Online Shopping Guide
Remember when you are shopping to be specific. Narrow down your choices immediately! I like to start with a topic - i.e., Dresses, Tops, Pants.
USE YOUR FILTERS! Go to your style map and use all the information compiled.
3) Cut (If you don’t know, that’s okay. Just start by looking, then defining as you learn names.)
4) Price (I always do low to high and sometimes a specific range. Often you can grab a steal when you see the low prices, but you can also get lost in low-quality items, so use your better judgement and look for quality over quantity.)
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Online Fashion Destinations
Top Discount Sites
These are my top go-to sites for quality and value.
You can find almost any medium-range brand on sale. There will also be a lower-end but fairly decent quality.
There is a mix of high-end, middle- and low-end. Their site is not always user friendly.
This is a mix of high-end and mid-range products.
High-End Designer DISCOUNT Sites
High-end designer discounts, great for high-end jeans at reasonable prices.
Hand-picked collection of apparel and accessories from the industry’s foremost contemporary and designer labels.
Gilt provides instant access to top designer labels, at up to 70% off retail. Find something new every day for women, men, kids and the home as well as exclusive services and experiences and luxury travel.
Luxury designer fashion
Top Department Stores
You can buy multiple brands from these stores, and returns are easy. I always suggest purchasing the free shipping minimum so you don’t have to pay extra, and you can return anything, except when it says final sale on a sale item. This helps on shipping costs and not having too many boxes from different stores.
Great way to find designer goods at a discounted price.
Or find discounted gently used items.
TheRealReal.com - The RealReal Consignment
Authenticated Luxury Consignment. Shop or Start Consigning Today! 200+ Top Designer Brands
Luxury resale store, find the best of pre-owned fashion at 30 to 70% off original retail price.
The Largest Online Consignment & Thrift Store
(I have not vetted all of these companies, but they come from credible sources.)
Sustainable Cottons and Casual
A-to-Z guide of the best petite-friendly stores out there. From major designers to niche online boutiques, these are the 35 retailers that you should shop at.
Allison Izu, allisonizu.com - Allison Izu quickly realized how designers overlook the petite frame. At 5'2", she decided to fill this void in the market with her personal brand that caters specifically to shorter women.
Anthropologie, anthropologie.com - The beauty of Anthropologie is how inclusive it is for petites. With a complete section set aside, most items sold are simply shorter versions of their collections. Now you can enjoy the same pieces as everyone else.
Aritzia, aritzia.com - Sizes run as small as an XXS, so there's no need to worry about shorter proportions at Aritzia.
Asos, asos.com - With its own trendy petite section, Asos is a hub for the latest styles.
Banana Republic, bananarepublic.com - Head to Banana Republic's petite section for amazing business casual finds.
BCBG, macys.com - Grab runway looks that work for you at BCBG.
Boden, bodenusa.com - This UK-based brand fully understands the petite figure and features perfectly proportioned clothing.
Bomb Petite, bombpetite.com - Bomb Petite is more than just a website—it's an online community for petites. Pick up styling tricks along with designer petite items here.
Boohoo, boohoo.com - With both a plus and petite section, Boohoo has pieces for all sizes.
Brandy Melville, brandymelville.com - Often categorized as a teen brand, go to Brandy Melville for smaller items.
Dorothy Perkins, dorothyperkins.com - As one of the biggest retailers in the UK, Dorothy Perkins has a wide selection, including a fun petite section.
Draper James, draperjames.com - At 5'1", Reese Witherspoon channels her Southern charm and small frame into Draper James. The collection offers small sizes that favor petites.
Eileen Fisher, eileenfisher.com - Take a breather with Eileen Fisher's relaxed, modern petite-specific selections.
H&M, hm.com - As a major commercial brand, H&M has sizes for everyone.
J. Crew, jcrew.com - Tailors are no longer needed with J Crew's petite section.
Jeetly, jeetly.com - Take note of Jeetly's revolutionary collection, each item is created with precise petite measurements that result in the perfect fit.
Kenzo, kenzo.com - Known for its smaller silhouettes, check out Kenzo's tiny tanks, tees, and sweaters.
The Limited, thelimited.com - With shorter suit options, The Limited is a go-to for professional staples.
Loft, loft.com - Loft has a modern take on casual clothing made specially for petites.
Lord & Taylor, lordandtaylor.com - From Michael Kors to Nic + Zoe, Lord & Taylor conveniently rounds up petite items in one place.
Miss Selfridge, missselfridge.com - Miss Selfridge covers current trends with petite-specific pieces.
Missguided, missguidedus.com - Missguided may not have a petite section, but its sizes run small.
NastyGal, nastygal.com - NastyGal has daring, form-fitting pieces that flatter any petite frame.
New York & Company, nyandcompany.com - From athletic wear to suits, New York & Company can be a one-stop shop for all your closet needs.
Nordstrom, nordstrom.com - Nordstrom is another department store with a coveted petite section.
Paige Denim, paige.com - From leather to pink denim fabrics, Paige Denim has every jean imaginable that works with any petite girl's style.
Petite Shop, thepetiteshop.com - 5-foot founder Elizabeth Bates had enough with expensive tailoring and lack of options for her frame. The Petite Shop is her online boutique that brings together petite-friendly designers.
Pretty Little Thing, prettylittlething.com - The name of the site explains it all. See the pretty, little finds for yourself.
Ralph Lauren, ralphlauren.com - Take Ralph Lauren's petite friendly ready-to-wear collection from runway to reality.
Reformation, thereformation.com - The "Don't Call Me Cute" collection eliminates the petite struggle perfectly.
7 For All Mankind, 7forallmankind.com
Theory, theory.com - With quality pieces, Theory offers luxe, petite options.
Tobi, tobi.com - Tobi is a low-key petite site, featuring small sizes.
Topshop, us.topshop.com - Topshop has a fashionable petite section featuring the newest styles.
Uniqlo, uniqlo.com - With an in-store hemming service, don't limit yourself at Uniqlo.
Cheaply priced and made not to last more than a few wears or one season.
Unsustainable manufacturing practices.
Brands I love