Tag Archives: petite

  • TLBC Fashion Focus | Designer Spotlight

    Designer Spotlight | Carolina Alvo

     

    In honor of TLBC Fashion Focus week, we are highlighting one our favorite petite designers, Carolina Alvo!

    Carolina Misan Alvo is the founder of  ‘Carolina Alvo’, a fantastic clothing line featuring fresh and elegant pieces that will fit and flatter the petite frame to perfection!

    As a true petite, measuring in at 4’9, Carolina truly understands the frustration that comes with shopping for a petite frame. Unsatisfied with her options and taking matters into her own hands, Carolina launched ‘Carolina Alvo’! With a clear vision and the determination of a born entrepreneur, Carolina has founded a company that not only creates perfectly petite pieces, but also works to inspire and empower petite women everywhere.

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    LBC: How did Caroline Alvo become what it is today?

    CMA: I am 4’9” and shopping has always been a nightmare for me. I always wished for a better shopping solution but was never able to find one, even in the petite sections of major retailers. So when I was unexpectedly laid-off from my job in January 2013 I decided that it was my chance to see if I could create the shopping savior I had been looking for. I initially started the company as a petite retailer where I brought together petite and petite-friendly designers all in one store. Ultimately I decided to move away from that business model and create my own brand because I wasn’t able to find enough designers that made great clothes for petites. I took all the early customer feedback and created Carolina Alvo as a source for essential pieces that every woman needs in her closet that can take her from work to weekend and everywhere in between!

    LBC: What is the inspiration behind the new collection?

    CMA: Feedback from my customers plus the amazing businesswomen I have gotten to meet throughout my many years of living in New York are definitely the inspiration behind my collection. I had so many customers write to me saying “I need more petite basics,” “I’m 50 years old and I want to wear something age-appropriate, but hate the boxy pant suits available in petite departments!” I took this feedback and thought about the inspiring women around me – they were running around from one place to the next doing amazing things, and they didn’t have any spare time to endlessly search for an outfit that fit right and made them look great. I wanted to create a line that could seamlessly fit into their lives so they could get along with the great things they were doing in their day.

     

    LBC: What are your biggest fashion struggles as a petite?

    CMA: There simply aren’t enough designers making clothes for petites. You crave the selection and the styles available in regular-sized clothing, but you also crave a proper petite fit. So it’s pretty hard for most petite women to find a lot of basic things – from jeans, to maxi dresses, to a suit for work. Even though we’re half the female population in the US the fashion industry has quite literally overlooked this huge market!

    LBC: What are your favorite things about being petite?

    CMA: I think it’s shaped a lot of my personality – I think if I was taller I would have a totally different personality, so I’ve learned to embrace and love my height. On a practical level, I love that I can fit into small spaces. You won’t see me ever complain about sitting in coach on a long flight – I can sleep like a champ on planes !

     

    LBC: What are your 2 favorite pieces from the debut 'Carolina Alvo' collection?

    CMA: This is such a tough question! Since there are only five pieces, I really love them all because they are so versatile and easy to style. But if I had to pick two, I would go with the Avani Blazer, which I’ll usually wear with jeans, and the Kathleen Dress, which makes me look instantly put-together.

     

    Pre-order here

     

    LBC: What is your best piece of fashion advice for petites?

    CMA: Petites can wear anything thing – I don’t believe in “fashion don’ts”. The key is finding things that are truly made for your proportion. Once you find that, you can pull of anything your heart desires…and yes, that includes cropped pants and loose-fitting clothes.

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    A petite powerhouse with a wonderful aesthetic, Carolina Alvo, is a true example that “Good things do come in small packages.”™ The TLBC team is excited to share her story and supports all she is doing to change the way petite women approach shopping and fashion in general.

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • TLBC Fashion Focus | Beach Babe!

    Petite Fashion Focus | Beach Babe

    With the bloom of summer just blossoming it's time to get ready for those much anticipated beach days and fun in the sun! When it’s time to let your hair down and enjoy playtime, the perfect summer outfit has to be fun, comfortable, and of course make a statement.

