And so I've been inspired. Unfortunately living in Canada it seems there are even LESS options for petites here - on my budget at least. Since I've been pickier with what I spend my money I've only been able to find a few tops at select stores in the city however on trips I've taken to Florida I have been lucky to find great fitting items from the Banana Republic Outlet in the petites section.
Here is one of the dresses I picked up on one of my trips:
Dress: Banana Republic 00P
Necklace: mark. by Avon
I really love the fit of this dress. It fits well at the bust and under the arms and is very comfortable to wear. It might be slightly shorter than I'm usually comfortable with for work, but I think petites can pull it off without looking too sexy or inappropriate.
Here is a close up so you can see the light blue line in the pattern:
It's really hard to pick up in the photo but you can see the subtle blue along with the charcoal.
Since the A/C is always blasting at work I paired with an old cardigan I have: