Did you know that there’s more to being petite than just your overall height? Vertical balance is the proportion of your body that is above, below or at your waist. Depending on your proportions, you might have a very even vertical balance, or you might be proportionally longer in either your top half or your… Read More Petite fashion challenge: Short torso
It’s a sign of these strange times we’re living in that the only new clothes I’ve purchased in the past several months haven’t been clothes at all, but the ubiquitous accessory of 2020: The face mask. With a growing mountain of evidence that homemade face coverings or DiY cloth masks can help significantly reduce the… Read More Face masks for petite faces
When J. Crew announced this week that it was filing for bankruptcy protection, it was just the first retail domino to fall. The retail fashion industry was in trouble long before COVID-19. But the forced shuttering of stores and economic standstill in the past two months was the last straw. Clothing sales fell by 50%… Read More What will petite shopping look like post-COVID?
I’m a petite who also happens to be pear-shaped or A-shaped. What that means is, I have proportionally narrow shoulders and wider hips, which leads to my overall shape suggesting the letter A. When you have narrow shoulders, clothes won’t drape or hang properly. Add to that being short, and most of the time, clothes… Read More Petite fashion challenge: Narrow shoulders
The news this year that retailers like Amazon might be banning shoppers for returning items too often launched a huge media storm and sparked a debate about how many returns, exactly, constitute “too many”. Does returning 20% of orders count as excessive? How about 50% Or 80%? Are there different categories of items where it’s… Read More Retailers banning customers for excessive returns?
Pockets! They’re the rallying cry by women everywhere. An equality issue if there ever was one. For decades now, men’s clothing sported useful, spacious and functional pockets, enabling them to carry all their stuff with them, while we women have had to make do with handbags and purses because our clothes lacked this feature or… Read More The quest for pockets that function and flatter
A narrow dilemma So, here’s the thing about my feet: They’re narrow. Very, very narrow. Like, not even on the charts narrow. Or, more specifically, I measure out at an AA on the ball of my foot, and a AAAA on my heel. Yeah, I didn’t even know that feet came that narrow. But they… Read More Wearing heels with narrow feet: My secret weapon
Ahhh, bra shopping: the bane of most women’s existence. Finding that perfect bra is somewhat akin to finding the holy grail; we all keep looking, but many of us have conceded that we’ll never find it. Studies estimate that nearly 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Most of the time, it’s because… Read More Bras in small band sizes
Rant time: Why doesn’t anyone make a proper winter coat in petite sizes? A good winter coat is a major investment. A really good one will run upwards of $500-$600, with the top brands running upwards of $1000. It’s something you can expect to wear every single day for months on end, season after season.… Read More Rant: Why don’t petite winter coats exist?