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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

Some Picks From Ann Taylor Loft in XXS Petite

Fellow tiny petite, Susie, asked for some advice navigating the clothing options at Ann Taylor LOFT, specifically dresses, pants and jeans. The LOFT near me has horrible XXS and 00 petite offerings, so I checked out the on-line inventory for this one. While I haven’t had the opportunity to personally try on all of these items, I listed the details that gave me clues as to whether or not the item would work for a tiny petite. I know not…

Reader Request – Another Way to Wear the LOFT Petite Equestrian Trousers

And a quick delve into color theory… Cardigan – LOFT Petite V-Neck Long Cardigan, size petite xxs Top – Ann Taylor, size petite xxs Pants – LOFT Petite Equestrian Wool Lean Trousers, size Petite 00 Shoes – Christian Louboutin 85mm Pumps, size 35 Belt – Vintage snakeskin Necklaces – Pearl & Sterling Silver (handmade by me); Ruby & Sterling Silver Bracelet – Carnelian and Brass Adorable Puppy – Clinton the Pomeranian (5 months) A reader…

Petite Fashion Challenge #2 – Wear It Now, Wear It Later

Welcome to Petite Fashion Challenge #2! This month’s petite fashion challenge, in honor of the September transition into fall, was to pick a piece from your wardrobe and style it two ways: one for summer/spring, and one for fall/winter. Please take the time to check out all the stylish ladies who participated (in alphabetical order) : Caramel-Covered-Everything Curls and Pearls Evolving Style Extra Petite Fast Food & Fast Fashion I am…

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 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…

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…

Ann Taylor LOFT Petite Tweed Pants Have Arrived!

The Ann Taylor LOFT Petite Marisa Fit tweed pants finally arrived, and I’m in love! These are my new favorite dress pants…and the alterations are minimal. Just the waist needs to be taken in! How awesome is that? Ann Taylor LOFT Petite Marisa Grey Tweed Lean Fit Flare Leg Cuffed Pants, $79  $49.99 Size Petite 00 on me: The waist is a little big: Pants: Ann Taylor LOFT Marisa Tweed Pants, size Petite 00 Sweater: American Eagle Cashmere Sweater,…

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…

Q&A: Petite Stylist – Trina Gupta

When I first discovered Trina’s petite personal styling, I instantly wanted to meet up with her. What a fabulous thing! A personal stylist, who being petite herself (5’2″), specializes in dressing other petite women! After meaning to reach out to her for what seems like ages, I finally got my butt in gear and asked Trina if she’d meet up with me, to answer my pressing questions about what it’s like to be not just a personal stylist (awesome…

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