professional petite woman in workwear dress

Petite and Professional: Workwear Outfit Ideas for 2023

Another year, another struggle to find cute workwear outfits. Seriously, finding professional clothes is maybe the hardest challenge for petite women. The typical problems: sleeves being too long and shoulders not fitting properly for blazers, pants being too long and the list goes on. Especially for work you want to have fitted clothes. So here are a few workwear outfit ideas to make your life a bit easier:

Blazer and trousers
A blazer and trousers in a neutral color such as black or navy, paired with a white blouse or shirt. This is a classic and professional look. Ann Taylor has some amazing suits for petites that you can shop here.

petite woman blazer trousers professional


Skirt and blouse in a bold color
A (pencil) skirt and blouse in a bold color, such as red or emerald green or the pantone color of the year 2023 Viva Magenta. This adds a pop of color to your outfit and can make a statement. Shop our own petite satin skirt here

petite satin skirt

Tailored jumpsuit
A tailored jumpsuit in a neutral color like black or beige. Jumpsuits are a modern and stylish alternative to traditional suit separates. 

petite jumpsuit woman

Sweater and trousers with a statement accessory
A sweater and trousers in a neutral color, paired with a statement accessory such as a scarf or statement necklace. This is a comfortable yet polished look for a casual office setting. Aritzia's Effortless Pants is beautiful for petites, it has various colors, just be sure to select 'short'. 

petite sweater and trousers


Wrap dress
A wrap dress in a neutral color like black, navy or beige. Wrap dress is versatile, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Loft has a section especially for work dresses for petite women.

petite women in polkadot dress

Remember to always consider the office dress code and professional setting when picking your outfit.

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