Petite and Plus size

When defining Petite, it has everything to do with the stature of a person and not so much the weight of the individual.

A lot of my plus size petite friends tell me how difficult it is for them to find clothes that not only fit, but flatter their figures. This is always the struggle for petite beauties. I’ve put together some style tips and sites to help out.

Monochromatic colors

Wearing darker monochromatic colors elongates the body and also making it appear leaner

Lord and Taylor has this monochromatic dress available up to size 18. Buying this dress in the Petite section of the website makes it $14.00 cheaper then if you were to buy it in the Plus size category.

Peplum jacket or blouse

Wearing a peplum jacket or blouse can instantly take inches off your waist line.

Check out this Peplum Jacket. Notice how the tailored waist and the layers flatter the figure. This would look perfect with just a white shirt (as shown above) but adding a statement necklace will surely make this outfit pop.


This Peplum Blouse looks great with the patterned pants (as shown above.)

Panel dresses

Darker panels on the sides make your sides disappear into the background. Also, curved, vertical seams create the illusion of an hourglass figure while lengthening the body.

This panel dress is currently on sale.

Petite Plus friendly brands

Macy’s petite plus selection offers a wide variety of elegant and casual dresses, beach babe swimwear, and cute office attire suite separates.

This is one of the most affordable retailer options. Old Navy’s petite  plus selection offers up to XXL in tops, and 20 in pants, dress, and skirts. With great prices and constant sales, you’ll be sure to stock up on hot items and get a lot of bang for your buck.

Check out Talbots for a wide variety of styles perfect for the work environment or casual setting.  Be sure to check out the jeans too, they offer a petite-friendly in-seam.

Simply Be’s offers short inseam options and sizes go up to 20. Whether it’s jumpsuits or jeans, they offer great options without drowning in fabric.

Focusing only on plus size beauties, you are sure to find a huge selection of gorgeous lingerie, sleep, and costume wear. They offer petite sizes with shorter lengths.

Lane Bryant’s petite line is limited to jeans and pants. Check the inseam because they vary from style to style.

This website has some very cute and stylish pieces. They have a great selection of petite dresses, jackets, bottoms, and tops. This site was made to cater to the beautiful and curvaceous women, so they know their stuff!



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