When it comes to fashion, petites have a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Embracing trends that complement your stature can make all the difference in feeling confident and stylish. In this blog post, we’ll explore three petite-friendly trends: matching sets, maxi skirts, and belted jumpsuits. These trends not only enhance your overall look but also help create the illusion of height, making you feel like a fashion dynamo, no matter your height.
- Matching sets
Matching sets, also known as co-ords, are a petite woman’s secret weapon. These perfectly coordinated outfits create a seamless, uninterrupted line from head to toe, which can make you appear taller and more put-together. Whether it’s a matching blazer and shorts, a crop top and skirt set, or a pantsuit duo, matching sets can give the illusion of longer legs and a more balanced silhouette. With matching sets you can show your midriff which helps break up the pattern and fabric, so it doesn’t overwhelm your frame.
Vanessa Hudgens (155cm / 5’1) rocks her matching sets with fun polkadots and prints. 👯♀️
- Belted jumpsuits
Let’s be honest, as a petite it’s hard to find jumpsuits that fit. Jumpsuits with a cinched waist look super flattering, especially when you use the rule of thirds. Meaning that you divide your body in thirds, for example with a high waist jumpsuit. Kourtney Kardashian (155cm / 5’0) shows you how to do it. 💪🏻
- Maxi skirts
Contrary to what you might think, maxi skirts are not off-limits for petites. In fact, they can be incredibly flattering when styled correctly. Maxi skirts that are high-waisted and fitted at the top, then flow down with a gentle flare, create a vertical line that adds height and elongates your silhouette.
- Opt for maxi skirts with high slits to show a little leg and break up the length.
- Pair your maxi skirt with a tucked-in top to define your waist.
- You can style it with a monochromatic look like the Olsen twins (157cm / 5’2) 💃🏻
So, are you going to try one of these trends? 🥰
This post was inspired by @ginaalilbits article for WhoWhatWear.