ALL IN VELVET FOR PETITES                                                                               19.01.2017.


Velvet is undoubtedly the hottest trend of the Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 season, with all major fashion brands showcasing their experimental but luxurious designs on every runway across the fashion metropolises.

In an explosion of bold colours from deeps reds, dark blues, greens and classic blacks; velvet has evolved beyond the simple dresses and leggings of yesteryear. Today’s designs include daring playsuits, dazzling blazers and drop-dead gorgeous gowns, adding a touch of femininity and style to your silhouette (if you get it right!).

From experience velvet can often drown a petite figure (…think velveteen curtain), so it’s definitely worth investing in a few key pieces and ensuring you’ve got the right fit….ashlea articulates read more

WHAT IS PETITE?                                                                                               26.06.2016.


Petite is a term used in the fashion industry to describe a woman who is 5ft 3 (162cm) or under. Petite women come in all shapes and sizes, regardless of whether you’re size 4 or 16. Most people believe that petite means skinny, but in actual fact being petite refers to your stature not your weight.

From experience, clothes shopping can be a bit of a nightmare. T-shirts become dresses, midi dresses become maxis and jeans always end up six inches too long…ashlea articulates read more


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