The Image Counsellor

What petite women should wear

Posted on: February 13, 2009

Since junior school, I have been the most petite girl in class. I am almost 30, 5ft 2″ and weighs about 100 pounds. Up till today, there are women who are envious of my frame. However when it comes to purchasing clothes, it can really be a hassle. So how it possible to make my body look more balance and without spending too much money on clothes?

Lengthen your body:

1) Monochromic – Dressing in one colour elongate your body by making use of one colour. Avoid getting your body chopped off with vertical lines and mutiple colours. Note here is to stay away from long, floor sweeping skirts because it emphasises on your lack of height. If you have slim legs, go for short skirts if you are going out. Spice up your clothing with delicate accessories because heavy accessories such as thick, metal necklaces make you look like your neck is going to break.

2) Heels – Pick the height of the heels wisely, as it can make you or break you (literally). Preferbably pick heels that are slim and no higher than 3 1/2″ if you have slim ankles. The key is to create a balance for your image and not make you look like you are on stilts and besides, you still have to walk in them. Walk in a lady-like manner taking small steps.

Makeup your body look fuller:

1) Textured clothes – Material counts. We do have the fortune to look kind of younger than some of our friends due to our size. Take advantage and by dressing up in light to medium weight fabric such as linen, georgette, chiffon, silk etc. Also check out what is in fashion so that you would look younger and not look dated.0069_00039

2) Layering – Add some bulk without looking fat. If you are flat on the top, disguise them with a shawl or sash hanging loosely across your shoulders and top it up with your favourite jacket. Or match a tank top with an unbottoned shirt followed by a jacket. Sounds hot? Pick a top with design such as epulets and pockets. Watch the number of colours to put on yourself. Don’t want you to end up looking like a christmas tree.

Stumbled upon this departmental store on the web. Check it out: http://www.debenhams.com/  and click on Petite buying guide.

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