At Lucy & Yak we’re committed to creating clothing for every body and so we’re thrilled to let you know that we’ve extended our sizing range further; introducing Petite.
Launching this spring, Petite sizing will be available across a number of products, including Original Cotton & Corduroy Dungarees, and our Ragan Jumpsuits.
This is just the beginning of our Petite journey, with an aim to expand to other styles and colours in the future. But that’s not all. Later on this year, we’ll be extending our range further by introducing Tall products too! We can’t say any more just yet, but we can’t wait to share it with you all and allow more people to feel amazing in their Yaks.
What is Petite?
Petite is a fit that is offered to people of 5’2’’ (158cm) and under, with our products proportioned accordingly to fit their smaller frame. This means that the products have been reduced both in height, but also in width, to accommodate.
This includes reducing: neck widths, across shoulders and across front & back, rise lengths, armhole depth, body length, leg length and sleeve length.As a fit designed for smaller frames and for people 5’2’’ and under, the Petite range will be available in sizes 4-16 only.
Which products are launching this Spring/Summer '23?
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC TWILL - Retro Rainbow
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC CORDUROY - Sailor Blue
Ragan Boilersuit: ORGANIC COTTON - Black
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC CORDUROY - Leo
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC TWILL - Sunflowers
Ragan Boilersuit: ORGANIC DENIM - Mid Wash Blue
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC CORDUROY - Black
Ragan Boilersuit: ORGANIC COTTON - Theo
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC CORDUROY - Posy Green
Original Dungaree: ORGANIC COTTON - Black
Why isn’t this available in plus sizes?
'Petite' is a term used to describe the fit of a garment that aims to fit a smaller framed body and persons below 5’2’’. The adjustments are made from regular fit where the pattern is reduced proportionately in width and in height.
We have taken the decision to initially offer our petite styles in size 4 to 16 to gauge the demand for our new range before we offer petite past a size 16. If this is something you’d be interested in, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will this be available in more styles soon?
It will! This is just the first step in our Petite journey with the aim to expand across more of our range in the future. As with all our new products, we start small to gauge demand before investing in a wider offering. This ensures we keep our costs down and limit over production.
Is this available in shops too?
Not at the moment, but we hope to introduce Petite into our shops in the future.
What about Tall?
Our Garment Tech Team is currently working on our ‘Tall’ range with the aim to launch later this year. Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to know.
Why isn’t there more stock of Petite?
This is the first time we’ve launched a Petite range and demand was higher than expected. We’re over the moon that you love it as much as we do, but if you missed out don’t worry as we have a restock planned soon. Sign up to restock notifications to be the first to know!
Why is Petite not available across the whole range?
We hope to expand the range in the future, but as with all new items we have to measure demand first.
What’s the difference between ‘short leg’ and ‘Petite’?
‘Short’ would be the same proportions as our standard products, with a couple of inches off the leg - just like our ‘long’ leg is 2 inches longer than our ‘regular’. Petite is all encompassing proportionately which includes reducing: neck widths, across shoulders and across front & back, rise lengths, armhole depth, body length, leg length and sleeve length. It’s also focused on persons below 5’2’’.
Will you ever introduce a ‘short leg’?
This is what we want to gauge from our customers. If this is something you would be interested in, we want to hear from you! Please email email@example.com
How do you grade your products?
We’re proud to stock sizes 4-32 across our range. It’s taken a long time and a lot of work from our in-house Garment Tech Team to get to this point. Our Head of Technical specialises in plus sizing and has personally created all of the specs for our extended size offering, ensuring that changes are made to standard grading rules, to ensure that they fit as many people as possible. This is so important as the industry often uses the same grade rules for all sizes, but as sizes increase, the variation in body shape also increases, and they end up not fitting well.
We’re always learning and your feedback is so important for us to keep working on the fit of our products.