Everyone knows that “good things come in small packages”, but try telling that to a petite woman who finds it’s a challenge to find flattering clothes. For woman with a smaller frame, it can be tricky to not only find clothing that fits, but compliments your body. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be sexy and stylish. With a little extra care when choosing clothing, you can learn to make clothes work for you. These useful fashion tips will help you to select the right clothes to flatter your petite figure and beat those shopping struggles.
Whatever your shape or size, a sexy fitted dress in a must have in your wardrobe. However, you petite women need to make sure you wear fitted clothing to create a flattering silhouette. Wearing a body hugging dress doesn’t only make you look pretty and feminine, it also accentuates your curves to make you appear taller. Try to keep the design on your dress simple by avoiding heavy designs, which can take away the attention from your curves. Stick to thin materials to make you look more slender, while thick fabrics can make your frame appear broader, making you look shorter.
If there’s anything clothing worth investing, it’s a pair of good skinny jeans. Properly fitted bottoms are essential to flatter your shape and make you look good, and feel comfortable, but confident. Skinny jeans do wonders to make you look slimmer and taller, making it perfect for you petite ladies. The bottoms emphasize the shape of your legs to make your figure appear more proportionate. Try to avoid baggy trousers that can drown you and take inches off your height.
Crop tops have made a comeback this year and have been a very popular fashion trend. It is the perfect garment to add instant sexiness for those summer days or nights out by showing a hint of skin. Shorter length tops will flatter your shape so stick to tops that fall to your hips or below. Baggy or oversize tops will swamp your frame, therefore try not to disappear in oversized garments.
Accessorize your outfit a skinny belt to highlight your waist and show off your natural curves. This is a nifty trick to make your legs appear longer and doesn’t overwhelm and smaller cut frame. Try and match your belt with your outfit to add more definition to complete your look. Avoid chunky or wide belts that can break your vertical illusion of height.
Skirts With Slits
If you thought you couldn’t wear long skirts with a petite figure, you are wrong. Although long dresses and skirts have a tendency to swamp short girls and make them look shorter, a slit on the side of the garment can change the whole game. This will add definition to your look, while balancing your shorter figure. So show off a hint of leg that gives you’re a taller and slimmer look, while making your look as classy as can be.
Small or Medium Bags
Don’t get lost in oversized bags. Big bags can make you look overwhelmed and swamped. A medium or small bag is perfect for petite ladies and appears more proportionate to your smaller frame. A clutch or small side bag with a thin strap is ideal to carry all your essentials. However, if you feel that you need a larger back to carry more items, switch to a medium sized backpack that can also add a little more character and edge to your look.
Low Neck Tops
Don’t be afraid to show off a little skin. Scoop neckline tops or V neck blouses give an impression of an elongated look to your body shape by making your neck appear longer. However, if you don’t want to keep a little more modesty, cover up with a camisole if your top is too low. Try and avoid tight necklines and turtlenecks tops and show off your slender neck, which is normally ignored by women when it comes to dressing.
While this may be the oldest trick in the book, it really does work. Wearing vertical stripe designs on your clothing does wonders to make you look slimmer and taller too. This creates the illusion of a slimmer looking body and is the easiest way to make you look taller and effortlessly sophisticated. Avoid horizontal stripes that can make you look wider and stumpy. Heels Heels, a petite girl’s best friend. It is the perfect way to finish off an outfit and instantly adds a few inches to your height.
Heels elongate your torso and legs, making you look effortlessly sexy. Slender and thinner legs also have the added bonus of making your butt look bigger. But it you aren’t a fan of aching feet but still want to add some height, opt for wedges instead that are a lot easier to walk in. Try to avoid straps with heels, as this breaks the illusion of long legs. Pointed or nude heels are ideal to blend with your legs and make you look taller.
Try out these tips to feel sexy and confident in your petite body. No matter what you wear, your height will make you look effortlessly cute, so embrace and love your body for the shape and size that it is.