    The warm weather is here! Loose thin tanks are all the rage this summer and TLBC has the perfect bras for them.  Under your cute summer outfit we recommend trying-

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The 'Esther' (left), with its bright bold sorbet cups and nude accent lace is the perfect fun and flirty option. With contoured padding this bra is sure to put a pep in your step! The 'Lucia' (right) in our new fashion  color, dusty lilac, is the perfect subtle accent to add to your summer outfit. With the signature TLBC shape, convertible straps, and soft subtle summer tone, this new 'Lucia' is all things soft and feminine! Love the 'Esther' but want a little less padding on those hot summer days? Try the 'Eva'! Featuring the same bright sorbet color this petite style is a unpadded soft cup bra offering all day comfort and support.

    The perfect sunny day lingerie taken care of? Lets move on to the outfit! See our TLBC petite beach babe look below -

     

    Summer Beachy Fun!

     

    Top - Half-moon tanks,  lightweight, loose, and super comfortable, offer the perfect fashionable option. (Similar here)

    Shorts - Who wears short shorts?? Whether they're short or "boyfriend" style, cut offs are always a summer staple. (similar here)

    Shoes - Strappy sandals are cute, fun, and comfortable. (similar here)

    Accessories – It's summer, be bold, be daring, and take it to the next level with a pop of color and some standout pieces.

     

    SHOP NOW  to get the 'Esther' and 'Eva' at a special discounted price! 20% off with code STYLE20!

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • TLBC Petite Fashion Focus | Party Petite - Cocktail Wear

    Petite Fashion Focus | Cocktail Wear

    What girl doesn’t enjoy dressing up every now and then? We love a reason to put on that special party dress, use those heels we have been hoping for a reason to wear, and primp to our hearts delight!

    When it comes to eveningwear the petite woman has a variety of options. From the long to short, fitted to flared, and neutral to bright, the petite frame can handle it all! The key is finding the combinations that best work for you.

    To achieve your best formal look it is important to start at the beginning! Check out these great formal wear lingerie options from TLBC –

     

     

    The ‘Erin’ (left) is our maximum push-up option. It is sure to give you the ultimate silhouette and give you a little extra va-va-voom! The ‘Lucia Slip’ (right) is great under a form-fitting outfit. The microfiber skirt and built-in ‘Lucia’ bra will give you smooth-lines and feminine curves all night long!

     

     

     

    Now onto the outfit! Below are some TLBC team inspired looks for the petite fashionista!

     

    Party Petite | Cocktail Wear

    Dresses - Fit and flare pieces offer a fun and sophisticated look for the petite frame (similar here and here)
    Jackets - A blazer is a great way to add a little edge to any look. It is also a great place to add color!
    (similar here and here)
    Shoes & Accessories - The place to help tie the outfit together. You can do a pop of color, or finish off with a simple neutral to complete the look

    Love the 'Erin'!? Get it 20% off this week only with code 'STYLE20'! SHOP NOW

     

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • TLBC Petite Fashion Focus | The Professional Petite

     

    Petite Fashion Focus | The Professional Petite

    Whether you are a young woman just starting her career, a working woman making her way up the career ladder, or a powerful executive kicking butt and taking names you always need your go-to professional pieces that say i’m intelligent, i’m fearless, i’m passionate, and i’m all woman!

    When shopping for the perfect professional look the petite woman must pay attention to length and proportions so as to keep her look elegant and flattering.

    Under your perfect work attire you should have flattering and comfortable lingerie. For the petite woman we recommend trying -

    Julia

    Jenny

     

     

     

     

     

     

    These flattering and neutral options are sure to work under every work outfit and leave you feeling feminine and fearless! The "Jenny" (left) adds a little to flare to a neutral bra with light lace detailing. The "Julia" (right) is a versatile nude option, that includes nude straps as well as black.

