Anthropologie Expands Petite Section Online?

ShareIs it just me, or has Anthropologie’s petite selection increased over the past couple of months?  There are 24 rows of items if you click on view all and eight pages if you want to view 24 images at a time.  This is an improvement, considering that at one point, they didn’t even have a […]

Trina Turk for Banana Republic, Part 1: The Pisces Top

ShareOne of the items I purchased from the Trina Turk collection that Banana Republic recently released was the Pisces top.  I had thought about getting it in the warm combination (pinks, oranges and yellows), but decided on the cool version (turquoises, greens, blues, etc…) as it was more of a contrast than a compliment on […]

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 […]

Mad Men Banana Republic Collection: Petites Available This Time!

Share The number one complaint for the last Mad Men Banana Republic Collection collaboration that launched in August 2011 was the lack of petite sizing.  This time, however, is a different story.  The collection, which has fewer pieces this time (and no shoes), includes petites in pretty much every item (except the cardigan – the […]

Petite Models Should Be Petite: December Poll

ShareLast month, we asked readers: “What should be the maximum height for a PETITE MODEL modelling for a PETITE LINE?” I was not surprised that an overwhelming number of you – 73.4% – said that petite models should actually be petite (5’4″ or below).  Some allowed a one inch leeway (after all, regular runway models […]

What? No Size A, Joe?

Share Size B is the smallest size of tights Canadian brand Joe Fresh sells, fitting women who’re 5′ even to 5’6″ and 110 lb to 140 lb.  While 5’6″ at 110 lb is very skinny, 5′ even at 110 lb is pretty average for that height.  It’s as if they’re considering more average-heighted skinnies, but […]

Petite Size Promotion Must Come from All

ShareLast month, Shorty Stories asked readers this question:  Do you think companies do enough to promote their petite sizes?  Results are in, and we are not too surprised. Out of all of those who were asked, over half, at 58% believed that companies weren’t doing enough – they might put information on their websites, but […]

J.Crew No Longer Charging Duty to Canadian E-Orders

ShareAfter public outcry from angry Canadians, we will no longer have to pay a second duty charge when we order items online! This is good news not only to people who don’t live close to Yorkdale, but also guys, petites as well as anyone who wants to order from Crew Cuts, their kids’ line. As […]

Petite Fashion Challenge #8: Spinning a Favourite

ShareI’ve had the BCBG dress for nearly 7 years and has been a staple (along with my Banana Republic wrap dress) every summer.  Normally, I’d wear it like the picture below (please excuse the weird light…) Dress: BCBG, XSP (circa Spring/Summer 2004) Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, size 5 For the challenge this month, I decided to […]

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 […]