How many times have you dreamt about having a taller figure? Well, here ladies are 10 concrete techniques that you can you when you are petite to make your figure look taller and slimmer!
1: GO FOR MAXI
You must have heard it before. “Maxi skirts don’t look good on Petite women”.
However, it is a preconceived idea. A maxi skirt can quickly become a great ally to lengthen your body.
The skirt should be covering your ankles but not your feet. Floor-length skirt will not only damage the fabric but would also force you to wear high heels. Try Fluid materials to bring a feeling of lightness.
2: ADOPT HIGH WAISTED ITEMS
Petite women are generally proportioned with a longer bust and shorter legs. Therefore, they need to break that symmetrical side.
A high waist helps rebalance and make the proportions more harmonious.
For long skirts, the higher the waistline is, the taller you look. High-waisted pants would also make your legs look longer, especially if you pair it with shoes of the same color.
Wide pants are also not to be banned, as long as it is high waisted.
3: USE A BELT
With a belt, you can redefine the place of your waistline on a dress or a long t-shirt, drawing it higher than it is.
The belt will also make you look slimmer and better proportioned. On top of that, it can really help you upgrading your outfit.
4: TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT
Tucking a shirt into pants or skirts is another way to draw a new waistline.
As a matter of fact, a tucked shirt will make your bust look shorter and your legs longer.
We can apply this method to all kinds of tops: fluid, body-hugging, wide, etc. It all depends on the bottom. For a wide bottom, it’s better to pair it with body-hugging tops. On the other hand, with slimmer pants, wide or fluid tops would look better.
This technique also works in winter. With a fine sweater, we tuck it in the bottom. On the other hand, with a thicker pullover, we only tuck the half on the front.
5: PLAY WITH TOPS AND THEIR NECKLINES
A low neckline does not necessarily rhyme with vulgarity! A top is often THE garment that accentuates our attractive feature. So if you have a beautiful chest, highlight it! The V neckline brings a glamorous and mature note and is suitable for all types of chest.
The small bust can also opt for flounce tops.
Sequins will highlight your bust to draw attention somewhere else than on your legs. Finally, if you let yourself be tempted for high waisted, adopt boat-neck tops. They will make your shoulders breathe and cut a little more your bust for a slender illusion.
6: GET THE STRIPES
Stripes are undisputed allies for small sizes. On shirts, tops, jackets, and blazers, pants, skirts or shorts, the stripes fit with all types of clothing.
However, don’t be mistaken. While the vertical stripes lengthen the silhouettes, the horizontal ones make bodies look larger than they are.
The stripes are well-matched with accessories, handbag for example.
7: ALL EYES ON ACCESSORIES
The accessories help personalize a basic outfit.
The hats will add 1 to 2 centimeters to your size. Beautiful jewelry such as a necklace, earrings, a watch, or a bag can add a chic little something to your outfit. In addition to giving you more style, they will draw the attention on something other than your height.
Socks, headband, elastic and hair clip, clutch bag, purse, belt, jewelry, or glasses, are all accessories you should try with your outfits.
8: HEELS, A PETITE WOMEN’ BEST FRIEND
Everyone knows high heeled shoes are the best trompe l’oeil when you’re Petite.
However, beware not to take heels so high that you will feel uncomfortable. It is way preferable to choose shoes with a smaller heel in which you will feel comfortable. And when you are comfortable in your shoes, you look more self-confident.
Do you want to know more on how to choose the best pair of high heels? Check out our blog post!
9: WE LIKE POINTY SHOES
Pointy shoes works well on Petite women. As a matter of fact, they give some extra-length to your feet and therefore your legs.
Pick shoes without strap to add some more to the illusion. Besides, they tend to make you look older.
10: CLEAR YOUR NECK AREA
Tying your hair with a bun or cutting them short reveals your neck and give the illusion of the taller figure.
The unveiled neck give you a more mature look but also, helps to balance the proportions harmoniously. The tied hair also makes your body look slimmer.
Asymmetric, unstructured, straight or boyish, all short haircuts are suitable for Petite women.
If you want more hairstyle and haircut ideas, we’ve already written an article in our blog. Check it out.
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