Petite Body Shape...
What is a Petite Body Shape?
Is it just another Body Type? No - everyone has a generic BODY TYPE but if you are 5ft 3" (sometimes considered 5ft 4") or under you are officially considered PETITE as well.
Regular clothing is designed for women that are at least 5 ft 5 ins tall and even then there are few women that fit perfectly into a regular size. For anyone who's a bit shorter then the problems in getting clothes to fit are multiplied.
Many stores will have a specific Petite clothes department, however, most of the advice given to Petite body shapes is exactly the same, and it's entirely one dimensional! It's frequently forgotten that all Petite ladies also have a generic BODY TYPE to take into account.
One set of rules that attempts to fit different shapes and sizes is useless! We're not all the same!
The best things come...
in PETITE packages!
4 ft 11
5 ft 1"
5 ft 2
5 ft 3"
5 ft 4"
Jada Pinkett-Smith, Kristin Chenowith
Dolly Parton, Paula Abdul, Nicole Richie
Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon
Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria
Shakira, Jodie Foster, Gillian Anderson
Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock
- OK, so when you've found your closest BODY TYPE, if you are petite then your shape will be differently proportioned to that of a regular women's size.
- Even if your vital statistics are the same, the distance between bust, waistline and hips is less than that of a regular size because everything has to be condensed to fit into a shorter stature.
- Some women will
be a perfectly proportioned smaller model overall, while others will
have a shorter/longer torso or average length body with shorter arms and
- With a Petite Body Shape you will find your own proportions by checking out VERTICAL BODY SHAPE.
- We all have different FIGURE CHALLENGES and you can check out any areas that particularly bother you.
styling tips may be 'one dimensional' but choose the ones that work for
you. Try them and you'll find that there are ways of visually stretching yourself.
You know how to dress an Apple Shape but because you are also petite you need to look at how you can elongate your silhouette at the same time.
Wide shoulders? Heavy bust? Long body and shorter legs? Any of these figure variations can make you feel top heavy but with a little care you can visually adjust your body proportions and bring your figure into balance.
We all have bits we'd rather hide - but you can choose the most flattering shapes and styles to
disguise or enhance any part of your figure.
Do you have any queries or comments about what you've read on this page or perhaps you'd like to share an experience of your own?
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