Big Fashion For Petite Women

No matter what your shape, size or style we all encounter fashion challenges.  Today I’m sharing my favourite tips and tricks for petite women to feel fantastic no matter what they wear!

Cropped denim + Sweater

When it comes to denim one of the most flattering silhouettes for petite women is a flare. Opt for high rise whenever possible, because it gives the illusion of length.  As this pair is cropped, it’s great to rock them with a sock boot to take it from summer to winter. Cropped tops are great, especially in thick knits, because there isn’t the additional fabric to contend with.


Aritzia, Wilfred Free mockneck|Nordstrom , Fidelity crop flare jeans |Nordstrom, Rebecca Minkoff leather feed bag|Aritzia, Main Character skinny western belt|Nordstrom, Halogen hoop earring|Nordstrom, Vince Camuto snake print bootie


A monochromatic look is super flattering because it creates one long line.  Look for structured pieces, like a suit and break it up with different textures.  For this look I used a cashmere sweater.


ZARA long sleeve mockneck shirt|ZARA double breasted blazer|ZARA pleated dress pant|Nordstrom croc embossed bag|H&M earringL’intervalle leather boot

High-Waisted Pants

When it comes to dressing the of the 1/3 to 2/3 rule.  Instead of cutting your body in half on the centre line, you want to cut it above or below.  You can do this with the outfit below, or the reverse with a long tunic paired with leather leggings.  A v-neck rather than a crew neck is a great way to elongate your look.


Aritzia, Babaton blouse|Ever New boucle jacketAritzia pant | Matt & Nat crossbody bag|Nordstrom, Halogen double hoop earring|L’intervalle lycra boot


When you’re petite, shorter dresses are always a great option.  Figure conscious (not tight, but hugging closer to the body) is always going to be flattering, or if you’re wearing a looser style make sure to define the waist.


ZARA full sleeve print dress|Ever New biker jacket |ZARA wide studded black belt|Kensington transparent shoulder bag|Nordstrom, Halogen twist hoop earring

Images from Caitlin Connelly/CTV

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