Showing posts from April, 2013

Since I started my job search in October 2012, as a girl from Asia, soon I learned of the difficulty in finding work clothes in the United States. I am 5'3'' tall and 115lbs, which is on average in terms of the size of Taiwanese girls. However, in the U.S., I look so small, and the clothes in most of the stores are too big for me. People around me suggested I should look for "Petite" clothes. According to Wikipedia, a petite size is a standard clothing size designed to fit women of shorter height, typically 160cm (5 ft 3 in) or less. Being a frugal shopper, I started with discount stores such as T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and Ross. I used to be able to find clothes in my size in these stores when I was looking for casual wears. However, I encountered barriers when looking for professional wears, both suits and business casual. Sometime it was the pants that were too loose and long, sometimes it was the tops with shoulder width being too wide for me. And then some local