Petite women come in all body shapes and dress sizes. If you struggle to find clothes that flatters and fits, it could be because you aren’t dressing for your petite body shape.
Not sure what your body shape is? Have a look at the 5 body shapes along with some style tips.
Pear Shape (Narrow shoulders, wide hips with a small waist)
This is the most common body shape in the UK. The key for dressing a pear shape is to:
1. Keep the attention on the top half of your body
2. Highlight your waist
3. Ensure that your skirts and dresses skim your hips
Hourglass (Shoulders and hips are the same width with a defined waist)
If you’re lucky enough to have an hourglass figure, ensure that you highlight your waist. You can do this by wearing a fitted top or a fitted dress which fit neatly on the waist.
Apple (Carries weight around the tummy area)
Rectangle (No defined waist)
Although you don’t have a waist, it is possible to create a waist through the power of optical illusion dressing. An easy way to do this is to opt for a dress that fits and flare out such as the Adrianna Papell Retro Petite Red Dress by The Petite Shop.
Strawberry (Wide shoulders, narrow hips)
The key to dressing for your Strawberry body shapes is to wear clothes that takes attention away from the shoulder area. This can be done through wearing a plain colour on your top half and pattern on the bottom half such as the Tracy Reese Petite Contrast Frock from The Petite Shop.
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