5 Fashion Mistakes Petite Girls Should Try to Avoid

The old adage “it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it” might be a good sound-bite; but it doesn’t always pan out in real life. Especially as pertains to women; one look at the array of fashion magazines on any store rack suggests that the actual style counts more than anything else. It’s a good thing there are plenty of options; ranging for smaller, stylish bra sizes for smaller busts, to leggings that seem to add extra length (source: http://blog.lulalu.com/2014/11/24/holiday-fashion-small-busted-women/).

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Tall models are often seen wearing ensembles that simply wouldn’t work for petite girls — even ones that are secure about their relative lack of height. These style options are hardly picking on smaller woman; after all, excessively long skirt lengths are widely known to make women look older than their years(source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/30/mistakes-women-make-fashion_n_3348269.html).

Avoid the Extra-Long Dress

Petite women should consider shortening the length of their skirt or dress; hiding the legs with a long dress does not have the same lengthening effect as a pin-stripe suit on a short man. If the dress is too long, it draws attention to the relatively short torso. Similarly for the top portion of the small-bodied woman, turtlenecks have the same effect and should be avoided.

Baggy Sweaters Are a No-No

The rationale here is pretty straightforward: petite women get lost when they wear sweaters that are a couple of sizes too large. It especially stands out in the arms — they may be good for wearing around the house for comfort, though.

Pay Attention to Boot Size

Petite women can, obviously, wear boots of any size — they just have to be aware of how much they further reduce their body size if the boots are long and aren’t balanced out with a complementary top. Reduce the height of the boots for best results.

Reign in the Baggy Clothing

Much like over-sized sweaters, baggy usually isn’t a good look for a smaller-sized girl. It’s simply too easy to appear shapeless in wide-bottom pants, for example — even if they aren’t that long. What allure they allow in leg length, they take away with shapeless girth.

Avoid Long Locks

The reasoning behind this one is simple enough: long, flowing locks draw attention to the small stature of a petite woman. There are certainly styles that soften the length, while still maintaining much of the length — but there are also pretty bun styles and top-knots that really accentuate the face, without overwhelming the woman’s size (source: http://www.bustle.com/articles/63590-13-fashion-mistakes-petite-girls-make-but-its-ok-because-there-are-tons-of-stylish-ways ).

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