I Just Scrolled Through So Many Petite Winter Buys—These 25 Were the Very Best

Petite people, this one's for you.

Getting dressed in the morning is hard enough in winter, even without being petite. It’s often still dark when we stand in front of our wardrobes searching for something to wear, we never know if it’s going to be freezing outside or oddly mild, and most of us are still experiencing the working-from-home outfit rut. Now add to that the stress of being shorter than 5’3” in a world where most clothes are designed for 6-foot, size-8 models… It’s tough, okay!

As a petite fashion editor, having to search that little bit harder for outfits that work (and make friends with my local tailor) is something I’ve learnt to tackle my whole adult life. By now, though, I think I’ve managed to crack the code of where to find the best pieces that work for us shorter people. Yes, I still struggle sometimes trying to re-create street style looks or lust after a designer piece for months only to realise it drags on the floor. But when it comes to finding those timeless capsule basics that really make a wardrobe work, there are a few brands I always turn to that I know won’t let me down. 

And since we’re still very much in the depths of chilly, grey winter here in the UK, I thought it was worth doing some serious scrolling through their new-in sections to bring you the 25 best cold-weather petite buys for wearing right now. We’re talking cosy coats, chic smart trousers and leather layers. Some pieces are even perfect for transitioning into spring (if it ever comes), like the dresses, which can work with roll-necks and chunky boots now and sandals when the sun comes out. 

So if you’re petite and struggling with outfit inspiration at the moment, keep scrolling for some ideas as well as links if you’re looking to update your collection.

Reformation's petite-wear has long been the best at the premium level. Add tights and boots to this for wearing right now. 

A classic layering piece that won't be too oversized. 

Although not specifically petite, Mango's new teen line is a great option for finding smaller measurements. 

The ultimate wear-everywhere midi dress. 

A versatile black slip skirt is an essential in any wardrobe.

These black jeans come in a petite size option now like most of Boden's designs. 

Less basic, more fun, but this adorable knit will certainly bring joy to anyone wearing it. 

A lot of the standard leather blazers out there are too oversized for petites. This one will have much better proportions. 

M&S jeans are an insider favourite, and luckily, they all come in dedicated short/petite sizes now. 

A winter layering staple and perfect for taking into spring. 

Don't miss out on the wide-leg-trouser trend.

So cosy, and you can be confident the sleeves won't be too long like normal shirts on petite frames. 

Another hero from the new Mango Teen collection.

If you've been searching for the perfect pair of faux-leather trousers like I have, look no further. 

Usually, we have to sit out on oversized wool coats that drag on the ground and swamp us, but this petite version will have much better proportions. 

One of ASOS Petite's best sellers for a reason. 

Perfect for tonal layering. 

Basically leggings, these slim trousers work from day to night. 

I can't believe how expensive-looking this coat is for under £100. 

Co-ords can be another difficult item to find as a petite person. Good job this one's perfect, then. 

A long puffer coat that won't actually drown you. 

Topshop's petite range was always impressive. Luckily, you can still find it online at ASOS.

We'd forgive you for thinking this dress was designer. 

So buttery soft and the perfect cropped length. 

Finally, a knit dress that won't sag or hit the floor on us. 

Up Next: I'm 5'2", and These Are the Only Long Puffer Coats I Would Actually Wear

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