Fashion Styles in 2017 for Petite Women

by Fashion ZuluFebruary 17, 20170 comments

Any woman whose height is less than five feet and four inches can fit into the petite category. Let us have a look at the petite fashions for 2017.

Dresses and Skirts

The length of your skirt and dress can make a huge difference to how tall or short you look. People generally feel that petite women can look good in anything and everything but that is not the case. Not every dress can suit women in the petite frame. Various things can go wrong – a dress may not fir the shoulders or the torso and end up looking wide or short and many such other problems may be there. The designers and retail merchants are focusing on dresses and skirts that can suit the petite females. The best design that petite women should stick to is chiffon dresses, which have floral designs. However, the floral prints should not be large; it should be small and subtle and the dresses should definitely not be frilly. As far as the length of the skirt goes, it should fall just below the knee. It makes look women tall and elegant.

Shirts and tops

Petite refers to the height of women only and definitely not the weight and body type. The first thing that you should consider is the height and then the figure. Slender and non-curvy women can pass off with the fitted clothes and tops and the slimmer ones can get hold of anything not too fitted and end up looking good. The women with not so heavy busts generally look great in halter necks, high-necked shirts and tops, girly blouses and button-down cotton shirts. However, women who are busty should opt for V-necked tops and definitely avoid turtlenecks. Irrespective of your height and body type, one thing that you should avoid at any cost is shoulder-padded tops and shirts. They are a big no-no. Tops tucked in for women with long torso and untucked shirts with fitting sweaters constitute petite fashions in 2017. You should also remember that vertical stripes are more flattering to petite women than horizontal stripes as they make you look taller.

Pants and Jeans

It is a fashion faux pas to wear pants that crowd at the bottom. You should always ensure that you avoid pooling in of extra fabric at your feet as they can make any petite woman look shorter than she is. The place where the hem of your pant hits is what makes a difference to the way you look. You should keep the rise of your pant in mind as well. Women with short legs should avoid wearing high-waisted pants or jeans and the vice-versa. The women who have long legs and short torso should wear trousers, jeans or pants that start just below the navel. The pant should ideally fall at the top of your instep and can also cover your heels at times. This is again an important facet of petite fashions in 2017.

Coats and jackets

Even with the best height, coats and jackets make you look bigger. So the best way is to wear slim collars and single breasted styled coats and jackets and not the double-breasted ones. The right proportion is the key. You can negotiate on the length of the coat and jacket though! They could range from just below the waist to below the hips. Women should keep in mind these petite fashions in 2017.

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