Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Review: Dorothy Perkins Petites

Dorothy Perkins reached out to me back in October to do a review and I have been so behind that I am now just getting to it. You may have heard of this company from Sydney. I perused their site and was happy to see some pretty cute clothes and they offer petite sizes. It's a mix between H&M, Topshop, ASOS and Zara. A little background on this company - they are one of the biggest retailers in the UK. They have been around for over 90 years and is a favorite in the British fashion scene.  Dorothy Perkins offers a variety of clothes, including the Kardashian Kollection, shoes, accessories and clothes for petites! I'm always looking to have other options besides the popular and mainstream stores like J.Crew, Banana Republic, H&M, Ann Taylor - all which are my favorites but it's nice to change it up and get something different.
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Dress: C/O of Dorothy Perkins - size 0P
Shoes: Christian Louboutin - size 35 (buy HERE)
Purse: H&M clutch
Bangles: H&M girls (similar HERE and HERE)
They were kind enough to send me this petite purple ponte dress in a size 0 Petite. I was un-sure of the sizing and if it ran big or small. I'm happy to report that it's similar to ASOS size 1 petite and H&M size 2.
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I noticed that if you are not petite, there are a lot more options. Here are some pretty dresses in regular sizing:
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The prices are decent and comparable to H&M prices. There are a a lot of bargains in the sale category. As far as quality goes, I only have one item and as far as I can see, it's decent quality for the price. Anytime I order from a different country, the shipping and return policy are important to me. I love when online companies offer free shipping and free returns because it takes away all the risk. You can buy and try on at home and return if it doesn't fit. Dorothy Perkins offers free shipping on all orders above $75 (not bad) and hassle free returns within 14 days - you can read more about it here
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Here are some petite items that I think have potential:
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Denim Jacket: GAP girls - size XL (buy HERE)
Belt: Ann Taylor glitter - size XS (similar HERE)
Would I personally purchase something here? 
  • price point is affordable
  • quality is good for the price
  • shipping/return policy is decent

Yes I think so!  I will be giving them feedback and letting them know that it would be nice to see more items in the petite category or possibly offering the same items as the regular sizes. I found more stuff that appealed to me in the regular sizes over the petites section. 
Have you shopped at Dorothy Perkins yet?
Disclaimer: The dress was provided to me as a courtesy from Dorothy Perkins.