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Petite Fashion Challenge: A Petite "Don’t"

…k these work for two reasons: 1) They are a neutral color, similar to my skin tone, so they don’t stand out too much. 2) I have a short torso and long legs, so it’s harder to make my legs look stumpy, petite or not. It’s all about body type! See the rest of the entires hosted at Extra Petite here: (See all the Petite Fashion Challenge entries) More outfits with the Ann Taylor LOFT pencil skirt: Review – Goodies from the LOFT Friends and Family Sal…

J.Crew Petite 9″ High Rise Toothpick Jean Review

…Hello, Framboise mentioned in the comments she’s had similar luck with the J.Crew petite high-rise jeans. Intrigued and lured in by this gorgeous distressed charcoal wash, I gave them a try. I ordered the J.Crew Petite 9″ High-Rise Toothpick Jean in Charcoal Wash, size 23 petite, and my measurements can be found here for reference. Full-Length: With An Ankle-Cuff: Expecting a skinny jean, I found these to fit like more of a straight leg, which was…

Nautical Sequins & Crew Cuts Denim

…earlier in the day, I had on grey skinny jeans, but then a little box from J.Crew arrived. Inside this box were items that had piqued my interest ever since Jean posted about her success with Crew Cuts pants and the ingenious adjustable waistband. I saw online that the Crew Cuts denim had the same adjustable waistband and were toted as smaller versions of their toothpick jeans, so I thought they were worth a try. These are size 10 Crew Cuts Toothp…

Review: J.Crew Petites Suiting

…ld fit smaller. The city-fit is the pant with the lowest rise available at J.Crew. I also ordered the matching jacket. Here they are on me: Petite city-fit stretch wool bistro pant, size p0, $138 and petite stretch wool two-button jacket, size p0, $23 Holy cow! Look at those pants! As you can see, the suit is quite large, and so I did not consider taking it to my tailor. The jacket might be alterable as it is a nice length, and the sleeves fit wel…

Why Must They Put Petite Jeans on Tall Models?

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 Groupe representative contacted me regarding the usage of tall models to model petite clothing for Gilt Grou…

Q&A: Petite Stylist – Trina Gupta

…questions about what it’s like to be not just a personal stylist (awesome job!), but a petite personal stylist! We met at a cute little cafe on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles and chatted for almost two hours! Wearing an adorable black and grey sweater dress, tights, and purple suede heels, she was not only stylish, but amazingly nice. We chatted about shopping, styling, clients, fit, and even discussed our favorite tailors. So, without further ado,…

Petite Clothing Resources

…ers that carry petite sizes, further broken down by special sizes (xxs and petite-plus), petite-friendly brands, and companies that carry small shoe sizes below size 5. Outfits: Browse through my outfit posts for shopping finds and styling ideas. Sample Size- Interview Series: Peruse through this interview series with petite ladies of all shapes and sizes. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from writing this blog and introducing the Alterations Nee…

Sweater Weather (and J.Crew Petite Sweaters)

…eeping in, and I can finally bring this J.Crew petite merino cardigan out. J.Crew has made petites for a while now, but new this season are petite sweaters. Also new this season is the return of the short, grandpa style v-neck cardigan! These things have just kept getting longer and longer every season, but this year J.Crew made me very happy with two short versions…one in cashmere and one in merino. Cropped v-neck cardigans are my favorite for a…

New Petite Online Store: For Petite Sake

…, 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 the difficulty of fitting petite figures. I wrote…

Review: Gap 1969 Jeans in Size Petite 00

…w. Next, the Perfect Boot Jean in Dark Wash: Jeans: Gap Perfect Boot, size Petite 00 Just look at that baggy thigh in the side view photo! These were also a little big in the waist. Next, the Curvy Jean in Saturated Dark Wash: Jeans: Gap Curvy Jean, size Petite 00 These were also big in the waist and thigh/leg. Next, the Long and Lean Jean, in Medium Wash: Jeans: Gap Long And Lean, size Petite 00 Long and lean, these certainly were not. Baggy in t…

J.Crew Merino Chiffon-Placket Cardigan – Size XXS

…rdigan, Weathered Wood & Gold, size xxs Top – H&M, size xs Skirt – J.Crew Wool Bell Skirt, size 00 (on sale) Belt – Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Belt, size xs Tights – Nordstrom B.P. Frenchi, size s/m Shoes – Cole Haan Carma suede pumps, size 35 (similar) These cardigans caused a petite buying frenzy after this item review in the Alterations Needed Forum. These cardis are on sale at J.Crew, and when coupled with the promo code MUSTHAVE, come…

Petite Weekend Guide – 1/14/11

…Or, get 15% off $75+, 20% off $100+, and 25% off $125+ with code SAVEBIG. J.Crew – Extra 30% now 40% off final sale items and free shipping on $150+ with code MUSTHAVE. Be careful, it’s final sale, but the chiffon placket cardigan is marked down to $18 after discount and these cashmere cardigans are sold out in sale colors in size xx-small, but available in other sizes for $48 or $60 depending on the color. LOFT – 40% off your entire purchase wit…