I’m back after a more than petite break
I spent a fair bit of money in April on clothes so I could rekindle my neglected petite fashion blog….Then disaster hit A little va va voom! – the blog, not me – the site broke down. The fault meant that I could not up-load images or even posts. I tried to fix it a number of times and spoke to my website hosts and they were flummoxed too and couldn’t fix it either! I’m doomed, or at least that’s what I thought. Then, all by itself it started to work. Phew! So I am back and have quite a bit to show you over the next few weeks.
In case you did not know, today, 1st August is Yorkshire Day and the birthday of A little va va voom. Despite my erratic postings on this petite blog, I do actually enjoy writing about the clothes I find. Especially if they are actually from a petite range, are stylish and age appropriate. You know how I moan about the fact that fashion labels think that we ladies over 40 don’t care about fashion let alone the petite issue.
So, instead of writing loads of posts about clothes I bought weeks and weeks ago, I’m going to do one big posts with loads of stuff to look at… It might be a little longer than usual, sorry about that but I hope you enjoy it.
Next Petite Suit
Before I start this item I have to mention the outstanding service I received from the girls in the Next Store in Colton. they were simply amazing. Thanks Girls xxx
Okay, here goes ( I loved this suit when I bought it – and bought it on-line, as the petite range in Next stores is limited).
When I tried it on, I got that Wow factor! This is perfect I thought. I loved the colour, shape and the fit. Well it does fit beautifully and has a few little touches of detail that make the suit super cool.
However, it’s linen! Augh – Somehow I missed this detail as the pictures on the Next website, shows a beautifully pressed suit with no creases at all. Oh and one super tall model, even on the petite pages… It comes in pink too. The suit I got had contrasting buttons to the ones shown on this blue suit.
The creases in the this suit make me less likely to wear it for work. So something that I thought was value for money… I mean a whole suite for £90 is great – right?… But not if you’re reluctant to wear it! I intended to wear it for work but it’s super creasyness dilutes the professional image a suit is supposed to give. I should have taken the advice of my Mother and returned it ‘tout suite!’
The simple white top the shop assistants picked out for me has a fun twist with this stripe down the back. I bought this in a size bigger than usual as it’s very clingy and the arm holes seemed too tight making it uncomfortable.
OASIS Denim Dress
You know my love for all things Oasis as they very rarely let me down. This denim dress is a great all rounder… But what’s every exciting about Oasis is that they now have a petite range. This is not from it but watch this space as the wonderful Ruth, the stylist at Oasis and I will be doing a Petite range post very soon.
I love the simple detail of the dress, the top stiching , chunky zip and detail on the waist.
I had worn this dress all day and it creased which is a bit annoying…
I guess the lack of petite posts on the blog just highlights the lack of petite labels out there and, if I am honest, this fact is partially to blame for my lack of postings… Well, together with funds, laziness and time.
I do know that I am particularly short so often even petite labels can be too long. Don’t forget most petite ranges state they cater for ‘women who are 5’4” and under’… But where’s the under? What it should say is clothes for people who are 5’4” as there’s not the same choices of length you get from the so-called ‘regular’ range.
Gap – Now they do have a petite range but sadly it’s not available in my nearest store!!! No idea why!
I have a always loved Gap trousers, and particularly the ones that are a cross between a jean and trousers.
These grey trousers are actually regular, but should be a cropped trouser…. Almost a perfect length for me. Gap’s fit can be quite generous and looking at these images I think should have gone for the next size down and would make these a Gap size 2 making them a British size 4- If only!!! Also the back pockets are lined and crinkle up and look a bit unslightly.
The front pocket detail is rather cute, but usless, as they are just for show…
And the shirt is also Gap, I bought it some time ago, the colour is lovely with the grey. Although it did shrink and is nowhere a baggy now..
Most of clothes shown in this post are still avavilbe and if you’re lucky they’ll be in the sale, or they still have simular but in a different colour.
Sorry again for the break and with a bit of luck I’ll be back with more petite finds.
Bye for now