A big "no, no" for women under a certain height is a jacket/coat with broad shoulders. My first impressions when I tried this jacket: I thought I looked like a linebacker! The effect is not from shoulder pads (as I initially suspected) but from the material itself, which is ultra stiff and boxy. In fact, it reminds me very much of cardboard (....well, nicely lined cardboard)! With sale and promo code, I only paid £28.00 for the jacket but - even at that price - it wasn't worth keeping! For anyone interested, the Stand Collar Coat (#489626) has the same stiff material and broad, boxy shoulders. I tried both the jacket and coat in 8 petite (grey) and found them to be on the large side (5'1"; 45kg; 32C).