Extrapetite.com is run by Jean, a size XS Petite in many brands of clothing. Yes, her size is enviable. But she is very knowledgeable about putting together her outfits and what alterations are needed to make her and others look polish and professional. I am a working mother who just prefers to throw on the closest jeans and a tee shirt even for work. I know I have to make myself more presentable at work. I appreciate Jean’s classy outfits that can guide me to a new direction for my outfits.

What sets me apart from Jean is I’m a “petweeny”. I am not necessarily petite as Jean. But I’m not always sized as Regular. I’m 5’6″, 128lbs (on my good days) and on certain clothes I wear a Small Regular or a Medium Petite. For pants/jeans, I wear 6 Regular or 8 Petite. I do find differences in length with the sizes especially my favorite shopping store/site Loft.com.

Small Regular Tops – More fitted from Bust of Waist, however the length of the top is longer probably to Mid-Butt.

Medium Petite Tops – Shorter in length to the Hips, slightly looser fit

6 Regular Pants – Longer in length, an extra 2 or 3 inches in length (could be due to my short legs), waist band fits just right. Though I do find Loft Low Rise Skinny Jeans tend to sag in the back after wearing for a few hours.

8 Petite Pants – Looser waist (THANK GOD), just right in Length, unfortunately the front Hip area is more baggy and looks odd.

Size 8 Petiite in Incense Khaki

This looks totally different from the model on Loft’s site:

Pictures from Loft's Website

It is a shame. This pair will probably go back or I will probably exchange for a 6 Regular and hem the pants. It isn’t a thick heavy corduroy, very light weight and soft. I really like the feel of it. Glad I took a pcture of it or else I might have never known.


Author: dietingfashions

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

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