Petite women usually have a slimmer body frame and a short height, knowing what not to wear can help petite women look slimmer and taller. Here are some fashion mistakes to avoid for petite women who want to look longer and leaner.
Skin tight clothes: Wearing a dress that’s skin-tight is a big mistake if you want to look thinner and taller. If a dress feels tight, if horizontal wrinkles are appearing (especially across the bust, hips, or thighs), or if lumps and bumps are clearly visible, the dress does not belong in your wardrobe. Too-tight clothing can be unflattering, even on a slender woman, opt for clothing that fits well for the sveltest appearance. The too-tight dress effect is likely to be multiplied if the dress also has other unflattering features, such as being too short or too revealing.
Full skirt: A full skirt on a short woman equals a guaranteed fashion faux pas because of the widening effect. Petite women should avoid skirts that are wider than they are long at all costs.
Skinny jeans: Skinny jeans look best when worn by skinny women. Just because skinny jeans are available in all sizes doesn’t mean that they’re a flattering style choice. Jeans with straight legs almost always look better on short women (unless they wear a tiny size) than skinny jeans do.
Cropped pants: Cropped pants cut off the legs from a visual standpoint, they make women look wider, and cropped pants also emphasis a petite women’s short stature all good reasons to avoiding cropped pants.
Bulky clothes: Bulky sweaters add pounds visually, even if extra pounds aren’t really there. Any type of bulky or oversized clothing is especially bad for the petite woman because of her already short stature. To look thinner and taller, it’s necessary to emphasize verticality, rather than pack on heavy layers of fabric. Avoid oversized tops, dresses, jackets, and coats, and chose semi-fitted or fitted clothing instead.
Ankle wrapped shoes: Wearing shoes with ankle wraps cuts off the leg line, visually shortening the figure. When short women wear ankle-wrap shoes, they also look wider. Ankle-wrap shoes have a heavy look.
Wide belts: Wide belts add bulk and a horizontal line across the middle not a good thing for women who are trying to look slimmer. When it comes to belts, petite and short girls should try not hiding behind large belts. You should rather chose sleek and slimmer belts, contrasting them with your outfit.
Large Prints: Big, statement prints are visually dominant so the difference between your petite figure and the print size would be even more noticeable. It’s all about proportion and with big prints you could look smaller than desired. Big bold prints will take away attention from you. Abstract patterns and small prints would define your figure and keep the whole look balanced.
Giant handbags: Smaller bags are best for petites. Big handbags can hide a lot of your body and the proportion factor comes into play again they can make you look shorter. Smaller totes and crossover body bags suit petite frames better.
Low- waisted pants: This goes for boyfriend jeans, low-rise trousers etc., this type of cut shortens legs and widens your silhouette.
Mid skirts/gowns and dresses: Anything that covers your legs ahead the knees is fatal to your whole personality. Long dresses again hide your legs and make you look even shorter. Rather, go for hemlines above your knees or sitting right at the knees. If you still want midi skirts, choose them with slits or huge belts.
Oversized sunglasses or frames: The frame of your sunglasses or glasses must be in proportion to your face size as well as your body contours. Too big sunglasses (oversized sunglasses) might look extremely odd and out of place.