How to dress for a petite frame

Updated on Jul 07, 2008
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SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on December 19
love the skirt and blouse, cute belt and boots, nice hat too!
marleneb
marleneb on September 28
gorgeous
mi7esng
mi7esng on January 11
love!!!
plastikneon
plastikneon on September 14
Thanks for this! I'm only 5'2'' (and 3/4), so this helps out a lot.
blue
blue on July 24
you do a fantastic job of dressing for your height, i thought of you a a tall lanky lass untill i saw this post! nice work :)
brettmanning
brettmanning on July 21
woo hoo for us petite folks. having short legs is awesome. hehe :)
Zamara
Zamara on July 09
oh! i love it
Coralie
Coralie on July 09
Hum..First forgive my mystakes in English bcs I'm French, thx! I have to say that being tall isn't funnier than being small... I'm 1, 82 meter (sorry I don't know what it makes for you, but it means I'm tall) What's horrible for me is that I can't wear heels as I like. I'm in love with beautiful heels, especially Chloe, Marni shoes. But with my height it is very hard to dare & walk with heels. xxx
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 09
Good point! I (or Coed Ugly) will try and do a post on dressing for tall girls!
a_brightspot
a_brightspot on July 08
lolol, i love this tutorial! it's great. esp for a girl who's 5' like me.hahahah
anhesty
anhesty on July 08
loving the skirt
Miss_Woo
Miss_Woo on July 08
Thank you! I'm not tall either so this is very handy, and I defo agree with the high waist and short cut, sooo much more flattering.
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
Yes! I also try and cut everything that hits knee length on me to hit above the knee or a little shorter.
cadburyhero
cadburyhero on July 08
Thanks for the tip! I've been trying really hard to accept my height and deal with it!
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
I think if you project a "tall" voice, people almost forget. That's what I hear a lot.
fashiontherapist
fashiontherapist on July 08
yaay..an over dose booooost ..im only 5'0 :D we gota do a petit girls club to fight our rights hehe
ClothesHorse
ClothesHorse on July 08
Oooh, I really like the blue and black and I think I want to steal your belt. Petite girls rule, look at all the shorties who have changed history: Napolean, Mother Teresa...
ClothesHorse
ClothesHorse on July 15
I forgot Anna Wintour...talk about a short woman making a difference...
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
Agreed.
Moondust
Moondust on July 08
and do you have some advice for tall girls ??? :D And don't forget tall girls would love to be shorter as well...
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
I shall find someone for you!!
younglondon
younglondon on July 08
immaculate .
adelejoanna
adelejoanna on July 08
Great post! Im just 5'0! completly tiny! & im not really into wearing heels unless im off out. Maybe i should start.x
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
I think as long as they are thick enough and/or wedge. They are pretty easily wearable for day.
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on July 08
Great rules to go by! yay for being short ;)
endlessdream
happy to be 5'3" thanks for the tips!
peached
peached on July 08
5 feet tall too! short is sweet!
lydia
lydia on July 08
thank you for the short girl tips! being 5'2.5 (let me just round that UP to 5'3), i'm always wondering how all the beautiful people on the internet got to be so stylish, pretty and tall. Some aren't so lucky :P
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
But you do a FANTASTIC job at dressing for your petite size.
the_kitten
the_kitten on July 08
I mean everybody is saying otherwise, saying that I am short...
the_kitten
the_kitten on July 08
I am 5'3" as well, and although everybody keeps saying so - I think it is quite average height? I know gazillions of girls that are only a couple of cm higher or the same as me - only some look bigger, some look petite. That is my idea.
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 08
Yeah, I generally don't feel very small, but I have a lot of friends who are around the same height. People who are 5'7" plus always remind me. And yeah, some do look more petite than others - I think its about your body proportions.
taghrid
taghrid on July 07
love the skirt!
shenknee
shenknee on July 07
i wish i was shorter! you're lucky - boys are easier to find :P. being 5'10 has its downside!
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 07
Grass is always greener for sure.
MichelleYue
MichelleYue on July 07
Yay for short girls! We really do need a short girls club. :P
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 07
Haha for sure.
rippityrippity
rippityrippity on July 07
Thanks so much for this! It's always great to hear more from the shorter girls.
heybigtrender
heybigtrender on July 07
five feet tall and proud. you go girl :)
la_femme
la_femme on July 07
I really love that belt. I have been searching so long for a studded belt. It looks so good on you!!
chaizsky
chaizsky on July 07
a much-needed advise for a kid cursed with the parent's recessive (or maybe it's their dominant) genes. will make sure i remember the next time i raid my closet =)
ouijesuis
ouijesuis on July 07
Thanks lulu! this was really good, I was waiting for this one, i knew it was coming ;)
EverybodyIsUgly
EverybodyIsUgly on July 07
Haha oh yes, catching up on requests and such now.

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