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Blazer Coat

…biker jacket by Allsaints (the cropped and fitted silhouette is great for petites) and the embellished belt I’m wearing (great for wrapping around coats/blazers). This blazer is one of my favorite recent acquisitions as my love of herringbone runs deep and burns bright. The long length on the model translates to a blazer/coat hybrid on my height, but the short and fitted sleeves combined with a snug shoulder (I was able to snag a xxs for a super…

Everlane Slim Silk

On this last day of the year, I wanted to throw a PSA out to my fellow petites about a great fitting silk shirt over at Everlane. I always have one eye on what Everlane is cooking, being a fan of their fabrics, design, and price points. Semi-recently, Everlane changed their silk blouses to numerical sizing, which I personally love because it tends to give a few more fit points than the xs – xl sizing type. Everlane also introduced “The Slim Silk…

Review: Classiques Entier in Size XXS

…brands, but again, watch for waist details that don’t sit in the right place. Classiques Entier could be a resource for slim cut work basics for petites, but beware as they are cut long, and for a taller person….

Trying Out James Perse

…e back. This is a common problem for me with blouses that are not made for petites. Even if the torso is slim and fitted, the shoulder is often made for a woman of much more substantial size than myself. It’s very evident that the shoulder is too big in the grey, but can also be seen in the rose. The thinner fabric of the rose looks better, but the shirt shoulder seam is still running down the top of my arm. Tip: Even if a top or jacket looks okay…

Adventures in Alterations – Slimming Jeans

Here’s another alteration that may come in handy for petites. You may remember this photo from my “wardrobe misfits” post some time ago. I’ve been thinking about these jeans lately and how I could fix them. They never got much wear (once maybe?), and always felt a little “off”. I like the color, but the fit just wasn’t right. A few commenters noted they looked too big and that I should sell them, but I just wasn’t ready to give up on them. After…

J.Crew Gingham – Boy’s vs. Women’s Petite

…m talks recently? She just posted about her recent boy’s gingham acquisition as well! Now I just want J.Crew to come out with more colors in their boys gingham! I’ve heard many petites are also buying J.Crew boy’s shirt for their smaller, preppy prints. If you own any, what sizes are you buying/wearing?…

Review: Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Eyelet Dress

…size 5 (similar) Adorable right? Oh…wait… Yup, that’s as far as I can zip this baby up without ripping right out of this dress like the Incredible Hulk. That’s right super tiny petites. If you look at my clothing finds and think, “Sure…looks great…but that’s still too big for me”, well, here’s one for ya….

Petite Reads: 4/1/10

…petite style ebook! Yay! Are you Kid-like? (Pint-Size Musings) –Stella McCartney for Gap Kids! This is when it pays to be small! Getting A Leg Up: Pantyhose for Petites (SHORTcuts) It’s Blue But I Love It (PetiteXXS) -check out her petite sized dress form!…

Tailoring Alterations Price List

…ur area: 10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Tailor Recommended Tailors (From Petites) Enjoy! Disclaimer – prices are meant as a rough guide only. They are highly subjective and can vary wildly based on many factors including (but not limited to) average city living costs, city storefront rental rates/taxes, tailor skill level/experience, competition from other tailoring shops, and complexity of the individual tailoring job. It is up to you to determ…

Introducing Hemmed

…s, shopping, sales, personal style…all written by petite women, with other petites in mind. Please stop by Hemmed and tell me what you think! It’s still very new, but I’ll be updating often, as well as inviting contributors to join in on the fun. Also, if there are any topics you would like to see covered on Hemmed, please don’t hesitate to let me know! Thank you for all your support through the last few years, and I’m hoping we’ll have many more…

J.Crew Petite Coats – Lady Day and Stadium Cloth Peacoat

…is overwhelmed in these coats, and alterations would be costly. I’d also have to find a color that flatters my skin tone, as neither of these quite did it for me. If J.Crew were to make size p00, I might find a good fit, but until then, I’ll need to find a nice warm coat elsewhere. Petites even just one size up from me should have good luck with these, which will make me insanely jealous of your adorable coat! PS…how do you like my new giant phot…