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Five Wardrobe Essentials for the Petite Girl

There are a few wardrobe basics that are must haves for petite figures.  It is essential to know what is most flattering on your body type, as petite girls will want to choose pieces that give the illusion of height, while showing off your small frame.  Every petite girl should have the following wardrobe elements in her closet to be gorgeous and stylish.

Mini Skirt:

The goal is to make you look taller, so avoid wearing long, boxy skirts, which can make you look wider and shorter.  Instead, go for a shorter skirt that flaunts your shapely legs, but don’t choose a micro mini skirt.  The hem of your skirt should be just above or at the knee to make you appear tall and slim.

Skinny Jeans or Pants:

Wearing overly baggy or loose pants will simply add volume to your frame and can make you appear short and shapeless.  Straight leg or skinny leg pants that reveal the shape of your legs will make you look taller and are a classic look.

Little Black Dress:

A fitted, sleeveless, black dress is a staple in any petite girl’s wardrobe.  The color black is flattering for any figure and appropriate for most occasions and events.  Pair it with a tailored jacket or wrap for work, or for an evening look add a belt and flirty scarf.  This is a timeless piece that will be stylish for many seasons to come.

Reasonably High-Heeled Shoes:

Wearing shoes that have a heel or platform sole will make you look taller.  A medium height wedge can be both comfortable and flattering paired with a knee-length dress without seeming like you are trying too hard.  Avoid wearing shoes that are too tall and hard to walk in, as you will look and feel awkward.  Flats and flip flops may not be flattering for a petite girl.

Tailored Blouse or Top:

The petite girl should have a tailored blouse to achieve a polished, professional look.  A fitted, button, down shirt, preferably white would be a perfect choice.  It should fit you properly, not too tight or too baggy, to be the most flattering.  This shirt can be worn with any pant or skirt and topped with a jacket or wrap.

There are many great choices of style and cut that the petite girl can enjoy.  It is easy to create your own fashion statement with a few well-fitting wardrobe pieces.

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