I've received many questions regarding The Limited Petite line, so am excited to finally talk a bit about their new offering. The Limited introduced petite sizing last month in many of their core items as well as seasonal pieces. I learned that their core "Collection" suiting line uses the same fabrics and colors season after season, so you can mix-and-match pieces over time (why more businesswear brands don't do this is beyond me!). These coordinates are also currently on promo for buy-1-get-1 free. I chose this Collection blazer in a versatile light camel shade, plus filled a gap in my wardrobe for a leopard pencil skirt. It's been tricky to find a print that isn't too far on the wild side - the coloring on this one is just right for multi-season wear, and the length helps keep it professional.
Sizing for the petites line ranges from 00P / XXSP (which appear to be going fast) to 12P for certain items like suiting and skirts, and 0P / XSP to 12P for items like blouses and dresses. I found the sizing to be consistent with that of other American workwear brands, so would suggest ordering your usual size.
For fit reference, below is the skirt and Collection blazer before any styling or adjustments. The jacket fit well for a professional suit on my 5 foot tall frame, especially in the shoulder width, button placement (right at my natural waist), and length (right at the hips). The back view is also flattering. The sleeves hit about an inch past my wrists.
The skirt, as expected for me in this size, sat lower on my hips. Since I have a longer torso and want to lengthen my leg line, I had the skirt taken in 2" down the back center zipper, which effectively raised the waistline and brought up the hem to hit above my knees. I wore both pieces for full days of work and am happy to report the materials are comfortable and don't wrinkle.
Measurements, for reference:
Jacket in 00P: 13.5" across shoulders, 15" across armpits, 14" across waist, 23" sleeve length, 20" torso length. Two working pockets, fully lined.
Skirt in 00P: 13" across waist, 17" across hips, 19.5" length. Black waistband and black-trimmed working pockets. Material is a slightly embossed textured fabric. Fully lined with invisible back zipper closure.
Currently petite sizing is online-only and cannot be returned to stores, but The Limited is offering free return shipping for all petite merchandise.
This post was sponsored The Limited.