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Petite Fit Guide: Improper Fit of a Juniors Top on a Petite Woman

…I went back and found the same one in navy blue, bought both, and wore them maybe a total of 3 times before I was so annoyed with the fit that I stuffed them in a drawer, never to be worn again. Besides the too long straps and my clever (not) idea to just yank the back down to keep them up, can you see what else is wrong with the fit of this tank? Answer after the jump. If you guessed the bust detail placement is wrong…you’re right! The main reas…

Comfy Petite-Friendly Bralettes To Work From Home In

…for a cozy petite-friendly fit, and feel free to leave your faves in the comments below. Tip For Bralette First-Timers: If you’re going from a traditional padded bra to a thinly padded or non-padded bralette for the first time, you may need some time to become acclimated with your own natural shape. Padded bras have trained our minds to see smooth round mounds as the de-facto bust shape for GENERATIONS. When you step down to a less padded bralette…

Introducing Hemmed

…tched petite women come together in the most helpful and positive online community I’ve ever seen. The lengths women have gone to help one another in the Altera tions Needed Forum is inspirational, and the petite blogging community has blossomed into a lively little corner of the web. The petite online community has been so fantastic and helpful, I’d like to see it grow beyond the niche within a niche it’s in, and help a broader range of petite wo…

New Businesses Throwing Their Hats into the Petite Fashion Ring

…e those! The 16th Bar – This new designer has been Twittering the petite community recently, so some of you may have come across this site already. It seems to be only a blog at the moment, but a few garment photos can be found in the “Collections” category. Emyloo Shoes – More petite shoe offerings for the small footed in sizes 2 – 5.5. Founded by Emily Krause, a 4’11” petite with a size 4 shoe, this site has some promise. From the photos, I see…

Fit Review Friday – J.Crew Petite Swing Trench & Sale Sweaters

…blades in a way I’m not too enthused about. I’d also prefer the sleeves slimmer, a tad shorter (would probably fit better if the shoulder wasn’t so big on me), and the torso slightly slimmer. Reviewers of the regular sizes have mentioned it runs a size large, which seems about right. I’m betting someone a size larger than myself would look great in this, but I just don’t love it on me. The fabric is a thin cotton poplin, so it’s crisp, but very, v…

Petite Gap Tees – Fit Review Friday

…so I ordered a few options to try out. If you’re looking for v-necks or slimmer silhouettes, they have those too! On to the review… Gap Linen Stripe Tee // Size xs *40% off with code WOW (thru 11/9). I can’t pass up trying a relaxed stripe tee in linen! Unfortunately, this tee isn’t available in petite, which would have been a better fit on me, but the regular size is an option for those who like long and slouchy. I’m a fan of this thin stripe pri…

Petite Weekend Guide – 1/14/11

Check out the petite community getting some love from InStyle Magazine! If you didn’t read already, Alterations Needed and Extra Petite got a mention in the February issue of InStyle Magazine, on news stands now! I’m really excited that the petite community is getting some recognition from such a large, national publication. If you’re visiting Alterations Needed for the first time from InStyle Magazine…welcome! Be sure to check out the petite cl…

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

…questrian 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 recently asked for more ways to wear the Ann Taylor LOFT petite equestrian trousers… I recently purchased LOFT’s Petite Equestrian Pants because I saw how wonderful…

Petite Holiday Gift Guide

…4. Sewing machine with lessons – Give a petite a tailor, and she’ll have hemmed pants for a day. Give a petite a sewing machine and teach her a basic stitch, and she’ll have hemmed pants for a lifetime! (How’d you like my poor attempt at a modern day interpretation of an ancient Chinese proverb?) 5. The Little Bra Company Petite Bras – A favorite of petite bloggers. Only for A & B cup girls at the moment, but C cups are coming soon! 6. Gift cards…

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

…I’ve been searching for decent fitting shirts in the check pattern since summer. It’s been like a several months long Goldilocks storybook, too big, too long, sleeve cuffs too wide, checks too small, checks too big, fabric too flimsy…the list goes on and on. I figured I’d post this in case anyone else was on a similar journey, and looking for an affordable option in a decent fit, albeit, not perfect. The first time I tried the J.Crew Petite Perfec…

Petite Dress Form

petite dress form with similar measurements? I’d love to hear where you got it! Disclosure – Clicking or purchasing through the links in this post may yield commissions for AlterationsNeeded.com. See the Alterations Needed Disclosure for more details….

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

…ht 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 are some very petite H&M skirts…