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Why these petite pieces will suit your shape

Why these petite pieces will suit your shape
December 24, 2017 Bomb Petite

Once you master dressing for your shape, buying and choosing an outfit is made so much easier. Petite women already have to take into account how an outfit works with their height, so we want to make getting dressed a doodle.

In general, there are 5 main body silhouettes; Pear, Inverted triangle, Hourglass, Apple and Rectangle. Of course, people come in all shapes and sizes and not all women fit neatly into one category. Read our helpful descriptions, and if that sounds like your shape, we’ve got 5 petite pieces that’ll look great on you.

PEAR SHAPE

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Andreea from Launeden

A pear shape’s bust and shoulders are narrower than their hips. The great news is your waist is often well-defined, which is so flattering. Emphasise your top half with V-necks, keep colours and prints on top; our short sleeved shirt and pink blouse are must haves for this shape. Nip in your waist further with our printed dress, avoiding fuller skirts. The nude petite dress is perfect for you, all the detailing is at the top, drawing the eye there.

RELAX BABY BE COOL PETITE Short sleeve button up shirt

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JENNIFER ANNE PETITE Deenie wrap top in fuchsia pink

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NANCY MAC PETITE Sable dress in green fan print crepe

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PETRIISKI PETITE Regent drape dress in fawn

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INVERTED TRIANGLE SHAPE

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Jessica Alejandro from Joryckyt

If your hips are narrower than your bust and shoulders, the shape is called an inverted triangle. Take advantage of your smaller bottom half by showing off your legs. Go for fuller skirts, in our printed or plain styles, and to balance out your petite frame, pair with our tops with see through details. Drop-shoulder dresses are your secret weapon because the seamless shoulders will create a sloping effect. Choose one with three-quarter-length sleeves so that the fabric doesn’t drown you.

RELAX BABY BE COOL PETITE A-Line skirt in Buketan Print

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PETRIISKI PETITE white A-line mini skirt

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JENNIFER ANNE PETITE Libera Top with See Through Trim in Black

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PETRIISKI PETITE Oxford drape dress in khaki

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HOURGLASS SHAPE

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Lisa Kouwenberg from llitleblonde

You have an hourglass figure if your bust and shoulders are the same width as your hips, and your waist is defined. Show off your figure with our fitted petite dresses, they will beautifully accentuate your curves. Similarly our nipped in black jumpsuit will work wonders for your silhouette.  Opt for V-neck, round, sweetheart or lower necklines. Wear our green velvet dress will with your favourite petite coat for winter.

PETRIISKI PETITE Blue Marine rose skirt

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ANAR London PETITE Zena Dress in black

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PETRIISKI PETITE Diamond Rose bodycon dress

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NANCY MAC PETITE Sable dress silk velvet in green

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APPLE SHAPE

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Amy from Coffee Beans & Bobby Pins

You have a rounder body shape with similar bust, waist and hip measurements. Tailored blazers are your friend; make sure they’re made especially for petites, like this Relax Baby Be Cool blazer, or our cream number. You can rock an all over print like this striped dress is very on trend for A/W 17.  Empire line dresses are perfect for your shape like our petite drape dress in dark blue.

RELAX BABY BE COOL PETITE Gold blazer

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CHARLOTTE LONDON PETITE Royal Jacket in cream

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NAR LONDON PETITE Kiki Striped Dress in black and white

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BOMB PETITE PETITE Drape Dress in Dark Blue

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RECTANGLE SHAPE

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Jacey Duprie from Damsel in Dior

You can get away with higher necklines, prints and boyish styles better than any other shape. The rectangle body shape is straight up and down, with little waist definition. Our printed shirts are sure to suit, on larger busts these prints can appear stretched, but you can pull these off no problem.  Some petite clothing doesn’t cater as well for the rectangle shape, but we’ve got you covered.

CHARLOTTE LONDON PETITE Waterfall jacket in black

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RELAX BABY BE COOL PETITE Short sleeve green dress in Hokokai Print

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RELAX BABY BE COOL PETITE Long sleeve button up shirt

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PETRIISKI PETITE Blue Marine rose top

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