I‘m addicted to fashion TV shows…especially TLC’s What Not to Wear. I’ve never been the type of person to be very impressed by celebrities…but when it comes to Stacy and Clinton, I’d be willing to bet I’d turn into a stammering, awe struck idiot if I ever got to meet them.
I become especially interested when these fashion shows highlight petite fashion, or work to dress very petite women. For instance, on What Not to Wear, I pay special attention to the stores they send very petite women to shop, because maybe they’ll work for me too!
I know the show is a bit old (original air date was January 2006!), but I’m fascinated by the What Not to Wear featuring Robin, a 4’6″ substitute teacher from Chicago. She is by far the tiniest woman they have ever featured! I am so fascinated by this episode, I even downloaded it from iTunes. The video is not available anywhere for free that I could find (if you find it for free, let me know so I can post it!), but here are some screen shots from the video I attempted to capture.
In this episode, Stacy and Clinton send Robin to a tween store (poor girl, sent to shop for tween clothing!), Esprit, and United Colors of Benetton. Of course she needed alterations, but that stuff isn’t bad for right off the rack!
I’ve looked through Benetton, but never tried anything on…and luckily for me, an Esprit just opened a few blocks away from where I work. Perhaps it’s time I take a closer look at these two stores. My tailor has also recently suggested Benetton to me as a place to find pants. Looks like I’ll be taking a shopping excursion on my lunch break this week!