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 […]

J.Crew’s ‘Hen Sweater’: Cute or Just Plain Silly?

It kind of caught my attention because it’s different from what J.Crew typically sells.  Featuring a hen in a beret, the cute-looking sweater comes in two colours – navy (with a cream-coloured hen wearing a baby pink beret) and camel (or acorn blue, with a blue hen wearing a hot pink beret), sizes XXS to […]

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UK’s Ted Baker uses Petite Models? – UPDATE: The Model is 5’10”

ShareUPDATE: Looks like it’s a typo.  I just got a note from the people at Ted Baker who said that the model is actually 5’10”.  Too bad.  It would have been nice to see a non-celebrity petite model! Diverse body types should encompass EVERY SIZE, including height, not just curvier women! This is the first […]

Full Skirts and the Petite

ShareI recently purchased two full skirts, one from Femme de Carriere, a Montreal-based clothing store with office-friendly clothing (both casual and formal) and another from a Kate Spade outlet in Niagara Falls, New York.  Some people think that  these skirts can overwhelm a petite frame, but it really depends on the style (e.g. how much […]

An Interview with Ann Taylor PR Director, Andrew Taylor

US-based Ann Taylor recently announced its Canadian launch and will be opening two Toronto stores this fall, one at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and another at the Eaton Centre downtown.  DelectablyChic! had the opportunity to interview the chain’s PR director, Andrew Taylor to speak with him about what we could expect when the first store opens… [Continue Reading]

BCBG Dress for a Bat Mitzvah

ShareThis weekend, my husband and I drove down to Rochester, NY to attend his cousin’s Bat Mitzvah.  Though we’ve been married for nearly two years and together for close to seven, this was my  first bat mitzvah service – I had attended many receptions before.  It was a weekday service at a Reform temple, and […]

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 […]

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 […]