Although mass produced clothing allows lower prices, the quality can suffer. Sizes are lumped into either small, medium, or large without any regard to the fact that not all women are the same shape or size. However, handmade clothing has been making a comeback, and has been growing even bigger thanks to the help of websites such as Etsy.
A haven for handmade and vintage goods, Etsy is filled with made to order clothing by individual fashion designer. And the best part? Everything is custom made. Even better is the fact that some shops even allow custom tailoring to your measurements. In other words, it’s a petite gal’s dream come true. While there are thousands of petite friendly shops on Etsy, below are 5 shops to get your started.
Specializing in retro-inspired clothing, Michy Lou’s designs are simply dreamy. Drawing inspiration from vintage clothing, Michy Lou manages to capture the romance of vintage while still maintaining a modern appeal. Michy Lou’s line includes day dresses, formal wear, and accessories. While the accessories are ready to ship, everything else is custom made to order and based off your measurements, so there’s no need to worry about clothes that are too baggy or too long for your petite frame.
Self-described as “boho meets classic minimalist”, Loft 415’s designs are exactly that — simple yet chic. But being fashionable isn’t this shop’s only incentive. The shop is 100% American made, as their choice of fabrics, threads, and materials are all made in the USA. As for the fit, you’ll be glad to know that they carry petite sizing! With an option to choose length (extra petite to petite) separately, there’s no need to worry about something being too small or too long.
Shani and Adi is a handmade fashion jewelry from Israel that has been in business since 2012. Their collection of bracelets feature adjustable clasps which are perfect for petite women with small wrists. The shop also feature items like anklets and chokers.
Lacuna Fit produce leggings that will revolutionize your petite wardrobe. Their leggings (made for the gym) are designed with the petite, athletic woman in mind to flatter curves and give the perfect fit. The sweat-wicking material will keep you dry, while the pockets can store your essentials away, allowing you to focus on your workout. They’re made from 75% polyamide and 25% elastane for the perfect stretch, and have a 25″ inseam.
Sew Wildflowers makes maternity gowns in a variety of sizes, including petite lengths. During checkout, you can provide your sizing details (such as your bra size, upper arm circumference, and height) to ensure your gown fits you perfectly.