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If you follow my online journey for a while you already know that I decided to focus on petite fashion. I am quite petite myself and I always wanted to dress without worrying if the clothes fit me the best. What of course not always was the case. The trousers were too long and once trimmed they didn’t look so good. Skirts fitted some kind of weirdly and dresses don’t even let me start here. Especially the special occasion clothes were a nightmare to find. But after years of trying and failing and rebuilding luckily, I found my style and I know what fits the best my petite frame. Below you can find my approach to a capsule wardrobe for Petites.
Capsule Wardrobe For Petites
Over here you saw me create a few kinds of capsule wardrobes, but the capsule wardrobe for Petites is closest to my actual frame. I am only 160cm ( 5’3 ) tall 😉 and average weight and shape. Not skinny at all. And here is what I found fits my body the best.
Let’s start with the most worn item in everyone wardrobe. The best jeans that fit petite frames are mom jeans kind type. High-waisted with the tighter around the legs but not too tight. Also, straight jeans are a good option but make them a bit longer which falls over your shoes and makes your legs look much longer. And if you wear them with the pointed toe shoes it will add a bit of high.
Tighter tops or wrap tops are our prefered choice. If you like loose-fitting clothes as I do, I try to stick to ones that fit nicely on the shoulders. It gives me more of a structured/tailored fit and I don’t look like a clothes hanger. Also, it will fit nicer under the jackets/blazers without adding unnecessary bulk under the arms.
When I have done research everyone mentioned skirts above the knees fits the best the petite frames. But what if we don’t like them? My favourite type is just below the knees and mid/high-waisted. Same as with jeans and trousers it gives you a bit of high without wearing heels.
The best dresses for us petite ladies are the belted dress. It doesn’t matter if you prefer shirt dresses or wrap dresses it gives us a nice shape and makes us look a bit taller. Worn with heels are a perfect match.
Try to go for heels as many times as possible. It gives you a bit of high but also loads of confidence. And you don’t need to wear the sky heel stilettos, you will be perfectly fine even with the kitten heels.
This is another discussable piece, the same as skirts. I would go for under knee one, but suggested is above the knee. Whatever you feel the most comfortable and warm in, go for it. You will look the best in the clothes that fit your personality the most.
When I was looking for a perfect blazer I was looking for an oversized fit. I got it at the end, but I realized the same as with the shirts, without knowing it. I chose one that fitted the best around the shoulders. The rest I am keeping nicely loose.
The capsule wardrobe for Petites doesn’t need to be different from another capsule wardrobe. We just need to be more careful about the fit and especially length of the garments for our shorter torso. hopefully, this little guide gave you some idea of what to look for when you go hit the shops again to replace anything in your capsule wardrobe.
What did you find the most challenging when you shop for your petite size? And what do you like to wear the most? I also created a new Pinterest board to help you to find more inspiration once you create your perfect capsule wardrobe.
If you like to add something that I missed or you found fits petite ladies please share your thoughts with us in the comments.