Fashion Focus: Miss Selfridge Petites

I normally wear a lot of dresses and skirts because it is a bit of a mission to find trousers when you barely reach the dizzy heights of 5ft 1 inch. Luckily I don’t seem to be restricted to the petite section in most stores because a lot of dresses are designed to be worn just below the rear – These are generally the perfect length for a petite who doesn’t need to look like mutton dressed as lamb!

If I am heading for a petites department, I find I’m constantly drawn back to Miss Selfridge. They are particularly suitable for maxi dresses and are not too expensive compared to other high street stores. They also tend to stock extremely colourful items, which I’m always drawn to.

Below are a few of my top picks that are currently in stock. I’m resisting the urge to buy  at the moment, but who knows what the weekend might bring…

Petites Smudge Floral Maxi – Price: £33.00Also available in standard sizes.
This is in the same style as another maxi that I purchased from Miss Selfridge last year.
I have a feeling that it will look even better in store… If only we had some sun!

Petites Ombre Shirt – Price: £32.00
I probably wouldn’t wear this myself due to the lack of sleeves, but I think it deserves a mention for looking so fab.

Petites Zip Front Playsuit – Price: £39.00 – Also available in standard sizes.
Great detail on the front, which turns this plain coloured playsuit into something a bit more desirable and flirty.

Petites Zig Zag Printed Dress – Price: £37.00
I purchased this dress to take with me on my trip to San Fran and I love it!
It fits perfectly and looks fab with a denim jacket and footless tights.

Have you got a favourite high street store that you constantly go back to for the correct sizing?

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4 Responses

  1. Maxine May 18, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    I never find petite clothes that suit me and find high street stores sell generic clothes that only fit one type of figure. I LOVE Collectif clothing though

  2. Sallytangle May 18, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    I am pretty much the same as you, i dont tend to really buy petites as i am not really peitie everywhere else, i am quite in proportion but find that petite is always just a bit small! I tend to find like you though that skirts and dresses are fine as they are ‘normal’ length on me lol.

    Does anyone else ever look at people wearing dresses and skirts so short and think ‘how, are you not really uncomfortable?!?!’ I would be concious all the time and i am not over/under weight at all. Aaaanyway lol xxxx

  3. aliceharold May 29, 2012 / 8:49 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like showing off arms! There’s a similar ombre shirt I’ve been eyeing up in Zara: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/uk/en/zara-S2012/189508/677626/TIE%2BDYE%2BPRINT%2BT-SHIRT

  4. Claira M May 30, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    I live off petite clothing, as I’m so tiny too! that ombre shirt is so gorgeous, lovely selection!
    Claira xo

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