A Note To Readers: Thank You For Reading Shorty Stories!

ShareAs you may have noticed, Shorty Stories has not had new posts from this site in several months.  I have decided to concentrate on my main site, DelectablyChic! and sister site, The DelectablyChic! Closet, which has been featuring my outfit posts for the past few months.  At first, I was planning on featuring body image […]

Luxury Petite Fashion Has Arrived: Introducing The 16th Bar

Share Finally, a luxury line has arrived for petite women 5’5″ and below. The 16th Bar, led by 4’11” designer Frankie Ortiz, presented its debut collection in Los Angeles late last year. Currently only available online, but with plans to open brick and mortar stores, the collection consists of skirts, dresses and jackets and features […]

Time for a Blog Makeover?

ShareI know, I know, it sounds like I’m just doing what everyone else is, but after 5 1/2 years, I feel that Shorty Stories is getting a little tired, even after moving it from Blogger to WordPress.  When I first started, it was, of course, a “ranting” site to get people talking about petite issues.  […]

June Poll Results: Most Like Seeing a Mix of Models and Celebrities in Magazines

ShareFirst of all, apologies for the delay in posting the June results as well as the July poll – being out of town and then immediately having out-of-town guests is a lot of work!  Last month, we asked readers whether they preferred seeing models or celebrities in magazines. We were not exactly too surprised with […]

Poll Results on Maxi Dresses and Skirts on Petites: Yay or Nay?

ShareLast month, we asked you whether you thought that maxi skirts and dresses worked well on us petites.  We were a little bit surprised about the results – didn’t think that there’d be an even split between a “definite yay” and NO (both at 32%).  My question to those who think long, period is bad […]

We’re More Likely To Buy From Those Who Reflect Us: Ben Barry

Share Toronto based model agent, Ben Barry is featured in this video discussing how models that are similar-sized/look like the consumer would more likely attract said consumer. Well, DUH! We want to see what something looks like on us. One reason why I, as a petite woman, prefer celebrities over models. While most celebrities have […]

April Poll Results on Body Image Activists and Petites (and Giveaway Recepient)

ShareLast month, we asked our readers: Do you think anti-size zero activists understand that zero can be a “real” size for petites?  The results were definitely not surprising: While 31% of you believed that body image activists only had issues with tall, size zero models, 23% of you believed that they don’t quite understand the […]

Petite Fashion Challenge 15: Pinterest Faves

SharePetite Fashion Challenge #15, courtesy of  Long Live Classy, asked readers to recreate an outfit from Pinterest a closely as possible.  I have to admit that this was a hard one.  First I had to find a pin that I liked AND it had to work with what I had in my closet!  And because […]

March 2012 Poll Results: Petite Sizing Ownership and You

ShareLast month’s question asked you what percentage of your closet is made up of petite sizes.  I was NOT surprised to find out that for many of you, it occupies a good chunk of your wardrobe.  33% of you said that petite sizing occupied 80% or more of your wardrobe (I guess this means there’s […]

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 […]