In recent years, I've been branching out to shop UK brands more often - not only does their sizing often fit better without alterations needed, but you also get styles that not everyone on this side of the pond will be wearing. Today's post is in partnership with Missguided, a UK fast fashion retailer that makes both regular and petites lines (which runs fairly small). I put together a dressy and a casual look from them, each comprised of pieces that won't break the bank.
If this dress looks familiar, it's because I have a similar one in white from last year! I wore it to my bridal shower and got so many compliments and questions on it. I know some of you missed out, so I was excited to see this one from Missguided also with a petite-friendly fit, and the same intricate details but in a blush pink color (making it more appropriate for wedding guest attire).
The fit of this tee is true to its name with a slouchier boyfriend cut and little cuffed sleeves. I was impressed that it's fairly opaque, because I can't tell you how many white tees I've tried on from low end to high end that are impossibly sheer (even with a nude bra underneath)!
As for this midi dress, it's actually in regular sizing but fits like my white one in petites. Please note it is bodycon style so it's very fitted and runs small. For items so form-fitting, I definitely think a longer length makes it more demure and a little less scandalous. If you don't want it to hug every curve, try a size up (I probably should've done this) and then shorten the shoulder straps if necessary. The material is stretchy and thin with a full lining and back zipper. Measurements when lying flat & unstretched: 14" across the armpit, 11.75" across the waist, 15" across the hips, 37" total length from top of shoulder to hem.
Missguided currently offers free shipping for US shoppers and has a California-based mailing address for returns. I've personally ordered and returned with them before - the shipping speed is pretty good for international and they have a 2 day express option too at a reasonable price. For returns, the customer pays return shipping and it does take a few weeks to process, but I haven't had any issues with getting my refund.