15 petite dresses to shop now that don’t come up short on style

Those of us with petite statures are fully aware of the difficulty of finding chic and stylish dresses to fit our frames.

From the general feeling of drowning in our own clothes to rolling up sleeves and altering our maxi dresses, finding the perfect frock for “petite” women (defined as a height of 5ft3 and under) can present many challenges and takes a bit of time and effort.

Fortunately, many designers and highstreet brands have been slowly adapting their styles to cater for a broader range of body shapes and sizes.

From high-street favourites like M&S and Boden to sustainable label Reformation and celebrity go-to British label Me+EM, many retailers have now released collection with clothes that are specifically designed with a shorter stature in mind. In other good news, Topshop’s popular petite range is now available to buy on Asos.

With that in mind, we have rounded-up some of the best petite dresses on the market from stylish floral midis for every occasion to chic silk dresses for your formal events.

Whether you prefer a figure-flattering bodycon dress ot a breezy linen frock to take on your next holiday, we have got you covered.

In addition to our own selection, we have also included included links to petite clothing ranges from the brands we love, so you can discover their collection for yourself.

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