LOVE YOUR SHAPE: PETITE
I am all about wearing what makes you happy and confident! But what if you are unsure where to start so that you can love your everyday looks? My advice: start with complimenting what looks good for body type and go from there. This series is meant to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to dressing your body. Try using these tips as a guide to perhaps trying something you’ve never knew or tried. Your body type might be a combination of a few of the areas I will be sharing. Take time to experiment. If you try one of these tips show me! Hashtag #wwawxloveyourshape share your fashion experience on social media. Let’s take a look at a few tips for petite women, 5’4 and under.
-ADJUST YOUR SLEEVES-
Bracelet length jackets and tops are best for petite women. It’s the right length hitting right at the top of the wrist. When the sleeve jacket hits bottom of the wrist it makes the jacket look too big for you. Avoid 3/4 sleeves it makes the arm look shorter. Showing a little “wrist action” is the perfect balance of skin to fabric ratio.
-SHORTEN YOUR SKIRTS & DRESSES-
Dresses and skirts should hit a little bit above the knee especially if you’re in flats. Longer hemlines give the appearance of shorter legs. Show off those legs to elongate your look!
-OPT FOR STRAIGHT LEG PANTS-
Pants with cuffs, large pockets, and pleats can make legs look stumpy. Straight leg pants are the perfect silhouette for petite women.