Most of the designs sold in the market are made for a tall figure, which stands as the leading height in fashion, including for some of the most renowned brands in the industry.
Don’t get me wrong, I love and accept myself just the way I’m, being a five foot two petite with wide hips, thanks to my puertorrican heritage.
But I have to accept that most of the fashion designs are influenced by many trends and styles presented in runways, and we all know runway models touch the sky, not just metaphorically speaking.
That’s the way it has been for many years, but that doesn’t mean we petites can’t find our way to rock great designs and keep up with the fashion game.
Although I was inspired by my body type, I assure you these tips can help every women, any size or height, so I invite all of you to look at these recomendations and apply them to your own style.
Here are 10 pieces that I consider my special secret weapons of fashion, being comfortable, practical, and trascendental garments that will put you on the front row.
The best part about this is that you probably have most of these in your wardrobe, so follow me along and lets begin.
1. The little black dress
Wearing a solid black garment is a great way to create almost any kind of look, wether its casual or formal, black is a color that always comes in handy.
With a black dress you can easily transform your daytime look to a nighttime one with just alternating few pieces and not having to change your whole outfit.
The choker is my favorite jewelry trend.
It’s a great way to give the appearance of a longer swan neck, and it’s best worn with over the shoulder blouses or dresses.
3. Denim jacket
Wearing this piece is a great way to pump up your casual outfit, giving it a relaxed yet stylish vibe.
My favorite way to wear it is with a dress, especially if it’s printed, creating a balance of colors and textures.
Check out this Dresses and Sneakers blog post and see more ideas to create easy and comfortable outfits with a denim jacket.
4. Jeans, jeans, jeans!
By now you might be guessing that I love denim, and it’s no surprise because not only do I talk about it most of the time, but I wear it almost every day.
The best part about denim is that you can pair it with anything, saving you time and money.
Now that’s a heck of a deal for me.
My two must have types are: the ripped jeans and the classic high waist, having options for the daytime and nighttime for a casual and more put together looks.
Vertical stripes also give the illusion of a taller figure. Wear them in a dress or in a pair of long pants.
Cardigans not only keep you warm, but they can replace a different garment, like a blouse.
There’s the classic way over a shirt, but one of my favorite ways of using them is paired with a midi skirt and a pair of pumps.
7. Every day hand purse
A hand purse is great to grab the most important beauty and technology essentials.
You don’t have to carry the Marry Poppins suitcase al around, and still get away with style.
This piece is recommended for a nighttime event, where you want to look simple and sophisticated without having your accessory overwhelming your whole look. My favorite is from Coach.
8. Midi skirt
Many trends have been way out of style for years, but some like the midi skirt are getting their comeback strong.
The midi skirt is a delicate, sophisticated, and classic garment that reflects an amusing and lively personality.
9. The Classic “T”
Everybody is a comfort lover, and most of the time we try to look for pieces that make us feel this way, like the classic T-shirts.
These are great if you’re in a hurry, solid neutral colors like: white, black, grey or beige are easier to pair with other garments, but if you feel like you need a little color in your life, go ahead and throw on some coral or red shirts and pair them with white jeans to get the maximum vibrance of those tones.
A shoe is a girls best friend, is that what they say? If it is or not, the truth is that sometimes good pair of shoes can bring your entire outfit to life .
I rather have a few pair of shoes that can be multitasking to create multiple looks, than having a ton of pairs, which most of them I won’t even touch.
Colors that I rely on are neutrals like nude, or black which are the ones I mostly wear, and I find they best combine with almost any look I create.