Thank you to the anonymous reader who let me know the Dedham mall Anthro now carries petites! I’m not there too often, but apparently it’s one of the more “happening” shopping centers in this region – saw signs for a new Neiman Marcus last call, AT, Madewell, and more interestingly, a Uniqlo coming soon. Now about this top…I fell in love with the darling scallop details and slight peekaboo back, which adds a little something while still fully covering up bra straps. It comes in two solid color choices plus windowpane and floral prints, in both regular and petite sizing. The fabric is soft and comfortable, and the cut is breezy for the rapidly approach summer heat.
This top is on sale for over 40% off with most sizes remaining online and quite a few in-store. The fit is designed for someone short-torso’d or short-waisted. Looking online, the unsatisfied reviews are from women who either found the waistline to be too high or the length too cropped, which means this could work well for shorter ladies. I would say the length and waist placement of the regular sizing is very similar to petite sizing tops from other brands.
Fit reference: I tried on the regular XS, the petite XS, and the petite XXS. The regular and petite XS fit very similarly in torso width, but the regular was longer by 1 – 2″ with lower waistline placement. I liked the length of the regular XS but it fit wide on me throughout with neckline gapping. The petite XS was still loose, just shorter. One size down in the petite worked nicely but I wouldn’t recommend the length of this size for anyone over ~5’1.” If you normally wear petite XS or above, I’d suggest trying the regular sizing for the length you’re typically used to.
Material is a stretchy, light to medium weight with crepe-like texture. The quality in my opinion is good with all the scallops done evenly and reinforced on the backside (lord knows it takes patience to do these little scallops right…I’ve yet to attempt a DIY again after making this tutorial!). The peplum waistline has elastic to accommodate some expansion after meals. Material content is 70% cotton, 28% poly, and 2% spandex. Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry and reshape.
Measurements of XXS petite: 13″ wide shoulder to shoulder, 14.25″ across armpits, 14″ length from top of shoulder to waistline, 22″ total length.
I had worn this outfit with my beloved Ferragamo Vara shoes, until I noticed I was walking with a bow on one foot and just a lump of dried glue on the other. Thankfully I found the rogue bow and scrounged up enough tape to make it home to Nick’s shoe repair services. I’m hoping the issue was just due to the vintage condition (I estimate mine were at least ~ 15 years old) and not a common occurence.