Edited Pieces Arriving 11/10

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Oh my goodness, friends. After quietly working on this on the side for several years, it feels surreal that Edited Pieces is almost ready to share with you all. Like many small businesses, it was born out of plugging away during late nights, early mornings, and the magical moments when both babies are actually asleep at the same time. None of it could have come to life without your support, though. From all of you who filled out our initial survey years ago, to the readers around Boston helping with fit tests, to my small but mighty team supporting it all – thank you!

For our first few pieces I wanted to go back to why I started this blog 12 years ago. More than just learning how to put outfits together, it was to help myself and others feel confident and empowered despite size or stature. And I must admit, it’s the best feeling wearing my own pieces around town, and getting stopped by strangers asking about them!

At launch, we have just a limited collection of products, each handmade in small quantities. A few additional styles are in the works being tweaked and refined, and those will become available to shop on Edited Pieces as they’re ready!

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Sizing and fit

For apparel, our fit is designed to be petite-friendly with some pieces (like our upcoming knit skirt) that will work on a range of different heights. Footwear will be in sizes 4 through 9 to start. And for accessories, we offer sizing starting at XXS for belts and a narrow wrist option for bracelets.

With this being our first collection, I know we have a lot to learn about sizing. To help customers choose the right size in each style, we did fit tests on several different body types to share as a reference. Our initial size range was determined based on demand (per a survey that thousands of you helped me fill out!), and I’ll be tuning in closely to feedback for our future size offerings.

For fit reference: I’m a tad under 5 feet tall, 32-25-32, approx. 5.5″ wrist circumference and size 5 to 5.5 in shoes.

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The Launch Lineup

Our initial collection ranges from $48 to $348.

1. The Reversible Horsebit Belt

About the belt: Two timeless belts in one, our reversible belt features soft black Nappa leather on one side and textured cognac Saffiano leather on the other. The design ensures a clean, refined look with the belt tail neatly concealed rather than flapping around. For ultimate versatility, the buckle is detachable from the strap, and will be interchangeable with future belt styles that we release (color suggestions welcome)!

We partnered with an incredible belt maker that has been crafting belts for 15 years, with strong attention to environmentally responsible processes and material traceability. Their leathers are sourced from LWG certified tanneries and finished in-house. I have spent many a late night facetiming with our contact at the factory, who has patiently taught me about the art of belt making and helped perfect this belt after a dozen rounds of revisions.

Sizing: XXS to XL. This is meant to be worn higher at the natural waist, so some fit testers took one size up from their usual. Please take the time to measure your waist and compare it to our belt sizing chart that will be on the site! If you plan on wearing it lower near your hips, or if you plan on belting it over blazers and coats, consider going 1 size up.

I’ve been living in denim and solid colors, and this belt has been the perfect finishing piece for pulling everything together. I also love it over a dress, workwear, a blazer or a coat!

2. The Nora Bracelet, Constance Necklace, and Gemma Hoop Earrings

I don’t wear much jewelry for a multitude of reasons. My ears are super sensitive to both materials and weight. My wrists run on the narrow side, and many pieces fit too loosely or get in my way while typing.

For our launch jewelry lineup, we worked with a New England business where jewelry-making has been in their family for generations. My picky self is definitely not the easiest customer, and they were fantastic in addressing my above concerns, and helped refine simple yet elegant pieces that elevate everyday outfits.

We made the fun Gemma earrings light as a feather and hypoallergenic, and just the right size to catch the eye without being too large. The gold Nora Bracelet (comes in 2 length options) hardly ever leaves my wrist, and is one that I always get compliments on. The Constance necklace is beautiful with just a simple white button-down or tee and jeans. All of our jewelry also comes packaged in a gift-ready box and pouch, designed by Nick.

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3. The Duo Coat

For our first coat, we went with an oversized midi style rather than tailored, since I have had better luck over the years finding the latter. I just love the easygoing look of an oversized style, draping wool coat, but so many of the ones I try from mainstream retailers are comically long or overwhelming.

About the coat: Our extra versatile Duo coat is handmade using luxurious double faced wool. It’s completely reversible so you get two classic coats in one, and looks effortless worn either open or belted. Our coat partner is a small, women-run factory that has specialized in crafting wool outerwear for decades. Together we went through 6 rounds of samples before ending up with a unique piece that we love.

