Everyone has those classic ‘nothing to wear’ days, where putting together an outfit seems an impossible task. That’s the time it’s particularly handy to have those go-to versatile pieces that don’t date, can be worn again and again and dressed up or down. We’ve been looking at how our favourite petite celebrities have worked these garments into their wardrobes, and are taking their lead on styling these staple pieces.
The White Cropped Trouser:
A cropped pair of white trousers should be in every petite woman’s wardrobe. The neutral colour means you can pair them with any print or colour. They even work with a sophisticated black jacket like Victoria’s, who’s hint of ankle gives the illusion of long legs. A well-fitting pair look chic with a blazer for work, or casual-but-cool with a striped top for brunch.
The Midi Sleeve Dress:
It’s ideal for petites to own a dress that fits well, looks effortless and can work for multiple occasions. We love this Narrow Arrow number; the midi sleeves flatter the arms, slimming the silhouette – just like Salma’s. Accessorise with your favourite footwear and clutch and you’re party ready. That’s a petite dress that won’t let you down.
The Wrap Top:
A wrap blouse like petite star Emma Watson’s breaks up your frame with a flattering V-neck. This shape is great for a large or smaller bust as the wrap fit caters to both body shapes. The wrap over feature is discreet and won’t gape, meaning this top is office ready when paired with a pencil skirt. The top could easily be made more casual with dark wash jeans and ballet flats for the weekend.
The Fitted Skirt:
Whilst wearing a shorter hemmed skirt can seem daunting, as petite star Reese Witherspoon shows us, it can work for an off-duty daytime look. Showing more leg, rather than covering up can give petites the illusion of height. Pairing the piece with ballet flats, a relaxed top and on trend handbag gives it a paired down, yet smart look. This Narrow Arrow skirt is a style steal at £30.00 / $43.50, and could be worn with tights and a blouse for the boardroom.
The LBD (Little Black Dress):
This stunning lace number by Vjera Vilicnik has been designed with petites in mind. The 50s style silhouette is flattering to any shape, as 5’3 star Mila Kunis knows. This is a real must have piece as year on year, no matter the current trends, an elegant black dress will never date. The sweetheart neckline elevates the dresses glamour factor, just add jewellery and your eveningwear is sorted.
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