21 Petite Party Looks For The Festive Season

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As a petite person, it's likely that you have the wardrobe basics covered by now. One experience with an overlong skirt or a jacket with never-ending sleeves is enough to have you running for the nearest petite section. But while you may possess those perfectly tailored trousers or that coat that makes your small frame look cute, the festive season might still pose a problem.

Party wear isn’t exactly made for petites, you see. Every year we get pulled in by the sea of sparkles but, oftentimes, Christmas party outfits just don’t come in small sizes. Think: gorgeous gowns that you practically trip over or sharp suits that make it look like you've rifled through your dad’s wardrobe. Whatever your style, festive formal wear can be a minefield for those under 5'3".

But don’t worry, R29 is here to make all your Christmas dreams come true. We’ve compiled a selection of the best petite party wear on the market this December. Whether you're searching for a dazzling dress to turn heads at your office party or a sweet look for family fun at home, we’ve got you covered.

To take a look at the best petite party wear around this Christmas, click through the slideshow ahead…

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

<br><br><strong>Forever New</strong> Petite Bow Mini Smock Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/forever-new-petite/forever-new-petite-oversized-bow-mini-smock-dress-in-white/prd/23491689" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Forever New Petite Bow Mini Smock Dress, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Hollister Co.</strong> Short Sparkling Mesh Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.hollisterco.com/shop/uk/p/sparkling-mesh-midi-dress-46512819?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hollister Co." class="link ">Hollister Co.</a>


Hollister Co. Short Sparkling Mesh Midi Dress, $, available at Hollister Co.
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Bronze Brown Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-trousers-bronze-brown-pit21a01f-q11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Bronze Brown Trousers, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Vero Moda Petite</strong> Satin slip midi dress in black, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/vero-moda-petite/vero-moda-petite-satin-slip-midi-dress-in-black/prd/201216899?colourWayId=201216900&cid=8350" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Vero Moda Petite Satin slip midi dress in black, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Sigmund Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-sigmund-dress?color=Blitz&via=Z2lkOi8vcmVmb3JtYXRpb24td2VibGluYy9Xb3JrYXJlYTo6Q2F0YWxvZzo6Q2F0ZWdvcnkvNWE2YWRmZDJmOTJlYTExNmNmMDRlOWM4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Sigmund Dress, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Topshop, Topshop Petite</strong> Ombre Flare Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-ombre-plisse-flare-trousers/prd/201103151?colourwayid=201103152&cid=4177" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop, Topshop Petite Ombre Flare Trousers, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Gina Tricot Petite</strong> Taylor Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/gina-tricot-petite-taylor-dress-cocktail-dress-party-dress-silver-gil21c00o-d11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Gina Tricot Petite Taylor Dress, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Fletcher Pant, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-fletcher-pant" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Fletcher Pant, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Topshop, Topshop Petite</strong> Strappy Tie Dye Mesh Midi Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-strappy-tie-dye-mesh-midi-dress-in-blue/prd/201024311?colourwayid=201024312&cid=4177" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop, Topshop Petite Strappy Tie Dye Mesh Midi Dress, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Juni Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-juni-dress?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Juni Dress, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Semi Sheer Blouse, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-pcpaula-blouse-black-pit21e00p-q11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Semi Sheer Blouse, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Topshop Petite</strong> Satin midi slip dress in champagne, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-satin-midi-slip-dress-in-champagne/prd/200599215?colourWayId=200599216&SearchQuery=topshop+petite" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Petite Satin midi slip dress in champagne, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Petite Leather Five Pocket Straight Leg Jean, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-leather-five-pocket-straight-leg-jean/AKK02582.html?color=148" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Petite Leather Five Pocket Straight Leg Jean, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>Forever New Petite</strong> Collared ruched shirt mini dress in forest green glitte, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/forever-new-petite/forever-new-petite-collared-ruched-shirt-mini-dress-in-forest-green-glitter/prd/200933055?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Forever New Petite Collared ruched shirt mini dress in forest green glitte, $, available at ASOS
<br><br><strong>Reformation</strong> Petites Pratt Skirt, $, available at <a href="https://www.thereformation.com/products/petites-pratt-skirt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reformation" class="link ">Reformation</a>


Reformation Petites Pratt Skirt, $, available at Reformation
<br><br><strong>Pieces Petite</strong> Long Sleeved Top, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/pieces-petite-pcsarina-cut-out-top-long-sleeved-top-persian-jewel-pit21d02c-k11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Pieces Petite Long Sleeved Top, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Karen Millen</strong> Petite Stretch Metallic Jacquard Jacket, $, available at <a href="https://www.karenmillen.com/petite-stretch-metallic-jacquard-jacket/AKK07145-1.html?color=106" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:KAREN MILLEN" class="link ">KAREN MILLEN</a>


Karen Millen Petite Stretch Metallic Jacquard Jacket, $, available at KAREN MILLEN
<br><br><strong>ONLY Petite</strong> Ruby Shift Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/only-petite-onlruby-short-rouching-shift-dress-cloud-dancer-op421c0ch-a11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


ONLY Petite Ruby Shift Dress, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Reiss</strong> Tuxedo Trousers, $, available at <a href="https://www.reiss.com/p/wool-blend-tuxedo-trousers-womens-petite-devon-in-white/?category_id=13937&gaEeList=W%20-%20Petite#&gid=1&pid=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Reiss" class="link ">Reiss</a>


Reiss Tuxedo Trousers, $, available at Reiss
<br><br><strong>Little Mistress, Little Mistress Petite</strong> Cocktail Dress, $, available at <a href="https://www.zalando.co.uk/little-mistress-petite-cocktail-dress-party-dress-navy-lq221c027-k11.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Zalando" class="link ">Zalando</a>


Little Mistress, Little Mistress Petite Cocktail Dress, $, available at Zalando
<br><br><strong>Topshop</strong> Velvet Rib Flare, $, available at <a href="https://www.asos.com/topshop/topshop-petite-velvet-rib-flare/prd/201103055?colourwayid=201103062&cid=4177" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ASOS" class="link ">ASOS</a>


Topshop Velvet Rib Flare, $, available at ASOS

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