FAQs

What differentiates your site from other sites?

One of the biggest challenges to shopping when you’re petite is fit. When clothes are designed and conceptualized, they are fit on models that are around 5’7” - 5’8”, which means hemlines, lengths and inseams are proportioned for taller women. Also, models featured online are typically between 5’9” and 5’11” so when you purchase, never know what’s going to show up at your front door. That’s not OK with us. We want to make shopping a little easier, and a little more predictable. We try on every piece of clothing before we put it online, checking hemlines, waist measurements, and lengths. All of our models are 5’4” or shorter, so you can better imagine what the item will look like when it arrives at your home. If a skirt hits at a model’s knee, it’s also more likely to fit you the same way. While we can't guarantee an end to alterations altogether, we hope to keep making adjustments to the shopping process, to make it even easier!

What is petite?

Petite is anyone who is 5’4” and under -- regardless of size or body type. You can even be taller than 5’4” and still fit into petite clothes based on the length of your torso or legs. See our sizing guide for more details.

I'm taller than 5'4", can I still shop your site?

Absolutely! The clothing on our site, unless otherwise specified, is regular-sized clothing, just selected for women 5'4" and shorter. Our models are all petite, so keep that in mind when shopping.

Why online?

We love to shop 24/7, don’t you? There’s something about ordering a piece of clothing and trying it on in the comfort of your own home - without the stress of changing rooms, funky lighting and disengaged shopping attendants. As (very) regular online shoppers with a background in e-commerce, we took our experiences and crafted our ideal place to shop and hope you enjoy it too.

Can I shop in person?

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, yes! We are hosting pop-up shops, trunk shows, and private events which you can follow on our events page. If you’re not in the bay area, we will be doing a few travelling events throughout the year -- email us at info-at-adelamei.com to invite us into your town!

What are your shipping and return policies?

Please see our shipping and return guide here.

I really want a _______, but you don’t have it! What can I do?

Send us an email or fill out our form here. We love hearing about what you want to wear, what fits you well, or what brands you absolutely want to have and we will try our hardest to get that item or something similar online!

I'm a designer and think my clothes would be great on your site, who can I get in touch with?

We're excited to meet you and see your designs! Please send an email with contact info, linesheets and lookbooks to sasha-at-adelamei.com for more information.

I'm a petite model and would love to model on your site, who can I get in touch with?

Email info-at-adelamei.com with your portfolio and we'll be in touch!

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