Temperatures are plummeting, and that has us coveting new additions to our wardrobes that’ll keep us warm this winter. Embrace patterns and darker hues (think deep reds and navy) whether it be on a cool cable knit or chic twinset. Keep reading to find out the key pieces that are perfect additions to any petites woman’s wardrobe; what to wear them with and why they’ll work for your shape…
1. The Turtleneck
A great turtleneck knit can be the style staple of so many outfits. Perfect for layering and keeping warm, pair this knit with your best petite jeans for the weekend. Turtlenecks work well for an athletic or pear shaped petite, but harder to pull off if you have a fuller bust – if that’s you, stick to V-necks where possible.
2. The Poncho
For a relaxed weekend look, try styling a poncho with your favourite tailored trousers. Keeping the bottom half of your outfit streamlined will balance out the poncho’s top-heavy shape. Poncho’s may make a V shaped body look larger than you are; try a cardigan or fine knit instead.
3. The Chunky knit
4. The Cable Knit
Cable knits have been in fashion for decades and continue to be shown on the catwalks of the hottest designer’s every season. Accessorize with a warm hat and scarf and complete the look with a pair of skinny jeans and over the knee boots.
5. The Cardigan
It’s official: the cardigan is back for 2018. Seen on the runway at Prada and Gucci, this humble knit is being hailed as the knitwear du jour. The chic cover up comes in abundance of styles; a fitted cardi can elevate any workwear look, while an oversized style looks great layered over a top for a casual Sunday.
A classic striped knit will never go out of style. Wearing your striped knit under a black blazer is a chic nod to the 60s trend. Keep accessories neutral – make the sweater your statement piece.
8. The Ultra fine knit
If you’re worried knitwear will make you feel bulky, there are plenty of glamourous fine knit options available. These sweaters look great layered over a button down shirt for the office, or look just as good with casual trousers on your day off.
9. The Twinset
A matching knit twinset says chic sophistication; coordinating your look is a great way to work the sweater trend. Adding a block of colour to your top half is a flattering style tip for a pear shaped petite, as it focuses the attention upwards. Why not wear with a pencil skirt for a polished evening look?
This fabric is the height of luxury when it comes to elegant dressing. Whilst the higher price point may make it an investment purchase, you won’t beat the luxurious feel and oh-so-soft fabric. A black cashmere jumper, with smart tan trousers is a classic look for all shapes that will never go out of style.
11. The Logo sweatshirt
Logos are having a moment, and knitwear is no exception. Be it a small badge or larger motif, rock this look for lunch on a relaxing Sunday. Pair with a co-ordinating hat, scarf and glove set if the weather is chilly.
12. The Embellished Knit
If you’re a petite gal that loves some sparkle, knitwear might not appeal to your personal style. Well, bling lovers rejoice – there are a whole host of beautifully embellished knits around that are sure to spark(le) some joy into your wardrobe. Keep the rest of your outfit simple to avoid going OTT.
Featured image by Katy of Out and About