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Petite Crop Flare Denim

…I’ve personally tried, own, and love. Frame “Le Pixie” Every jean from Frame labeled “Le Pixie” is a petite fit, so the ones you’ll want are the “Le Pixie Mini Boot”. I have a pair in white as well as the dark wash grey worn above, both in size 25. Madewell “Demi Boot” The Madewell Demi Boot comes in some great petite fits and washes. I have these in black (which I LOVE) and a dark blue wash (doesn’t get as much wear). I can wear a petite 23 or p…

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…

Petite-Friendly Guide To Black Friday & Cyber Monday

…de FRIDAY. Shop Shop there for: Blazers and outerwear, but they have pretty much anything your preppy heart could desire. Cute sleep sets. Madewell Up to 50% off with code VERYMERRY. Shop Shop there for: Petite denim! Petite Studio NYC 30% off sitewide. Shop Shop there for: Petite clothing with a vintage inspired twist. I personally like their coats this season. I find them to run a little generous in their sizing….

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…

Fit Review Friday – Banana Republic Petite Fall Arrivals

…!), but ultimately think I need a sleeker silhouette on myself. Maybe a slimmer torso and cut-away hem?. Either way, I love the idea and won’t stop trying this style until it goes away or I find one that works. The approximate measurements of size Petite 00 are as follows: Shoulder: 12″ (black) – 12.5″ (pink) Bust: 15.5″ (black) – 16″ (pink) Waist: 16.5″ (black) – 17″ (pink) Length: 26″ Banana Republic Petite Destroyed Black Skinny Jean // Size Pe…

Petite Bras

…y size, and handed over my credit card with great enthusiasm. I highly suggest you do the same. Perfectly Fit Tailored petite lace push up bra, figleaves.com The Calvin Klein Petite bras are available online at: I have not tried this brand, but my next petite bra purchase will most likely be from: http://thelittlebracompany.com/ Other petite bras are available at: http://www.lulalu.com/ Join the discussion on petite bras on the forum: http://forum…

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…

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 clo…

Summer 2009: Banana Republic Petite XXS

Banana Republic added some new merchandise for their summer collection in size petite XXS recently, and there were a few items I was interested in trying out. So, I put in an order of items in a few different cuts and fabrics, got free shipping for using my Banana Card (free shipping on orders of $100 or more), and had a little BR fashion show. Most of the items are going back, just because they’re not my particular taste, but I got a gem or two…

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….

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…