As a short-statured person, it can be challenging to find accessories that flatter your frame without overwhelming your appearance. However, with the right approach and a few handy tips, you can easily add accessories to your wardrobe that make you look and feel great. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best ways to accessorise when you're petite.
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Opt For A Smaller Bag.
If you're on the shorter side, carrying around a big, bulky bag can make you look even smaller. Instead, opt for smaller bags that complement your frame. A cross-body bag or clutch can help create a balanced look.
A ceramic plate filled with gold jewellery
Choose Jewellery On The More Delicate Side.
Now we all love a chunky gold necklace, jewellery can be a great way to add some sparkle to your outfit, but it's important to choose pieces that are in proportion to your frame. Delicate jewellery such as thin chains and small stud or hoop earrings can add a touch of elegance without overpowering your appearance.
Purple pointed toe flats
Choose Pointed-Toe Shoes Over Chunky Styles.
Not only are they elegant, but pointed-toe shoes elongate the legs, making them a great option for shorter individuals. Avoid shoes with ankle straps or chunky heels as they can make your legs look shorter. Instead, opt for skin coloured pumps or pointed-toe flats that match your skin tone to create the illusion of longer legs.
Heres a great pair we found on Amazon, starting in a UK size 1.
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High Waist Designs Over Low Waist Everyday
Aside from being more comfortable, opting for high waisted trousers and skirts actually elongate the body too. A vertical pattern or stripe is even better, it’ll lead the eyes up, creating the illusion of long legs!Our FATIMA leggings are the perfect example of this style!
Gucci belt on top of a Gucci bag
Experiment with Belts
Belts can be a great way to cinch in a loose-fitting outfit and create a more defined waistline. For shorter individuals, opt for thin belts that sit at the waist, rather than at the hips, as they can help elongate the legs.
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Choose Vertical Stripes Over Horizontal
Vertical stripes are a great pattern for shorter individuals as they create the illusion of height. Opt for shirts or dresses with vertical stripes to elongate the body and create a more balanced silhouette.
In conclusion, accessorising can be a fun and easy way to enhance your style and complement your frame. By following these tips and choosing accessories that compliment your style, you can create a polished, put-together look that makes you feel confident and stylish.