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, 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, you’ll now be automatically directed to our blog. All old Shorty Stories files, […]