Hello, my stylish friends! I am beyond excited to start Petite Pointers: A Short-Girl Style Series. Now that my courses shifted to an online format, I have more free time to build Petite Pointers on Styles of Sarah. I’ve had my mind on this passion project for a while. Dressing a petite frame prevails as a popular pain point – especially amongst women who wish to look chic, not childish! Standing at 4’11” and weighing at 97 lbs, I struggle with finding clothes that flatter my curves without overwhelming my body. Today, I still look to style gurus like Jean Wang and Wendy Nguyen for petite inspiration.
I think of my personal style as polished with hints of prep’ and bohemian. There are few feelings I love more than feeling refreshed after stepping out the door sporting a tan jacket paired with crisp trousers. For my first post, here are some tips that I swear by for my street style.
Fit and Flare
Besides a tiny body con dress, I love a classic fit-and-flare silhouette to accentuate the waist and add volume to my bust. I wore this look to New York Fashion Week to see designers Claudia Li and Private Policy. To survive the outdoor chills, I layered a heavy peacoat on top of my ASOS dress.
I’ve been an ASOS fan for about two years, ever since I realized how small they ran. The retailer’s 00 and XXS sizes help me when on the hunt for formal wear! Other stores that run on the smaller size are Nike, Aeropostale, and Nordstrom. I’ll admit that I still search in the junior’s and kid’s section for clothes. No shame, here!
Side note: call me crazy but I do, in fact, wear low-chunk heels to class. My favorite pair of heels are my faux-sueded, open-toed heels from Target. My go-to look is these heels with a light pair of jeans when I want to look polished without trying to hard.
Je pense qu’on doive rentrer sa chemise dans son pantolon. Oui, oui! Tucking in your blouse in your pants helps elongate the legs and slim down the waist – yes, please. To add more definition, feel free to add a belt to cinch in the middle portion of your body.