This post was originally posted on Wardrobe Oxygen.
Why do most clothing retailers stop their petite offerings (if they even provide them) at a size 10? That makes absolutely no sense considering the average American woman is 5’3″ and a size 16/18! As someone who is 5’3″ and has been a size 12-16 for all of her adult life, I decided to do some research and make a list of where to find petite clothes over a size 10.
Below lists what I gathered; names are linked to go to their petite offerings and what size they go up to. I was pleased to find so many retailers offering plus size petite clothes, and at a range of price points and styles as well.
- Alice Alexander is an ethical and sustainable clothing brand based in Philadelphia that goes up to a 4X/30 and offers Petites (as well as tall!).
- American Eagle also offers shorts but not petite, and up to a size 24. I…