Bargains for Petite Women

I was thinking the other day that as a petite woman, 5 feet tall and weigh 110 lbs, there are several things I do to save money due to my size. I buy little girls underwear (cheaper) as well as little boys and girls t shirts. I often purchase clothing in the teens section of clothing as I can get bargains when clothes go on sale. I buy socks and tights from the same department and often buy my tights from the Dollar Tree. I just wondered if there are any tips that other petite women have that I may be missing? TIA!

JONNIE from Owensboro, KY

March 14, 20070 found this helpful

For years I wore teen bras, which I bought as discount/dollar stores.

You can also wear vintage very well, as the sizes/cuts were narrow. Ditto with clothes from consignment stores - where the designer clothes are mostly in small sizes.

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March 15, 20070 found this helpful

Hi, Jonnie, you and I are just about the same size and I've been doing the same things you have (buying girls and boys sizes), also as Pamphyila suggested (buying at thrift shops). Here's another thought: I don't know what size shoe you wear, but I wear a women's size 6 and was told at a store the other day that they didn't carry any women's shoes anymore in anything smaller than size 7 and most other store were going to start doing the same! I said, "Great, where am I supposed to get my shoes?!" And she told me that a girl's (not toddler's) size 5 is the same as a women's size 6. So I looked in the girl's sizes and found a great pair of shoes for a lot less money than I would have paid for in the women's section. Good luck!

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May 5, 20070 found this helpful

I am 5'2 1/2 I use the sewing techniques my family taught me. I buy underwear in packs. I am big and beautiful though you may want to ask teenagers in your family what is hip to wear and where to buy. If they don't try thrift stores too. These stores rarely get clothes over the size 10, 12, and 18. The prices are cheap, and the clothes are plenty in your size.


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May 6, 20070 found this helpful

If you have a Gordman's, Ross's or TJ Maxx nearby...they are the same price as Walmart (if not better...the clearance is AWESOME) and have real designer clothes. I bought two pairs of pants and five shirts for $30 in the misses. I'm not petite (my sisters qualify) but sometimes I can get by with tops because I have no chest....5'5" and 115, with a 38A! At least I only have to buy one bra, the rest are camisoles and last for years!

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