Petite Woman’s Guide To The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Why put together a petite woman’s guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? Petite women love to shop just as much as non-petite women. Right? Sadly, there are not many petite-sized options in this much anticipated sale of the season. So if we petites want to take advantage of shopping very early for a few early fall pieces, then we must know how to shop for petite friendly pieces.

Before we dive into my petite-friendly picks from this year’s sale there are a few other posts I have written about petite fashion you might want to check out.

Wearing a pair of Paige Cindy jeans. My favorite style of jeans, no matter the wash.

Petite Woman’s Guide To The 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Yes, for many years now this has been a much anticipated sale for shoppers. It’s really the first big peek at what fall fashion is going to look like for all of us. It seems as if many of the same things are on sale each and every year. I have found that I have a bit of a rhythm to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping.

What I Like to Buy from the Sale

Even though I have worked in retail and direct sales over the years it is still difficult for me to wrap my head around buying fall and winter items in July. However, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is a great time to pick up a few things to refresh your early fall wardrobe. Trust me, on that first cool early fall day you will be glad that you did. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the first fall day is Saturday, September 23rd. It will be here before we know it.

So what do I look for at this sale?

  • Jeans
  • Pajamas/Robes/Slippers
  • Transition Pieces
  • Joggers/Leggings/Workout Clothing
  • Boot/Loafers/Pumps
  • Coats

So let’s see what I found in this year’s preview that I think would be good to have at the first sign of a crisp fall day as a petite woman. You never know what they are going to have from year to year. I have also learned that I check back at the end of the sale to see if my sizes have come back into stock. So often some pieces sell out very quickly. I will be honest with you.

When I scoured the preview only three of my favorite categories had things that I felt were good for petite women. These are things that I would buy for myself as a woman who is 5′ 1/2″ tall and usually a size XS or 0-2.


Well, this is one section of the sale where I actually found a few petite pieces. Joe’s Jean actually has this black pair and this wash in petite sizing in the sale. Here are some other jeans that either I wear these cuts or have tried them as a petite and know that they will work. You just may need to have them hemmed. I have learned that a good midrise jean is a high rise jean on my body.

The one high rise jean that I buy any chance that I can find them on sale in my size is the Cindy cut by Paige. I always have to have them hemmed, but that is it.

Joggers/Leggings/Workout Clothes/sneakers

Every year they always include some great 7/8 length leggings in the sale and my Petite Woman’s Guide always includes them. I swear by buying 7/8 leggings for my full length leggings. It’s always nice to add a fresh pair each fall. This purple pair of leggings would be great paired with white, black or grey tops. If you are a black only leggings kind of gal there are a few to choose from that would be flattering on a petite body.

Workout biker shorts are the only biker shorts I would recommend for a petite woman. Not the most flattering style for petites, but a good things to have for certain types of workouts. This 5″ biker short would be a good one to have in the drawer.


Who doesn’t love a new pair of pajamas or robe to start off the fall and winter season. These silk pajamas would be so luxurious to wear on that first cool night. This robe would also be great to put on in the morning as you are getting gout of the shower to stay cozy.


Well, I have always said that I am a shoe girl through and through. When I was going thru all of the shoes included in this year’s sale, I was drooling. So many good shoes for women with petite feet. It is hard for me to decide which is a favorite. I will say that I love a great Aquatailia boot. They are an investment even at the sale prices, but other than now they rarely go on sale. This two toned pump really caught my eye, the color and the styling are spot on. The color of this bootie is gorgeous for fall and winter.

Like I said, there are so many good choices in the shoe sale. Check out your closet and see what you might need to replace or add.


Hope you found some things in my petite woman’s guide to this year’s sale so you can give your fall closet a little refresh. It’s always nice to have something new to look forward to wearing on that first cool morning. Please let me know if there is something that you always like to buy for yourself during this iconic sale.

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Updated July 2023.

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