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Old 09-07-2013, 02:19 PM
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I am five feet tall. It is awful. I can now fit into smaller sizes, but that doesn't matter if things don't fit right in other places.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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One of the sites they mentioned at the bottom of that article looks pretty interesting, for petite, tall, or plus sizes Shop Women Next time I need a dress, I think I'll order from them.
Great site!

I love how you can customize lengths, types of sleeves, etc.!

Seems odd that they don't offer any pants.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I am five feet tall. It is awful. I can now fit into smaller sizes, but that doesn't matter if things don't fit right in other places.
At least you can take them in/hem.
You cannot add length and rise to fit my 5'11" frame.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:33 PM
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At least you can take them in/hem.
You cannot add length and rise to fit my 5'11" frame.
True, but I shouldn't have to! It's not like short women are rare. Plus, it's not always just a hem issue. A lot of things just don't fit right. The petite sections only have clothes geared toward middle-aged/older women. Apparently if I'm short I must be 50-60 years old and love tapered legs and elastic waists.

That said, I do have sympathy for you. It must be frustrating to be on the tall side.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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At least you can take them in/hem.
You cannot add length and rise to fit my 5'11" frame.
That's true. A good tailor is my best friend to shorten sleeves, pants, etc. if I cannot find "Petite" size in something.

However, when I was a teenager and wanted to be a "real" model besides local Bridal Expo shows, department store bridal, formals and prom gown shows, etc. (my "secret" was Frederick's of Hollywood giant heels under the long gowns) I would have sold my soul to the Devil to trade my 5' 3-1/2" for your 5' 11".
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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The fashion industry has always worshiped at the altar of the ultra-thin.
I don't feel that size 8-12 is unreasonable for most people.

I can fit in all of my wife's jeans, much to her chagrin.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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True, but I shouldn't have to! It's not like short women are rare. Plus, it's not always just a hem issue. A lot of things just don't fit right. The petite sections only have clothes geared toward middle-aged/older women. Apparently if I'm short I must be 50-60 years old and love tapered legs and elastic waists.

That said, I do have sympathy for you. It must be frustrating to be on the tall side.
That's true depending on the type of outfit.

Dept. store petite sections can be awful. It's better to find websites that offer their "regular" sizes in petite sizes also.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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At least there ARE petite sections.... something is better than nothing.

If I were 4 inches shorter, clothes shopping would be so much easier!
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Old 09-07-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I don't feel that size 8-12 is unreasonable for most people.

I can fit in all of my wife's jeans, much to her chagrin.
That's irrelevant. You should have access to flattering clothing whether or not people think your size is "reasonable" or "healthy" or whatever.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:02 PM
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That's true depending on the type of outfit.

Dept. store petite sections can be awful. It's better to find websites that offer their "regular" sizes in petite sizes also.
That's true. I've just never been a fan of ordering clothes because it's a hassle if they don't fit. I will probably just have to get over it and try something new. LOL
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