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What to Wear This Summer If You’re Petite

Let’s face it… sometimes being 5ft 3 or under feels as though you’ve drawn the short straw (literally) when it comes to summer dressing. Maxi dresses feel like a no-go and cropped trousers end up being full length or oversized. Luckily for you, our Petite collection has been designed with your height in mind and features this season’s must-wear trends too. Here are our favourite style ideas for sunny days…

#1 Make It Mini

Shorter, fitted dresses will show off your smaller frame. Bodycon dresses are perfect for going out and we can’t resist a flippy skater style for off-duty weekends. Don’t be afraid to show off your legs – add a ruffle and team with heels to make legs look slim and shapely!


#2 Don’t Avoid a Maxi

Trust us, maxi dresses can work for petites. If you’re opting for a loose and billowing style for hot summer days, keep everything else minimal. Show off your arms so you don’t get lost in all of the fabric and try a flat shoe for beach-to-bar chic.


#3 Jumpsuits Are a Yes

If you’re looking for an all-in-one this summer, we’ve got just the shapes for you! Opt for more fitted top halves that sit just above the waist to elongate the legs. When it comes to showing off that petite frame cropped trousers or jogger styles are always a good choice!


#4 Denim Goes With Everything

With a shorter rise to sit correctly on the hips, a reduced back yoke and higher pockets, our Petite jeans guarantee the most flattering fit and a lifted bum. The same goes for our shorts too, making daytime summer dressing a breeze. Just add your favourite top!


#5 Details Are Everything

When it comes to occasionwear, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Don’t get lost in heavy fabrics or oversized styles, the beauty in being petite is that a little detail goes a long way. Try heavy lace, embroidery or delicate sheer panels. You can get away with shorter, sleeveless styles, just add a jacket for unpredictable weather!

Loving our Petite collection this summer? Let us know your favourite pieces and how you’re styling them in the comments below.

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