Blogiversary Day: Looking Back at Five Years of Shorty Stories!

ShareYes, we’re five years old today!  You can find our very first post here.  Many of our earliest posts were image-free, since the site was more of a rant about petite issues blog than one that was style-related.  I wish I can get a screen capture of what the blog looked like when it first […]

Think You’re ‘Fat’? Check Out This ‘Ideal’ Size Chart from Korea

ShareIf you think “standards” in North America are too thin, you’d be in for a shock when if you compare yourself to this chart (note: everything is in metric, in increments of 2 cm and height is roughly 5′ to 5’7″) from Korea, which I discovered while reading a post from Bread, Butter and Champagne. […]

Super High Heels: Your Take?

ShareToronto style blogger Backseat Stylers recently posted about Charlotte Olympia’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection of devastingly gorgeous shoes.  While they’re very pretty to look at, practically every one of them has a super-high heel.  According to the Charlotte Olympia website, many are as high as close to 5 3/4″ (the Dolly Slingback, shown below, is listed […]

WordPress or Blogger?

ShareI’ve been thinking about moving this blog out of Blogger and into a self-hosted WordPress site for a while now. I use WordPress for my other site, DelectablyChic!, so a move wouldn’t be a new learning curve for me at all.  Moving Shorty Stories has never really been serious, but things changed over the past […]

When a Name is Too Similar…

ShareThis isn’t really a petite-related post, but today, I was speaking with a photographer to discuss the possibility of getting some professional headshots done for business/media pass purposes.  This was meant for DelectablyChic!, of course, but I also mentioned to her that I had a this site.  She tried to look me up and came […]

April Poll Results – Are Wide-Legged Pants a Must-Have For You?

ShareResults of last month’s polls are in! 44% said that you definitely would get wide-legged pants as gave a longer/leaner look  33% said that yes, but only if they were available in petite sizes  22% said that wide-legged pants were NOT a must-have as they made people look shorter Do you agree with these results?

March Poll Results – Bloggers Rule,!

Share  It seems that most of you – at 60% prefer getting fashion advice from other bloggers (especially petite ones) rather than magazines.  In fact, none of you said that you had a preference of traditional publications – probably because for those of us who are petite, magazines often give poor advice.  However, there were […]

WTForever 21: Plus-Size Problems

ShareHow typical of specialty sizing – mostly plain basics. At least F21 is doing plus sizes. They need to do something for petites too. We don’t always want to stick with the mid-ranged brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic. We want fast fashion (and decent looking pieces) too!Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Fashion/Media Challenge Follow-up

ShareThree years ago, I posted a video challenging the fashion industry to use more non-traditional models and to profile non-traditional designers (i.e. plus, petite, petite-plus). Here is the new, follow-up vid: Don’t you think that it’s sad so little has been done? Original post in previous post.

Apologies for the technical difficulties

ShareOver the past few days, shorty-stories.com has had a few issues. Since Shorty Stories has pretty much exclusively been a blog for the past year or so, we have decided to get rid of our main site. When you type in www.shorty-stories.com, you’ll now be automatically directed to our blog. All old Shorty Stories files, […]