Petite & Shorter Length Outfits

One of the most frustrating things for a petite woman can be finding what seems like the perfect dress on the hanger, in the exact style, shape and colour that you want, but trying it on only to discover that you’re drowned in the fabric and seams have ended up in the wrong places as it’s been made to fit a taller person than you.


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Our dresses are not just shortened at the hems so that short dresses don’t dip below the knees and maxis don’t tangle around your shoes, but they’ve also been completely remeasured in the bodices and sleeves to ensure that the seams will fall perfectly on your smaller frame.

Maxi dresses that have been altered to fit petite women are often popular as having a high waist line but a long skirt can help to lengthen legs, especially if you hide a pair of platform heels underneath. Coast has a stunning collection of petite maxi dresses in draped and fitted styles, sleeved and sleeveless, with gorgeous detail such as pretty pink floaty skirts, dramatic V necklines and sparkling sequin panels. Petite women like to be able to wear short dresses too to show off a fabulous pair of pins but frequently found they’re disappearing under a skirt meant for a taller lady. Coast’s selection of short dresses for petite women will hit right where you want them on the leg as well as being incredibly fashion forward. Pick from chic floral lace shifts in bright jewel tones, strapless chiffon numbers in muted colours, or go all out in a sleeved frock with an abstract print but classic silhouette, perfect for weddings, days out at the races or even just for a night out with the girls.