Are you a little bit of a short girl like me? As in, around the 5 ft 3 mark? Always hunting out the petites range everytime you go into a store? If so, you may be pleased to hear that stylish retailer Banana Republic have now launched a petites range, which is an extensive collection of fashion featuring a full wardrobe selection. Nothing more annoying that seeing a retailer stock a very small range of garments in petites, so I was very happy to see Banana Republic’s collection consist of lots and lots of styles!
I visited the Trafford Centre store in Manchester the other week and had a tour around the shop, along with a talk about the new collections for A/W14 and the launch of the Petites range from their Store manager and PR & Social Media Manager. And of course, it would have been rude not to have a shop!
With Winter creeping in, I got myself a striped grey and white jumper which also looks cute with a pair of black ‘skorts’ and tights, or black skinny jeans more a more casual look. As the jumper is from the petites range, it’s designed to fit girls of 5 ft 3 and under, so the arms were a correct fit (I usually have to roll up the sleeves!) and it sits perfectly on my waist with no ‘baggy-ness’. I do wish all brands would launch a Petites collection…
I also purchased two very standard long sleeve tops that I felt would be essentials for wearing to work. They both have a quilted texture on the shoulder pads with a little bit of embroidery – great everyday basics with a stylish twist.
If it’s more fashion forward petites clothes your looking for this A/W, check out the range of smart classic dresses, skirts and trousers from this range. The thing I love about Banana Republic is that I find all the garments have that classic, timeless touch to them. No bold prints or fast-fashion feel. Everything is based on quality, with clothes produced to reflect the seasons trends but with a tailored feel that takes you from season to season and doesn’t date quickly. Very happy to see another leading brand taking the leap into Petites!