style stalking: petite sweater coats

tweed knit jacket

This is a good one. Eileen Fisher

Sweater coats are poised to be very on trend this fall, but for those of us in the “petite” (5’4″ or under) size range it’s easy to get swamped by the more voluminous styles. The pickings are still a bit slim in the Petites size ranges, but in response to a reader’s request I’ve tracked down a few. The one above from Eileen Fisher, may look like a cardigan from the online photo, but actually has a bit more “heft” and structure. It’s a winner for those who love tweed but not fussy, boxy or stodgy jackets. It would dress up or down beautifully, depending on what you pair it with.

petite sweater coats

I’ve not had a chance to check out these two from Talbots (links: left and right) but in the past I’ve found their Petite cuts to be well-proportioned.

Here are a few others that are available in Petite sizes. I’ll keep looking; as we get deeper into the Fall season, more may become available.

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  1. Marguerite
    August 27, 2015 / 5:11 am

    You read my mind! Was looking for ponchos and sweater coats recently. Most are too voluminous for petites. Notice the model pictured is wearing olive jeans, another of my quests.

  2. August 27, 2015 / 5:24 am

    It’s lovely, and all the coat one needs in Florida!

  3. Jacquie
    August 27, 2015 / 6:23 am

    I’m with you on the hunt for all clothes Petite. It’s really nice to see you wearing something I want wear and get an idea of how it will look on vertically (and thermally) challenged me!

  4. Sally
    August 27, 2015 / 9:42 am

    Hi Sue: that top sweater/jacket flew out of Neiman Marcus here in Honolulu. Fortunately my EF specialist, Cat, spotted it and saved it for me! I purchased it yesterday and sending it to California. BTW I’m 5’5″ but seem to do better in EF petite for many of her tops because I’m short waisted. Who knew??

  5. GingerR
    August 27, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    We usually have about 2 weeks in late October when I can wear such a sweater as outerwear. A month or more later when it’s colder they become something to wear indoors. As such I can hold out for them to get marked down in a mid-season sale.

  6. October 9, 2015 / 7:06 am

    The purple one from Talbot’s! Oh, I’d wear that with EVERYTHING.

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