“Rrrr Reet Petite the finest girl you ever want to meet” _Jackie Wilson(Reet Petite)
Work Smart. Reach High. Have Fun is their motto. That love for life and living well aligns with thefatgirloffashion. And because of this, I’m excited to be apart of the campaign to present Talbots’ new plus size collection. For Talbots’ it’s all about the tailoring. They have created styles to specifically compliment all the nuances and silhouettes of the plus-size shape. Within their new plus size collection, they have carved out a line just for petites.
Petite refers to stature not weight.
The word “petite” in French means “small”. In fashion and clothing, a petite size is a standard clothing size designed to fit women of shorter height, typically 160 cm (5 ft 3 in). Most people still think petite means skinny when in fact petite has nothing to do with weight. Petite women come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re a size 4 or 24. Most petite clothing is designed with shorter sleeves. Rise: Many petite pants and jeans will have a slightly shorter rise than regular sizes. Waist: To accommodate a frame that is often more compact, petite dress waistlines are often a little higher than those of regular sized dresses.
The biggest trap that women who fall into the plus status are the limited availability of those pieces that are petite. While regular sized plus clothing are often too long forcing us petites to get our clothes hemmed. This makes our clothes overall more expensive. Talbots thought not only plus size women with their new collection but the petites too.
Front Pleat Tunic With Curvy Petite Slim Ankle Jean
This is Talbots’ front pleat tunic a variation of three-quarter sleeves. Their modern take on a classic silhouette. Its pleated V-neck front popover silhouette lends a tailored touch and the long tunic length accentuates leaner, cleaner lines. In my personalized box, this magenta tunic was paired with these fabulous black slim-ankle denim jeans. Talbots say’s they are their most universally flattering fit is narrow from knee to hem. Designed with stretch, the classic slim ankle jean naturally moves with you, offering additional comfort to an already-easy style. Talbots feels it’s the flattering fit we love. For the curvy fit, these mid-rise jeans with a fly front with button closure flatters any figure from waist to thigh.
Plus Size Petite sizing Chart
Please note: Talbots’ standard plus sizes are carried up to 4x/26W.
My thoughts on the Talbots’ petite plus: This year is bringing the plus community many more options than ever before. I recently tried two pieces from the Talbot plus collection. Of course, we all know all bodies aren’t the same. All plus bodies are not the same. Talbot’s petite line is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. The denim jeans I tried are excellently made. The coloring in them (curvy petite slim ankle jean in black) are very lux. The black in the jean is here to stay. The jeans feel great against the skin. They are soft yet firm by no means will they’ll fade or fall apart after a few washes. I also appreciate the firm waistband. A weak waistband is the worst! What good are jeans you have to keep pulling up? These jeans can be worn with or without a belt and you won’t have a problem. These jeans are made well and packaged for petite plus sized bodies like mine.
I received the clothing items featured in this blog posts compliments of the Talbots, however; All opinions are my own.
FIND THE FULL PETITE PLUS TALBOTS COLLECTION HERE!
JEANS: Talbots Denim Slim Ankle Jean BOOTIES: Mine are sold, but shop similar styles:
Saint Laurent Chelsea Booties || Guess Widow Booties || Avec Les Filles Block Booties
SIMILAR BAGS (sorry, mine is sold out):
Wenang Crossbody Bag || Cairn Butterfly Crossbody Bag || Glenda Satchel
SIMILAR FEDORA (again mine is old / sold out):
Bettini Fedora || F21 Wool Fedora || Brixton Wesley Fedora
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