What To Wear If You're Petite: The Fashion Rules Every Petite Girl NEEDS To Know

That feeling of desperately wanting an article of clothing and realizing it doesn't quite fit the way you need it to? Seriously the worst. So petite girls, believe us, we completely empathize with your plight. But no worries! Here are all the fashion essentials you'll need to dress your tiny frame to stylish perfection.

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Being a short and petite gal comes with a unique set of challenges. Often times, your small stature means you get mistaken for an underage girl (and have to deal with the grossness of being hit on by pubescent boys... Ugh!).

But your most difficult hurdle to overcome? Finding clothes that actually fit. If you're looking for pants that aren't too long and coats that don't swallow you whole, you usually have to hit up the juniors' department. Sound familiar? We thought so.

Let's be real, no woman wants to walk around looking like a confused 12-year-old girl or like she raided her mother's closet. Um, absolutely not. We get it, and we're here to help.

Here's what every petite girl needs to know about dressing her body type:

Your petite girl shopping list:
 

Six inch heels
Skinny belts
Nude heels
Skinny jeans
Short shorts
Mini skirts
V-neck tops
Vertical stripes

Six inch heels are magical

As a petite girl, six inch heels are your best friend. Yes, they hurt like hell! But if you're looking for an instant height boost, these babies will do just the trick. You'll be a tall goddess in a matter of seconds. When your feet are begging for mercy, remember, beauty is pain.

Another secret tip? Try nude heels, they'll help elongate your legs.

What To Wear If You're Petite: The Fashion Rules Every Petite Girl NEEDS To Know
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Think thin belts

When you're a lady with a smaller frame, you have to be careful not to overwhelm your small physique. Chunky belts are a major no-no. Stick to smaller, thinner options to cinch your waist. You'll thank us later!

Say yes to skinny jeans

Who doesn't love a pair of straight leg pants? They're incredibly chic and are a perfect way to accentuate your legs. For shorter women, this is especially important, because they give the illusion of longer gams.

Now throw on a pair of killer skinnies and strut!

What To Wear If You're Petite: The Fashion Rules Every Petite Girl NEEDS To Know
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V-neck shirts are very flattering

Petite gals, you understand that you have to take all the extra inches you can get. This is where v-necks come through with a major win. They'll make your neck look longer with a splash of sex appeal.

There's nothing not to love!


Short shorts are super sexy and practical

If you're 5'3 and under, avoid wearing culottes. Since they're longer and loose-fitting than regular shorts, they work against your height. Dare to bare major leg in short shorts instead.

Mini skirts are a must-have

Mini skirts, like short shorts put your gams on display. Skirts that fall mid-calf have a tendency to envelop smaller women. If you don't have a tailor on had, they're not the easiest garments to pull-off.

What To Wear If You're Petite: The Fashion Rules Every Petite Girl NEEDS To Know
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Vertical stripes are vital

We all know Nicole Richie rocks out for the petite girls! In her Instagram post, she shows just how vertical stripes can make you come across taller. We love it!

--Story originally published by Cliche Wynter in partnership with WeWomen

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