    Once you have your basics it's time to finish the look! Check out our 'TLBC Work Wear' recommendations below  -

    Petite Work Wear

    Top - A peplum top is a great way to accentuate your curves in a conservative and work appropriate way. (Similar here and here)

    Skirt - A pencil skirt is a great way to give the illusion of height  (Similar here and here)

    Shoes - A neutral pump or flat will help flatter and not distract (similar here and here)

    Accessories - From your bag to your braclets, the accessories should tie the outfit together,

    add a pop of color, and complete the look.

    XOXO,
    The Little Bra Company
  • Tuesday Tip Day | TLBC Featured on Luci's Morsels!

    Hi Fans!

    Exciting news!

    One of our favorite bloggers, Luci @ Luci's Morsels, has featured TLBC in her most recent post!!

    As a petite chested woman she understands and has experienced the same bra fitting frustration many of our customers have.  The TLBC Team was happy to help her find her perfect fit and some flattering TLBC Styles!

    Some of her favorites were the sweet and lacy "Nicole", the simple and sophisticated "Julia", the subtly sexy "Charlotte", and for a little extra oomph, the "Erin"!

    Check out her post here! Become a fan of Luci's Morsels (like the rest of the TLBC Team) and gain access to a special 15% promo code!

     

    XOXO.

    The Little Bra Company

  • Tuesday Tip Day | Mother's Day Must-Haves

    Mother's Day Must-Haves!

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the TLBC team is gearing up to celebrate our favorite women! This year the TLBC team wants to celebrate mother's by encouraging them to do something just for themselves.

    Whether it’s a moment alone to read that book they haven’t been able to finish, a day of relaxation and pampering, or simply a purchase made for their own pleasure; every mother deserves to celebrate herself as we celebrate them!

    One gift that will be sure to help a mother feel fabulous is a TLBC style made to fit and flatter her perfectly! Below are a few of the TLBC Team’s top recommendations for this Mother’s Day!

     

    1)   “Lucia”

    Our bestselling deep-plunge style brings vintage flare to our collection and is sure to make any woman feel classy and feminine!

    Price: $60

    Colors: Multiple

     

    2)   “Yvonne”

    This t-shirt bra is the perfect addition to any mother’s wardrobe. It is easy to wear and flattering on the petite frame. The lace detailing will help add a touch of feminine grace to any outfit.

    Price: $60

    Colors: Nude/Mocha & Nude/Vanilla

     

     

     

    3)   “Ethel”

    A vintage inspired demi-cup style that features removable padding for the ultimate in shape and support. This classic style will bring a touch of elegance to any lingerie drawer!

    Price: $60

    Color: Midnight Blue

     

     

    4)   “Lucia Slip”

    A new must-have TLBC basic with a built in ”Lucia” bra for the signature TLBC shape and a microfiber skirt for smooth feminine lines under that perfect dress or skirt.

    Price: $85

    Colors: Black & Nude

     

     

     

     

    5)   “Celeste”

    A new Spring/Summer 2014 style coming soon to the TLBC store! Available just-in-time for Mother’s Day, this mini-corset style features an extra under arm panel and a wider band designed to enhance and smooth out the petite frame!

        Price: $74

    Color: Nude

     

     

    Not sure what your mother may want? Give her a TLBC gift voucher! The perfect way to allow her to spend a little time picking out her favorite style! Purchase here.

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

     

  • What to Wear Wednesday | New and Innovative SS14 Style

    Say Hello to “Celeste”!

     

     

    Coming Soon -  The All-New Mini-Corset Style, “Celeste”!

     

     

    Seamlessly balancing subtle sex appeal and ultimate comfort this new Spring/Summer style is sure to become a staple in your lingerie drawer. This full coverage push-up offers an extra wide band, thicker straps, and additional underarm coverage for the ultimate in shape and support. With removable pads and convertible straps the "Celeste" can be adjusted to fit any style, day or night! For clean and feminine lines this season the TLBC team recommends this innovative and perfectly petite style.

     

     

     

     

    Available Colors:

    Nude

    Sizes:

     28,30,32,32,36, 38 A
    28,30,32,34,36 B
    28,30,32,34 C

    Celeste Style Tips!

