Perfectly petite with Wallis

perfectly petite style guide
Perfectly Petite with Wallis

When Wallis got in touch asking if I would take part in their ‘perfectly petite’ campaign, I was thrilled!

One of the main reasons why I initially decided to start blogging was to share my style ideas for other petite girls who, like me, struggle not only finding clothes that fit properly, but also knowing the best way to dress for their height.

I love that more and more high street stores are now offering a petite range, thus expanding their target market. I really like most petite collections available on the high street, but I do find that they are usually quite limited in terms of stock. Wallis, however, has a really great petite range varying from casual separates to affordable work wear. Admittedly, I had never previously shopped at Wallis but they were on my radar so to speak. So when Wallis asked me to be part of the campaign promoting their new petite collection I was excited to get on board.

Wallis kindly asked me to choose my favourite pieces from their collection to style up however I wanted. In all honestly, I would definitely recommend Wallis’ petite collection; not only were the clothes I received of a high quality they are also affordable and offer a great fit for those 5’3″ and under.

For my petite style challenge I chose to style a pair of white jeans; partly because they are one of the ultimate summer wardrobe essentials; partly because I wanted to prove that petites can pull them off! I’m a firm believer that petites everyone regardless of their shape or size should be able to wear whatever the hell you want, as long as it’s something you feel comfortable wearing – I believe that with some looks you might just have to work a little harder to get that perfectly styled look you’re after to suit your particular shape. Since there are many myths that I often hear or read in magazines, etc. about what petites should or shouldn’t wear I wanted to disprove some of said myths and that’s where this post comes in. White jeans get a bad rep; notorious for making you appear bigger and painfully unforgiving. Whilst that may be true if you get the style or size wrong, if you get the style right they can look fabulous! And I love white jeans, and I’m here to break rules and prove that us petites can wear them!

perfectly petite styling with Wallis

For fellow petites, I recommend teaming white jeans with other lighter colours to give a slimming effect and to avoid looking shorter – wearing a dark colour on the top may actually draw the eye down to the bottom half making you appear bigger or even shorter. Keeping a monochrome palette is also an excellent idea and wearing all white can be very flattering. I decided to add darker accessories though for a more laid-back look, but without taking too much distraction away from the rest of the outfit. I loved the back detailing of the top, and the V-neck style is a good option for petites as it has a lengthening effect.

petite fashion style ideas

petite styling with Wallis

summer loafers from office

Petite styling with Wallis

Top & Jeans – c/o Wallis  //  Shoes – Office / Fedora – Primark // Bag – Topshop (similar) // 

Watch – Michael Kors  

I hope you liked my look? Stay tuned for the next instalment of perfectly petite with Wallis where I will be talking more about those petite style myths.