The Petite Women’s Guide to Fall fashion

Hi ladies,

Can you believe fall is only two weeks away?! I tend to be sad at the idea of the end of summer but I’m excited for fall.  Runways were beautiful and the return to 70’s is always fun. But changing trends makes finding the right fit for your body type a constant search. Right when you think you have the low rise jean look figured out, fashion keeps it interesting and introduces high waisted jeans. Being petite can make you want to stick to skinny jeans, but as long as you know the right hem, fabric, and fit you will be all set!

 1. Culottes

Culottes are great for the fall, they give you coverage and a fun new look. They can also be tricky to find the right pair. For the petite figure look for culottes that are slimmer down the leg and are made of fabric that’s not too thick or overwhelming. Pair with heels or booties.


2. Flare Jeans

Flare jeans present the same challenge that culottes have for petite women, if worn wrong, could end up making you smaller.  So tip for flares, don’t go all out. You are probably use to wearing skinny jeans anyways, so even a little flare will still give you that bellbottom look you are going for. Like the culottes, look for jeans that are straight in the leg. Avoid any embellishments on pockets and go for the darker wash. When flared jeans are worn with heels it really gives the outfit a modelesque look.

3. One Simple Color

This trend actually is already tailored for the petite frame. Wearing all one color can not only  be elongating, but also slimming. One of the trends this fall is wearing all black or grey. Everyone owns at least 1 or 2 pieces of black clothing, which is great because you already know that they work with your body and now all you have to do is pair them together!

4. Chunky Sweaters

The oversized chunky sweater is a comfy and warm look that everyone should enjoy. You just want to make sure you don’t end up looking like a blob. Balance will be your friend for this look. With a heavy piece of clothing up top, make sure you balance it out below with leggings or skinny jeans. You can also try more of a cropped chunky sweater paired with high waisted pants to show off your waist and elongate your legs. For more, check out my post on how to wear an oversized sweater.

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