This has been my everyday coat all season, as it pairs easily with workwear, nighttime looks or leisurely weekend outfits. I usually wear mine open with the belt removed, like a thick coatigan.

Material: Our double faced wool is made of two layers of wool fused together (with no separate lining) and hand stitched. The coat is medium in weight, meant for layering.

Cut: A relaxed, oversized cut with room to layer over thick sweaters or a blazer. When unbelted, the silhouette is straight along both sides.

Sleeves were cut to be petite-friendly, so may fit full length or bracelet length depending on the wearer’s body type and arm length. I love that they can be cuffed to show a peek of the reverse color. Most fit testers 5’2″ or below found the sleeves to be full length. For taller fit testers, it varied from bracelet to 3/4 length depending on the wearer’s arms.

Sizing: XXS – Large. XXS on me has plenty of room to layer, and my mother in law is wearing size XS (she is 5’2,” 34-28-36, size 4 to 6 in other brands). Stick to your usual size for a similarly oversized fit, or go 1 size down for a closer fit. If you’re typically in between two sizes, I would recommend sizing down.

Fit testers who were curvy or had fuller busts preferred to stick with their usual size (rather than go a full size up, which made it too roomy in other areas) but note the coat will have less overlap in the front for wearing closed and belted.

Care notes: The coat comes folded upon arrival, so just hang it up and wear it a few times for the folds to come out. Or use a garment steamer (do not iron). I have found that the drape on this coat becomes better with wear!

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72 Comments

  1. Miu @meetinghalfway wrote:

    Congratulations Jean – Your Edited Pieces items are all so YOU!! Each item is classy, beautifully crafted, timeless & quality. I can’t wait for having them all as my staples!!

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  2. Lara wrote:

    Beautiful collection. Where is the coat made, please? Is it made in the US?

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  3. Sarah-Jayne wrote:

    Congratulations! I absolutely love that you include measurements for each of the models, it’s such a game changer when trying to get a sense of how the items will fit.

    I live in Canada these days so am waiting for international shipping with bated breath (although I know it might be a way off)! Until then, thanks for everything you do with Extra Petite – your advice has been a godsend over the years.

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  4. Sara-Ann wrote:

    Congratulations on an amazing opening day! I was so excited to get the belt, but it sold out before I could purchase it. Do you have any estimates on when you may be restocking it? Also, I just love your blog and all of your recommendations.

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  5. Sophia wrote:

    Congrats! I’m so excited about this launch with finally clothes that lead with petite ladies first. It’s been such a struggle over the years to find clothes that I love and are versatile.

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  6. April Barnes wrote:

    I can’t believe it….I missed the email and everything is sold out! I hope you get more in…I am devastated. It was only two hours that I had checked….must have sold out fast!

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  7. Janet wrote:

    Beautiful collection Jean!

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  8. Sonia wrote:

    Thank goodness I bought the belt as soon as I saw the email! Looks like the XXS sold out quickly! I imagine you’ll be on the cover of some business and fashion magazine by this time next year!

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  9. Congratulations Jean! So excited to receive my coat!

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  10. Jessica wrote:

    Just wanted to say Congratulations on your new line! And I want to you thank you for included measurements of the models and their sizes— us petites come in so many shapes! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what else you have designed! Cheers to you and your team!

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  11. Beth wrote:

    I just got the launch email and bought that horse bit belt so fast! It’s beautiful, and I’ve been wanting one like it for years. Congratulations, madame CEO, on starting your own line. As a fellow shrimpette, I’ve been living by your fashion advice for many years with beautiful results and am so grateful for everything you’ve taught me. Thank you for all you do. I know your new label will be a big success, and I can’t wait to see what pieces you’ll come out with next!

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  12. Christina wrote:

    Knowing your long history of attention to detail when it comes to petite fit, clothing quality, and timeless fashion, I am beyond excited to save up for these special pieces you’ve created and shared with us. Thank you for being such an inspiration both professionally and personally. I am constantly in awe at how much you are able to accomplish!

    Just out of curiosity, any plans of expanding to petite men’s as well (either on your blog or with edited pieces)? My husband has always had difficulty finding clothes to fit him and I so wish there was a male version of you to help him find his best self like you did for me!

