27 Petite Party Looks For The Festive Season

Designed by Kristine Romano.
As a petite person, you probably 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 pose a problem.
Party wear isn’t exactly made for petites, you see. Every year we get pulled in by the sea of sparkles only to remember that Christmas party outfits often don’t come in small sizes. Think gorgeous gowns that are liable to trip you up and 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…
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