Petite Fashion: Expert Style Tips + Tricks for Petite Ladies – Plus 4 Fabulous Outfits to Match!

We sat down with the five-foot founder of The Petite Shop to chat about her best petite tips and style tricks, from how to pull of bold prints to what to do to turn 'petite don'ts" into "petite dos!"
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2. The Art of the Maxi Dress:

Petite maxi dress outfit

Who says shorties can’t wear long skirts? Not us! Elizabeth’s advice: “Think long column! The easiest way to do this is to go with a solid versus a print.” Your choice of material is also super important; she continues, “Choose a material that is going to go with the flow of your curves—no stiff fabrics.” To avoid the dreaded “I’m wearing a bag” look, Elizabeth also stresses keeping the bodice fitted, whether you’re sporting a maxi dress or just a skirt—because let’s face it, no one looks good in a muumuu. The finishing touches? “Maximize your height by choosing a toe-grazing length,” says Elizabeth. “Any longer and you’re jeopardizing personal safety, any shorter and you’re cutting your leg line short!”

Athena petite maxi dress ($114, thepetiteshop.com), Sole Society ‘Misha’ sandal in Silver ($49.95, solesociety.com), silver-tone turquoise dragonfly bangle bracelets ($35, macys.com), silver tone green stone chandelier earrings ($28, macys.com), kate spade new york ‘Grove Park – Tentey’ crossbody bag ($188, shop.nordstrom.com), Gorgeous Cosmetics Liquid Lips lip lacquer in Luscious ($20, shop.nordstrom.com).


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