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Petite Fashion

Fashion advice for petite women.

Collage of three petite outfits from petite shops online

If You’re Short & Style-Minded, You’ll Love These

It’s tough to be short, even if your BFF is a tailor. All those super-cute pieces the mannequins wear are designed for leggy ladies, while the petite racks are stocked with sad, frumpy seconds....
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Runway-Inspired Petite Fall Fashion — the Essentials

Runway looks are made to suit the amazons and sample sizes. Yeah, we said it. What works on models rarely works for the rest of us. Yes, fashion weeks around the globe dazzle and impress...
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Petites: How to Avoid Looking Like a Marshmallow this Winter

We’ll be frank: it’s hard enough trying to layer up in winter to keep warm without looking like a marshmallow. But add in the height factor, and it’s easy to feel like you’ve got a...
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Petite Clothes — 5 Perfect Pieces You Can’t Live Without

If you’re slightly smaller in stature, it is tricky to find pieces to flatter your proportions perfectly. For those of us under 5’3″, we face too-generous leg-lengths and tops and dresses that are too long in the...
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Date Night Outfits for Petites

As a shorter lady, you have a hard enough time finding trend pieces that fit for your day to day. You don’t need the added pressure of finding the perfect outfit in petite sizes for...
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Sweaters for Petite Women: Dos and Don'ts

Sweaters are a favorite fall and winter staple in many women’s wardrobes. But if you’re petite, the onset of cooler weather reminds you that sweaters are just not that flattering. There’s good news here though....
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Petite Fashion: The Jacket

Never underestimate the style power of a great jacket. Throw one on with jeans, a maxi skirt, even tailored shorts and poof—instant style upgrade. Slip on a pair of fun flats or on-trend boots, and suddenly even running...
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The Best Petite Fashion Advice Ever!

The fact is that as the size of the average American has increased, clothing sizes have decreased (read my entry that talks in greater detail about this issue). Furthermore, manufacturers use fit models to...
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The Maxi Dress for Petite Ladies: 5 Simple Rules

Petite women have certain fashion challenges, and one of those is pulling off the maxi dress effectively. You may have heard a so-called rule that you just shouldn’t wear the maxi dress at all...
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TBF Readers Ask: Petite Prom Dresses

One of our readers from Portugal wrote to us about her dilemma regarding prom fashion for petite ladies. TBF staffer Sallie responds. I’m from Portugal and I love fashion, but right now I am...
Petite Fashion Bloggers

15 Petite Fashion Bloggers with Big Style

With so many fashionistas joining the blogger bubble, niche markets are carving out their own little slice of Internet real estate. As their looks start to across the blogosphere, these specialized influencers are carrying...
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How To Wear Crop Pants If You’re Short: Or, Breaking Petite Fashion Rules Is The New Black

You’ve probably been told this time and again–if you’re short, never, ever, ever (*insert 36 more evers here*) wear cropped pants, or anything else that breaks your leg line between the knee and ankle....

How to Wear Skinny Jeans: If You’re Petite

Skinny jeans can be a great asset for petite girls, because while we support our vertically-challenged sistas (Angela is one of them – holla!) we know looking longer and leaner is never a bad...

The Best Dresses For Petite Plus Size Women

You’ve got a lot of curves, but not so much height, so shopping for a dress can seem like a daunting task. Petite clothes are geared toward women with slimmer figures, but standard plus...

Five Fashion Tips for Petite Fashionistas

It ain’t easy being petite. Hems need constant alterations, bold patterns can overwhelm your frame and long dresses can exaggerate your lack of height. Sigh. But fear not, we have five fashionable staples for...
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