Talbots clothing tends to be classic and traditional, but on trend, rather than cutting-edge, and there are garments suitable for work, leisure, and dressy occasions.
Garments especially sized for petites include sweaters, tops, skirts, dresses, pants, jeans, jackets, outerwear, sleepwear, and suits.
More » Dillards has a large petites' department featuring brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Jones New York, and Eileen Fisher.
You can find both basics and fashion-forward garments at Dillards.
More » Like Macy's and Dillards, Nordstrom has a large petites' department.
With over 100 dress selections, Ann Taylor is a good place to find that little black dress, a long gown, or a more casual dress style.
Besides dresses, other garments available from Ann Taylor in petite sizes include sweaters, tops, skirts, pants, jeans, jackets, and outerwear.
More » Petite women in their 40s can find a wide variety of clothing in Macy's petites' department.
Macy's offers its own brands, such as INC and Charter Club, that have garments sized especially for petites.
There's no reason a petite woman in her 40s has to wear "grandma" clothing.
On the other hand, women in their 40s should avoid wearing what their daughters wear or anything that looks juvenile, such as a t-shirt featuring a cartoon character.
Here are top shopping sites where the petite woman in her 40s should be able to find stylish clothing.
With a range of petite sizes of 0P - 16P and a range of woman petites (plus-sized) of 12WP - 22WP, most petites in their 40s can find clothing that fits at Talbots.