Buying Petite Dresses
Author (Adam Nicolson).
Submitted on Tue, 31 Jul 2012
If you are a small woman, buying a dress that fits properly can be problematic. If you are not careful, you can find yourself trying on dresses in the children's section, which is far from ideal. The styling is all wrong, usually too young, and a child's dress is just not cut to accommodate a woman's figure.
Buying a full-length dress and adjusting it may work if you are a few inches shorter than average. However if you are under five foot you are at least seven inches shorter than who the dress has been designed to fit. Cutting the bottom off just is not a viable option.
Luckily, slowly but surely this is changing. Nowadays, many fashion houses and clothing chains include petite clothes in their range. However, sadly the choice you get if you buy on the High Street can still be quite limited.
Finding a Good Selection of Petite Clothing
Fortunately, there is an alternative and that is to buy online. Because there are clothing websites out there that stock clothes from several fashion houses, you get a far better choice on the web. Online you will find petite dresses for occasions as well as for day-to-day wear. These are the kinds of dresses you have no chance of finding in the kid's department. Children do not need an evening gown or a summer suit to wear to the races, so you simply will not find a dress like that for sale in your size any other way.
You need to take the time to check that the dresses and clothing you are being sold are genuinely for people with petite figures. Most sites who sell genuine petite garments list the length of the dresses that they sell.
Check the Terms and Conditions
If you are buying petite, clothing online it is important to check out the terms and conditions. If you get your clothes and they do not fit properly, you will want to be able to return them and get all of your money back. This is particularly important when you are buying a petite dress for a special occasion because you will have paid quite a bit for it.
About the Author
CC Fashion has a great collection of <a href="http://www.ccfashion.co.uk/fcp/categorylist/dept/petite-dresses">petite dresses for occasions</a>. They sell outfits that are suitable for a day at the races, a wedding or a black tie dinner.
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