Sick of hemming your pants? Try Petites!


The typically cited definition of Petites is: Women under 5’3. For those of you who always need to shorten your pants or jacket sleeves, the relief of finding a petite line that fits can be overwhelming. But when this does happen, going home the day you make a purchase (or when it arrives in the mail) and wearing it right away leads to immediate satisfaction! Let alone saving the $$$ you would normally need to shell out for alterations.

Many brands offered by Shop It To Me carry Petite lines, and you can include Petite sizing options as part of your profile. So what brands carry Petite lines? Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, and Banana Republic are among the most well-known. Also be sure to select Theory, Juicy Couture, Michael by Michael Kors, C&C, Design History, A.B.S., Tufi Duek… I think you’ll be pleased with the selection!

Our Trendsetter serafina, a petites focused blog, gave some advice. Editor-in-Chief Lisa Connelly said, “My petite readers love Theory, BCBG, Macy’s INC, Raven Tailored, AprilMarin, Rag & Bone, Rebecca and Drew, LA Made, Ksubi, Joe’s Petite Provocateur Jeans, Trina Turk, Kasil, Karen Zambos, and Fernanda Carneiro. The list goes on, actually, which is great news for us petites! In general, the designers I recommend tend to run shorter or smaller in the shoulder, arm, waist, and leg. My advice? Find the brands that work for you and stick with them!”

Located in sunny Los Angeles, Lisa stands 5’4″ and is a size 00P. “Living in LA, I am continually inspired by our superb selection of designers and brands. And I’m devoted to helping my fellow petites find designer clothing that fits!”

We’re thrilled to have Lisa and serafina on-board as part of Trendsetters!

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