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Hi I'm also a petite - only 5ft - and find it hard to find good quality clothes to fit. I find that Debehanhams is a hit or miss, sometimes I can go in and find, other times its a load of rubbish.
M&S online have a better petite range than in store and I recently bought a new pair of jeans in GAP they fitted well and only had to be taken up at the bottom - story of my life! Have you looked at www.Petiteaffair.com they specialise in petites. I know that Austin Reed had a petite section and so did Banana Republic whether they still do I don't know.
Most of the 'petite' ranges seem to be so boring. Mostly black and often horizontal stripes which look dreadful on me - a 'House of Colour' Deep Autumn, Natural Gamine. There has to be something better out there!
Another 5ft person here! Next is good for jeans, linen trousers and coats and jackets. I am less keen on their other stuff for some reason M&S petite online has the occasional item that is not frumpy but you do have to look hard... I have a decent trench from there, a pair of boyfriend jeans and a black dress which was a recent purchase Topshop petite is also worth a look - however, I am 35 and some of it is too young for me Dorothy Perkins petite is also good for tops and there is a nice floral cotton sundress in there at the moment John Lewis petite online has various brands that do petite stuff - I recently got a nice navy spot dress to wear to a wedding