I find it difficult to find clothing to fit my petite figure (I am only 5”1’ tall, I grew since last time I mentioned my height). A lot of places do not sell petite clothing and was excited to see that The Limited was starting to sell petite clothing. The Limited petite line introduces the line last month but is only available online. I wish someday The Limited will sell their petite line in stores. Currently, I did not try any of their petite line. I am planning on soon to order a few items from their petite line.
The Limited I feel caters more for the working women but I think some of their pieces can be dressed down. They sell petite suits, which can be difficult to find. Especially for tiny petites and petites that wear larger clothing sizes. For petites that love to dress casually, they do sell petite sized t-shirts.
Why did The Limited decided to add a petite range: The Limited was getting demands from petites to make petite clothing. The company decided to lesson to customers, since they will be buying the clothing. After all, clothing companies are trying to make money.
Petite versus Regular: The Limited designed their clothing to fit petite proportions. A lot of elements of clothing fit have been altered to fit a smaller frame. Here is what
Suits: “Proportioned shoulders that fit smoothly”. In other words the shoulders are smaller than on their regular size suits. “Shorter sleeves (no bagging at the wrist). Shorter inseams so hems fall where they should.”
Skirts: “Waistbands that sit at your waistline. Shorter hems fall in just the right place”.
Ankle Pants: “Shorter pant rise. Inseams & hems designed to hit just where they should”.
Jackets: “Proportioned shoulders that fit smoothly”. The shoulders are smaller versus of the regular line. “Shorter sleeves (no bagging at the wrist).
Dresses: Neckline & armholes that sit in the right place”. The arms holes are raise higher in order accommodate a shorter frame. “ Waist placement is raised proportionately. Hems shortened to hit just where they should”. In other words a mini dress should hit mid thigh.
Tops: “Proportioned neckline and collars, shorter sleeves (no bagging at the wrist).
Denim: “ Proportioned waistband fit just right”. In other words the waistband is taking in compared to the regular line. “ Shorter rises (no bagging), knee breaks that hit in the right place”. The knee placement should hit at your actual knees. “ Shorter inseams so hems fall where they should”.
Sizing: I think The Limited has a large variety of sizes. In their pants they sell petite 00 to 16. Some of The Limited pants start at a size 0 to 12. Some tiny petites may be sized out. The Limited sells their pants in short and petite. The short length, I believe is sold in stores.
The Petite skirts start at a size 0 to a size 12. I wish The Limited sold 00 for some petites that wear that size clothing. Some tiny petites may be sized out or require a lot of alterations.
The Petite suits start at a size 00 and goes to a size 12. Some petites that wear larger clothing sizes will be sized out. However, I was glad to see The Limited selling size 00. A lot of petite brands do not sell 00.
As far as tops and sweater it starts at a size XS to XL. The petite dresses start at a size 0 to a size 12 or sizes XS to XL.
Overall, I think The Limited sells a large variety of sizes. However, I wish that the Limited sold more sizes in 00. Some tiny petites will be sized out of some of The Limited petite clothing line.
Shipping: The Limited shipping is 8.95 for orders under $125. This seems to be standard shipping. Ann Taylor Loft and Ann Taylor both I believe shipping is 8.95 for orders under $175 or $150 (I cannot remember).
Return: The petite clothing items must be returned online only. I wished that The Limited accepted clothing in stores, which means that you may luck out in finding petite sizes in store.
When I try The Limited Petite range, I will probably do some reviews on their clothing. I know clothing items fits us all differently.