horrible (cheaper quality, bad denim color) and why do most petite clothing designers seem to think that if you are short that you must be wide?

I hate shopping anymore
Ugh, it's the same thing with tall clothes! Apparently, the taller you get, the wider you are... And in many cases the size small shirt is actually a few inches longer than the large!

At least you can take your clothes to a tailor... It's much harder to add fabric
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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No , i don't think the same about this..it depends on your clothing choice
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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I get most of my basic's from Talbot's (they have good sales) and they aren't cut wide. Also try the kid's department in sizes Large (14) to Extra Large (16). You have to look through all the Hello Kitty type stuff but I've gotten yoga pants, socks, sweat shirts (no emblems), sweaters & tops in Macy's and Land's End. I've even bought things in the boy's dept.
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