In the past fews days I’ve received a few emails from readers who want to know how to dress to their particular body type.
It’s actually a great point- what looks good on one person does not always look good on another.
That is why it is so important to know your body type- and to find ways to flaunt what you got and work with what you don’t!
So today’s outfit is geared toward all you petite women!
By the way, being petite is defined by height not weight! If you are under 5’4″ you are petite!
The number one way for a short gal to look taller is to dress in all one color. Look at the picture on the right compared to the one on the left. Which one makes me look taller?
The one on the left does! The uninterrupted black creates a long vertical line- which makes me look tall.
It’s hard to tell where my legs end and my middle begins. It also helps that I have on wedge heels (which is a must if you are tiny and want to look tall). To add one more vertical line I’ve added a necklace. This helps draw the eye up and down (rather than side to side).
For another great example of dressing in all one color, check out this fabulous outfit from 100 Inspirations!
On the right I have on the same exact pants, but I’ve paired them with flats and a cream tank. The cream and the black are pretty together, but it breaks up the look- literally cutting me in half (or thirds actually) making me look shorter.
Here are 9 more tips for Petite women:
1. First and foremost- shop in the Petite section of the store. These items are cut and for women with shorter legs.
6. Try a maxi dress with a cropped cardigan or jacket. Wear with wedge heels. Pencil skirts (that end right at the knee) will also look great.