The Limited Petites

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A big part of the reason why I write so much about tailoring and alterations on this blog is because I’m very petite. Not many clothing brands or designers cater to that market, hence I end of having my tailor whittle down items to more manageable proportions for my frame. Long time readers of this blog will probably remember this, but some new readers may not know that I stand at about 4’11” tall (my last doctor appt. measured me at 4’10”, but I refuse to believe such nonsense. #denial).

So, when I received an invitation to try out the new The Limited Petite line, I was happy to hear it and eager to test drive it. The launch of petites at The Limited marks the addition of another welcomed workwear option for the oft forgotten petite market.

The photos above feature the Pleat Front Dot Skirt in size P0 and Essential Shirt  in size PXS. The skirt caught my eye for it’s full silhouette, simple print, and special details, namely pockets and belt loops (because who doesn’t hate shimmying their belts back in place all day?). And I chose the shirt because a girl can never have too many good white dress shirts. I could have used one size smaller for the skirt, since left unbelted, it sat a little lower on my waist than I’d like, but cinching it with a belt allows it to be adjusted for a better fit. The dress shirt is crisp and substantial in fabric, so it is not see-through when worn with a nude bra. For me, it was a roomy fit through the torso, but because the shoulder and sleeve length sits at a nice place on me, it looks intentionally relaxed.

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And of course, I wouldn’t be a blazer and jeans kinda girl if I didn’t test drive a blazer. I opted to try the Trimmed Ponte One Button Blazer in size PXS because knit jackets usually run a smidge smaller than similar options from the same brand, and my narrow shoulders always pose a problem in that area. I was happy to see the shoulder on this little blazer fit perfectly, which is good news for anyone with similar proportions. I also appreciate the patch pockets (gotta love a breast pocket for pocket square stuffing), pop of red under the collar, and whimsical lining. When buttoned, the bust is a little roomy on me, which is good news for anyone who needs a little more room in that department. This blazer is a more casual offering, and probably best for less formal work places, or just for fun.

The Limited Petites are currently offered online only, with free returns via a prepaid return shipping label.

Jean at Extra Petite tried a few other items, so be sure to check out her The Limited Petites post as well. *Update* Tam at Hello, Framboise wrote a The Limited Petites writeup as well.

— Outfit #1 Details —

Shirt The Limited Petites (c/o)
Skirt The Limited Petties (c/o)
Shoes Charles David (Nordstrom & Zappos)
Handbag Trussardi (similar)
Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos)
Lapel Pin ASOS (similar)
Necklaces Stella & Dot #1 & #2 (c/o)
Rings Vintage signet (similar) & Catbird
Bracelet CC Skye

— Outfit #2 Details —

Jacket The Limited Petites (c/o)
Shirt The Limited Petites (c/o)
Jeans Citizens of Humanity Shoes Manolo Blahnik (old)
Handbag Sophie Hulme (similar) (same size)
Watch Michael Kors (also at Zappos)
Belt Sid Mashburn
Rings Tacori (c/o) & Catbird

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9 Comments

  1. says: SusanM

    I absolutely ADORE that skirt. I have been looking for a full skirt, may have to give that one a try. Love the polka dots. As always, fantastic outfit!

  2. says: Cee

    I spy your tie belt :)

    I REALLY like your blazer’s collar contrast color combo (say that 3x fast, haha). I’ve pondered over BR/J.Crew versions, but didn’t really love any of them. Should’ve known a classic blue/red combo would catch my eye!

    One last thing, please bring out your Trussardi bag more often!

  3. says: Tam

    Great picks, Kelly! I was wondering which pieces you might choose. The blazer is perfect on you and so your style.

    Also, I’m with Cee on the Trussardi bag. Love it.

  4. says: Bela Anzu

    The navy blazer with the contrasting red trim looks sharp.

    I also love the Trussardi purse. I was wondering how you have found the weight of the purse when you take it out for the day? Also, does the clasp stay close when your purse is full?

  5. says: Ying

    Thank you for the review. Great picks. I love shopping at The Limited and was very happy to hear that they now offer a petite sizing.

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