Petite women now have a shopping site just for them!
"The exquisite detailing and intricate beading on this white and blue jeweled number makes this skirt a statement piece all on its own. This high-waisted beaded skirt is an absolute gem, a guaranteed head-turner AND is perfect for your petite proportions. No chopping off precious details for this piece! The blue and white beading detail makes it easy to match with multiple tops."
"This baseball silk shirt is the perfect blend of simple elegance and sporty fun. Designed with a scooped collar and loose fit, this top is perfect for petites because the shoulders hit your body spectacularly, the sleeves are cropped and the hem falls at the hip – all necessary to compliment our petite proportions. Exposed zipper in the back makes it easy to get in and out of the shirt and adds a bit of edge to this classic top. Perfect for work, a chic day look or a night out!"
"We all know that finding a Maxi dress as a petite is practically impossible. That’s why we love that this maxi is super fashionable AND petite friendly. The bodice, which is made out of super soft cotton, is a deep V-neck that elongates the neck. The straps are made for a petite torso, ensuring you don’t reveal too much or have to get them shortened. Plus the racerback detail is super complimentary and sexy! The silk skirt of the dress has two knee-length slits on the sides, which allows you to show off a little leg. The print is bold but, because of the plain black top, it does not overwhelm your petite figure. Despite the print being reminiscent of a tropical summer feel, we are confident this dress can carry to fall because of the muted black and white colors."
"The leather addition to this pencil skirt brings edge to an otherwise boring, innocent skirt. Petites will love this super soft skirt because it is perfectly proportioned for our petite frames with the waist and hemline falling in just the right spot. A lining in between your skin and the soft leather fabric of the composition keep you feeling comfortable in all kinds of weather throughout the year."
"These dark blue skinny jeans have a 3-inch panel that runs along the side. Since these jeans are made with the oh-so-petite-friendly inseam of 29”, they’re are proportioned for your petite frame. The material is super soft and stretchy, ensuring it hugs in all the right places. Faux front pockets give you the ultimate streamlined look."
"This leopard print shirt dress is a perfect work outfit that breaks away from the normal pant suit. The print is bold yet small so it won’t overwhelm your petite proportions. The sleeves, hitting the right spot on your shoulders and falling a few inches shy of your wrist, are very complimentary for petites. The dress has a natural V-neck opening so it elongates the neck. The scoop hemline is the perfect length for all petites. We recommend styling with a thin belt at the waist to add more shape to the outfit. Great for petites of all shapes since it's a lose fit."
"This high waist style hugs your body to accentuate your best assets and hide your not-so-favorites. Wear with a shirt tucked in for a clean look. Or wear with a shirt over the waist if you prefer. Back exposed zipper provides easy access and an edgy look to the jeans. Customers have raved about these jeans, saying, “It feels like you’re wearing Spanx!” And that’s something all women can appreciate!"
"We fell in love with this dress as soon as we saw this “feathery” print and the neon orange detail on the collar and sleeve! So we were thrilled when we saw that the shoulders and the ¾ sleeves fell in the right place as well that the hemline measured a right length for petites. For shorter petites (5’2” and under) the length should be work appropriate. For taller petites, we recommend sticking to wearing this on a night out as it may be too short to wear in a professional setting."
"We love a silky button-down that has a lot of personality. The Sylvia Silk Top is composed of a super lightweight fabric. Able to be worn tucked or untucked, this item is petite friendly with a hem falling right at your hips and the sleeves sitting in the right place on your shoulders. The hidden placket in the front maintains a minimal appearance. Pair it with a camisole to keep warm in cold weather or leave it as it is for warm weather. This blouse can be dressed up or down for any occasion. 100% silk. Seen here with Mackenzie Shorts."
Caroline Alvo is one of those women. In fact, Caroline is a part of the 7%, she's 4'9" and like most petite women, struggled to find clothes that fit. "I speak with my tailor more than I speak with my own mother," Caroline remarked when we spoke to her. "It was impossible to find clothing that didn't require a tailor so I decided one day to start a website that sold clothing specifically for petite women."
Gambita is Caroline's vision. Gambita literally means "little shrimp" in Spanish. Caroline got this nickname from her husband. The entire site sells clothing from vendors that create clothing that are not only stylish but will fit the petite frame of women who are used to shopping in the kids section.
Check out Gambita for yourself to see a the story, the clothes, and more all aimed at helping more than fifty million women.
We asked Caroline to share a few of her favorite pieces found on Gambita and why they their fit can make all the difference. Click through the gallery above to see all nine!