The most flattering dresses for petite women

The most flattering dresses for petite women

31 March, 2023

At Lookiero we always try to make sure that the clothes you wear show your best version. We want you to feel radiant and full of confidence with every single piece of clothing you add to your wardrobe and, to do so, nothing better than learning which clothes best show our virtues. Today, with the help of our experts we give you the keys to choose the dresses that best suit your petite figure.

There are tons of tips that you can apply when dressing but today we want to talk about dresses: with the nice season approaching, we want to wear “less”, and dresses are for sure the star when it comes to sunny days.

Which dresses best elongate your petite figure

First, we need to understand that there is nothing that you CAN’T wear: that’s to say that you can wear whatever you want, but in order to look taller there are a few tricks you can use to your advantage. Starting from this consideration, then, you can wear whatever dress you like: short, long, midi, asymmetrical… for each model, there are just different ways to style it! Let’s see how to do it!

Ideal short dresses for petite women

Mini dresses are surely the best ally for petite women: they lift the barycenter up, and they make your legs appear optically longer. Choose a V-neck and details on the shoulders if you have a triangle silhouette and want to draw attention to the upper part. A classic tight model can be the right choice for hourglass figures, and a belt on the waist can do the trick for rectangles.

For a casual look opt for a shirt dress

Perfect to enhance the waistline, and combine with flat sandals and a straw bag – the perfect outfit for a walk downtown.

For a chic look for short dress

Pair a black dress with details that make it more suitable for a night out, and golden sandals that remind of those details. You can complete the look with a blazer and an elegant purse.

Flattering maxi dresses for petite women

There is this common idea that petite women can’t wear maxi dresses, but we are going to prove them wrong: a dress that arrives till the floor will create continuity on your figure, making you appear taller. In order to achieve this optical illusion, better to choose a monochrome one, the simpler, the better.

For a casual look

The casual look that our Personal Shoppers prepared is composed by a lady-like maxi dress, monochrome and with feminine details, in contrast with the rock touch of the biker. We wanted to keep it casual so we completed the look with sneakers and a big shopper.

For a chic outfit

The asymmetrical dress is perfect for petite girls and ideal to create an interesting evening look. Pair it with slingbacks, a sleeveless coat and a red bag, and you can’t go wrong!

The best midi dresses for petite women

The midi length is always very tricky, because it’s not ideal to make petite girls look taller. This doesn’t mean you have to give up wearing them! You just need to learn the tricks to style them. First, you’ll need to wear them with nude sandals/shoes, avoid straps or embellishments on the ankle that would interrupt the figure, choose monochrome or a vertical stripes print that will help verticalize the silhouette (you can choose a front row of buttons that will have the same effect). If you have a triangle shaped body, we highly recommend wrap dresses, they fit you perfectly!

A soft feminine touch for this casual look

The midi dress we chose is a monochrome one in a shade of pink. We matched it with a classic trench, a must-have for spring, and added a touch of colour with a silk scarf. The platforms complete the look perfectly, adding a feminine but practical touch.

Elegant look for midi dress

The chic version is the perfect mix and balance between femininity and grit. The midi black dress is elegant, chic, effortless, but paired with a leopard print coat will assume a bolder allure perfect for a night out outfit. We completed the look with nude shoes to verticalize the figure.

A £10 gift to get dressed by your Personal Shopper

As you can see, you don’t need to limit yourself when it comes to wearing what you like. Just let yourself be guided by the tips of your Personal Shopper and make the most of your figure. Have you already decided which dress you are going to ask her for in your next Lookiero: maxi, midi or mini?

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