15 best online clothes shops for petites
Just because you're shorter than average doesn't mean you have to miss out when it comes to internet shopping. Here's our pick of websites offering perfectly-proportioned pieces - hassle free and with no hidden costs
Anyone 5"3 and under will know that clothes shopping can be a bit of a nightmare. Midi dresses become maxis, jeans come up six inches too long (we can't all have the legs like Cameron Diaz, sadly), and jackets can make us look like American football players gone wrong.
There are petite lines out there, of course. Annoyingly, for us smaller girls though, there's normally a paltry selection, if any at all, in stores. Luckily, e-tailers are not confined by rail space and there is a growing presence for petites on the web.
We've trawled online shops (and made a purchase or two) to bring you those we think offer the best selection and the slickest shopping experience at home and on the go, as well as taking into account how hassle-free (or not) they make delivery and returns. We've tried high street favourites - the likes of Topshop, Next and Debenhams - online-only operations like Asos and the new and innovative kids on the block - collaborative petite design, anyone?
Here's our selection. Let us know what you think.
Click on the gallery to see the IndyBest buys
Asos is hard to beat for sheer variety and quick and hassle-free returns (particularly if you subscribe to Asos premier). For traditionally tricky trouser shopping, our go-to sites are Topshop, Next and Boden. To get a feel of everything that's out there without faffing on ten different sites, try newcomers Fashionchick and Bomb Petite. And our one to watch is Jeetly, with its unique collaborative design concept, we'll be having our say in the next collection which goes online later this month.
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