I’M PE­TITE SO I STRUG­GLE TO FIND CLOTHES THAT FIT ME

Irish Daily Mail - YOU - - STYLE, LOVE, LIFE, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR -

I hear this from read­ers all the time. As I al­ways say, it’s sim­ply that you need to make sure the pro­por­tions are right for you (no swamp­ing broad shoul­ders and droopy long sleeves). You also may need to have items al­tered, so get to know your lo­cal seam­stress.

When buy­ing trousers, re­mem­ber that a cropped-leg style will look nor­mal length on you and calf-crop denim flares, such as th­ese Zara ones, will fall to the an­kle on a pe­tite woman. Choose smaller prints and thin­ner stripes. With shirts, adopt the trendy ‘half tuck’, leav­ing the back hang­ing out, to elon­gate your legs and ac­cen­tu­ate your waist. Wedges or plat­form brogues will add ef­fort­less height. Many dress styles, such as baby­doll or skater, are per­fect for smaller frames.

For a chic party look, I love the Fold’s Camelot white tweed dress – the skirt is high cut so the waist is in per­fect pro­por­tion. Team with a shim­mer­ing shoe and H&M’s cute cropped rose­bud jacket.

FAUX-FUR JACKET, €59.99, hm.com

DRESS, €415, the­fold­lon­don.com

SHOES, €235, LK Ben­nett, brown­thomas.com

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