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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

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 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…

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…

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…

Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Fall Arrivals in Size Petite 000 & XXXS

For this week’s Fit Review Friday, I have some new fall arrivals from J.Crew in petite sizes 000 & xxx-small. As per usual, you can find my measurements for comparison here. Apologies for the grainy photos today, I couldn’t take photos until the very end of the day and natural light was scarce. J.Crew Campbell Blazer in Wool Flannel – Black  // Size Petite 000 $198 As J.Crew seems to be phasing out the Schoolboy Blazer (although I’m…

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…

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

New Petite Online Store: For Petite Sake

Kim Dahlman, the author of The Petite Handbook , and an experienced petite merchandise buyer, has opened her online store just for petites, For Petite Sake . The cool thing about For Petite Sake is Kim will personally give you fit advice, and since she is hand picking each item in her store, she knows her merchandise well and can give you an honest assessment. It’s great to actually be able to communicate with someone in retail who understands…

Review: Gap 1969 Jeans in Size Petite 00

There was a lot of hype and good press coming out about the new Gap 1969 premium denim line. Lots of people were saying good things about the fit, styles, and of course, the price ($60-$70 for premium denim? Sold!). Thankfully, Gap had the good sense to make their new jeans in petite sizing…but unfortunately, only available online. So, being the curious girl I am, I decided to get one of each jean in size Petite 00. If these really are the…