It may be cold outside, but I still love keeping dresses in my wardrobe mix! Here are five of my favorite dress styles for petites in the chillier weather months:
Athleisure Sweatshirt Dress
Trendy and comfy! Enjoy your coffee on lazy weekend mornings with an athletic inspired sweatshirt dress. Throw your favorite yoga pants on underneath if you need to run out for errands. Because this style runs oversized, pick up one in petite-specific sizing for proper shoulder width to balance the roomier torso.
Store recommendations: Asos and Boohoo.
Sweater Tunic Dress
This style is great for particularly cold days. Thick knit fabrics, turtlenecks, and long sleeves help keep in the heat, and you can layer merino shirts underneath for added warmth. Sweater dresses look good worn with leggings or skinny jeans, too.
Store recommendations: American Eagle, Dorothy Perkins, Missguided.
Long Sleeve Mini
I love wearing fitted mini dresses as a petite! Throw on a long sleeved version for wintry Sunday brunch with the girls, or for more casual work environments. Add nylons or over the knee boots for a little more barrier against the weather.
Store recommendations: Boohoo, Express, Missguided, Topshop.
Wool Sheath Dress
If you like to dress more formal or need to wear business attire for work, upgrade your classic sheath dress to one made of wool. You'll still want to bundle up with a good coat and boots for the commute, but at least the natural material will help provide some insulation.
Store recommendations: Banana Republic, J.Crew, Nordstrom.
Midi Party Dress
Skip the cocktail dress for nights out and go with a midi dress instead. While this cut isn't the easiest for petites to pull off, the extra length will keep you warmer for when you need to go fancy and don't want to wear leggings underneath. Pick a solid colored midi dress with matching heels for a streamlined look that balances out the dress length.
Store recommendations: Asos, Boohoo, Nordstrom.
Check out some petite sized options below!