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Don’t go on holiday without: our petite packing guide

Don’t go on holiday without: our petite packing guide
July 12, 2017 Bomb Petite

Sunning yourself in Santorini? Basking in the Mediterranean heat on a Spanish city break? Or perhaps you’re staying closer to home and embarking on a staycation. Wherever you’re off to, make sure you’re dressed for the occasion (and your shape) with our indispensable advice.

Where are you going?


What to pack:

Wafting around the Aegean Sea calls for loose kaftan-style dresses, A-line cute petite dresses and plenty of swimwear.

Style tip:

The trick to elongating a petite frame in swimwear is by adding length by lifting the bust line. That means low-rise bottoms and halter necks to show off your shoulders.

Next - kaftan white

Next, Petite Cream Embellished Feather Kaftan

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NY Collection, Petite Lace Fit & Flare Dress


Seafolly, Halter Bikini Top


Seafolly, Hipster Bikini Bottoms

Where are you going?


What to pack:

Comfortable footwear for pounding the city streets (and for the late night salsa bars) as well as wear-everywhere maxi dresses or jumpsuits that will look just as chic when you’re sightseeing as they will when you’re drinking sun-downers.

Style tip:

When choosing a maxi dress or jumpsuit, opt for solid colours as this will lengthen you from top to bottom. There will be no interruption in your frame and it will give the illusion of height.

next redkaftan

Next, Petite Red Embroidered Maxi Dress

anthropology - jumpsuit

Anthropologie, Petite Wide-Leg Jumpsuit


Anthropology, Elysess Suede Khaki Sandals

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Sophie Anderson, basket shoulder bag

Where are you going?


What to pack:

Casual skirts, light-weight tops and of course the biggest, most attention-grabbing straw hat that you can get your hands on. Put the petite workwear away, it’s holiday mode!

Style tip:

A wrap-around skirt will pull you in at the waist and lengthen your legs. Try wearing it with a tonal coloured top and some mid-heel wedges for long lunches in the sun.


Eileen Fisher, Petite Stretch Cotton Top

asos - hat

ASOS, ‘Chase The Sun’ Straw Oversized Floppy Hat

Gap skirt

GAP, Petite Wrap Utility Skirt

m&s - wedge

M&S, Wedge Heel Closed Toe Espadrilles

Where are you going?


What to pack:

You can’t guarantee sunshine when you’re in England, but that doesn’t mean your petite clothing should suffer. Breton striped tops, cropped trousers and crisp white plimsolls will be your holiday essentials.

Style tip:

Cropped trousers are a petite woman’s secret style weapon. If they hit just above the top of your ankle it will show off just the right amount of skin and make your legs look inches longer. Win.

ann taylor - tee

Ann Taylor, Petite Linen Tee


Eileen Fisher, Petite Short Sleeve Open Cardigan

boden - cropped trousers

Boden, Wide Crop Chino Trouser

schuh - converse

Converse, White All Star Trainers