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Nine Styling Tips for Every Petite Woman

Nada Allam
3/4/15, 12:00 AM

Every body type has its very own styling rules, and because I can totally relate to all the petite ladies of the world, I've decided to share with you nine styling tips every petite woman should know. With these rules, you should not go wrong, in fact, I can guarantee that you'll always look picture perfect. From how to cuff your jeans, to how long your dresses hem line should be, check out the nine styling tips every woman should know.

1. What you need to know about necklines.

Always opt for V-necks or wide necklines with your tops and dresses, as they will give the illusion of a longer neck. Avoid turtle necks and tight necklines, they are not flattering on petite women. 

2. Monochrome your outfits.

This means opting for an outfit of the same color from top to bottom, for example, black on black or white on white. This simple outfit will look very flattering on petite women, as you don’t have much to work with. But be careful not to overcrowd with prints.

3. Tailor your clothes for a good fit.

Not everything you find in a store will look perfect on your body. Always go to a trust-worthy tailor to make your clothes snug and the perfect fir for YOU and your petite figure.

4. High-waisted bottoms are an awesome styling trick.

Believe it or not, high-waist pants or shorts are extremely flattering for petite girls. An elevated waist can trick the eye into thinking you have an elongated body. Always tuck in your top with high-waisted bottoms or go for a crop top.

5. Vertical stripes are the way to go.

Don’t go for horizontal striped pieces, they will only make you look wider, and with your petite figure, frumpy.

6. Cropped jeans are possible BUT…

Make sure they are not too short and that they hit at the ankle area or directly above it. Pair your cuffed jeans with heels or sandals and you are good to go. Just make sure your top is not too long, it should be proportionate to your jeans.

7. Blazers and jackets should be the perfect fit.

Never go for over-sized blazers or jackets. Your outerwear should fit perfectly at your shoulders, and the sleeves end directly at your wrist.

8. Either go for short or long.

Petite girls should either go for long skirts and dresses or short ones. The knee or calf lengths are big NO NO’s, as they cut off your leg. Of course, be careful not to go for extremely short, always keep it chic and elegant.

9. The most obvious styling tip for petites: Heels.

With the right comfy heels, petite women can wear whatever length they want. This is a rule for all the petite ladies, as with good heels you can pull off almost any type of look.


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Nada Allam

Nada Allam is a walking Bath and Body Works store, at any time of the day you will always find at least 1 or 2 of their products in her tote. With her cat eyes, retro style, and beautiful accessories,...

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