The Ultimate Guide to Winter Layering for Petites
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
As a Petite, you'll know all too well the perils of layering. Whilst your tall friends casually throw on item over item this winter (and still look absolutely effortless), you're stuck feeling a little overwhelmed. Literally, and figuratively. Don't worry, though! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can layer your clothes like a pro and stay warm without sacrificing style.  1. Start with a Slim Base Layer The key to layering clothes without adding bulk is to start with a non-bulky base layer. Opt for slim, fitted tops and bottoms that will provide warmth without adding ..read more
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10 Best Christmas gifts for Literally Everyone in Your Life in 2023
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
  Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether you're shopping for family, friends, or colleagues, finding the right gift can be a challenge. But fear not! We've compiled a list of the 11 best Christmas gifts that are sure to please literally everybody in your life in 2023. So, let's dive in and find the perfect presents - all from independent brands you have probably never heard of... but are sure to love! 1. For Your Mom Loop Chain Bracelet by Natalia Willmott, £115 This piece is one of a kind. Jus ..read more
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How to Layer Long Dresses as a Petite (Without Drowning in Fabric!)
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
Being a Petite woman can sometimes make it challenging to find the perfect outfit that flatters your figure. However, with the right layering techniques, you can create a stylish and elongating look. In this blog post, we will explore how to layer long dresses as a Petite using a few simple tricks. 1. Cropped Blazers Cropped blazers are a great option for layering with long dresses as a petite. By highlighting your waist, the cropped blazer helps to keep your proportions balanced, flattering your shorter figure. A structured, boxy option works particularly well for this. 2. Belted Longe ..read more
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Best Black Friday Deals for Petites
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
It's almost Black Friday! We have put a lot of thinking into our Black Friday deals this year, and we're confident you'll love them. This will be our biggest shopping event of the year, with deals you won't otherwise find on our site... If you're looking for Black Friday deals for Petite women, you've come to the right place. We're releasing special offers to our mailing list subscribers, so make sure you sign up here to get the best deals possible! See you soon ..read more
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How to Style Leggings as a Petite
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
Leggings are a versatile and comfortable wardrobe staple that can be styled in numerous ways. However, if you're Petite, finding the right way to wear leggings can be a bit challenging. The key is to create a balanced and elongated silhouette that flatters your figure. Want to know how? Keep reading... 1. Monochromatic Outfits Creating a monochromatic outfit with leggings can visually elongate your body. Choose leggings and a top in the same color family to create a seamless and streamlined look. This will make you appear taller and more proportionate. BONUS POINTS for wearing boots tha ..read more
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The History of Petite Fashion: From Past to Present
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
To most of us, Petite sections feel like a modern concept. We are used to shopping for Regular sizes, tailoring and hemming our clothes. Whilst Petite sizing still consumes only a small fraction of major department store floorspace or online marketplaces, it isn't quite as novel a concept as we might imagine. The 1940's In the 1940s, US fashion designer Hannah Troy found that many of her customers couldn't find clothes that fit them properly. As a blouse designer, in particular, she noticed that many women had short torsos, making her tops too long for them. She decid ..read more
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Petite Celebrity Style - Gone Wrong
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
We often look to our favourite celebrities for inspiration. Tips for haircare, new makeup trends, or street style. But celebrities are human, too. And sometimes they get it wrong. Very wrong. Here are 3 of our favourite Petite celebrities - showing us how NOT to do it: Natalie Portman (5'3) We love her clean cut and elegant style. She is often spotted wearing sharp tailoring and minimalist, boxy cuts. But here's proof that even a style-goddess can make mistakes. Her jeans here are far from ideal. They are too long, and end at an unflattering length. You can see that this pair i ..read more
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A Petite's Shoe Guide: Autumn Edition
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
Unsure what shoes to wear this autumn? Here's our guide to styling different shoes if you are Petite. Note: for reference, I am 5'2 and wear sizes 6-8. With Jeans Slim jeans pair well with ankle boots. Think chelsea boots, or slim sock boots. The idea is to wear them under the jeans, so opting for jeans with a slight flare is a good idea. I'm wearing these baby-flare jeans that hit just above the ankle (24" inseam) - and you can see the length works really well with the boots. Pointed toe boots work best for this look.   With a Skirt Ankle boots will cut your leg at an awkward ..read more
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What Clothes Suit Petites? - A Guide to Clothing for Petites
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
Understanding the Petite Body Type Before we delve into the specifics of clothing for petites, it's important to understand what being petite means. Contrary to popular belief, being petite does not necessarily mean being tiny or thin. In fashion terms, 'Petite' refers to women who are 5'3" or under in height. Petite women come in all shapes and sizes - from curvy to athletic, slender to plus size. The main challenge for Petite women is finding clothes that don't overwhelm their smaller stature. Standard sizes often have longer torsos, wider shoulders, and longer inseams than what a Petite f ..read more
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The Best Jeans For Short Women
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by Julia Piccoli Guimaraes
2M ago
What to look for when you're shopping for jeans as a Petite? Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be a daunting task, especially for Petite women. However, with the right knowledge and guidance, you can easily find a pair to flatter you. So here are the things to look for when you're shopping: 1. The Inseam The inseam refers to the measurement of the inside leg length of a pant. This number will vary from person to person, but in general, Petites will require shorter inseams than Regular and Tall women. The ideal inseam length also depends on the style of trousers you're wearing - a wide ..read more
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