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