Marks & Spencer went through a phase of being very dreary and old-fashioned, however recently they have featured in many fashion magazines, including some here in Spain. They are in danger of becoming trendy!
M&S have a reasonable collection of petite clothes and I have bought their petite trousers in the past, however when I looked on-line for this capsule I was a bit disappointed by the lack of choice, especially when it came to colours.
Let's start with the trousers. A pair of denims is always useful, unless you are going on holiday to somewhere that is guaranteed to be hot, plus it is good to have a second pair of trousers in a different colour. I initially chose the white linen trousers, but then hesitated as they have wide legs. Is this advisable for petites? I have shown another pair with slim legs, which are more flattering for those of us who are vertically challenged. Wide legs don't look good when worn with loose tops, but if the tops are fitted then you can get away with it. I've found that most linen trousers for petites are either wide-legged or cropped, which is ridiculous considering that most petite women are trying to look taller and slimmer and these styles don't help us to achieve our aim!
Believe it or not, I only had fourteen tops to choose from, including blouses and jumpers. I guess that I could have selected short-sleeved tops from the main collection but I am specifically looking at petite sizes for these holiday capsules. I was particularly disappointed by the lack of bright colours: no blues and reds to be found here. I would definitely need to include some colourful jewellery and accessories if I was packing this for my holiday! I would also add in the bright blue top from my earlier blue and grey holiday capsule from M&S.
Incidentally, while browsing the M&S website for this post, I was asked to complete an on-line survey about my experience. I made it very clear that the one way to improve their website from my point of view was to increase their range of petite clothing!