i consider myself to be short and petite, but some people like to think i’am way to tall to be petite.
I say go with a 3 button blazer. for me a longer jacket usually right above the knees, a beige thin fabric trench coat, because than you won’t look like you’re drowning, nor will it cut off your legs and make you appear much shorter.
The key is to wear fitted coats that don’t swamp your figure. Your best bet is to shop petite ranges (quite a few brands have petites, such as Topshop, ASOS, Miss Selfridge, though there’s many more). If you can’t do that then your best bet is to go to a bunch of stores and try on loads of different coats and see what suits you. Styles you should look out for that suit petite figures are cropped and belted styles. For belted styles, if you can find a belted style you like you could always buy a non belted coat and add your own.
The key thing to remember is that the same rules apply to coats as they do to other clothes: the shape doesn’t swamp your figure, it hits all the different parts of your body (e.g waist, arms, thighs) in the right places and the length elongates the legs.posted over 6 years ago
you should try the crop blazers that are quarter sleeve! that’s what i do :)posted over 6 years ago
i buy cropped jackets and i fold the sleeves up on most of my blazers.
if imwearing a bigger jacket i tend to wear it with shorter dresses and tights because nylon opague ones tend to make my legs look longer and a boxier jacket keeps it appropriate