Advocacy

Why are there no petite models?

As inclusivity has increasingly become trendy in the fashion world, we’ve seen designers look to diversify the models showing their clothes. The runway has become more inclusive over the past number of years, featuring plus-sized models, disabled and differently-abled models, more models of different ethnic backgrounds, transgender models, senior citizen models… but the one thing… Read More Why are there no petite models?

Advocacy

When heightism is deadly: PPE putting petite female healthcare workers at risk

I haven’t posted much to this blog since the start of the COVID19 crisis. Like most of you, I’ve retreated into my bubble of panic and loss during these unprecedented events. We’ve been struggling with job losses, income losses, health issues, and deep anxiety and despair about the future. Yes, it’s likely that mass retailer… Read More When heightism is deadly: PPE putting petite female healthcare workers at risk

Fashion

The basic white tee

When you’re petite, finding a basic item of clothing like a t-shirt can be an exercise in frustration. Most tees in regular sizes have all kinds of fit problems on petites, especially short-waisted petite pears: Shoulders too wide, necklines too low, body length too long, fitted waist too low, leading to unattractive bunching up at… Read More The basic white tee