Monday, December 31, 2007

What's in a name?

Sorry I didn't post yesterday — I had the opportunity to run in a road race and spent most of the day traveling back and forth to that (running is my way to always fit into those new jeans!)

Anyway, I read this article the other day. A woman wrote to this columnist asking for help finding petite clothes in a size 8 or 10, and the writer responds with a column that focuses on finding small sizes that do not necessarily come in petite (She does mention in the first paragraph of her response that things need to be altered often if you are petite).

But the assumption that petite means slender is a common misperception. The official definition of petite (courtesy of is: a woman, short and having a small, trim figure; diminutive.

These days, with the growth of America's waists, I think petite lines should keep the larger, shorter woman in mind as well as the smaller girls and women out there.

What do you think? Should the definition of petite include larger-sized women?

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