Shopping for stylish petite clothing can be a bit of a nightmare - especially when it comes to dresses. With fitted waists, bodycon and skater styles all over the place, it's important to get a good fit on the bodice, and when you're shorter, this can be trick with standard sizing, with waists that sit too low, throwing off the proportions of the whole look. Not to mention all those floor-skimming maxis, which are often too long for anyone under 5'10!

While there are petite ranges available in most high street stores, many tend to specialise either in separates or boring basics, and many aim their look directly at older shoppers (because we're slowly getting taller on average, meaning there are more petite women in older generations).

But that doesn't help the (many) young women who're under 5'2, does it? Step forward Miss Selfridge, which has a killer range of petite designs that work brilliantly on a smaller frame without sacrificing style. Shown above are three petite exclusives from the Autumn / Winter collection - the moody print dress (£32), two tone prom dress (£45), and studded maxi (£49).