Petite career women have got it tough. There’s the boxy suits at department store petite departments, or there’s the trendier offerings at Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and J.Crew, but that’s assuming you can fit in their smallest sizes!
Being as tiny as I am, I unfortunately do not fit in current suiting offerings. I’m lucky enough to work in an industry that is VERY casual, so I can wear jeans to work everyday. I don’t know what I would do if I had to sport a full suit to work. I own two pairs of non-jean pants (and one of them kinda looks like jeans, so it might not even count), so I understand the plight of searching for small fitting dress pants. Too see some of my attempts at dress pants, see my posts on Theory and Victoria’s Secret.
So, I think it’s important that tiny petites know about Below Zero Petites, a clothing line created by a small-framed petite woman named Debbiann who was so fed up searching for tiny clothes, that she decided to create them herself! According to her site, the sizing charts are correct and not vanity sized in any way, which is amazing because those measurements are TINY! Yay! Read the letter from Debbiann here.
I think I might be a size small!
Most exciting of Below Zero Petite’s offerings is the suiting, available in a few different colors, tiny petite career women now have options! My favorite is the grey.
Other offerings from this line include dresses and a nightgown. I’m eyeing this little black dress, which seems like the perfect basic addition to a wardrobe.
I have not tried Below Zero Petites personally, but I’m still very excited about the concept and hope to try them soon. It’s important to support companies and designers that are catering to petites, especially us tiny petites! I will be checking back to see what else this clothing line will have to offer in the future! Has anyone tried BZ Petites yet?