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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