adventures in petite sizing

22 Nov

I try my best to post something every weekday but sometimes blog ideas just don’t come to me. Although I started this blog with the intention of writing short blurbs about something I learnt that same day, I found that I didn’t really have “good” stuff to share each day because although I do learn something new each day, it isn’t necessarily something the you might be interested in knowing.

But since I’ve left this post so late in the day,  it’s gonna be a short (and random) post.


Today I learned that ordering petite sizing in clothing (if you’re petite, of course) makes a huge difference! A lot of sweaters, cardigans and jackets in regular sizing are pretty much always too long for me whether it is the body length or the sleeve length. I’ve been reading petite fashion blogs lately and am realizing the importance of good fit for petites. My current black jacket makes me look like a big balloon cause it is clearly too big for me so I was on a quest for a petite affordable wool jacket. I found one online at Old Navy because they were having an 50% outerwear sale so I figured, why not (take a crazy chance…I imagine that very few of you will get this reference)? Petite sizing is not found in stores but I tried on the regular jacket in-store and the sleeves ended mid-hand. I ordered a black peacoat in Petite and the difference between Regular and  Petite is amazing! The length actually ends at my hips and the sleeves end just below the wrist.

So moral of this story is to buy clothes that actually fit and are suitable for your body shape. If you have a short torso or short arms, try petite sizing and save on tailoring.


4 Responses to “adventures in petite sizing”

  1. kiran November 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    heheh h.duff

  2. Canadianpetite November 28, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I didn’t realize Petite sizing is hidden in there. I wish they would just have a separate section for Petite sizing. Thanks for pointing it out. On the other hand, that’s one more place to shop at — not sure yet if that’s good or bad.

    • shannon November 30, 2011 at 12:33 am #

      I know! I wish Old Navy and Gap had petite filters or something on their sites. Only certain products have it. I managed to find the jacket I mentioned in petite and a really cozy cardigan in petite. It really is hit or miss.


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