Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Christmas Party Season for Petite Ladies!

Even though I am 5 foot 8 (ahem, 7) I must admit I always take a browse in the "petite" section in shops. The truth is I have a very short body so actually tops in the petite section aren't too far off the mark. I can see other shoppers however, becoming incensed at my presence, "go to the "normal" bit you tallee!", I can almost hear them seething.  Therefore for a bargain fashionista (not my words) like myself no shop is off limits, even if it is for those of more diminutive stature. I was actually shocked to read online the other day (so it must be true) that the average height for women in the UK is 5 foot 3. Most of my friends are pretty tall for some reason, maybe that's not a coincidence? And in my extended family I am certainly a little shrimp compared to my extremely tall cousins.

Anyway, one shop for petite ladies I've always admired when going into department stores is Precis who are actually doing a really good offer on coats at the moment. On the website, this luxurious looking ultra cosy Long Camel coat really stood out to me, though I don't think you would have to be petite to wear this to be honest. It's currently on offer at £209.
Precis Long Camel Coat £209
£209 might sound a lot, but this is a real classic and if well taken care of could last you years, everyone knows that a camel coat is a wardrobe staple.

Now it's November it is officially legal to talk about Christmas, and I'm already thinking about what I'm going to wear to my work Christmas party. I have no idea why, but I've suddenly got a thing for black dresses, this is odd because black doesn't suit me at all, but there's something about Christmas which requires something black, preferably with sparkles too. The offerings from Precis are pretty cute, here are my three favs (you'll have to excuse the navy one, it's nearly black isn't it?!) FYI there is actually a 20% discount on these dresses at the moment, applies at checkout!
Black Pleated Lace Dress £149
This black pleated lace dress has two things I love for this season - lace and ruching. For those of us who have had children, ruching is a blessing in many ways. It prevents that "pulled" look a lot of tight dresses have on even the slimmest mini, and it allows it to fall nicely. The lace just adds a certain extra something, and attracts attention away from lumpy bits too!

Black Embellished Dress £99
This one screams CHRISTMAS with it's sparkles, and I actually think you could get away with wearing it on Christmas day as well as for parties. Again it has the ruching I love so much plus a very flattering shape. If you're going to any Christmas weddings I don't see why this wouldn't work for that as well.
Navy Embellished Maxi Dress £119
This is basically for those ladies who love their necklines but hate their legs. I love the sheeny material and glittery Christmas feel,  another wedding classic! I also love the (essential) ruching around the waist which will hide...a lot. The first two dresses will probably be ok for any height but with this being a store that specialises in petite, this maxi dress will not work for taller ladies for obvious reasons.

Well, I'm really in the Christmas spirit, what I'm looking for is a black party dress, with sparkles and ruching for someone who is 5 foot 8 ish. Any ideas anyone?

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own and I really do like Precis!


  1. oooh love the black embellished dress! maybe next year minus bump! lol xxx

    1. Isabella Oliver have some great "bump" dresses. I bought a lovely one sleeved ruched red dress when I was preggers and sold it on ebay for nearly as much as I paid!


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