Monday, July 26, 2010

Petite-Friendly Brand: French Connection Racy Dress

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After seeing ReallyPetite in her lovely French Connection dress, I have been craving for one since then. Before heading out to Vegas, I was searching for store locations and yes! there is an outlet store in Vegas. When I first walked in the store, my impression was everything looks kind of tiny. After browsing the store for 30 minutes, below is what I ended up with (please excuse my tan lines, too much swimming pool this summer). Click here to read more

The dress is super cute and tiny. I got this dress in size 0 and couldn’t ask for a better fit. It fits me like a gloves. The dress has ric rac trimmed bandeau along the bust line, waist line and also the bottom of the dress. It also has an exposed zipper in the back. It is available in 2 colors: deep purple with silver trim (as stock photo) and ivory with blue trim. I decided to go with the ivory for a summer look


This dress can be paired with a cardigan or blazer for work. It also can be worn by itself as a sundress. I am very happy with my purchase. Their fit is true to size and their style is to die for. I will definitely keep that in mind for future shopping.


An interesting fact I’d like to point out is that if you shop at, read item descriptions carefully. It will tell you if this item fits true to size or it needs to go up a size. I think it’s pretty cool and very considerate for them to do that so consumer knows exactly what size to order.

What I am wearing:
Dress: FCUK Racy in 0 (sold here)
Blazer: GAP in XS (similar here)
Shoes: BR Peep Toe Pumps in 6.5 (similar here)
Purse: Louis Vuitton Musette Tango (sold here)

Below are several online stores that carry French Connection items beside

Shop for similar French Connection dresses below:


Sydney -- PetiteGorgeous

The dress is pretty. Is your blazer from Gap in petite size? I'm surprised that it fit you so well. I purchased a jacket from GAP in petite xs, and it's still a little big on me.

Mix and Match

What a nice fit! Like the dress a lot. White-ish and blue is my favorite color combo. You look gorgeous in the first picture.


Wow...very, very nice fit on this dress. How much was it at the outlet? I just might have to give French Connection another shot.


that is a very nice fitting dress indeed!


You look GORGEOUS in that dress!!!


The dress really does fit you like a glove! Great find! I'm also surprised that a Gap blazer fits you... no jacket from Gap (that's not kids sizes) has ever fit me before.

Love 'n Salt

You look great in that dress! Love the colors. They really are perfect for summer.

mich LA

Love this dress! It's so pretty and really does fit you like a glove. It looks super well structured with the blazer.


OMG what a gorgeous dress!! I love white and blue together and the trim is just beautiful.

You look absolutely gorgeous! I wonder if they'll sell this in Aus.. here's hoping!


That is gorgeous and it fits you so well! French Connection doesn't carry petite sizes does it? So this is a regular size? I may have to check it out as well!


@PetiteGorgeous and @PetiteXXS: The GAP blazer is in regular XS. I purchased it few years ago when their sizing was still somewhat petite-friendly. Another proof of BR/Gap sizing are getting bigger and bigger every seasons.

@PAG: The dress was marked down to $99.00 from $168.00 and additional 40% off that July 4th weekend. I ended up paying $60.00 for that dress. You should give it another try. Their sizing are very petite-friendly. I can hardly breath in that dress.

@'chelle: You can shop at They do ship to Aus.

@Curls-and-Pearls: French Connection doesn't carry petite sizes but I can hardly fit in size 0. Their 0 is super tiny. You should check it out


The dress is totally adorable and looks awesome on you! My favorite is definitely the grosgrain trim, so precious. The deal on that dress is another thumbs up too! I found I actually had to size up on some of the FCUK clothing. Perhaps it is because it is not an American brand?

Really Petite

WOW! This dress looks amazing on you! It fits you PERFECTLY! What a great find!

I saw this dress a long long time ago and am so happy you decided to venture out!!! I love how the size 0 is petite friendly!

You look really pretty in it!!!


Love it! How lucky of you to find such a perfect little dress. Pairing it with that neutral blazer was such a brilliant idea :)


the dress is beautiful!! I love it


I love dresses! <3
Looks great on you! :)

The Little Dust Princess

Wow, what a nice fit! It looks really nice on you <3


I love that dress!! It looks so flattering on you! I bought it last summer in Las Vegas...different color: navy with lavender rick-rack. I really want the white one now! So pretty! Reminds me of a sailor, but a feminine one!

I should make the effort to visit on my next trip to the the time I get to the side of the mall the store is located, I am tired out and just want to go home! I need to reverse my starting point. :)


Forgot to mention a comment about the sizing. The 0 in this particular dress is slightly uncomfortably tight on me where the middle band hits and above...around the rib cage and the chest. It actually would have been better if I had bought a 1. It was more of a mental thing at the time...I never fit into 1's! All the other items I have come across at FCUK, I need the smallest size possible.


that's a very beautiful dress, and nice outfit.

Shefali Patel

How tall are you?

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