Clothing labeled as petite is cut with that proportion in mind. Compared to standard items, you'll often find narrower shoulders and shorter inseams. So whether you're a size 00 or a size 16, if you're shorter, the petite section is worth a look. This way you've got a fitted base with an outer layer to balance — all without sacrificing shape. Sizing doesn't always make sense, even with retailers that have specific lines for petites. So when shopping, don't look at sizing tags, look at measurements.
Petite women often have petite feet, so they need small shoes that are seldom available in small sizes at local retailers. Here are 9 online sources for women who need to buy small shoes for petite feet. Shoe styles offered include heels, wedges, platforms, sandals, and flats. Cinderella of Boston, a specialty retailer of small shoes, offers women's sizes There's a good style range from boots to high heels, and a paper catalog is available. If you've been shopping in the children's shoe department, you can find the women's shoe size equivalent here. The Little Shoe Shop at 71 York Street in London sells small shoes online as well as in the shop, ships worldwide, and offers a paper catalog as well.
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One of the most frustrating items to find is a pair of properly-fitting ski boots. See, ski boots are an investment. The adage among skiers is that you date your skis and marry your boots. But boots are a lengthy, frustrating purchase, often involving multiple rounds of fittings and customizations. Once you get them right, you should be able to wear them for years.