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I have witnessed first hand her dilemma, something I fortunately don't share at 5'6, and know how frustrated she gets. With this in mind I set about searching on the internet for clothing shops and online sites that cater for the smaller, and shorter woman.
From my quick search, these are my top 5:
Florence and Fred at Tesco Petite
Debenhams Petite Range
Miss Selfridge Petites
Dorothy Perkins Petite (Perfectly Proportioned)
As well as these well known shops I came across a specialised online shopping sites that I had never heard of before: Petite Affair. This site was a little out of budget for me (and my mum) but they do have a large clearance section which has some affordable pieces on it that look great! I will definitely be getting my mum on there to have a look.
Finally, these are my top picks from the petite selections I have mentioned which I feel would suit my mum, but may be of interest to some of you other petite readers out there!
From Florence and Fred:
I love this colour for a dress and this is smart enough to wear to a meal or to work but is a light enough material to not get too hot as the weather warms up.
From Dorothy Perkins:
From Petite Affair:
Happy Shopping to all my petite readers!