Ok, so maybe not one of the ‘standard’ body shapes but dressing for a petite body has its own set of do’s and don’ts…. plus I promised my sister-in-law that I would write this for you, so Kirsty, this is for you
If you are tiny in stature, then most of the rules for your body shape still apply (click here to work out which shape you are) but there are few extra tips and tricks that can make you feel 10 feet tall! (sorry, couldn’t help myself).
So what does exactly does ‘petite’ mean? Well to me it usually it means you are slightly lacking in the height department (5ft 3… 5ft 4 sound familiar?) and usually you are a size 4, 6 or 8 – BUT you can be quite petite in stature and a slightly larger size too…. the same rules apply.
Here are some familiar faces you might recognize that fall into the petite category!
The Olsen twins, Kylie Minogue and Kourtney Kardashian are all petite beauties – but there are still curves involved!
Essentials are… well, an essential part of anyone’s wardrobe (wow, we’re off to a good start today!) but when I look at all those blog posts and magazine articles about “The Wardrobe Essentials” not many of them actually live in my wardrobe, and if they do, they don’t actually get many outings.
The more I thought about it, the more there were other pieces in my wardrobe that have become my “essentials”, things you wouldn’t always think you would get great cost-per-wear from, but I really do!
So here are my 5 wardrobe essentials you NEVER knew you needed!
Ok you sweet pears, it’s your turn! When I’m styling clients, I often find pear shapes the easiest shape to dress (controversial, I know…. but hear me out!) Pears best bits are easy to show off, and the bits maybe they don’t like are the easiest to hide in my humble opinion – but first, let’s talk about what makes you a pear and why.
Once again here is the MOST important thing to remember – this is not at all about your size, dressing for your shape is all about balancing the proportions of your body – no matter what size you are, you can still look amazing!
Okay you little rascals. it’s time to go back to basics. We are going to talk body shapes. In this series of posts, I’ll walk you through the different shapes; their attributes and how to know if you are that shape, and then the best styling tips for that shape.
So the first thing to note about body shapes is that it has NOTHING to do with size! You can be a size 8 hourglass, or you can be a size 18 hourglass – it’s all about your body’s PROPORTION.
I love me a good trend (did I mentioned I’m addicted to statement pants? Ad.Dic.Ted… remember this?). Peplums, neon and floral prints have also all made their way into my wardrobe already this Spring…. BUT there is also something to say for classic style. A well cut blazer, a pretty, girly frock and an amazing pair of heels are ALWAYS welcome in my style books and are often the first things I recommend my clients have in their wardrobe.
The age-old question….