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WHERE TO FIND THE COMFIEST, PETITE-FRIENDLY LOUNGE PANTS

Recently one of my readers asked where to buy petite lounge pants. I have to admit it’s not a category I had shopped for in a while so I decided to order styles from some of my go-to petite brands like Old Navy and Athleta. I also tried out some lounge pants from L.L. Bean, which I completely forgot carries petite sizes. Keep reading all the way to the end because there’s a wild card option listed :)

TOPSHOP PETITE DENIM REVIEW

Denim has always been a hard category for me to shop since my hips curvy relative to my waist. While I’ve always been a huge fan of Topshop because they have a petite section, for awhile I was hesitant to try their denim because the legs looked to skinny on the hanger! Recently, I tried on some of their petite and regular denim styles to see if any would work well for my body type. If you've been hesitating to take the plunge as well, I'm sharing my thoughts and recommendations on the fits they offer below.

EVERLANE SWEATERS REVIEW

It’s starting to get cold in NYC again, and it means that it’s my least favorite of year. I’m not a fan of cold weather because it means having to wear sweaters. I’ve always found sweater shopping to be a challenge because of my body type. Sweaters never seem to fit quite right and are often too tight around my hips. In an effort to help make your sweater shopping experience easier, I’m sharing my thoughts on some Everlane sweaters that I recently tried out.

REFORMATION FALL PETITES REVIEW

Over the past few years, Reformation has been on again off again with their petites line. Happy to see they are on again for the time being. Being able to buy petite sizes, means that you can actually find pants and midi length dresses/skirts that are the proper length. In this post, I’m reviewing their fall petite styles as well as a few petite-friendly tops from their main line.

PETITE BRANDS YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF

Does anyone else ever get in a shopping rut? Lately, I’ve been wondering where else to shop for petite-clothing. Generally I stick to the same brands that have worked for me in the past, but lately I haven’t been feeling as excited when I’ve gone shopping or looked online.

So I decided to order from new brands I had never tried before to see if there was anything good out there I was missing out on. The four brands that I ordered from were: Fashion Union, Petite Studio NYC, Monteau and Love Scarlett.

SUMISSURA CUSTOM DRESS REVIEW

Similar to eShakti, Sumissura offers clothing that’s made to your measurements. I wanted to give them a try and see if it was better than what I’d find in the petite section. The process was pretty simple, I picked out the style of dress and fabric I wanted. Then they asked me to input several measurements and my dress arrived a few weeks later.

EVERLANE AUTHENTIC STRETCH DENIM REVIEW

After hearing rave reviews from my sister about Everlane’s Authentic Stretch denim, I decided to head to their store and try it on for myself. As someone who generally has a hard time finding jeans that fit, I was overall pretty impressed by their products. In addition to their Authentic Stretch jeans, Everlane also has their original denim line they launched prior to Authentic Stretch. Between the two lines, I was definitely a bigger fan of their Authentic Stretch styles because they fit me better in the waist. Sharing my thoughts below on a few of the styles!

ESHAKTI CUSTOM JUMPSUIT REVIEW

Jumpsuits can be a tough category to shop for when you’re petite and pear-shaped! The most common issues I run into are the legs being too long or the hip area being too tight. In the past, I’ve mostly shopped in the petite section to find jumpsuits. While this usually fixes the length issue, it doesn’t always fix the fit issues I experience in the hip area. So I decided to try out having a jumpsuit custom made to my measurements from eShakti.

WHERE TO FIND DRESS PANTS WHEN YOU'RE PETITE & CURVY

It’s been awhile since I’ve had to wear dress pants. I probably have worn them since I was working at my first job out of college for Macy’s. Dress pants have always been a difficult category for me to shop for because of my curvy thighs and bum. At times I’ve found it challenging to find pairs that fit properly and are also flattering. (Also doesn’t help that I’m shortie too).

Recently, I had a reader reach out about where to find petite-friendly dress pants. Since I hadn’t shopped for a pair since college, I had to hit the stores to see what was out there. Overall, I had the best luck with J. Crew’s dress pants, which kind of made sense because that was my go-to store in the past. However, if you are looking for more affordable options - Old Navy is a great place to look.

Keep on reading below for my fit reviews of the styles I tried on :)

MY FIRST STITCH FIX BOX!

I’ve always wanted to try out Stitch Fix and recently decided to give them a try. Stitch Fix is definitely a nice alternative to shopping at stores in NYC, which can always a little bit crazy. (Those of you who live here know, going to Zara at 2pm on Saturday is pretty much always a bad idea because the dressing room lines are out of control!)

When I signed up for Stitch Fix, the first step in the process was filling out a style quiz to share the clothing sizes I generally wear and my style preferences. Definitely make sure you carve out some time to do the quiz portion because it’s probably took me about 15 minutes. Once I completed quiz, all I had to do was schedule my “fix” frequency. Not gonna lie, I have ton of clothes in my closet right now so I picked the quarterly frequency for the time being. However, I can still change the frequency or cancel whenever I want.

My box arrived about 2 weeks after scheduling the quiz. (So if you’re on a time crunch, this might not be the best option for you.) I received 5 items in my box out of which I legitimately liked 3 of them. However, I knew the FIT test would be the real determining factor in terms of what I ended up keeping.

THE COMPLETE REFORMATION JEANS REVIEW

When I saw that Reformation launched their denim line last fall, I got really excited! Especially because they offered petite sizes! (Lol us short girls know how tough it is to find jeans that aren’t too long.) Since this review has been super popular on my website, I decided to transition this review to cover all the main denim styles Reformation carries on a regular basis. Would love to hear your comments below about what styles are working for you guys.