Monday, 19 November 2012

Petite Winter Wardrobe Colour Pop!

After reading 'Vogue Loves Pop' from Vogue's December issue I was in a very colourful mood! So I thought I would do a little petite post on how to pop some bright winter colour into your AW12 wardrobe!

Cobalt blue was a huge colour trend for AW12 so this Petite Cobalt Lace Panel Dress from Dorothy Perkins is a great way to inject a very bright yet very on trend pop of colour into your petite wardrobe for the cold winter months! I really love the black lace and belt as well as the colour of this dress; it gives it a soft, feminine touch and great waist definition! 

Stand out from the winter crowd in these amazingly cute Asos Petite Exclusive Empire Print Trousers! These colour popping petite beauties will undoubtedly brighten up even the coldest of winter days! Question is, are you daring enough to wear them?
These Red Suedette Cut Out Heels from New Look are the perfect colour popping buy for any petite, as not only will their gorgeous red colour brighten up your wardrobe but they will also give you the height boost which us petites so desperately crave! Now on sale for just £14.99 and still available from a petite size 3 - what's not to love? 

Make up for the lack of sunshine on a cloudy day with this stunningly bright yellow Asos Exclusive Petite Rainmac - This is what I call a pop of colour!

Happy Shopping Petites!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Petite Hallowe'en Horrors!

Get into the spine tingling Halloween spirit with these petite Hallowe'en horrors!  
Release your inner vulture with is this gorgeously spooky Black Feathered Skirt Dress, with matching black feathered neckline from ASOS Petite - this is my favourite look and is a perfect petite buy for any Hallowe'en parties you might be attending!

Black velvet creates the ultimate scary look so this playful Skater Dress, with its mesh detailing and sweetheart neckline, also from ASOS Petite will be the best petite dress to buy if you want to make a subtle nod to Hallowe'en! Pair with this beautiful floral Gothic Floral Spike Aliceband to finish off this girly yet ghoulish look!

On the other hand, if you want to be deadly serious about dressing up for Hallowe'en this year, why not get your hands on these creepy Skeleton Leggings from Topshop Petite?!
Partner any of the looks with these stunning silver and black Baroque Cross Earrings from New Look which are priced at just £4.99 and are on an amazing buy one get one free offer to give your Hallowe'en outfit a final AW12 touch! 
Happy Hallowe'en Petites!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New Look Autumn Tapestry Boots!

The cold, rainny British weather has well and truely arrived, so battle the elements in style with these gorgeous Limited Edition Tapestry Ankle Boots from New Look.
Not only will they keep your feet warm and cosy, but these boots are the perfect investment for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe as tapestry was a huge trend on the AW12 catwalk, with my favourite pieces coming from Dolce & Gabbana.
I am a true romantic, so I love this textured take on the classic floral print, which D&G showcased beautifully throughout their collection, with a mix of dark and Gothic and light and pretty tapestry looks. I'm a sucker for all things lacey so I love the latter, more feminine look and cannot get enough of the very cute little matching tapestry bag!
So take on the trend with these perfect tapestry ankle boots, starting from a UK size 3, they will fit the smallest of feet - you really can't put a foot wrong!
Happy Thursday Petites!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Very Berry Petite!

Beautiful berry shades such as burgundy, mulberry and poppy were all over the Autumn Winter 2012 catwalk, so I cannot wait to get my hands on the season's hottest colour from the high street's petite collections!
The petite high street collections have really embraced the 'Very Berry' trend, so there are lots of different garments to choose from when petite shopping for this gorgeous autumnal colour.
Here are a few of my top picks!

Asos Petite Lace Dress

Topshop Petite Jersey Peplum Top

Asos Petite Blazer with Metalic Sheen
Topshop Petite Studded Textured Jumper

Asos Petite's Lace Dress is my favourite piece, I love it's girly, playful silhouette and I fell in love with Michael Kors' red lace dress on the AW12 catwalk - and this dress is a great imitation!
Continuing from one of Summer's most popular trends, peplums are still big for this season, so combine the trend with a berry colour pallet for an autumnal update with
Topshop Petite's Jersey Peplum Top - You can't go wrong!
Velvet made a comeback for the AW12 catwalk so Asos Petite's Blazer with Metallic Sheen is a perfect petite purchase for your autumn.winter wardrobe!  
Topshop Petite's Studded Jumper is great for a more casual look, not only is it the perfect garment to snuggle up in during the cold winter days, but the studded shoulder detailing is also an ideal way to combine AW12 embellishment trend with a  berry colour pallet!
Happy Shopping Petites x

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Wallis Petite in You magazine!!