    This fashionable and modern style offers petite women the coverage, support, and shape of a corset in a feminine demi-cup shape! Perfect under your favorite sheath dress or that snugger tank top, the “Celeste” will give you smooth lines and enhance the petite figure. When trying on the “Celeste,” make sure to do the scoop! This style is designed to wrap around your body and push everything in and up, helping give your petite frame the ultimate lift! With a matching panty or thong the “Celeste” set is sure to become one of your favorites this season!

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • Monday/Tuesday Motivational Remix! | Dreams + Determination = Success

    Dreams + Determination = Success

    Hi Fans!

    Whether you are just entering the working world or a 20 year veteran looking at a career change, your dreams are possible! If you put in the effort, are passionate, and determined to succeed, then there truly is no stopping you.

     

     

    For this edition of Motivational Monday we are focusing on our inspirational owner/founder Emily Lau! As a female small business owner Emily has faced many challenges and has learned to cherish and celebrate every triumph, big or small! Her passion for The Little Bra Company and commitment to its mission, have carried this company through seven increasingly successful years. She is the driving force behind TLBC, a constant positive influence within the company, and living proof that dreams + determination = success!!

    Some exciting news - Emily is featured in this month's issue of Phoenix International Magazine!!

     

     

     

    The four page spread features a wonderful interview by Ann Lee and superb photography by Ari Michelson.
    Pick up your copy today to learn more about The Little Bra Company, Emily Lau, and her must have TLBC bras!

     

                  

     

     

    XOXO,

    The Little Bra Company

  • TLBC AW13 Preview | Meet "Tonia"

    Meet “Tonia”

    She's bold, she's classic, she's all woman, and she has our signature TLBC shape!

    Adding clean lines and classic style to this luxurious collection, “Tonia” features a smooth mesh overlay in bold jewel tones. With the deep-plunge shape of our signature “Lucia” this style offers the signature TLBC shape with smooth cups! With convertible straps and multiple color choices the “Tonia” embodies the perfect mix of stylish flare and feminine shape.

    With the same shape and feel as our “Lucia” the “Tonia” will fit and flatter just like our bestselling style. The deep-plunge style offers ultimate cleavage and cups that are slightly closer set. The convertible straps offer versatility but it is important to take the time to adjust the straps when fitting your “Tonia”!

    Available Colors:

    • Amethyst
    • Emerald
    • Sapphire

    Sizes:

    28,30,32,32,36, 38 A
    28,30,32,34,36 B
    28,30,32,34 C

    Tonia Style Tips!

    Great under wrap dresses and deep-v styles the "Tonia" offers a feminine shape with smooth cups! This style features triangular shaped cups with the smooth mesh overlay starts midway up the strap. This feature offers a little flirty flare under scoop neck tops or tank tops. To ensure clean lines we recommend wearing this bra with fuller coverage tops or thicker strapped deep-v styles.

  • TLBC AW13 Preview | Meet "Jenny"

    Meet “Jenny”

    She’s a little bit sweet, a little bit sexy, and 100% TLBC!

    Adding a little something to your everyday comfort this season the “Jenny” features a peek-a-boo lace insert offering the look of a bralette with our signature TLBC shape and lift. With a smooth cup, contoured padding, and convertible straps the “Jenny” will give you everything you need to feel comfortable and confident with a little lace to spice things up!

    Most similar to the fit of our bestselling T-shirt bra, “Angela”, the “Jenny” is made to fit and flatter the petite frame. The smooth cup and convertible straps offer ultimate versatility while the contoured padding and peek-a-boo lace offer you shape and style!

    Available colors:

    • Nude/Amethyst
    • Nude/Emerald

     Sizes:

    28,30,32,32,36, 38 A
    28,30,32,34,36 B
    28,30,32,34 C

     

    Jenny Style Tips!

    With a smooth nude cup the “Jenny” is perfect underneath tighter tops and lighter colored pieces. It also offers a pop of color that is perfect to peek out of your favorite scooped neck tank or deep-v dress to add a little flirty flare to your outfit!

     

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