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Petite Fashionista

Welcome!

Petite Fashionista is a personal fashion and style blog for petite women (5’4 and under) that brings you all the latest in petite friendly clothing, petite friendly designers, small shoes, petite celebrities and everything in between.

A little bit about me:

My name is Becca. I’m 5’3 on a good day. I grew up in Langley, WA on an island, yes, you read that right, an island just North of Seattle in the beautiful Puget Sound where driving your car onto a ferry boat to get somewhere was normal. When I was young all I could think of was “get me off this island”. Now that I’m off, all I can think about is going back — it’s weird how life works.

I’ve always had a strong passion for fashion, art and shoes (can’t forget the shoes). I studied Visual Communications at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve been married to my amazing husband for three years now and we recently moved from Seattle, WA to live in sunny (and sometimes slightly sticky) South Florida. After working in the footwear industry for a while I decided I needed a change. My husband has always worked in online marketing and after starting our own business, I decided to follow my passion for fashion by blogging as well.

Feel free to browse through my site. You can find me on TwitterPinterest, and Facebook, send me an email at becca@petitefashionista.com or simply fill out this contact form here. I’d love to hear from you!

xx Becca

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What is petite?

The term “petite” is commonly misunderstood. Many people believe that petite = short and slim but this is far from the truth. Being petite has nothing to do with weight and instead, everything to do with height. In fashion and clothing, petite is a standard clothing size designed to fit women of shorter height, typically 5’4″ or shorter. Regular clothing is designed for women who are at least 5’5″ tall which means regular size clothing will not properly fit women who are shorter than this. If there’s one thing you should know, fit is EVERYTHING. If something doesn’t fit properly, it’s not going to do you any favors.

Here’s a video from my friends at The Petite Shop to help break it down: