Most fashion posts that you read on keeping warm relates to knitwear and layering.  However, I’d like to share with you another secret of keeping warm.  Wearing thermals.  If you suddenly conjure up images of old ladies wearing thermal underwear, I’m pleased to say that thermals have moved a long way since then.

My favourite thermals are by good old M&S (Marks & Spencer). They have developed a stylish range of heat generating thermals.  On their website they state that their heat generating thermals are:

“A versatile layering piece made from a special fibre blend that keeps you warm and comfortable. Lightweight, stylish and beautifully soft, these thermal pieces can be worn on their own or layered together to create your own warm and cosy style”

I first bought a pair of the below thermal leggings last year when the weather got colder, I slowly built a collection of thermal leggings over time.

I currently have 7 pairs, 1 for each day of the week!  They are a perfect length for my petite legs, are great for going under jeans, trousers or leggings and are nice enough to be worn on their own as leggings.  The thermal leggings are also available in 5 different colours – Black, Oatmeal, Purple, Grey Marl & Burgundy.

For those conscious of their tummy, try  the Light Control Shaping Thermal Leggings.

M&S Marks & Spencer Heatgen Tummy Control Thermal Leggings

I also tried their long sleeve thermal tops, but unfortunately the sleeves were too long for my short arms and they have discontinued this ¾ sleeve version this year which used to fit like a glove 🙁

I tried their long sleeve thermal body and these fit my short ams as well.

M&S Marks & Spencer Heatgen Thermal Body

They all feel really nice on. Soft and silky.  When you move, the thermals create heat to keep you warm.  I’m not sure how they’ve done it, but can confirm that they do work.  Available from a Size 6, I can thoroughly recommend them.  I’m even wearing them under my outfit as I type this post!

The M&S Heatgen thermal ranges includes, thermal tops, bottom, sock and tights.  Prices start from £6.  Click here to start shopping!

Whilst your over there, have a look at the stunning lingerie & lounge wear range designed by model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Do you currently own any thermals? If so, can you recommend any stylish thermals which are petite friendly?

Update:  The coat featured in this post is available to purchase from ASOS, but is sadly no longer available to buy 🙁

  • Love the leopard print leggings!

    • Me too. I wish the matching top would fit me, but it’s too long in the sleeves 🙁

  • Bravoerunway

    My mom always suggests that I buy thermals but I never do….I end up just buying pants with lining. I wish we had m&s in the us

    • Pants with lining is a great idea. Unfortunately most of the UK high street pants are unlined.


    It’s been cold here in the US as well. Those are great tips, Carol! Will definitely keep those in mind =)

    • Sorai Susanne Stuart

      Winter silks long underwear are the best they provide different level of thickness – weave with superb comfort for lounging or beneath any clothing. Perfect comfort many styles.

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  • esre

    There are no petite thermals on the Marks & Spencer website, so I don’t understand this recommendation.

    • Esre, the above thermals are just standard thermals which happen to fit petites as they are made small.

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