Most fashion brands tend to believe that when you wear a medium or a large size, you are really tall. Though that may be true most of the time, that is not always the case. Therefore it can be tough to find outfits that really suit you when you are petite and curvy.
In this article, we give you concrete tips on how to dress your petite and curvy figure elegantly.
OUR STYLE ADVICES FOR PETITE AND CURVY WOMEN
What outfits to avoid when you are petite and curvy in general
⊗ Clothes too big and too long for you. Oversized pieces usually make people more stocky and sturdy. But that’s probably not the impact you’re looking for.
⊗ Tight clothes
⊗ Pieces made of shiny and thick fabrics that will attract attention where you may not want it.
⊗ Big fur coats
⊗ The horizontal stripes and the very broad patterns that will give the impression that you are wider than you are
WINNING OUTFITS WHEN YOU’RE SHORT WITH GENEROUS CURVES
♥ Clothes at the right size: not too big, not too small, not too tight, not too wide
♥ Clothes with a fluid fabric. Think of muslin clothes, fluid cotton, viscose, chambray …
♥ Trapeze or straight dresses
♥ If you like tight-fitting clothes, opt for shaping jerseys
♥ Vertical stripes
♥ Asymetrical designs
I AM PETITE AND I HAVE A GENEROUS CHEST
First of all, know that you are fortunate! Indeed, many women would like to be in your case!
If you have a generous bust and your forms are rather localized on the top of your body, you have a V body type.
Therefore, you should try to rebalance your figure by wearing flared dresses, skirts or pants
Prefer tops with a V-neck or shallow round necks, which will beautify your bust without amplifying it.
Avoid fancy colors for tops and use neutral colors.
On the other hand, enlighten your face with beautiful accessories, an elegant hairstyle or a nice make-up.
I AM PETITE AND I HAVE THICK ARMS
If you have strong arms, bat or soft sleeve tops can help you blur them.
You can also play with jackets, raincoats, and coats to hide perhaps unwanted shapes while bringing a touch of style!
I AM PETITE AND I HAVE A NICE PAIR OF BUTTOCKS
In this case, you have a pear body type. What you need is to bring more volume to the top of your body.
Dare to wear bright colors and the original tops that will amplify your chest. Think of patterns, little sequins, or details that will attract the eye on the top of your body rather than the bottom.
Favor the tops that stop mid-buttocks. In the same vein, splurge on long vests or jackets (those that are the right length for small ones of course!)
Finally, use linear, straight cuts and dark colors on the lower part of your body.
I AM PETITE AND CURVY.
If you have curves both up and down, you have an apple body type.
What is essential for you is to enhance your waistline well.
However, avoid wearing bottoms and tops that contrast too much. Try the monochrome and shades of colors that will really compliment your figure.
Finally, opt for clothes that already accentuate the waistline or set it by adding a beautiful belt.
Did you know? The average size in France is size 42. Indeed, when you are a woman, your body changes throughout your life. When you have your period, your sexuality blossomed, or you’ve had children, it’s perfectly normal to have curves.
In the end, the important thing is to find clothes and outfits that work for you. Feeling good about yourself is priceless!