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Please note that this is an archive, and some of the items listed here may no longer be available, and the advertised prices may no longer be accurate.
When the days are short, grey and wintry, what you really need is something to cheer you up! This Pink Tonal Stripe V Neck T-shirt from Dorothy Perkins has ruched side detail and white double layer insert is just the thing. It is made from 100% cotton so that it is machine washable and cool when the days warm up. Just £14 and available in sizes 6 to 18 it should brighten up the dullest post-Christmas day...........more
Added 31st December 2006
It's probably a bit late to buy your Christmas party dress online now, but if you've got something special planned for New Year's Eve, this Love Label Women's Print Sash Dress from Additions Direct would undoubtedly turn a few heads! The dress has a deep V at both front and back, the sash is detachable and the fabric contains elastane to allow for some serious dancing! For classicists it is also available in plain black. Available in sizes 8 to 20 it costs £40.........This item is no longer available.
Added 17th December 2006
Perfect for day or evening, this Metallic Yarn Jumper is glamorous and elegant with it's deep V-neck, dolman sleeves and zig zag pattern. It would look as good with jeans as it would with a black skirt or the white trousers shown here. Available in sizes 8 to 20 it is machine washable, costs just £35 and is available at both. Sorry, this item is no longer available..
Added 10th December 2006
We're in the party mood this week with this V-neck, Empire Line Bodice Sleeveless Lace Dress from Marks and Spencer. It is knee length with a back split hem and it is even machine washable in case the office party turns out to be really wild(!). The colour is described as Gold Mix, the dress is available in sizes 6 to 16 and costs £45.00.........more
Added 3rd December 2006
Tunics are the in thing this season and they are great for covering up the bits we prefer to keep hidden. This Crinkle Jersey Tunic from Very has a contrast insert at the neckline and beaded embroidery detail. It is available in sizes 6 to 20 and comes in chocolate, dusty-rose or magenta at just £16.99......This item is no longer available
If you are looking for a little black dress (yes, they are back in fashion this winter after a couple of seasons of jersey wrap dresses) then this LBD from Dorothy Perkins is just the ticket. It's proper name is a Black Formal Chiffon Look Embroidered Dress. It is a black lined chiffon effect dress with a ribbon belt, embroidery at the neckline and embroidered lace inserts at hem line. Available in sizes 6 to 18 it costs £40 and would take you right through the party season with elegant ease....... more
Added 19th November 2006
As winter's inexorable march continues, why not stay cosy this winter with this rather fab Love Label Women's Maxi Belted Cardigan from Additions Direct. I'll admit that I especially love this teal colour, so this is a shamelessly personal choice. The open design also means that the overall effect is not too heavy and overpowering. It is very long, with a collar and button fastening. Made from 68% acrylic, 16% wool, 16% mohair, the petite version is 46 ins long and comes in sizes 8 to 20. £45.00 at Additions Direct.........This item is no longer available.
Added 12th November 2006
Winter has definatly arrived and the days have turned chilly, so our eye was caught by this rather smart Weathered Corduroy Coat from Orvis. Orvis are a US company who produce classic clothing in the American sporting tradition, and this coat is smart without being too formal. The coat is made from 100% cotton corduroy with a quilted polyester lining and is available in four colours, thistle, blush, olive and khaki. The petite version comes in sizes 4 to 16 and measures about 35½" long.....more
Added 5th November 2006
....this Petite Jacquard Kimono Jacket from Marks and Spencer. A real statement piece for the party season, this jacket with it's wide sleeves, single button fastening and oversized collar it is guarenteed to make you stand out. The colour is described as gold, although it looks quite a pale gold in this picture. It's available in sizes 6 to 20 and is even machine washable. Only £39.99.........Soprry, this item is no longer available.
Added 29th October 2006
For an elegant look in the evening or any smart occasion this Cream Floral Print Blouse from Dorothy Perkins' petite section really caught our eye. Available in sizes from 6 to 18 and with 50's styling it nods to this season's hot party colour, red, without overpowering those who don't want to do a head to foot red look. The red tie belt is included and it's an absolute snip at £20........more
Added 22nd October 2006
With the Party Season coming up we could not resist this super Panelled Satin Evening Dress from Very. Available in Ivory, Navy or Black it features a ruched bust with a cutwork and beaded halter neck. Very flattering and glamorous, it's length is 73", it is available in sizes 6 to 20 and costs from £45.99 to £55.99.......This item is no longer available
Added 15th October 2006
This Love Label Women's Bonded Shearling Jacket from Additions Direct. It features an asymmetric zip front and faux fur trim detail to cuffs, hem and hood. Apart from being snuggly and warm, this type of jacket is perfect for those whose top half is smaller than their bottom half because it helps balance out your figure. Better still, the petite version is discounted to only £26 which is a saving of £39........This item is no longer available
Added 8th October 2006
These Washable Linen Stripe Trousers from Lands End. A pair of wide brown trousers are a must-have for Autumn/Winter 2006, and these caught my eye because most of the pairs around have some wool content in them. I personally find wool too itchy to wear and with small children there is no point in wearing anything that cannot go straight into the washing machine. These are wide enough to nod to the trend without being so wide as to swamp the smaller frame and give one that unfortunate 'clown trouser look'. Perfect!.....Sorry, this item is no longer available
Added 1st October 2006
This Suedette Aubergine Skirt Suit from Marks & Spencer. It is such a relief to see a smart petite outfit that isn't black or grey, especially this season when the shops are heaving with really dull clothing. The jacket and skirt can be bought separately; the jacket is £55 and comes in sizes 6 to 18, and the skirt is £35 and also comes in sizes 6 to 18, with a choice of 30" or 33" lengths.......more
Added 24th September 2006