Today I am popping in to share a few tried and true fashion favorites. Being 5'2" I find a lot of tops and pants to be a inch too long. If I really like an item I will pay to get it altered. However, I typically find myself shopping in petites to avoid a trip to the seamstress.
Ann Taylor Loft
Let's start off with my all time favorite Petite store, Loft. This is my go-to for trendy pants, skirts and dresses. I love them especially for casual work wear. In regards to longevity, I find that the pants hold up their shape for much longer than the pants. I have a jacket from Loft that has lasted 6 winters. Always, always wait for a sale. I have rarely paid full price for anything from Loft as they hold sales so frequently.
My favorite way to shop at Nordstrom is online. Their tanks by Halogen are my favorite. I hate having tanks that could be worn as a dress instead of a top because the length is too long. The petite shop online has the cutest selection of dresses and tops for church or work.
When looking for suits or formal wear Banana Republic is my staple do to. They have great cuts on dress pants and suit jackets made just for petites. I love that their style is classic and don't mind paying more for items that I know will hang in my closet for the next 10 years. No joke, I have an amazing Banana Republic top that I bought 10 years ago that still looks brand new,
An honorable mention goes to Anthropologie as they have really expanded their petite selection. I also find their quirky styles to transcend trends.
I would love to hear- what are your favorite stores? I always love hearing where others enjoy shopping.