Really better than petite clothing. BTW, I adore Oscar de la renta dress here! I would love to see contrasting images of how real women are successfully implementing your suggestions in this category. He can do no wrong!
These dresses should not be too revealing but should not be boring at the same time. Go for a knee length skirt, with a sweater in opposite color. You can add a coat in the same color on top of the dress idea. You can wear this comfy look even if you are a student. But for that, you will have to wear it in bright and attractive colors. This comfy outfit is perfect for beanie lovers in winters. Wear skinny jeans with a light colored sweater and along with that wear a long coat.
Add a beanie cap in the matching or contrasting colors. You can wear a short dress to highlight your short hair. This outfit idea will intensify your short hair and will make them look even better than they already are. Go for any bright colored dress and wear black tights with matching thick and fussy fur coat with it. For accessories, you can take a black purse and wear black matching shiny shoes. Knee length shirts are not an 80s thing anymore.
Simply pair up you fav knee length skirt in a plain color and wear printed shirt, tucked in. The shirt can be in contrasting color or in the same color as a skirt. This outfit is perfect for school or college teachers who want to flaunt their haircut. This tribal idea is perfect for girls who look funky dressing. For the perfect look, you can wear chunky necklaces which can complete the tribal funky and vintage look for you.
You can also go for lace shirt if you are going for tribal coat and shorts. Girls who love to wear the shirt on a daily basis can recreate this outfit idea easily. You can wear any kind of printed shirt on top of your plain mini skirt. If it is a little cold out there then you can add a cardigan over your shirt.
You can also wear pumps with this combo. Layered outfit looks really cute with a nice layered short haircut. Have a look at the beautiful celebrity rocking her short hair while wearing this gorgeous combo. Emma Watson is also wearing plaid pattern shirt and over it, she is wearing a loose and baggy sweater.
Complete the look by adding skinny jeans in black color. We all know that plaid pattern shirts are highly in fashion these days. You can wear plaid pattern shirt with a leather coat on top.
Wear this with skinny ripped jeans. For more fun, you can wear white or black vest inside the plaid shirt and keep the front buttons open.
For college girls who have short hair check out this super amazing idea to make your hairstyle pop even more.
You can wear a deep neck, sleeveless loose shirt and wear black skin tights with it. For accessories, you can add anything as long as it is black. This outfit idea is perfect for spring or fall season. This look will take your short haircut to a whole new level. Simply, go for a shirt dress in any dark color and wear black tight with it. Add a big statement necklace to add a catchy factor to your outfit look. This look is perfect for a day out with friends or even for college girls.
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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prev Article Next Article. Scarves are wonderfully versatile, but petite women — especially those with less than petite chests — need to very careful about the proportions and patterns of scarves, and more importantly, the way they are draped or tied.
And keeping the heel heights something below monstrous? I love this post! I think you did an excellent job of explaining what to wear and how and why to wear it. The only thing I have not tried is the high waisted pants but they look so amazing on Victoria Beckham I am going to look for a pair.
Great you liked the post Suzanne as I know you are petite yourself and have a lot of experience of dressing this body type. Yes, you should definitely give high waisted pants a try. I love the look of those.
Definitely on my wishlist as well. I have really embraced heels lately, but still find them uncomfortable when I have to do any amount of walking or standing. Still there is no denying that almost every outfit will look better with heels, especially with petites! I just love your blog!! BTW, I adore Oscar de la renta dress here!
He can do no wrong! I am petite and over I am very conscious of what I wear. Thanks for the tips again it helps a lot to me. Yes it is difficult to dress nicely when you are petite. Nice to see a few petite lines coming through though. Hi Sia, as you say. You did an excellent job of explaining what to wear and how and why to wear it. In the summer, I wear maxi-dresses, often with quite bold prints on them as I love colour.
My problem is that I find it increasingly difficult to get clothes to fit well. I have little chest, but a wide back. In the UK, there tends to be a tendency to assume that because you are petite, you must be like a stick. If a dress fits on the hip, it tends to swamp me on the waist. I find shopping totally demoralising most of the time. All these are just guidelines Sophie and you will always have to play with clothes and see what works for you!
I can understand your frustration with shopping. All clothes are made for standard proportions which only a few of us have. Taking up sewing seems like a perfect idea! Yes, I believe that calve hugging long boots fitted snugly look great on almost everyone. Petites should wear them over skinnies in the same colour or underneath skirts and dresses.
Get them past the size for a few hours and it will usually never matter after that. Hi Sylvia I enjoyed reading all your advise. Which would be better for me? It depends on how formal the wedding is.
I think I would prefer a shorter knee high dress which I often find the most flattering and very chic. You may want to have a look at this article which gives some ideas as to how to dress as the mother of the bride: Shopping is depressing for me sometimes!! I think that petites can look great in maxis. Where would you recommend finding clothes for our height? More and more retailers like Asos and Nordstrom have special sections for petites, but otherwise you will just need to shop around and look for the right cut… Good luck and if you find stores that are especially good, let us know!
I shop at Forever 21, I feel like I am to old for this store but at least the clothes fit me. Really better than petite clothing. I dont know how to ad pics here or I would share my Forever 21 style for a 57 year old. Hi Tammila, You cannot add pictures to comments but you are free to upload them to our Facebook page.
I think pants can be very helpful in making you appear longer, certainly when you buy ones which allow you to hide you heeled shoes underneath. Wear them with a shorter or tucked in top. Above image of Victoria Beckum is a good example.
Always wear pants at full length that skimp the ground. Therefore, I am trying to make the decision to wear a long or short dress. I am a pear shape and really like the ruched style, I am also concerned about the sleeve length for my age of Both could work well. I would stick as closely to your usual preferences. As for covering up the arms, that also depends on how comfortable you are with them. You may just want to cover the upper part only. Good luck with finding a great dress!
I love to wear choose pant, ankle length boots so wat u prefer me to wear with it … I mean tops or I should go with high waisted pants. This is a pretty good article, most is common sense, but good to read in a condensed area. I definitely do NOT agree with this for dressier or formal attire. When I am dressed up I feel best in a 4 inch heel. I also do not agree with skirt or dress length. I have always been told a couple inches above knee.
Just below the knee, unless a super form fitting pencil skirt looks dumpy. I love your petite celebrity choices; they all have great style. However, you should have shown them in some casual wear or more dressed down styles. How many of your readers and how often are they wearing similar clothes to the ones depicted?? Thanks for your feedback. I think lengths both above the knee, on top and just below can all work.
If I look at the pictures above many of the dresses and skirts cover the knee and I think the women look fabulous. But of course, just do what looks best on you! You are right that I could have shown more casual styles. But photos from celebrities in more casual style are harder to come by and I just had to work with what I could find.
Thank you for replying! I will have to experiment with that as I think it is a sophisticated look. I agree about finding celebrities in casual wear! I am always searching for photos to get ideas. I need to add length to my torso, rather than to my legs.
Thank you for any help! I offer some tips here: Very healthy and fit. Pumps can slim your calves especially those that show a lot of your foot. Wearing dark tights can also help.
Hi Sylvia I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your interesting article regarding what short people should wear. I am trying so hard to lose some weight as I am attending a wedding in May I just want to look elegant for this wedding but due to me not being able to wear high heels as I have a very bad right hip.
Sylvia can you help to suggest something for me. I have been through menopause and now I have quite big boobs for a little person.
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