As I flicked through my copy of today's Mail on Sunday's supplement magazine You (which I look forward to every Sunday; You is a great read for fashion inspiration and the keeping up with the season's latest trends!) I was delighted to see a new AW12 advert for the high street brand Wallis petite collection, as modelled by the beautiful Louise Redknapp.

I was so excited to see a petite clothing range advertised amongst designer brands and the regular high street collections as I often get the impression that petite collections are pushed to the side of the fashion world. I think it's also great to see that Louise is once again modelling for the collection, as not only is any celebrity endorsement good for a brand but standing at the petite height of just 5'3, Louise understands how important (and sometimes difficult!) dressing for the petite shape can be!

I think Louise looks stunning in 'Wallis Petites Black and Nude Dress' ; So get you're hands on the exact dress now at a discounted price of just £36!

Wallis Petite ad in You magazine - Modelled by Louise

Why not take a look through the entire Wallis Petite Collection?
Here are some of my favourites pieces!!

Petite Floral Mesh Dress

Petite Black Keyhole Dress

Petite Cut Out Collar Shirt

Petite Floral Mesh Dress
Petite Keyhole Dress
Petite Cut Out Collar Shirt 

I'm loving Wallis' petite AW12 collection, so look out for more petite posts on the brand soon! 
Happy shopping Petites x 

Monday, 20 August 2012

Caroline Flack wears Topshop Petite Dress!

On Monday 21st May 2012, I wrote a Petite Post on Topshop Petite's gorgeous Heart Mesh Flippy Dress. I was delighted when I saw yesterday's cover of 'Fabulous', The Sun's weekly Sunday glossy supplement magazine, as the stunning presenter Caroline Flack was wearing the same dress!

I love how playful and fun this red heart dress is, and as Caroline shows; it looks great on!!

Get Caroline's playful look now by getting your hands on the exact same dress! The petite dress has now also gone into the sale and is priced at just £20 - Whats not to love?! 

Read my original petite post 'I heart Petites' here!

Happy Monday Petites!

Caroline Flack on the cover of Fabulous Magazine

Topshop Petite: Heart Mesh Flippy Dress

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Team GB's Medal Success!

Watching the closing ceremony of the London 2012 games, I am feeling quite sad that it is all coming come to an end, but what an amazing games it has been!

I feel so proud of Team GB, who have been branded the best Olympic team Britain has ever had, which is certainly true if the medal table is anything to go by. 

Winning a total of 65 medals, with19 bronze, 17 silvers and 29 golds, Team GB came 3rd overall in the London 2012 Olympics, making it Britain's most successful Olympic games in history. The success in our of number of medals added to the fact that our very own spectacular city, London was the host city means that we will definately not be forgetting it in a hurry!

To celebrate Team GB's medal success, I have found the best petite bronze, silver and gold outfits the high street has to offer so you can shimmer and shine with pride!!

Hope you've had a great weekend Petites, enjoy the rest of the ceremony!

Next Petite Bronze Jumper

Topshop Petite Silver Dress

Asos Petite Gold Playsuit

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Olympic Great British Knitwear!

I have just finished my first week interning for the lovely Amber Wood, director of fashion PR agency 'Emslie Creative' - Take a look at our Facebook page and like if you like what you see!!

One of Emslie's clients is Madeleine Thompson; 'The Queen of Cashmere' who designs stunning knitwear garments, so I decided to have a look through the high street's petite collections to see what they had to offer in knitwear.

I found this perfect 'Petite Union Jack Jumper' from Topshop's petite collection which not only ticks the box of being able to recreate Madeleine's staple knitwear look but it is also a great piece for your Autumn Winter wardrobe and a perfect way to get you in the Olympic spirit and support Team GB!!

