Fashion & Travel Blogger Amy Bell @little_magpie1 has shared her favourite looks whilst on holiday in New York. Read and shop her top Petite picks!

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<i>I love that the trousers suit can be styled up for an evening look or dressed down for a daytime look with trainers and a slogan tee like I've done here. It's also a perfect two piece for smart office-wear!</i>

I love that the trousers suit can be styled up for an evening look or dressed down for a daytime look with trainers and a slogan tee like I've done here. It's also a perfect two piece for smart office-wear!

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<i>The trench coat's a great transitional piece to take you from Summer through to Autumn; it's light enough to wear on its own and loose enough to allow you to layer up a jumper or two underneath on milder days.</i>

The trench coat's a great transitional piece to take you from Summer through to Autumn; it's light enough to wear on its own and loose enough to allow you to layer up a jumper or two underneath on milder days.

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<i>A breton top is one of my wardrobe staples - they can be worn with anything from jeans to smart trousers to a leather mini and are perfect for layering in the Winter. I love that this one has 3/4 length sleeves too, it makes it just that little bit different. </i>

A breton top is one of my wardrobe staples - they can be worn with anything from jeans to smart trousers to a leather mini and are perfect for layering in the Winter. I love that this one has 3/4 length sleeves too, it makes it just that little bit different.

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<i>These grey tailored trousers are the perfect fit! They look really lovely with a trench and some court shoes, as I've done here, or paired with trainers and a white tee for an off-duty casual look.</i>

These grey tailored trousers are the perfect fit! They look really lovely with a trench and some court shoes, as I've done here, or paired with trainers and a white tee for an off-duty casual look.

Complete The Look

Baker Boy Hat

Baker Boy Hat

£8.00

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Wide Fit Cross Front Heeled Sandals

Wide Fit Cross Front Heeled Sandals

£9.00

Was £18.00
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Ruffle Slip On Pumps

Ruffle Slip On Pumps

£12.00

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Diamante Eyelet Lace Up Trainers

Diamante Eyelet Lace Up Trainers

£12.00

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Lace Up Trainers

Lace Up Trainers

£12.00

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Ring Buckle Bucket Bag

Ring Buckle Bucket Bag

£9.00

Was £14.00
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Studded Block Heel Strappy Sandals

Studded Block Heel Strappy Sandals

£14.00

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Chevron Quilted Chain Bag

Chevron Quilted Chain Bag

£12.00

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Ring Front Bucket Bag

Ring Front Bucket Bag

£14.00

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We noticed there was quite a lot of demand for petite clothing on the high street, so decided to do something about it. We’re launching our very own Petite collection to give you access to a full range of clothing that won’t leave you sizing down to try and make something fit better or spending precious time in the morning worrying about your look!

We caught up with our influencer friend @whatemmadid to get the inside scoop about what works and what doesn’t. From buying to styling, we’ll pick out those staple pieces to help you find your petite style. Emma from What Emma Did answered our questions to help you with your summer outfits.

Create an elongated silhouette

"To really elongate my lower body I love a high (or fitted) waist! Whether it’s skinny jeans, pencil skirts or dresses with a waist belt, a fitted waist gives the illusion of longer legs and cinches you in at the same time – essential for any petite girl."

Create an elongated silhouette

"To really elongate my lower body I love a high (or fitted) waist! Whether it’s skinny jeans, pencil skirts or dresses with a waist belt, a fitted waist gives the illusion of longer legs and cinches you in at the same time – essential for any petite girl."

Best shopping tips for Petites

"Stay away from prints that are too fussy - anything with too much going on won't flatter shorter body types. Instead, opt for flattering designs which elongate the body, like vertical stripes or subtle checks. If you can, try and pair shoes with bottoms that are the same colour to lengthen your legs. For example, black heels with black tights or bare legs with nude shoes."

Best shopping tips for Petites

"Stay away from prints that are too fussy - anything with too much going on won't flatter shorter body types. Instead, opt for flattering designs which elongate the body, like vertical stripes or subtle checks. If you can, try and pair shoes with bottoms that are the same colour to lengthen your legs. For example, black heels with black tights or bare legs with nude shoes."

Biggest no-no?

"Avoid wearing clothes with a high neck – an easy but elegant V-neck blouse makes your upper body look longer and leaner. Wear it now with a high-waisted skirt or short shorts, then easily transition into autumn with trousers and a cropped jacket. Getting clothes with the right fit and size is even more important for short women – ill-fitting clothes will add extra bulk!"

Biggest no-no?

"Avoid wearing clothes with a high neck – an easy but elegant V-neck blouse makes your upper body look longer and leaner. Wear it now with a high-waisted skirt or short shorts, then easily transition into autumn with trousers and a cropped jacket. Getting clothes with the right fit and size is even more important for short women – ill-fitting clothes will add extra bulk!"

We should all embrace our size and shape, but sometimes finding flattering cuts to really make you feel your best can be tricky. To make life easier for you, we recap our top three tips for petite women this summer -

Shop our brand new petite range here to find something perfect for you.

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Papaya Petite Suit Jacket

Papaya Petite Suit Jacket

£20.00

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Papaya Petite Zip Suit Skirt

Papaya Petite Zip Suit Skirt

£14.00

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Papaya Petite April Extreme Rip Super Skinny Jeans

Papaya Petite April Extreme Rip Super Skinny Jeans

£12.00

Was £18.00
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Papaya Petite Floral Longline Chiffon Shirt

Papaya Petite Floral Longline Chiffon Shirt

£7.00

Was £14.00
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Papaya Petite Floral Double Strap Cami

Papaya Petite Floral Double Strap Cami

£7.00

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Papaya Petite Drapey Mac

Papaya Petite Drapey Mac

£14.00

Was £25.00
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Papaya Petite Cold Shoulder Jumper

Papaya Petite Cold Shoulder Jumper

£12.00

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Papaya Petite Floral Midi Shirt Dress - Coral

Papaya Petite Floral Midi Shirt Dress - Coral

£8.00

Was £16.00
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