Stylist in Pocket · 8 Tips Every Petite Girl Should Know




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Between too-long pants hems, and jackets that make you look like you’re a kid playing dress up, being petite can certainly present some challenges on the fashion front. Here are eight style tips that can take your style game to new heights.

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If you’re 5’4 or under, you’re probably familiar with the perils of finding the right clothes. The key is finding pieces that add length to your body.

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Avoid dresses that are boxy or have too much excess fabric. Create a flattering silhouette (using the rule of thirds, so you don’t split your body in half).

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Dresses will look great on many short women, as they automatically created the much desired 2/3 – 1/3 look. If you opt for a silhouette with a tapered in waist, this will make you look even taller.

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Examine the armholes of any sleeveless shirt. Try them on first with the bra you plan to wear with it. Avoid buying shirts or dresses with large-gapped armholes.

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Getting clothes with the right size and proportion is even more important for short women. Ill-fitting clothes will add extra bulk.

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Stick to outfits with few color variations. You would look perfect in simple dresses with little color accents here and there.