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Plus-sized petite tights or leggings for someone who hates tights

I would like plus-sized petite tights or leggings for wearing with winter/fall dresses or skirts that A) Are opaque B) Stretch up enough that the crotch reaches my crotch so I'm not walking around like a penguin and C) Don't slide down and bunch up elephant style at the ankles. D) Are not delicate/likely to run. Also, I need advice on what to put on my feet when I wear these. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Oct 11, 2014 - 29 answers

A short, short-waisted lady needs some loose-fitting jeans

What are your favorite loose-fitting jeans for fall? Bonus details about my body type inside. [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Aug 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Where to shop for petite sized clothes in London?

I have a day to do shop for petite sized clothes and shoes in London. I need everything from t-shirts to dresses. Good quality clothes preferred, but getting some items at Topshop and the like would be fine. Where should I go?
posted by wavelette on May 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Where can I find this unicorn of a bra??

I am having serious issues finding a bra that fits me. However, since I've been to multiple stores already, I've had some success defining exactly what I need. Previous Qs on bras don't address my very specific petite, plus-size situation. Metafilter, does this bra exist?? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Mar 24, 2014 - 22 answers

Short girl, short waist, hips. Teach me to dress like an adult.

I have a hard-to-fit body. What clothes flatter a short girl who is not actually petite? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Dec 3, 2013 - 12 answers

T-shirts for chubby, busty women?

I'm seeking the perfect black t-shirt. I'm also fat, short and busty. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Nov 18, 2013 - 10 answers

I need a short, long, casual, formal, trendy, classic jacket.

Not really, but it’s just as tall of an order. I am looking to invest in a winter jacket, since I’m tired of buying one that falls apart after a couple of seasons. It needs to be formal, yet casual, and made for a body type that clothes just are not made for. I’m petite and busty. (Think Jessica Simpson’s body type, but even more… full figured in the upper area.) [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Nov 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Short people need jeans, too!

It seems like every time I find a pair of jeans I like, they stop selling them. Most recently, I found these at Target, and they were perfect! Just the right length, bootcut, dark wash, with some stretch in the material so I can move (very important), and NO obnoxious glitter or weird stitching or fake whisker marks. Of course, they are not currently available. So, short mefites, where do you go to buy your jeans? I'm not willing to buy pants that I can't try on first, so the internet is out, but I'm in Phoenix, AZ so we have most of the stores. I work, so I'm hard on jeans and don't really want to spend more than $30 or $40 a pair. Oh, and I usually wear a 14P or so (the Target ones are "fit 4" designed for people with curves and that's perfect) so places that only have tiny people sizes are out. Please give me some suggestions so I'm not driving all over the place wasting my whole day trying on pants! (I've seen previous questions, but what's available seems to change on a weekly basis...)
posted by Weeping_angel on Oct 6, 2013 - 23 answers

Google disagrees with me on what "petite women's work pants" are.

Can you recommend durable, somewhat fitted, not outrageously expensive work pants that will fit a small woman (5'0", 100 lbs, athletic build)? And by work I don't mean office-appropriate: I'm a carpenter and I spend my days at a grimy construction site. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find a jean company to take my money!

My best friend rides horses, and all of her jeans are boot-cut, dark wash, with high contrast stitching. I think they look amazing, and I know they would look amazing on me. Problem: Hobbit size. [more inside]
posted by obviousresistance on Sep 17, 2013 - 18 answers

I'll pay someone to tell me what to buy, what to wear and how to wear it

I'm looking for information about working with a personal stylist or personal shopper, especially as a plus-size woman. Could I? Should I? [more inside]
posted by subbes on Mar 24, 2013 - 26 answers

petite jeans

My daughter spilled permanent glue all over my last pair of jeans that fit -- they were from Lands' End and have long since been discontinued. Please help me find new jeans that fit! Here's what I am looking for: (1) I wear a size 6 or 8. The jeans must come in petite or "short" length, as I have very short legs. I prefer straight leg to flare or boot-cut. (2) I don't want high-waisted mommy jeans, but I also don't want the really low-slung ones all the kids are wearing (I'm 50). I have some Old Navy "Diva" jeans that fit OK, but I really don't like the low rise -- even with a belt, I feel as though they'll fall down, and some of my tops aren't long enough to cover the gap. Is there such a thing as "regular" rise anymore? (3) I don't want ultra-skinny jeans, but I also don't want baggy. (4) I don't want to spend a fortune. I realize that I might need to be spend $75, but even that sounds outrageous to me for "just jeans." The closest I've come is a pair of J.Jill "authentic fit slim-leg" petite jeans, which are pretty good but have a bit more stretch in them than I'm used to. Any other ideas?
posted by wisekaren on Feb 19, 2013 - 41 answers

