The 9 Best Petite Fashion Tricks of All Time

#1 Apply Rule of Thirds

Have you heard of the Golden Mean Ratio? And what is the Rule of Thirds in petite fashion? I am sure you have read that the ancient Greeks discovered this ratio that appears in nature about what human eyes find most aesthetically pleasing. Specifically, 1/3 to 2/3 ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing division of space to our eyes.  You have seen it applied in mathematics, architecture and art.  Ever wonder how you could apply this to petite fashion? It is known as the “rule of thirds”, a ratio if you follow will instantly change the proportion of your body and make your outfit look very flattering. For example, if you are wearing a short skirt and bare legs, you blouse comprise the top third, your skirt is the middle third, and your bare legs are the bottom third.  We have illustrated this concept through skirt outfit, but the same rule of thirds apply to pants outfit. Read more here.

#2 Show your skin (strategically)

Showing some skin is the most effortless petite fashion advice to flatter the petite frame that everyone can apply easily.  Now, it is important to do so strategically.  If you are wearing a short skirt and showing off your legs, then you probably do not need to show too much of your cleavage.  Vice versa, if you are wearing a low cut dress, then it might look more tasteful if it is not too short.  As the old saying goes, leave something for imagination.  You may be wondering what about the winter time when the temperature makes it unrealistic to wear mini skirt or sleeve less dresses?  There are still many other chic and classic ways to show a little bit of skin.  Read more here.

#3 Get your sleeve length right

The quality of great style is in the details, while sleeves might be one of the most overlooked details of our outfit.  Men’s formal wear has certain rules about the sleeve length of dress shirts and formal suits, and the rules seem to be much more relaxed with women’s wear.  However, the wrong sleeve length could instantly downgrade the quality of your outfit and the impression people get from it about you, especially in work or formal social occasions.  Sleeve length is especially important for jackets and coats, and it is such an important detail of petite fashion. Read more here.

#4 Wear high-waisted style

The come back of the high-waisted style is one of the best trends in the petite fashion world in recent years.  They are not the loose fit “Mom jeans” of the 70s or 80s, instead, they are chic, sexy and functional as seen on petite celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria.  In fact, high-waisted style is a must have staple of petite fashion wardrobe.  It effectively elevates your waistline, thus elongate your bottom half and make your legs look longer instantly.  We mentioned Golden Mean ratio earlier and how important it is to create the right proportion of your body, and high rise can effectively make your body look more proportionate.  Both high rise skirt and pants work wonders in petite fashionRead more here.

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