Fitting Petite Fashions

Fitting Petite Fashions

Wouldn’t it be great to try on a pair of pants and have them fit right over all your curves?  And how about your blouse, does it gape at the neckline, is it a bit too snug over the bust, is the dart in the right place or is it missing one? Is the armhole too low, too large, is the sleeve cap too tight, and is the sleeve too long/short? Where does the shoulder end? As a petite these are some of the challenges we have. Ladies it’s time to stand up and demand what you want. If what you want is not available continue to search but do not settle any more for ill-fitting clothing. Demand what you want

Now’s the time for a long, loud yell, we want fit!fitting_petite_3

Thirty years ago, in the 80s a new breed of women, labeled-plus size but confident and secure with her size and curves, started demanding fashion for her taste level and lifestyle, and got it. Now we’re once more at an impasse. If you’re a plus size, you’ve got a fair choice, but a petite & more tha
n a size 10, we’re back in the 80s, or so it seems.

Fit Expert and patternmaker, Claudette Grant says the most common misconception about petite fashions is that they’re designed for the tiny woman 0-4. This sizing has nothing to do with anything other than your height. So a woman 5-ft-4 or under, regardless of wearing a size 2 or 22, is still a petite; & so many women fall into this category without realizing it, actually about 67% of the female population at the last survey done.

It is said that majority rules and if that’s the case, why do we have such a hard time finding fashionable, stylish clothing

Most high-profile manufacturers have a plus size line and there are even specialty stores but we’re still left out in the cold if you’re not one or the other. If you’re ready for a change, have it custom made. If you’re tired of trying on clothing that’s too long or too tight or just disproportionate to your body-or styled too young for your 50 something body, try Petite Solutions patterns, fit for the petite,designed by a petite, who knows the challenges petites face to find that (1) piece that transforms your look into what you’ve always dreamed it could be.

Pick your strongest fashion asset and concentrate on that. Do you have great legs—–show them off in a tailored pair of shorts or a pencil skirt? Do you have great skin——find your best color and show it off in draped, Grecian styles for the curves you have. Gorgeous clothing for the curvaceous, voluptuous, Rubenesque, a woman who just happens to be petite and wants options.

Claudette Grant

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