Beek Swallow Slides | $149
Repetto Cendrillion flats | $164
Mara Hoffman peasant dress | $157
James Perse cotton linen tee | $52
Rag & Bone linen tank | $52
Shopbop is offering an extra 20% off select sale items for three days with code TREAT20. Eligible items are marked and most items are NOT final sale 😉 It’s sort of hit or miss with regard to sale items, but it’s definitely worth a look through to see if anything catches your eye.
I love James Perse’s linen blend tees – they hold their shape better than 100% linen and are super-soft with wear. And I’ve had that Rag & Bone linen tank in my hearts section since I tried it on in the store at the beginning of summer – it fits well and the drape back is a nice detail. I can’t recommend Beek sandals enough (love the arch support!!), and Repetto is always a great investment if you wear flats. Finally, that white Mara Hoffman dress is lovely for late summer; it’s lined, and not so oversized you’ll lose yourself in it.
Also, have you seen Stature? It’s a shopping site specifically for ladies of a certain stature, i.e. short and small. They have some exclusive designer collaborations where items are made specifically for short/small ladies, but they also carry items that are sized “traditionally” but happen to fit shorter ladies well, like the trigger jeans by Rachel Comey:
Dusen Dusen pants sized for Stature
Clearly they’ve stocked items that are for the smaller around in addition to the short since most only go up to size 6, so that counts me out, but I still think this is a wonderful idea and resource. At least it’s a place we can go and see how “normal” sized things would fit us short ladies; I find that helpful. So many things nowadays are billed as “cropped” and some will fit short ladies well and some won’t, but it’s an interesting time to be short LOL. Still, all short ladies aren’t created equal – I seem to have a stunningly short inseam, even for a short person, so I have keep that in mind as well.
Thanks for the tip on the JP tees! I also like the idea of Stature and was able to see how a line I was interested in (Hackwith Design House) works on a petite. But, it is a huge pet peeve of mine that petite is perceived by many as one body type – short/straight body type/thin. IMHO, a petite with a straight thin body type already has so many options and may just need a few alterations to make mainstream sizing work. I’m not shaming at all, all body types have special consideration but most mainstream fashion is geared toward straight and thin, sizes 0 to 6. I’m personally a P8 or P10. It would be lovely if they could expand on the idea to include more sizes. It can be done!
Grechen Reiter says
i agree on the use of “petite” generally. in stature’s case specifically it means short and teeny 🙂
but this is a reason i don’t normally even BUY petite sizes because they rarely fit my legs right; they’re cut smaller in addition to shorter…