Image Credit: Artificial Photography
Please note that this is an archive, and some of the items listed here may no longer be available, and the advertised prices were correct at time of writing.
It's freezing at the moment, so this Petites Twill Duffle Parka which is in Miss Selfridge's sale looks enticingly cosy. Down to £40, this Khaki parka has a toasty fur-trimmed hood and three toggle fastenings. It's available in sizes 6 to 12. The Khaki shade will go with so many colours - you would be surprised - and the empire line styling will ensure that this parka looks more fitted rather than army surplus. This item is no longer available.
Added 13th December 2007
Once again animal prints are hugely popular this season, so when I spotted (or should that be striped?) this funky, jungly, Petite Zebra Print Dress from Marks & Spencer I just could not resist. Made in a soft fabric which drapes beautifully, the pattern is small enough not to swamp your petite frame and the brown and cream colours are so much more flattering than harsh black and white. It features an A-line skirt, it's sleeveless and has a scoop neck. I think it looks great with those classic Autograph Leather T-Bar Shoes too. The dress comes in sizes 6 to 18 and the tie-belt shown is included....Sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 6th December 2007
The problem with this season's 'boy fit' jeans is that they so often are 'boy sized' too. So hooray for these petite "Parker" Boy Fit Jeans by South from Very. They are a perfectly petite 27" inside leg; 100% cotton; they come in the four classic shades you need, Winter White shown here, Black, Indigo and Vintage Wash; they are available in sizes 6 to 20; best of all they cost just £22. So now you can get this season's hottest jeans style without dragging the hems through the winter's inevitable puddles. (By the way, those cosy Russia Flat Boots shown with them are just £12, start at size 3 and are available in Black and Camel).
Added 29th November 2007
Bargain time again! We spotted this gorgeous royal blue Jewelled Neck Top at M&Co and it's half price now at £13 down from £26. The smock-style top is a longer tunic length, has flared sleeves and gathering just under the bust. The really eye-catching feature is the neckline which is encrusted with sparkly jewels, large and small which will reflect light onto your face. Very flattering. It's available in sizes 8 to 18 ..........more
Added 22th November 2007
The catwalks for Autumn/Winter 2007 were a like a river of molten metal, a glittering mass of sequins and metallics, in all shades of gold, silver and bronze, which is why this fab dress caught our eye. The Stripe Sequin Dress is from Next's 'Signature' range of clothing for the party season. It's glamorous, it's totally on trend and it would certainly make an impact at any event. It is 34" long so it would fall just above the knee if you're 5'3" .....................Sorry, this item is no longer available.
Added 15th November 2007
Are you getting ready for the party season yet? We love this Black Sparkle Dress by Evans. It's a black georgette dress with a sparkly gold design that gives the impression of fuzzy, friendly, twinkling purple spots all over the dress. It has short cap sleeves, consists of two layers and we love the soft square neckline too. It's available in sizes 16 to 30.............more
Added 8th November 2007
Everyone needs a mac, and why buy a boring one? this Red Petite Mac from Wallis will chase away those rainy-day blues. It has perfect classic styling; single breasted with a belt, buttoned pockets and a collar that is not-too-big and not-too-small. It comes in sizes 8 to 18 and you can even pop it in the washing machine. Of course if red is really not your colour it is available in black and stone too. Now with me 'I'm singin' in the rain'............sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 1st November 2007
For the teeny tiny rock chick, Miss Selfridge is your haven; full of girly hippy gear mixed with gothic black and leather. We love this cool Garland Dress from Miss Selfridge's petite collection, a hippy floral print that would match your black gothic outfits too. Teeny tiny because it starts at a size 4 and goes up to just size 14. The design features blowsy pink roses and the dress has a square neckline, a buttoned bodice and those gloriously 70's puffed sleeves................This item is no longer available
Added 25th October 2007
This season's trend for chunky knitwear can be a little trying for the petite person, it's so easy to look swamped by a thick sweater but this Fair Isle Longline Cardigan from Isme is designed with our proportions in mind. The cardigan has two pockets and buttons up to a huge roll collar. In flattering winter white and made from 30% cosy alpaca it also has a sort of retro, Starsky & Hutch feel to it - if you're too young to remember the TV series, rent the movie. It's available in sizes 6 to 20 and costs £49................Sorry, this item is no longer available.
Added 18th October 2007
We've been bargain hunting this week and I think we've found a gem; this smart, classic and elegant Petite Suede Jacket is in the mid season sale at Marks & Spencer. It is down from £129 to just £59 - that's less than half price! It is 100% suede and it's not available in all sizes so you might have to move quickly if this is your style...................Sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 14th October 2007
Time to cosy up, and you can do it in style with this Lambswool Stripe Cardigan from Next. Made from snuggly 100% pure lambswool it is very pink, very colourful and a dead cert to cheer you up on a dull grey day. It is available in sizes 6 to 16 (and it also comes in regular sizes for your bigger sisters). Nervous of horizontal stripes? Hmmm....well the fitted shape and V-neck should offset any possible widening effect and anyway, the smile this puts on your face should dazzle everyone so much that they won't notice anyway.......................Sorry, this item is no longer available.
Added 4th October 2007
Have you started thinking about Christmas parties yet? This week I have already had notice of a work Christmas 'do'; Now I am firmly of the belief that it is never to early to start considering your outfit for an event, so when I saw this elegant Knot Georgette Dress from Very my interest was definitely piqued. The crossover front would be flattering whatever size chest you are blessed with, while the flippy A-line skirt also suits a wide variety of figures. It's available in 4 colours, Champagne shown here along with Black, Scarlet and Teal and it comes in sizes 6 to 20.........................sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 27th September 2007
One of the hot trends for A/W 2007 is grey; now of course they don't call it grey in fashionspeak, it is either charcoal, or pewter or dove or gunmetal or storm............. This rather more prosaically titled Grey Colour Block Top is from Wallis and as a bonus taps into the trend for Art Deco style blocks seen on the catwalk at Marc Jacobs, Sportmax and Pucci. It's made from a wool mix, is available in sizes 8 to 18 and costs £30...............sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 20th September 2007
This is another of our 'end-of-sales-so-grab-it-quick' suggestions; this fab Taupe Embroidered Skirt from M&Co is reduced from £24 to just £16. We think it is very pretty and could be dressed up for an evening out or dressed down to enjoy those last few precious days of sunshine. With a length of 24" it is a little way below the knee (depending, of course, exactly how petite you are) so definately demure and feminine. It is made in 100% cotton and available in sizes 8 to 18...............more
Added 13th September 2007
Grab it quick or it will be gone! This utterly delightful White Owl Print T-Shirt from Dorothy Perkins is in their sale and it is reduced to just £4. Yes, it is petite, yes, it is reduced from £10 and yes, it is desperately cute! Owls just don't get any funkier than this. So spread your wings, get wise and unleash your inner Harry Potter today......................more
Added 9th September 2007
Soon it will be the time to start cosying down, firing up the central heating and hunting out your warm socks (assuming that you haven't been wearing them all summer of course). Then you might just like this Longline Cardigan from Grattan. It is available in black or brown, has a round collar, lovely textured knit edges and is fastened with a tie belt. It's washable and costs £35.00..........................Sorry, this item is no longer available.
Added 3rd September 2007