Why did I create this blog? (The long version) (For the TL;DR version scroll down)
Did you know that the average woman in America is 5 foot 4 inches? Coming in at just around 5 ft and 1/2 inch, (if you’re short you know how important that ½ inch is), I’m not exactly average and neither is my shopping experience. Tall ladies, I’m sure you have lots of problems too but unfortunately I can only speak from my point of view, (which happens to be closer to the ground).
Let me take you through a typical shopping experience and thought process from someone under 5 foot 5 inches so you can understand the plight of the fun-sized female. This journey can be replicated times over at almost any department store or local boutique. The experience is broken down into three parts: The Search, The Dressing Room aka The Rage and The Find(s).
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Walk into store, thumb through the racks until you find lots of things that hopefully will fit but most likely will not
Pick up multiple items that you think are dresses but then you realize they are actually rompers
Try your luck at some midis, maxis, dresses, tops and pants and pray that you walk out with anything remotely cute.
Side note: **If you happen to luck out and the store has a Petite section, just know that all of the clothes in your size will already be gone or the section will be so small it might as well have not existed at all.
The Dressing Room aka The Rage
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Once in the dressing room the fun begins (or tears, depending upon the outcome).
The Romper: either too long in the crotch giving you what I like to lovingly refer to as, “long butt” or too short in the waist resulting in the front wedgie aka camel toe. This results in a frustrated re-hanging of the outfit (Reality: it’s probably been rage-wadded onto the floor)
The midi and the maxi: we might as well just call them both maxis. When put on, the midi becomes a maxi and the maxi drags on the floor. Congrats! You are so lux, you now have a train. You casually think about maybe tailoring them but then you think, nah I’m far too lazy for that. Repeat ending result from romper try on.
Tops and Dresses: the one pro of being short is that any shirt can be turned into a dress if you truly believe in it and most times, I do. But, most dresses will be too long and hit you at the weirdest spots on your legs so you end up looking like you’re cut in half like that trick the magicians do. Translation: Not Cute.
Pants: this part is just the most fun and can go multiple ways: too big in waist, too small in butt and thighs, bunchy at the heels or drags on the floor. At this point you just resort to wearing leggings forever because: stretchy, high-waisted, and always awesome. Cut out anyone in your life who doesn’t believe in leggings as pants, you don’t need that kind of negativity around you.
Occasionally when the moon is full and Mercury isn’t in retrograde, one of the fifty things you brought into the dressing room fits and I do a little happy dance.
So now that you know what it’s like to go shopping with me, let’s get back to the original question.
Why did I create this blog? (The Short, no pun intended, version)
I created this blog to help petite females be stylish. I want to do the hard frustrating part for you and find amazing pieces at affordable prices that will make you look like a total babe. Weekly, I will regale you with a shopping story, reveal all the cute things I found, and link them here for you so all the guess work is done. I hope you enjoy reading these are much as I will enjoy writing them. This blog will evolve as we go, so if there is something you want me to write about please let me know.
Happy Holidays and happy hunting!
Rosé & Ruffles