Style Tips For Petite Girls in 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article is in no way promoting a specific body-type or shape. Short, tall, slim or plus-sized, everyone is unique and beautiful in their own manner. The point of this article is to help shorter and plus-sized girls find outfits that are flattering to their body types. 


The fashion industry is biased in favour of tall and slim girls. Dresses that look trendy on mannequins look like grandma clothes on short girls and are too small to fit plus sized girls. It’s as if the fashion industry completely ignores petite girls. And plus sized girls. And what if you’re petite AND plus sized? The fashion industry really needs to up its game and make clothes for all shapes and sizes!

Here are some tips for our petite girls – slim or plus, we’ve got you covered! These tips won’t necessarily make you look taller but they’ll make petite fashion fun and easy. While the fashion industry is busy designing clothes that fit tall figures, we’re here to tell you about clothes that look good on petite girls and on petite-plus girls.


1. Cropped

 Cropped jackets, hoodies, and shirts tend to elongate your lower half. If you want to look taller, go for something cropped! Pair it with your favorite high-waisted pants and you’re good to go.

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 2. Belted Jackets

A belt will ensure your frame isn’t lost in the fabric by elongating your torso and giving the illusion of appearing taller.

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 3. V Neck or high-neck

 When it comes to dresses, V necks and turtlenecks emphasize height whereas a square neck emphasizes width.

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High neck can allow a longer visual line. Even when it comes to shirts or sweaters, go for V necks to create a taller illusion.

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 4. Vertical Stripes 

Vertical stripes are great for petite and petite-plus girls. Vertical stripes are elongating whereas horizontal stripes are widening.

Go for either vertical striped bottoms or tops. 

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Stripes don't always have to be actual stripes. Even a vertical line or stitch running down your top can have the same effect.

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5. Solid colored or vertical striped jumpsuits

Choose solids or vertical striped jumpsuits over printed jumpsuits. They are more flattering for frames smaller in height or larger in width.

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 6. Ankle boots

 When choosing boots in the winter, make sure you go for ankle boots rather than knee length boots. Knee length boots cover up more of your legs, making you look shorter. Ankle boots reveal more legs, giving an elongating and flattering appearance to your legs.

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7. Straight-leg pants

Instead of going for loose pants, go for straight-leg pants which gives the illusion of being baggy while still looking flattering.

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8. One colored outfit

 When your outfit is the same color head-to-toe, it stretches out your stature. Go for one-colored pieces. They look great on petite and petite-plus girls! 


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