Shop this petite friendly outfit here:
Whenever I meet an Instagram friend or blog reader in person for the first time, their initial reaction is usually some version of “OMG, you’re so little”. Yep, at 4’11” I’m extremely petite 🙋so it can get a little tricky when it comes to shopping. Actually
scratch that it’s near impossible to find clothes that fit me correctly.
I know a lot of you who read my blog are also petite, so here are some tips about what I do to rock my barely 5′ frame – in photos and in real life. Also – for sizing reference when ordering, I typically wear a XXS, 00, size 24 pants, and 5.5 shoe.
A tailor is a must.
There just isn’t any way around this one. Perfectly fitting clothing will change your life – especially if you’re used to everything being a full size too big. It’s a big investment, but the pieces I’ve taken to my tailor to customize are the clothing items I wear the most often. When clothes fit correctly – especially in my waist, bust, and the length is right – the outfit looks 100x better.
Use Your Angles.
You have to learn a thing or two about your angles 😉Put one foot forward in pictures and push your hips back a little – this elongates your legs and makes your waist look tiny. Keeping your shoulders back and relaxed helps too. My photographer usually uses a wide angle camera lens to capture my shots. The trick is to shoot up and slightly tilt the lens.
The Higher the Heel.
Heels change everything. My posture, attitude, and confidence. I’ve built up a pretty solid collection of neutral heels + wedges that I can pair with almost any outfit. Steve Madden shoes are my favorite. Platforms shoes like the one’s I’m wearing above are really trendy right now, don’t know how I feel about them yet!
Petite Friendly Brands I Love
Ok guys, here it is. After years of putting outfits together, I’ve come up with a trustworthy list of brands that I can count on to be true to size and petite friendly. Here are my go-to’s for online shopping:
Revolve (size xxs fits every time)
Hope you find some good petite options on these sites! It’s where I find all my gems 🙂 Thanks for reading guys, good night!