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Fashion Tips To Make You Look Taller from your favorite Petite Bloggers

Wear a top know or a high ponytail

Every inch counts when you’re petite! By piling your hair on top of your head, it can give the illusion of height.

Wear all one color

We’ve hears this one before but have you tried even matching your shoes?
The trick to dressing monochromatic is to keep everything well tailored.

Try Wide legged pants

To visually lengthen your legs, wear a high-waited pair of wide legged pants and tuck in your top so that your waist is defined. You can also wear a crop top to create this effect.  When the fit is right and worn with the right shoe, it can give you the illusion of having longer legs.

Scale your accessories

Making sure accessories especially purses are scaled to your body size is important for petite women.

Think clutches, cross-body bags, and mini satchels, and smaller sizes bags.

Rock a Maxi the right way

Most small women avoid long floor-grazing skirts and dresses but if you feel a bit overwhelmed in a maxi, try using a high low maxi. Don’t have a high low version? Follow our guide on How to add a slit to your maxi. Add a pair of wedges or heels underneath and you’re set!


Wear a plunging neckline

A plunging “V” necklines give the illusion of a longer torso

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Petite Blogger Spotlight – Noozhat Nashir

Fashion Blogger Spotlight – Noozhat Nashir

For our latest petite blogger spotlight, we interviewed Noozhat Nashir, a fashion blogger from ‘A Hautenooz Affair’ to get her insight on fashion and lifestyle as a petite woman. She is a petite size blogger you need to know!!!

Blog: A Hautenooz Affair

Height: 4’11”

Location: Orlando, FL


Tell us a little bit about yourself

I grew up thinking I would go into the field that my parents always expected me to, medicine. All my life was delicately molded to do just that. Until my junior year of college, when I did an art management internship in Madrid, Spain. That was a turning point, because I came back knowing that medicine was my parents’ passion for me, not my own. Sure, I finished school with the degree I started with, a BS in biology and chemistry with a focus on premedical sciences, because I hate quitting anything…But after graduating, I immediately got my Master’s in business, instead of going to medical school.

When did you start blogging and what made you want to start a blog?

I started with an Instagram account in August 2017, and launched my blog, A Hautenooz Affair ( in March of this year. I had an Instagram before this, but used it maybe once or twice every few months before starting with my blog. I started blogging to express my love for fashion and travel with the rest of the world, and boy, has it really changed my life for the better! I’m such a creative person, and blogging has become amazingly cathartic for me as it allows me to use my creativity in every way possible. It’s been a wonderful challenge for me, and there’s nothing I love more than learning and growing by overcoming challenges!

How would you describe your style?

Bold, edgy, and super statement all the way. I also love leather, big ruffles and bows, lace…and of course designer labels!

What do you love about being petite?

I love to travel, so I love the fact that I can fit a week’s worth of clothes in my carry on, given how small the pieces are!

What are the challenges you face being petite?

This, I’m sure I have in common with all fellow petite women out there: I have an EXTREMELY difficult time finding clothes that fit, especially trendy items such as wrap tops and dresses. This is especially true if I’m trying to stay within a budget.

What are your favorite brands? Where do you shop?

I’m in love with For Love & Lemons, Alice + Olivia, and Marciano—they are wonderful for petite women! I love to shop at high end local boutiques that sell these brands!

Your favorite style bloggers

I love Micah Gianneli, she definitely speaks my style language…also a pretty big fan of Aggie Lal, even though she’s more on the travel side, I can’t deny her wonderful and effortlessly chic sense of style!

Best style tip for petite women

Pointed toe heels are magical when it comes to making you look taller than you are, more specifically in neutral shades such as grays, nudes, and pinks!

Be inspired and follow her on Instagram @hautenooz

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Olivia Lopez

Lusting after Olivia Lopez

We’re lusting after the incredible style of Olivia Lopez. The petite fashion blogger behind Lust for Life has got that elegant boho vibe nailed. We love how she counters relaxed, easy pieces with more structural elements – leather mules here, a messenger bag there. This is grown-up Cali cool and it’s perennially stylish. Who better, then, to look to for Fall fashion inspiration?



First things first, why does this work so well? Print is huge this season. From Balmain to Anna Sui, Salvatore Ferragamo to Issey Miyake designers are decking out their creations in bold, look-at-me patterns. Stripes, geometric shapes, you name it. Olivia nods to this trend in a beautiful printed sundress which crucially does not dwarf her petite frame. The knotted and layered silhouette keeps it modern. This is the perfect transitional piece for balmy, autumnal days.

But, it’s Olivia’s accessories – the statement shoes, blackout shades and oh-so pretty bags – that give her looks some oomph. Here are some of her best shots that showcase her love for accessories.






Check out our pinteret board for more of her looks!

Petite Fashion Blogger – Jean Wang

Petite Fashion Blogger : Jean Wang

Who is she?

We all know her from our favorite fashion blog, Extra Petite. Beyond her life as a blogger, Jean is a financial enthusiast mixing style with substance. She started blogging by giving financial advice, then got bored and got into sharing her outfit ideas and some tailoring techniques. Her informational blog has truly been a treasure for her readers. Despite her petite height of just under 5 feet, this Boston-blogger has proven to all of us that you can still shine in the corporate world without looking like a kid.

Why we love her?

Her posts are a definite go to if you’re looking for the perfect business outfit. Not a lot of bloggers actually tell us what to wear in order to look mature. But Jean has taken a different path and shares with us what she wears on an ordinary day to work. She also gives us some tips on how to dress smart and get the respect that we deserve. Oh and if you’re looking for wedding dresses, she’s got some great posts on that as well as lots of photos of gorgeous gowns! Check out some of our favorite looks here:

For more fashion inspiration from petite fashion icons, check out our post on Miroslava Duma