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 #14: Holiday Emergency

SharePetite Fashion Challenge #14 is: Holiday Emergency – Style your travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand, hosted by Couture Coco. If I check in luggage, I either pack a carry-on with two changes of clothing plus emergency underwear and cosmetics, just […]

Beauty of a Woman or How I Came To Accept My Petiteness

ShareI’m shorter than my mother.  This is a rarity, especially for first generation Canadians with immigrant parents.  You’re pretty much expected to be taller than your mom.  When I was a little girl, I expected to be around 5’6″ or 5’7″ – one to two inches TALLER than mom.  Never happened.  I reached my current […]

November 2011 Poll Results: Most Would Get Custom if Affordable

ShareLast month, we asked our readers whether they’d ever contact a designer to get something custom made.  Results were not too surprising.  Almost everyone, at almost 92%, said that they would if it were affordable, while only 8% said that they wouldn’t, only because they didn’t have model’s body type (i.e. tall and very skinny).  […]

J.Crew’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

ShareJ.Crew presented its Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the first time yesterday. The colourful collection consists of J.Crew’s usual pieces of tops, pants, skirts and dresses in vibrant colours in time for warm weather (I kind of like the paisley pencil skirt (though the length is just a tad too long, even […]

June Poll Results on Petites and Body Image Campaigns

ShareREMINDER: Don’t forget about our Scarf Giveaway!!! Last month, Shorty Stories asked: Why do you think petites are excluded from body image campaigns? 13% said:  Many celebs are petite, so it isn’t a real “issue” 24% said: Because most activists aren’t aware of petite issues 20% said: It’s not activsts who aren’t aware, but petites […]

Stats and Measurements on Style Blogs: Helpful or Harmful?

ShareREMINDER: Don’t forget to enter our TopShop scarf GIVEAWAY!!!     Refinery29had an interesting post about body positive sites yesterday.  Bloggers who run these sites post pictures of themselves, often in bathing suits and record their measurements.  Many are arguing that these sites do more harm than good, since it encourages readers to compare themselves to […]

Partial Shopping Ban and More Frequent Outfit Posts

ShareI am on a partial shopping ban for the next few weeks.  This means I can’t buy clothes or accessories until June 30.  I am allowing myself to buy one item to give away to the 500th Facebook “liker” for DelectablyChic! (info about that coming soon) and make-up. While on the shopping ban, I’m also […]

Lula Lu Lingerie’s Kallie Bralette

ShareReleased in March, this gorgeous bandeau-styled brais non-underwire and extremely comfortable for those who don’t want to wear uncomfortable wiring. At $56, the bra comes in light ivory, mulberry as well as black. Sizes 32AAA to 36A. There is also a matching lace boy shorts (S-L) at $32. The bra and panties, as well as […]

Petite Issues and Fashion Bloggers

Share Shorty Stories blogger, CynthiaC wearing Allison Izu denim.  Allison has a petite-focused/exclusive denim line.  This picture was from a post originally posted here. I don’t blame non-petite fashion bloggers and writers for being ignorant, but it’s really sad to hear these people talk about height as if it’s a non-issue.  Sure, it may not […]