If you stand 5’3” (160cm) and below, you need not live with being short all the time, there are style tricks for petite women that would make you look taller than you really are. You would always look great and put-together if you know what not to wear to avoid compromising your vertical line.
But the challenge lies beyond knowing the right style tricks that work for your height, it comes to haunt you when it´s time to do shopping. There are many gorgeous dresses that you may want to have, or awesome modern pants that you´d love to rock, but they´re too long. You can bring them to your fave tailor for a fix but oftentimes, the proportion is jeopardized.
I stand 5´2″ and I know exactly how it feels to be petite. I used to hack clothes that were meant for tall girls and had them altered, but I´m rarely satisfied with the result. So now I just hunt for dresses and clothes that are actually made for petite women. Here are five new styles I found from Coast.
Shift shape is an easy, versatile style that would bring you from work to special events. I love this Serena shift dress because it has an effortless glam which could be attributed to its seasoned contemporary print and a pop-on attitude. This is a dress that every petite woman should invest on.
Floral lace is always romantic. This sleeveless knee-length dress is an epitome of girliness. It hugs your figure in a way that´s sumptuous and luxurious. It boosts a beautifully draped neckline and a relaxed ruche detailing on the bodice. From date to wedding parties, this is your go-to frock.
Be that woman in red! Confidence, beauty and glamor, you´d nail it all in this impeccable classic shift dress that is styled with an elegant scoop neck line, ruche detail and tiered pleats down the skirt. It has the look of a modern woman.
If you´re petite you know how difficult it is to look for a flattering evening maxi dress that actually hits just around your ankle. If you´re looking to impress the night in a long gown, then this gorgeous jersey maxi dress is for you. Black is always the most elegant.
There are times when you are called to dress to impress. You go to your “Wow! closet” for the most stunning wears you have in your collection. This beautiful stretch crepe shift dress should be a recent addition to your wow wardrobe. It´s stunning in white with a waterfall draped on side front. It´s a blend of modern appeal and classic silhouette, a shape that flatters a feminine figure.
Are you petite? Which of these five beautiful dresses impress you?