5 Styling Challenges Petite Women Experience & Link Up

Elegantly Fashionable | Petite Fashion

Are you having a hard time styling your outfits to complement your petite stature? Here are the most important challenges we petite women experience all the time.

Elegantly Fashionable |Petite Fashion

Elegantly Fashionable |Petite Fashion

Elegantly Fashionable |Petite Fashion

Elegantly Fashionable |Petite Fashion

Elegantly Fashionable |Petite Fashion

-Outfit Details-

My Height: 5 feet

Leather Jacket: Topshop

Jeans: Topshop

Shoes: Barrats/Russel & Bromley

Bag: Marc B

Sunglasses: Rayban

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Jeans and maxi dresses are too long

 Jeans, jumpsuits, wide-leg trousers and maxi dresses or too long. If you are 5 feet like me even petite maxi dresses don’t fit you everytime.

 Finding the right skirt length

The most important styling aspect petite women need to take into consideration proportion. In this sense, you need to avoid clothes and styles that cut down on your height, making you look smaller than you already are. Hence finding the perfect knee length skirt, midi skirt or even mini skits are a big challenge.

Making tops with large sleeves work for your body

What would be worse than tops with large sleeves making you look short. Wearing tops with large sleeves are almost a no-no for petite women who don’t want to appear smaller than they already are. Large sleeves look good on tall girls and being petite it’s almost not possible to wear them without being consumed in it.

Wearing fluffy sweaters being petite and curvy

I love fluffy sweaters as they keep you warm but fluffy sweaters, coats or jerseys, and ponchos or tunic tops create too much volume in the upper body area, adding volume horizontally will only diminish your height and make you appear smaller.

 Layering clothes without looking bulky

Excess fabric and too much layering definitely make petite girls like me bulky. This is a big challenge for me however I think choosing the right fabric can help you layer without looking bulky. You can check out my layering tips here.

Hope you enjoyed the post. Let me know what styling/fashion challenges do you experience.

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14 comments

  1. These are soooo on point!!! I sometime have the hardest time styling my outfits because of that short fact(pun intended)haha! Skinny jeans are always the hardest because I love them so much but I always have to hem them or else they will bunch up at the ankles…not cute! I’m 4’11 and it’s so difficult sometimes but I’ve learned to embrace and realize I can wear anything any tall person can I just have to be my own tailor haha!

    Jasmine 🙂
    colorubold.com

  2. I hear you! (5’2″ girl, here.) A good tailor is a short girl’s best friend! I found a tailor a few years ago, and it completely opened my wardrobe potential up. I used get really aggravated with pants in particular because the pants I always wanted were tall girl pants (and when I say “tall girl”, I mean anyone 5’4″or taller…it’s all about perspective) and the short girl pants were always some Alfred Dunner elastic waistband looking things. Ick. While I’m at it, I’m also going to call out the grocery stores for putting the things I buy on shelves that I have to climb like a koala. (And, yes, i really do climb on the shelves rather than calling someone to help.)

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