I’ve always assumed that, as a Petite, pale colours (especially pale trousers) just won’t suit me. I’ve never found light coloured trousers particularly flattering and I just assumed they’re something I can’t wear – despite pastel trousers and jeans being everywhere at the moment. But when Wallis got in touch about getting involved in their Perfectly Petite campaign, their amazing range of Petite items really got me thinking about this pale obsession. With a range of stunning pastel trousers, I realised that if the tailoring and the fit was right – then pale trousers could well be do-able.
Thankfully, I was right! I went for these lovely pale pink jacquard trousers and – despite being a little apprehensive of the fit and how flattering they’d be, I found I absolutely loved them. It goes to show how important tailoring is and that, if designed for the Petite shape, the unexpected really does work. The same goes for the jacket – I’ve always opted for darker colours as I felt like they were more flattering, but again, when tailored properly, there really is no reason why you can’t wear any kind of colour! I love this pink Wallis blazer, the sleeves fit perfectly and its ideal for my Petite frame – no more baggy sleeves and ill-fitting jackets here!
So, with Wallis busting several of my Petite ‘can’t wear’ myths I’m now much more open to paler and pastel shades – just as long as their designed for the Petite fame. I definitely feel its great that brands are starting to embrace Petites now, as there are so many of us out there and unfortunately it’s not possible to always by from any other sizing range than Petite – especially when it comes to trousers and jackets, arms and legs will always be an issue. Wallis have put a huge amount of effort into their stunning Petite range so if you’re need of tailored clothes, smart workwear or evening outfits – have a browse of the collection, it actually makes you feel lucky to be Petite!