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 […]

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 […]

Hot Pink Pumps From the Odd Slipper!

ShareWhen I found out about Sindy Sagastume’s  The Odd Slipper, a company that specializes in shoes for small feet (starts at size 3, ladies!), I knew I wanted to try it out. Being a size 4 1/2 or size 5, I have a hard time finding shoes at regular stores.  In fact, it’s become a […]

PFC 10: Summer to Fall, TIFF Media Style

ShareSeptember is a weird time.  For most of the month, it’s still technically summer, but for a lot of people, it’s “fall” – fall, after all, begins with the end of Labour Day/beginning of the school year.  For many of us here in Toronto, September also marks the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the event […]

Video Interview with the 16th Bar blogger/Designer

ShareDon’t forget to enter our TopShop scarf giveaway!!! Recently, I sent petite blogger/designer, Frankie from the 16th Bar a list of questions to answer. Rather than sending me answers via email, she decided to respond via video! It’s a little bit long, but check it out below! (I think many stylists and fashion industry people […]

Petite Fashion Challenge #5: Brighten Up Your Work Wardrobe!

ShareFor the first Petite Fashion Challenge of 2011, I asked fellow petite bloggers and petite blog readers to put together a work-appropriate outfit that has no more than one dark piece, save for shoes, accessories and hosiery.  I actually had trouble deciding which outfit to use, so I’m going to post both: Outfit #1:  Camisole: Smartset, XS […]

December Petite Designer Poll Results!

Share In December, we asked readers whether they have worn anything from a petite-exclusive designer.  We were not exactly surprised at the results when 68% of you didn’t even know that petite exclusive designers existed.  It’s sad, I think, that they don’t get the promotion that they deserve.  If it weren’t for the petite community, […]

Henrietta Pertuz: Petite and Classically Fashionable

ShareLike most petite women, Henrietta Pertuz has had a great deal of difficulty finding clothing which fit her 5’2″ figure. Regular clothing was just not cut properly, and alterations were not always possible without paying a great deal for reconstruction. Getting tired of the difficulty, she left her job as an advertising executive to launch […]

From Alterations Needed: Industry Standard Model Looking Ridiculous

ShareI thought I’d like to draw your attention to THIS POST from Alterations Needed. Basically, what she is saying is that the model looks like an idiot because the pants are too short (they aren’t supposed to be cropped/ankle pants – they’re a PETITE LENGTH!) It’s really a WTF situation here, don’t you think? By […]

Ann Taylor no longer carrying 00P in stores

ShareStories about Ann Taylor not carrying size 16 in stores have been all over the Internet. But did you know that they’re not selling 00P either? For the exact same reason – lack of sales. The note was posted on their Facebook page today. Not sure if this is the same case with LOFT. I […]