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  13. Candy wrote:

    Hi Jean – Congratulations on this! Everything looks amazing! I love the belt and the coat. Just a small question on the belt: if I order XS, can I still use my own hole puncher to size it down? I wanna wear it both on my waist and on my hip. Thank you.

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  14. lia wrote:

    looking forward to the release! For future belt colors, I’d be interested in a dark green or a bright red!

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  15. Jeannie wrote:

    It looks so nice! I have been telling my husband for YEARS that there is a gap in the market for petite professional clothes. I’m so excited for these pieces!!

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  16. Elle wrote:

    I knew this would be lovely, but am just overwhelmed by how amazing Edited Pieces is! My holiday wish list is just everything in this post. Best wishes — hoping this is the smashing success that you deserve!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  17. Kristen Wight wrote:

    I have literally been refreshing the Edited Pieces site waiting to purchase! Yay!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  18. Naomi wrote:

    I am SO EXCITED! I absolutely LOVE the versatility and design of your products! I am anxiously waiting for the launch – with the tab on constant refresh.

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  19. Tatum wrote:

    I’m sooo ready Jean and I am so proud of you!!! I am getting the coat, and belt for sure. What time are you going live on the website?

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  20. Jessica Y wrote:

    Congrats, Jean, on making your dream a reality! So excited for all the pieces made for the petite ladies. They all look amazing and I can’t wait for the launch!

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  21. Tara wrote:

    That coat is just gorgeous!! I cannot wait to purchase from the launch. Congratulations to you Jean to make it all happen especially with two kids is a true feat. Much love to you and your family, -Fellow Mama <3

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    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So appreciate your kind words and support, Tara!

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  22. Kackie Cohen wrote:

    How exciting that the launch is almost here! I can’t wait to shop! Congratulations!

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  23. Monica wrote:

    Congratulations, Jean! The collection looks classic and chic, just like you. I can’t imagine the hours you’ve poured into every detail, especially with two little ones. I’ll have my eyes peeled for when the shop opens!!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Monica! It’s certainly been feeling like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, but so worth it now that we’re about to launch xx

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  24. Jewel wrote:

    Jean!! We’re in the final stretch before release. This is sooo exciting!! Can’t wait to support and purchase some pieces. My narrow wrists are eagerly awaiting more arm candy!!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So grateful to have this wonderful community to share my excitement!

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  25. Pia wrote:

    I love all of the details and work you have put into this. And thank you for working with small businesses.

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Pia! The businesses we’re working with have been amazing with all of our rounds of tweaks and changes, so grateful for them!

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  26. Karen wrote:

    Can’t wait to purchase! I have been following you for years and it’s made shopping decisions so much easier. I pretty much just buy whatever you recommend because mostly, we have the same size and taste in clothes.

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      You’re so sweet, thank you Karen!

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  27. Col wrote:

    Congratulations Jean! This is so exciting– hooray for more choices in petite fits!

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  28. Tina wrote:

    The reversible coat is an absolute game changer!

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  29. Sara Lindsey wrote:

    Congratulations! These all look beautiful and with your attention to detail will be stunning, I’m sure!

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  30. Gwen Kennedy wrote:

    Jean – I echo every single comment and congratulations before me! I am beyond thrilled for you, thrilled for a woman-driven and petite-focused Boston brand, and look forward to exploring each and every item that you offer! If your descriptions in this blog post, and your thoroughness over the years, are any example of what the site holds, it will ensure so many happy customers! When I launched my bag brand and sourced all materials in NE, leather, fabrics, and findings, and manufactured them on the South Coast of MA, it was with so much pride that I used the talent and craftsmanship that has been in state for generations. I honestly, am so over-the-moon that you are Boston based and using area talent! Congratulations on launch day! 🙂 -Gwen

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  31. Liane wrote:

    Hi Jean!

    Where can I buy your pieces? I’m excited!

    Thanks,
    Liane

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Liane, they’ll be available on editedpieces.com in just a bit! We’re ironing out the final details on the backend of things and products will be available today! If you visit the website now you’re able to sign up for the newsletter and we’ll be sure to send an email as soon as it launches

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  32. Lerin wrote:

    How exciting! I absolutely love your blog and am really excited that you have started your own line for petite ladies. I can’t wait to see everything. Well done!!!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  33. Rosanne wrote:

    Congratulations Jean! I’ve been reading your blog since it’s infancy; it was a post about minor alterations of garments for better fit that brought me to you. Even tho I am on tall end of the size spectrum, we share fit woes and your blog has been an inspiration to me! This next step feels very natural! Congratulations! Love all the launch pieces and i can’t wait to order that belt!

