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If you're 5ft 3 or less, what do you wear in Summer?

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MNetter15 Fri 06-May-16 15:34:03

I bought beautiful cropped (or so I thought) jeans which are actually to my ankle smile

Maxi dresses don't suit me at all.


clairedunphy Fri 06-May-16 15:46:21

Last year I bought some of those casual trousers (joggers?) online from Dorothy Perkins petite. I have short legs, even for a shorty, and they fit well.

I'd love some cropped trousers that fit properly, but even if the length is right most are too loose around my waist and/or too tight on my thighs - petite pear shaped clothes seem hard to come by!

Wallis petite are the closest I've found, but the fit is still a bit off for me.

mollie123 Fri 06-May-16 15:49:22

have resorted to needle and thread on nearly all my jeans (having said that - some good makes have a petite range but agree with pp that the waist is all wrong or maybe they think it will fit on our hips like 'normal height' women)

EatShitDerek Fri 06-May-16 15:51:36

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PatMullins Fri 06-May-16 15:52:19

Children's clothes blush

clairedunphy Fri 06-May-16 15:52:49

Oh if only I could do that mollie! My needlework skills are dire. I have looked at getting things altered but it's so expensive that I really can't justify it.

UmbongoUnchained Fri 06-May-16 15:54:27

Play suits!

clairedunphy Fri 06-May-16 15:54:50

Oh and Pat, fair play if you can get away with children's clothes, I wish I could. I'm size 8 but my shape is all wrong. Damn these thighs!

NewLife4Me Fri 06-May-16 15:56:33

It is a pain.
Once I bought Tall shorts by mistake and they were capri length on me.
They looked fine, but not sure the styles now would work.
I find Wallis no shorter than the usual regular sizes everywhere else.
Maybe DP is the best fit, if you can find one or buy online.

Fwaffy Fri 06-May-16 15:57:48

I tend to go with cropped skinny jeans, nice tops and beaded sandals. If jeans are too short I fold them up as they still look good with a turn up. I've also gotten some culottey shorts which look half decent.

faustina Fri 06-May-16 19:44:48

Gap Petite. Always a good choice of stuff!

clairedunphy Fri 06-May-16 19:56:47

faustina is that only online? Any tips on good trousers for non skinny legs? I keep meaning to check them out but am a gap novice and unsure of sizing.

poocatcherchampion Fri 06-May-16 19:58:41

Shorts. All summer long

faustina Fri 06-May-16 20:28:27

clairedunphy yes, unfortunately they don't have them in the actual shops. The sizing can be a bit out sometimes so maybe order a few pairs to try on? They have really good customer service, free returns etc

See if you like the girlfriend jeans - they aren't skinny. The brilliant thing about them is they aren't just the same as the regular clothes except shorter - the rise bit (not sure how to describe it really!) is also in proportion

They do loads of other styles in petite too - straight, wide leg, etc

Oh and look at the girlfriend chinos too - I bought a pair last month and they're great

clairedunphy Fri 06-May-16 20:34:58

Thank you, that's a great start, I'm heading to the website now.

AgathaMystery Sat 07-May-16 09:50:41

I wear maxi skirts and maki dresses but fitted ones, never floaty. I also wear quite fitted cotton sundresses.

Naicecuppatea Sat 07-May-16 13:46:29

I am 5ft 3. I wear cropped trousers (mid-calf) or ankle crops. Fortunately while being short in the body I have reasonably long legs. I like shorts for when it gets very hot (wear much more on holiday!) and have the Boden linen shorts which come to mid thigh on me. I also love the GAP chinos. I had last year's "broken in straight khakis" in regular length. I'd love to try the girlfriend chinos.

MNetter15 Sat 07-May-16 14:19:53

AgathaMystery, where do you buy your fitted skirts and dresses please?

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