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Petite Size Clothing

Updated on April 5, 2011
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Glendon and his wife have led church ministries, conducted empowerment seminars, and travelled to faraway places on business and vacation.

When we talk about petite clothing we are usually dealing with sizes 0-12 for ladies who are 5'4" or less in height. Ladies in this range, like their plus size friends, may experience difficulty finding the right fit, or end up buying clothes that are designed for teenagers.

Ladies, please don't beat up on me for this one:  there are many shoppers who know darn well that they are no longer petite but waste time in the petite aisle because of ego.  And the perceptive sales clerk would do well to handle such cases very sensitively.

Again, like their plus size fellow travelers the petite lady may very well end up meeting their wardrobe needs online. Petite shoppers will eagerly testify of the ease and convenience of online shopping.

Even so the petite shopper would do well to heed the following tips.

1.  Smaller prints are preferred for petite clothes.

2.  Go for vertical stripes.

3.  The illusion of height is created by wearing skirts or dresses that end just above the knee.


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