I thought the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony last night was absolutely amazing and it really did make me feel very proud to be British, so come on and support Great Britain in gorgeous knitwear!

Topshop Petite Union Jack Jumper
London 2012 Opening Ceremony - Great British Team

Madeleine Thompson AW12 - Jane Jumper

Madeleine Thompson AW12 - Classic Short Dress

Madeleine Thompson AW12 - Kurt Dress

Friday, 29 June 2012

American Farewell!

This time tomorrow I will be on my summer hols in LA (sooooooo excited!) so i thought I would get in the mood by leaving you with some cute little American flag themed garments from Topshop Petite's collection as a goodbye post!


American Shorts 1
American Vest
American Shorts 2

Speak to you all in 2 weeks Petites!
Short in height, giant in style!

American Shorts 1

American Vest
American Shorts 2

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Petite Prada Perfection!

I am loving Asos Petite's current collection and following my previous petite post, focused on an Asos Petite sequined dress, this post is dedicated to their stunning 50's body kickersuit which is almost a EXACT replica from Prada's SS12 collection! 

The 50's was a big trend on the Spring Summer 2012 catwalk with pencil skirts, bandeau tops, prom dresses, knicker shorts and all in one swimsuits being some of the key features, so this kickersuit will keep your summer wardrobe bang on trend.

To add to this petite perfect find, the knickersuit has now been reduced from £32 to just £16 which is an AMAZING price for a high street garment which is SO similar to a Prada look! (check out the similarities from the images below - colour, panelling and all!!!)

50s Body Kickersuit
Short in height, giant in style! 

50s Body Kickersuit

Prada SS12

Friday, 15 June 2012

Sequin Stunners!

I LOVE everything pink, sparkly and girly soI fell in love with this dress worn by actress Ashley Tisdale to the Premier of the upcoming film 'The Rock of Ages'!

At a tiny 5'3" Ashley really manages to stand out from the crowd in this stunningly shimmering dress and is a true petite sequin inspiration! To top it off, this sequin stunner also helped Ashley make her way to Look magazines 'This Week's Best Dressed!' List! Take a look at Ashely and the rest Look's Best Dressed list now!

I decided to take inspiration from Ashley's lusterous look and take to the high street's Petite online colllections and I loveeeeeee this gorgeous gold dress from Asos Petite which is embelished in sequins from top to toe! I also love the cap sleeve styling and the dress' perfect mid cut length and think it is a great buy for any Petite who wants to shimmer their way out from the crowd on a night out!

Furthermore, this beautifullll dress has had a great price reduction, going from £140 to just £40 - So get your hands on this Asos sequin stunner now! 

Happy Shopping Petites!
Short in height, giant in style!

Ashley Tisdale: 5'3"

Asos Petite

Sequin Stunner

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Parvin's Royal Petite Tip!

Hope you have all enjoyed your long Diamond Jubilee weekend Petites and are now all red, white and blued out!

I thought I would finish the memorable celebrations off with a petite tip from the stylist of none other than the Her Majesty herself, Stewart Parvin.

Parvin has been stylist to the Queen since 2000 and designs her outfits for all official Royal occasions. In a recent article from the Mail Online, Parvin reveals that he like to dress the Queen in block colours, to elongate her tiny 5'4" frame.

The bright block colours worn by the Queen are also an excellent way to ensure that she is always visible and that she easily stands out from the crowd, which along with the fact that block colours elongate tiny frames, I thought was an excellent tip to share with you!

I was also amazed and very jealous to discover that the Queen has a servant with the same sized feet as her who;s job it is to breaks in  her shoes before she wears them to save her feet from blistering!!!! Oh if only ayyy!

Parvin, I salute you for this great petite tip!
Hope you enjoy it too Petites, and use it to stand out from the crowds despite your petiteness!


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Horay for Petite Shoes!

This morning, ITV's show 'Lorraine' hosted 'Lorraine's High Street Fashion Awards' which saw the public and the judging panel which was made up of the shows presenter Lorraine Kelly, her on-screen stylist, Mark Heyes, editor of the best selling fashion magazine Look, Ali Hall and 90's girl band singer and high street fashion follower, Louise Redknapp vote for the best high street brand in each set category.

