Top ten; Petite ranges

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Principles Petite

Gold crochet tunic top (right), pounds 40, available from 124 Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries 0171-927 1443.

Next Directory

Navy blue chiffon floral print dress, from size 8, pounds 49.99. Mail order inquiries: 0171 499 6517.

Dorothy Perkins Petite

Biscuit safari jacket, in sizes 8-16, pounds 45, available from Dorothy Perkins, 379, Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries; 0171 291 2604.

Marks and Spencer

Unstructured, single-breasted jacket in linen blend in coral, navy, beige and chocolate brown, in sizes 8-18, pounds 50, available from 488, Oxford Street, London, W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries; 0171 268 8021.

French Connection

Willow print, spaghetti strap slip dress in blue and white or red and white, 100 per cent viscose, pounds 50, available from 249, Regent Street, London W1 and branches nationwide, inquiries; 0171 580 2507.

Wallis Petite - Freeman Catalogue

White palazzo pants with side zip fastening (outside leg 39") from size 8, pounds 35, mail order inquiries: 0114 275 3444.

Ghost Petite

"Tie camisole", spaghetti strap slip top with gathers on the front and back, pounds 65 available in black and white. Ghost, 134 Hinde Street, London W1 ; stockist inquiry number: 0181 960 3121 (main stockist; Liberty, 214, Regent Street, London W1, 0171 734 1234).

Agent Provocateur

"Bella" underwired bra and matching G-string in embroidered tulle with a pale blue, green and white floral pattern, available in sizes 30AA upwards, pounds 55 Agent Provocateur, 6, Broadwick Street, London, W1, inquiries; 0171 439 0229.


Long "blueberries" skirt (right), pounds 34.99; knitted short sleeved tops in turquoise, cobalt and lime, pounds 29.99; flat front capri pants, pounds 29.99 all from Next branches nationwide, call 0116 284 9424 for your local stockist or 0345 100 500 for a catalogue.

Sizes available 6 - 16, for women under 5'3".


Sizes 8-14 for women under 5'3". Turquoise white and black block stripe jersey dress, pounds 35; zip pocket narrow leg trouser, white, black and taupe, pounds 35; turquoise flower print sleeveless button-through top, pounds 35, and matching sarong skirt, pounds 35. For your local stockist call 0181 886 9712.