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M&S do 'short' length trousers and skirts - I recently bought some nice combat trousers there. BHS have recently updated their stores and brought in a new petite range as well. However, my most recent purchase was from M&S children's department - I bought a lovely 'age 12' size dress and it fits perfectly (I'm 5ft tall and about a dress size 10) - only problem is I slightly worry about bumping into an 8 year old with a dress from the same range!
i'm 5'1" and tend to live in anything i can find it is hard especially when your looking for something specific
I use Next, Principles, and Debenhams quite a lot the only problem is the clothes can somethimes be a little stuffy iykwim and they only have a VERY limited range of petite clothes - New Look do shorter trousers and jeans too
if you don't mind buying online just put type in 'petite clothing' and loads of online shops come up - oh and of course ebay!!
I find Principles and Next the best fit-wise but invariably hate the clothes in Next and in Principles this season it's all a bit TOO embellished for my liking. Wallis do a decent-ish range but it's all still too big for me!
Gap ankle fit jeans are good, although they don't always have many in.
M & S trousers aren't bad mength-wise but I find them a bit wide on the thighs (and am not really skinny-thighed by any means).
So I've actually given you no help whatsoever but at least I'm feeling your pain!
I need a whole new wardrobe tbh and I'm quite fussy and not interested in fashion/style , but I do need some new basics at least.
I find it particularly hard to get casual stuff for my age group and size; I'm nearly 44, size 6 bottom half, size 8 top half, 5' 3" and an SAHM! What a great combo Think Olive Oil( the cartoon character not the mumsnetter btw) - very thin arms and legs - or an ironing board!
I refuse to believe so many women have an inside leg measurement of 30+
monsoon do petite stuff, I know it isn't cheap, but the clothes last for years, and Debenhams website might be worth a look, I know john rocha does petite stuff
I know being petite means you have to look harder to find stuff that fits, you might find stuff in h&m that suits your petite figure but you would need to gt it altered, they don't do clothing for shorties, but I think some of the clothes are easy to adapt and they have a huge range of clothes in different styles...
I know an Italian woman who wears a lot of benetton, esprit, sisely... I think she gets her clothes altered, always looks very chic, similar figure to you
I too share your pain. Tesco do some petite stuff too, I actually look at children's stuff too ie in New look get some good basics in there. Worst still was when pink was in vogue for around 5 seasons on the trot and I look awful in pink - they were bleak years.......
I'm petite too.
I mainly wear M and S and like debenhamsand princples (in the sale) but buy from all over really I take lots of trousers up.
I find that lots of the larger sizes in the designers at debenams range are good a fit, especially the tops - one actually fitted me all though my pregnancy!
I got a good pair of combats in Tesco the other day