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  34. Gowri wrote:

    Congratulations! I had an eye on that belt since you started wearing. It’s beautiful! Reversible Coat for petite is awesome.

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  35. Emily wrote:

    I can’t wait Jean!! I don’t wear bracelets for the same fact that I have a really small wrist. Forget even trying on an Alex and Ani bracelet. I’m so happy to know that you are releasing a brand made for us petite women. I just can’t wait to start shopping and supporting your business!

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  36. April Barnes wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    I can’t put into words how excited I am for you and this new line. I want one of everything! Thanks so much for your painstaking attention to detail, it will pay off! Congratulations!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, thank you April! It means so much

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  37. sue gottlieb wrote:

    Congratulations on pursuing your passion and bringing your dreams to fruition (while raising two children!). Your selections are sure to be among my favorites and I’m so glad you have provided another resource to purchase quality, yet reasonably priced clothing. Good luck, although I’m sure you won’t need it!

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  38. Erika Moretz wrote:

    Gorgeous pieces! I can’t wait for the launch! As a fellow petite woman with narrow wrists and sensitive ears, I may have to purchase all of the launch items. Also, as a woman in her first trimester I hope you are able to add some maternity-friendly pieces soon as well!

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  39. Shari Krishnaratne wrote:

    So, so, so gorgeous. The coat looks so chic and comfortable. Waiting for international shipping 🙂

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  40. Maureen wrote:

    I’ve been looking for YEARS for a nice bracelet that fits my slim wrist. The hunt is over. So excited for the launch tomorrow! Congratulations!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  41. Kit C wrote:

    This is so exciting! It would be super awesome if you could one day expand to wide sizes in shoes – I see so many cute classic shoes and booties but they’re often too narrow or tight for me and I have to stick with casual shoes.

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  42. Kathryn C. wrote:

    TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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  43. Mariana wrote:

    Been looking forward to this launch! 🎉🎉🎉Good luck. I will baptize my new closed with this lovely coat. I hope when I wake up, PST time, there will be some left. Any chance you will have any pop stores in Boston during thanksgiving or the holidays?

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Mariana!! No current plans for a pop up, but I’ll be sure to share if that changes!

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  44. Natalie wrote:

    Bravo, bravo, bravo! I love the thoughtfulness and attention to detail that has gone into this collection. I am so excited for you as you launch this new venture. Will definitely be a customer!

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  45. So excited for this launch and for you! I love all of your ideas and thought that went into each item.

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  46. Amy wrote:

    Congratulations Jean!! Everything looks so beautiful. Thank you for making petite-friendly clothes. I know you are just starting out, but will there be a return option in case we order something and it doesn’t fit quite right? Thank you!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  47. Betty wrote:

    Jean!!! Huge congratulations to you!! Each of these pieces look amazing, crafted with great thought and care. Having lived in Boston for a few years, I love that select pieces were made locally. And as someone who is typically minimalist and prefers classics and neutrals, I can’t wait to buy everything!! Wishing you the best success with Edited Pieces!! 🙂

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      So thankful for your continued support, Betty!

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  48. Erina wrote:

    Hi Jean!

    Congratulations on your own line!
    I’m so excited and happy for you!
    I am looking forward to your pieces !

    I love how you styled with your mother in law. It is so sweet.

    Thank you always for useful information on clothes and kids stuff.

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  49. Fernanda wrote:

    OMG, Jean! This is so exciting! I loooove this post, the outfits and the pics with your mother-in-law.
    I can’t wait to get my hand on that belt! Every item is beautiful I’m so happy for you and I wish you all the success!
    Congratulation on this amazing achievement!
    Love,
    Fernanda

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    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much, Fernanda! It was very fun to be able to include my mother-in-law, she was a natural 🙂

      Posted 11.10.21 Reply
  50. Angela wrote:

    This is so exciting! Congratulations!!! Thank you for making clothes that are stylish and flatter the petite bodies!

    Posted 11.10.21 Reply

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