You are short in height and wonder what type of clothing suits you best? If you are a petite girl, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear your favourite types of clothes. There are plenty of fashion options for you. You just have to wear them with the right accessories and stylize smartly.
When it comes to fashion, each body type has its advantages and disadvantages. This is also true for the petite body shape. If you have such a body shape, your goal is to appear taller and add length to your legs.
Our goal is to add height to our figure and achieve a balanced look by mixing and matching the right clothing pieces.
As we know long clothes make short people look even more short. But the goal of most of us is to appear taller as this gives us a sense of confidence. We offer you here a few tips how to make fashionable choices and look amazing when you have a petite figure.
Fashion tips for petite women
Accentuate the waistline
Creating an hourglass shape adds femininity and elegance to any outfit. Shirred tops and dresses that are part of the newest trend of summer 2019 offer a great way to bring the focus on the waistline. They are great for short women. By enhancing the waist you can achieve the effect of longer legs.
If you don’t like this trend, you can always choose a belt and combine it with your favourite fashion piece to cinch your waist. The belt allows you to wear layers without the risk of shortening your frame.
Be careful with layering
If you have a small frame, then too much layering is not a very good idea for you. Wearing layered clothing is more suitable for people who are taller.
We are not telling you to avoid layers at all. You just have to do it in a moderate way. You can still opt for oversize clothing as long as you combine it with fitting clothing for a smart look.
Add just one oversize piece to your outfit of the day and pair it with something tight-fitting to balance the outfit. As a petite girl, it is still a good idea to have a stylish long coat in your wardrobe. Midi size coats also do the job if you are not a fan of long coats.
Denim will never go out of fashion and Choose denim clothing pieces that are cropped and fitting. High-waisted jeans are perfect for short women.
Short skirts are your friend
If you love wearing short skirts and you are not very tall, then that’s great-you know one of the fashion secrets of how to look tall.
Choose high-waisted trousers
All types of high-waisted trousers are great no matter what fabric they are made of. They definitely add an elegant vibe to our outfit.
Wide-leg /palazzo trousers
This type of trousers also lengthens the body and is great for people with a short figure. They also give a sophisticated touch to any outfit. Palazzo style pants made of linen, silk or vinyl look very flattering to petite type bodies as they put the emphasis on the waist.
Remember that any type of bottom clothing that ends above the ankle bone, either jeans, trousers or pants, it visually elongates the leg. So of you are petite woman, this length is ideal for you.
Having a petite body have its advantages too. You can wear shorter clothes without the risk of too much skin exposure. Elegant dresses at mid-thigh look amazing and super elegant on shorter women. Short dresses in neutral colors and simple design can be worn at the workplace.
Black skinny jeans
Almost every woman owns a pair of skinny jeans. Classic style skinny jeans in black are especially important for petite women. As they are made from elastic fabrics, they make our legs look skinny. When worn with high heels this type of jeans adds length to the legs.
The monochromatic look is suitable for petite women. It instantly makes any body type look longer and it can be worn at different occasions and combined with different accessories as well.
The tonal trend is so amazing for short women. Tonal dressing means when you wear multiple clothing pieces in similar shades of a given color. Wearing one and the same color may sound boring at first, but this trend actually creates an elegant and classy look that is suitable for different occasions.
Just pick up the right color for your taste and combine the clothing pieces in light and dark shades of the chosen color. This achieves ultra stylish outfit in an effortless way. Each clothing is in a slightly different color tone than the other which creates contrast between the clothing pieces.
Tonal clothing is especially great for the winter season. If you are on the go and wondering what to wear, tonal clothes are always a good idea.
The pencil skirt is another wardrobe staple that every short woman needs. This type of skirt “narrows” the body and makes it look taller. It gives our outfit a formal style.
Tailor your suits
There is probably no other type of clothing that adds such elegance as the suit. When it comes to suits, it’s true that it’s not very easy to pick up the right one that flatters your body shape in the best way. Therefore short girls can find it hard to find the right size of suit for them that is neither too long, nor too short. The best key to solve this problem is to use the services of a skilful tailor.
Low heels are great for petite women
If you don’t like wearing high heels, low-heeled shoes are an amazing idea. They can still “elongate” our body and make us look very elegant. Small heels are great for petite women. Pointed-toe shoes and boots are one of the other shoe choices for petite women. Kitten heels and platform heels are also excellent picks for girls with a petite body type. A pair of pointed toe shoes always brings the focus down on the legs and makes the outfit elegant. When these shoes are combined with a short dress, the result is an amazing outfit.
One clever tip is to pick up your shoes with the same color as your bottom half. For instance choose your sandals in the same color as your wide-leg trousers.
Using the power of optical illusion is one of the best ways to change how your body look in different clothing. Thick, horizontal stripes make us look wider and shorter. Vertical stripes on the other hand make our body look visually tall and they are a must-have for every petite woman. Button-up shirts with stripes for example is a wardrobe staple for all short women who want to appear a bit longer.
Short flared skirt
Flared maxi skirts aren’t very suitable for short women as they can make them look stubby. Short skirts that flare from top to bottom and ending above the knee lengthen the legs and for this reason they are perfect for petite women. These skirts resemble the shape of a tulip.
These pair great with high-waisted bottoms as they create the illusion of longer legs. Flared blouses are great staple for the workplace.
A blazer that flares at the bottom is another fashion staple perfect for the office as it gives us a professional style to the whole outfit. It adds structure to the upper half of our body and makes us look taller which definitely conveys us confidence.