Petite Workwear Tips (for when nothing seems to fit)

Petite Workwear Tips (for when nothing seems to fit)

‘Have you tried the petite section in Dorothy Perkins?’

One common struggle that short women face when shopping for petite clothing is finding nice work outfits that fit properly. Even if you don’t work in an office, there will always be the odd occasion that calls for a pair of plain black trousers and yet a simple piece like this can still be an impossible find. While high street brands like Dorothy Perkins can be helpful in a pinch, the items we end up buying are often out of necessity rather than personal choice. But every woman deserves to feel comfortable and confident, especially at work.

If you're a short woman looking to maximise your work wardrobe, here are our three best tips:

  1. Opt for a Versatile Color Palette: While workplaces may lean towards conservative hues, it doesn't mean you're stuck with a monotonous wardrobe. Incorporating neutral tones like brown, cream, and subtle shades of pink can add a touch of professionalism without sacrificing style. By curating a color palette that suits you, you'll always have options that flatter your figure.

  2. Embrace Stretch Instead of Tailoring: Tailored pieces often pose fitting challenges for petite frames, but that doesn't mean you have to compromise on style. Clothes with stretch offer a tailored look without the need for alterations. For instance, a sleek black high-neck top paired with a classic pencil skirt or wide-leg trousers exudes sophistication without overpowering your stature.

  3. Invest in Timeless Basics: Elevate your workwear collection with timeless basics that withstand the test of trends. While finding quality petite clothing may seem daunting, investing in a few key pieces pays off in the long run. Consider staple items that effortlessly elevate your ensemble, like a well-fitted blazer or a pair of tailored trousers. If traditional trousers prove elusive, accessorizing with a chic belt can instantly elevate your look.

So next time you're struggling to find something to wear to work, remember that there are always options, even for petite women. And apologies to all the DP stans out there, but it's just not our thing...

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