I’m 5’1″ and These Are the Petite High-Street Items I Love

April 21, 2020 at 11:05AM

With spring here and summer fast approaching, it seems that dress season is well and truly underway. And while, I absolutely love this time of year, and all the beautiful weather it brings with it, for me, the phrase “dress season” doesn’t conjure up images of beachy linen mini dresses or flowing floral midis. No—it only makes me think of alterations and the dread of having to take each aforementioned dress to the tailor.

You see, standing at the very petite height of 5’1″, historically, it has been very rare that I’ve been able to find a dress (or anything else for that matter) that actually fits me without the need to be taken up. It’s a fate I very much accepted in my late teens, as I learned how to shorten my clothes with hemming tape and an iron.

Thankfully, though, in the years since then, several high-street retailers have heard my prayers and created petite-specific clothing lines, where absolutely no hemming is required.

From Topshop and ASOS to Dorothy Perkins and New Look, several high-street brands throughout the UK are currently catering specifically to women 5’3″ and below. And better yet, many labels are creating their best selling pieces in shorter, petite-friendly sizes. From Topshop’s ever-popular floral midi dresses to H&M’s timeless cigarette trousers to ASOS’s trend-led looks, keep scrolling for all my favourite petite pieces from the high-street spring collections.


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Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
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