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Review: The Elusive Burberry Petite

I’ve been trying to get my hands on a Burberry petite coat for a while now…but those things sell out fast! Not sold in Burberry boutiques, but only in high end department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales, these things are in short supply, and the smallest sizes usually sell out immediately. I figured since regular sized Burberry coats can be a close fit for petites, I figured a Burberry coat made specifically for petite women would be…

Petite-Friendly Coats: Burberry

I love trench coats, therefore, I love the ultimate classic, Burberry. I pined for them from afar, but had convinced myself they would be too big. Then, the fantastic man in my life gave me a big Burberry box for Christmas last year (thanks babe!), and now I’m hooked.   Burberry runs pretty small…and if you buy from a Burberry boutique, the alterations are FREE! Getting my coat altered was a wonderful experience with the luxury brand, and I…

In Memoriam: Saks Fifth Avenue Petite Department

Here we go again… Some of you may remember the drama surrounding Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s decision to slash the size of, or close entirely, their petite departments back in 2006. This article from the New York Times summed the situation up quite nicely.  High end department stores did not see brisk sales in their petite departments due to what most petite women will tell you is the main problem with petite

Petite Fashion Challenge #3 – The Look For Less

Wow, this Petite Fashion Challenge was hard! Hosted by the wonderful blog Petite Little Girl, this month’s challenge was “The Look For Less”. We had to pick a celeb style icon, and recreate one of her looks “for less”. So, here we go… My celeb style icon is not a huge celebrity, but she is kinda a celebrity in the fashion world. Her name is Miroslava Duma, and she is a petite powerhouse in the Russian fashion scene. A former editor for Russian…

Petite Fashion Blog Blogroll

Some of my favorite reads. Each petite fashion blog is listed with height, general size and international information included when available. * Denotes the blogger is an extra small petite (similar to my sizing).* Denotes the blogger is curvy or full-figured. Note: I will delete blogs if they are inactive for 1 year or more. Nothing personal… Petite Style Favorites: Citizens Runway // 5’0″ * Crystalin Marie // 5’0″ * Extra Petite  //  5’0″ *…

Petite Fit Guide: Improper Fit of Regular Size Jeans on a Petite Woman

Recently, I was hanging out with two other fellow petite ladies (they are about 5’2″-5’3″), who routinely shop for regular sized clothing. They dress fantastically, however, when I pointed out to them how my regular size jeans (that I hemmed to wear with heels) are improperly proportioned for my petite size, they both looked at their own jeans and were surprised to find the same thing happening to themselves! I’m very guilty of this improper…

Petite Outfit: Who Needs Sunshine When You’ve Got Burberry?

It’s cold and rainy in Southern California right now…and I don’t think anyone is more excited about this than I am. You see…as a SoCal girl…I should love floaty dresses and paper-thin cotton casuals. However, I somehow missed that day in school, because my heart swoons for coats! Beautiful dramatic coats! I want a wardrobe full of ’em! But my poor coats languish away in a closet for most of the year, while the sun shines in SoCal at a…

Petite Fashion Challenge: A Petite "Don’t"

“A petite should never wear ankle strap shoes. They cut the leg line and make you look shorter” – typical petite fashion advice   Top: Banana Republic, size petite XXS (altered in this post) (similar here) Tank: Banana Republic Factory Store, size petite XS Skirt: LOFT, size petite 00 (altered in this post) Jewelry: Pearl cluster earrings (which you can’t see) (similar here) Shoes & Belt: Vintage What do you think? Did I pull it off? I…

New Size: Burberry Size 0

Petite Burberry lovers, I have exciting news for you. It’s size US0! Fellow Burberry fan Jean and I have been chatting about this on Twitter for a few weeks now, so I decided to do a little detective work. As some of you may know, I own two Burberry trench coats. One is the Harbourne style, and the other is the Ledstone, both in size 2 and altered down to fit. Some styles fit smaller than others, and after alterations, the size 2 coats have…

Petite-Friendly H&M Lace Skirt – I Wasn’t Sure If I Was a Lace Girl

But this skirt might convince me otherwise… Coat: Burberry Ledstone Trench, size 2 (torso slimmed & sleeves shortened) First Top: Vintage 1940’s silk top Second Top: Banana Republic petite ruffle top, size XXSP (sides taken in) Skirt: H&M lace skirt, size 2 Shoes: Cole Haan Carma suede pumps, size 5 (super similar)(size 4.5!) Belt: Eugenia Kim, size XS Adorable puppy: Clinton (Pomeranian) This skirt is right off the rack folks! There…

Why Must They Put Petite Jeans on Tall Models?

photo: Gilt Groupe Check out this product image from the Gilt Groupe J Brand sample sale. These are petite bootcut jeans on a not so petite model. When the stylists put these petite J Brands on this tall model, did they not think she looked a little funny? I still don’t understand why they don’t employ petite models to model…drumroll please…petite clothing! Duh! It makes me chuckle to myself…oh, you crazy fashion people! **Update** A Gilt…

Petite Clothing Resources

Tips and resources for dressing well when petite… Alteration and Fit Tips: Most clothing is made for women taller than 5’4″, so it won’t fit petite frames the way it’s supposed to. The first step towards a great wardrobe is figuring why something just doesn’t work for you, and how you can fix it. Check out this compilation of alteration and fit tips. Petite Recommended Tailors: *NEW!* From Hemmed.com. List of tailors recommended by petite