The categories included:
- Best Affordable Fashion      
- Best Department Store
- Best Shoes
- Best On-Line
- Best Trendsetter
- Best Premium Brand

And I am pleased to announce, that after my previous petite post (Petite Passion: Crazy Print Peeps!) which was all about a stunning pair of on trend New Look heels..... New Look won the 'Best Shoes' award! HORAYYYYY!!!!

Starting from a tiny UK size 3 New Look shoes are perfect for petite feet and in my eyes extremely worthy winners! They have an amazing collection of heels and wedges which are great for height boosting and New Look is always the first brand I head to when heel hunting!!!

Watch Lorraine's 'High Street Fashion Awards' Now!

Enjoy watching Petites!
Do you think the right brands won the right category?
I would love to hear your opinions!

Lorraine and the rest of the Judging Panel

New Look won 'Best Heels'  

Monday, 28 May 2012

Petite Pashion: Crazy Print Peeps!

Afternoon Petites, I would just like to start off by saying a HUGE thank you to all of my followers as I am very pleased to announce that Short Couture won my uni blog competition!!! Thank you so much for supporting me and I hope you continue to enjoy my petite posts!

So today's post is dedicated to every short girl's petite passion... Heels!

I came across this stunningggg pair from New Look which start from a tiny UK size 3 and instantly fell in love! I love the beautifully bright colours of the heels and think there a perfect way to add a splash of summery colour to any outfit.  Their crazy floral pattern also really reminds me of the outrageously gorgeous prints used throughout Mary Katrantzou's Spring Summer 2012 collection so not only will they give you that extra bit of height us Petites crave but this dizzying print is also extremely on trend!

Furthermore, when wearing these beauties you are guaranteed to stand out in the crowd (no matter how short you are)!!!!! 

Crazy New Look floral peep toes

Short in height, giant in style!

Foral Peep Toe Heels
Mary Katrantzou SS12

Monday, 21 May 2012

I HEART Petites!

I love love LOVE this gorgeously cute red heart morif dress from Topshop's Petite collection!

Not only is the dress girly, cheerful and most importantly, petite, but the playful heart motif and red colour pallett also has a striking resemblance to a garment seen in one of my most favourite designers, Meadham Kirchhoff's Spring Summer 2012 Collection!  (Take a look at the pictures below to see the similarity!!!)

I also loveeeeeeed the AMAZING Tinkerbell like pom pom wedges seen in Meadham Kirchhoff's SS12 show (which the model is wearing with the heart motif dress) so I decided to take a look around to find some witty pom pom wedges from the high street and found this extremely playful leapoard print pair complete with a red wedge and red pom pom from New Look!
Starting at a UK size 3 these are just the right size for tiny petite feet and when worn with Topshop's Petite heart motif dress will complete the playful, summer look perfectly!

Happy playful shopping Petites!
Small in height, giant in style!

Topshop Petite heart dess

Leopard print pom pom wedges

Meadham Kirchhoff SS12
Topshop: 'Petite Heart Mesh Flippy Dress'
New Look: 'Animal Print Red Wedge'

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Petite Eva Thinks Tall!

Yesterday saw the start of the annual Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes, France which previews the industries latest films from around the globe.

 However my eye was firmly glued to what the celebrities were wearing, well petite ones anyway!

And the 'Best Dressed Petite Award' goes to....... Eva Longoria!

At a tiny 5'2" the Desperate Housewife's star took to the red carpet in a stunning, floor sweeping silver Marchesa dress, complete with a transparent cutaway back section and a beautiful diamante detailed body, leading to an extremely long but gorgeous ruffled train made out of tulle.

I decided to post these pictures of Eva in the hope to inspire us Petites to think TALL when it comes to dressing our petite frames, and as Eva shows, not thinking of petiteness as a restriction truely pays off!

However, as the pictures also show, the impressive length of Eva's train (which appears to be almost as long as Eva herself when laid out!) did cause our petite girl some difficulty on the night, so it may be wise to not think quite so tall when taking inspiration! Unless of course, like Eva, you have your own personal assistant to help you on your way.... I wish!