At 5ft 2in I struggle to find clothes that fit in all the right places, so here’s my edit of the best brands for smaller sizes.
1. For grown-up staples
Bomb Petite isn’t just a brand, it’s an entire site dedicated to showcasing the best of petite fashion, including its in-house range plus under-the-radar independent names. The edit also features gymwear and lingerie.
Top, £88, bombpetite.com
2. The workwear go-to
Petite label Jennifer Anne understands my tailoring dilemma. I can carry off a blazer but ruled out the two-piece after failing to find ankle-length trousers. This well-proportioned suit isn’t just shorter, it’s designed with less material so shoulders don’t bulge and there’s no need to roll up sleeves. Also look out for its smart shift dresses.
Jacket, £240, and trousers , £140, jennifer-anne.co.uk
3. The one-stop for posh frocks
Reformation is still one of my favourites for occasionwear, despite the fact that I have to order from the US. I can’t get enough of its aptly named Don’t Call Me Cute petite versions of its ultra-cool cult dresses. You should also head here for denim, sundresses and jumpsuits.
Dress , around £145, thereformation.com
4. On-trend at a snip
Asos has one of the biggest collections of petite clothing online. You can find everything here, from basics, workwear and denim to occasionwear from its own line as well as other brands. I love this jumpsuit as it’s cut in the right proportions.
Jumpsuit, £32, asos.com
5. Best for dresses
Boden offers a petite option across a large number of its trademark styles so you don’t miss out on your favourites. This dress ticks summer’s rainbow trend – I’d wear it with plimsolls at the weekend or heels for a wedding.
Dress , £130, boden.co.uk
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