Petite fashion tips are often based on the assumption that everyone under 5’4″ is of the waif-like variety. But the truth is shorter stature doesn’t always equal a slight frame. So why is it still so challenging to shop if you’re curvy but, ahem, vertically challenged? If you’re a petite-plus gal and feel like you’ve been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to fashion (pun intended), we’ve curated a list of must-have pieces just for you. Scroll on for the best ways to show off your small but mighty figure.
In order to show off your frame without shortening it, go for tops that stay above your hips—longer ones and tunics will only imbalance your proportions. Bonus points for pretty details like short, pleated ruffles.