5 clothing items you'll need if you are petite

Kateryna Dutik

Stylists reveal fashion trends for what to wear if you are petite in 2024
Stylists reveal fashion trends for what to wear if you are petite in 2024

If you are petite, it is important to choose the right clothes; otherwise, your look will be clumsy.

Stylists from Best Life noted that finding clothes that fit well, especially on the shoulders and waist, can be a challenge for petite individuals. Many designs are suitable for people of average or taller height.

In general, the proportions are not quite right — for example, the shoulder seams fall in the wrong place, and the sleeves fall below the wrist. With all this in mind, here are some essentials for petite individuals that stylists recommend adding to your wardrobe.

1. High-waisted pants

Whether you buy jeans, leggings, or pants, be sure to consider the style. As a general rule, high waists tend to be more flattering for petite bodies.

"A pair of high-waisted pants can lengthen your legs and create a balanced silhouette," say stylists.

2. Tailored jacket

A tailored jacket is a must-have in every petite woman's closet. It is worth looking for a jacket with thin lapels and no padding on the shoulders, which will not weigh down your petite figure.

A well-fitting jacket will cinch your waist and add structure to your body. For a streamlined look, choose a jacket that ends at the hips and pair it with monochrome clothing. You can leave your jackets unbuttoned to create a vertical line down the center of your body.

3. Midi dress

A maxi dress may not be suitable for women of short stature, but a midi dress will be a better option. We are talking about dresses from the knee to mid-calf, so you can show off cute shoes and emphasize your narrow figure.

Stylists advise a one-piece wrap dress, which is not only timeless and elegant but also cinches the smallest part of your waist. Complement your midi dresses with nude shoes to match your skin tone, which will create the illusion of a longer leg.

4. Trench coat or coat

It can be argued that a trench coat or coat should be in everyone's wardrobe, regardless of body type. This classic piece of outerwear never goes out of style and can be worn in any season for almost any occasion.

However, if you are a small size, there are a few important considerations to take into account. Look for a three-quarter length coat that will reach right up to mid-thigh.

5. Skinny jeans to the ankle

If you're petite, take advantage of your ability to choose cropped items. You should have a pair of skinny or straight ankle-length jeans in your wardrobe. The cropped length makes it easier and creates the illusion of lengthening your legs.

For a sophisticated look, pair your jeans with low heels or pointed soles, as well as a cropped or tucked-in top.

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