I got fat really fast. I'm short. Where to find clothes that fit, stat?

Best stores for short and plus sized gals? Comfortable yet young professional clothes, especially. Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Nov 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me find a warm coat for my small self.

Please help me find a WARM winter coat for a VERY petite woman. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Dress for the rest

Looking for clothing lines/companies geared towards women ages 18-35 that cater to non-average sizes (including petite, tall, plus size, etc.) Particularly interested in smaller companies. Bonus points for stuff like sustainability, fair labor practices, natural fibers.
posted by doift on Jul 9, 2012 - 6 answers

My breasts are large for my frame, how can I downplay them and avoid back pain?

My breasts are disproportionately large for my frame (34E/F, 5'2", upper-normal BMI). Because of this, my posture is terrible and my style has been decidedly cramped. Short of getting a breast reduction, how can I dress better, improve my posture, and keep my back from hurting all the time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2011 - 26 answers

I don't want a fabulous coat-parachute, thanks!

Fellow short/petite women, please tell me your favorite winter coat brands, styles, and sources! I need a new classic, black wool winter coat, and I mostly do the sales/consignment/discount/online shop thing. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Aug 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Champagne tastes, Bud Light Budget

Help me find fashion similar to Boden for Women, but less expensive. Or tell me to suck it up and just buy Boden. Examples of what I love and what I'm looking for inside... [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Jul 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Dressing the petite hourglass?

Help a petite hourglass play dress up: What are your guidelines, links, favorite pieces and prohibitions for making the most out of a small but curvy silhouette? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Jul 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Keep me from becoming a cube-sicle

It's 90 degrees outside yet I am shivering in my cube. Can you give me some ideas about what to wear that will allow me to transition between these two climates? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jun 6, 2011 - 51 answers

Leggings: I promise not to wear them as pants!

Short people of Metafilter, where do you buy leggings? [more inside]
posted by grapesaresour on May 17, 2011 - 21 answers

garter belt with short straps

Can you recommend a garter belt for a petite lady? [more inside]
posted by theflash on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Cheap Ts for the short-waisted gal?

Petite and/or short-waisted women of AskMe: at what stores, brick-and-mortar OR online, have you bought inexpensive, casual knit tops that'd fit someone with a short torso? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 9, 2010 - 13 answers

I'm short and I'm shaped weird and I can't find any damn blouses. HALP.

Where do petite women find clothes that don't look like your grandma? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 12, 2010 - 49 answers

Workout tops for short girls?

Are there brands that make workout tops suitable for short girls? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Nov 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Low-rise tights?

I'm looking for low-rise tights cut to fit a petite, short-waisted woman. [more inside]
posted by lemuria on Oct 6, 2009 - 8 answers

How fancy can a cardigan get?

I am looking for formal, professional-looking cardigans for work. I'm a petite female who is basically trying to avoid wearing a blazer. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Oct 6, 2009 - 28 answers

Teeny Tiny Scallops!

What do I do with these tiny scallops? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Sep 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Where can I find jeans for my tiny yet callipygian frame?

Where can I find jeans for my tiny yet callipygian frame? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Aug 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Office Chairs for Short Girls?

Are there any office chairs out there for petite women? I have a short inseam and rarely can touch the ground when I'm sitting all the way back in my seat. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Petite boot shopping in Austin, Texas

Austin shopping filter: Where has a good selection of ladies casual calf- to knee-high boots for reasonable prices in Austin that is not in a mall? See details for specifics. [more inside]
posted by fructose on Dec 29, 2007 - 8 answers

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