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. 

Nordstrom's and J Crew have a good range of petite clothing. 

If you're looking for quality separates that will keep their looks then you can't beat Eileen Fisher. 

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. 

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One set of rules that attempts to fit different shapes and sizes is useless! We're not all the same!

You'll find lots of generalized advice in Petite Styling Tips

But if you have a specific fit problem take a look at how to dress for YOUR OWN shape where I show you how to deal with any individual figure challenge.  Anything you don't see included, why not Contact Me.

The best things come... in petite packages!

4' 11"   Jada Pinkett-Smith, Kristin Chenowith

5'         Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton

5' 1"     Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon

5' 2"     Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria

5' 3"     Shakira, Jodie Foster

5' 4"     Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock

Different proportions...

  • OK, so you may have found your Body Type, but if you are petite then your shape is likely to be in different proportions.
  • Even if your measurements 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 may have a shorter/longer torso or average length body and shorter arms and legs.
  • We all have different Figure Challenges and you can check out any areas that particularly bother you.
Petite body shape #petite #Kylie Minogue
Petite body shape #petite #Kylie Minogue

10 Petite Style Tips

These 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. 

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How to fit your problem areas

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. 

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Petite Apple Shape...

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.

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Petite Top Heavy

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.

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Petite Pear

5' 3" or under then you're a Petite lady with a Pear Shaped figure.

Check out my styling tips and make the most of every inch.

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