I gave up. After months of hunting unsuccessfully for a new petite-friendly winter coat, I finally succumbed to the cold. It was minus-22 today, with a windchill of minus-27. And I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I went into a nearby store, which sells outerwear by a range of Quebec designers, and bought a… Read More I gave up: The not-so-petite winter parka
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?
The disappearing petites section Of all the frustrations I have with being short in a tall person’s world, clothes shopping is probably the worst one. With so many retailers getting rid of their petites sections in recent years, it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s harder than ever for us shorter women to find clothes… Read More Why being petite in Canada is so frustrating
It’s a running joke — with a lot of truth to it — that Montrealers need a different coat for every 10 degrees of temperature. While our winters can be bitterly cold, they can also be unexpectedly mild, and everything in between. I have an ultra-warm puffy coat for the really cold weather. And a… Read More The Little Red Riding Hood Coat