Shopping for petite clothes presents some challenges, but there are certain styles that flatter your figure very well.If you’re ready to breathe new life into your wardrobe this winter, Shop TODAY consulted several fashion pros to find figure-friendly things (and things to avoid).
winter petite tops
- What to look for: A lightweight sweater that can be tucked in. Quarter-length sleeves and a style that can be rolled back.low neckline; off-shoulder style
- Why they work for petites: Isabella Sun, founder and CEO of Short Story, a personal styling service for petite women, said: “Avoid oversized sweaters and knitted sweaters with large cables. Front-tuck the sweater into denim or trousers to accentuate the figure and elongate the torso.”
INTEMPO off shoulder long sleeve top
“Off-the-shoulder necklines work great in any weather. Consider an off-the-shoulder dress in warmer months. And why not stay cozy in an off-the-shoulder knit sweater?” ?” said John McCormack, Primark Global Fashion Trends Leader.
Available in four shades, including luscious teal, this ribbed top looks like your favorite sweater but has the lightweight feel of your go-to blouse. The price is also pretty hard to resist!
Sincerely Jules Long Sleeve Ottoman Stitch Sweater
“When shopping for and styling clothes, look for tops that are no lower than your hip bone. This will make your legs look longer in no time,” suggested McCormack.
Something like this waist-length sweater is perfect for petite people as it can be easily tucked into pants or skirts and is equally noticeable when worn over bottoms.
Vineyard Vines Stripe Sankaty Boat Neck Simple T-shirt
The classic boatneck t-shirt never goes out of style and is a versatile wardrobe must-have. This one is especially special with its UPF 30+ sunscreen, perfect for all seasons, and has bracelet-length sleeves perfect for petites.
Magic Linen Long Sleeve Linen Top
“Sleeve length is very important considering your proportions and to avoid making your outfit look unnatural,” McCormack said. A careful roll back will lengthen your arms and create the illusion of being taller.”
With buttoned sleeves, this sunny linen top is perfect for petites. Waist pleats add extra visual appeal.
winter petit pants
- What to look for: high waist pants and dark wash
- Why they work for petites: “High-waisted trousers should be one of your style staples. increase.
Old Navy High Waist Wow Super Skinny Jeans
At just $30, these jeans are an affordable addition to your wardrobe without sacrificing quality. You can spend your time freely.
INC International Concept Petite High Waist Ponte Knit Curve Creator Pants
“Darker shades come with the season and offer great advantages for petite frames. Choose a long inseam with a straight or flared silhouette paired with boots to create a streamlined look.
These stylish pants are made of stretchy knit fabric and are comfortable to wear. Wear it with heels and a sheer blouse for date night, or with booties and a chambray top for the office.
NYDJ Barbara bootcut jeans in petite
Not a fan of skinny style? Bootcut jeans are a great alternative. These ones are made with neat slimming panels that help flatten your shape and lengthen your legs with a bootcut design. Basically, it’s a win-win!
Spanx Petite Faux Leather Leggings
Whether it’s XS or 3X, these petit leggings are the perfect size for your body type. The faux leather bestseller offers lift, compression and contouring. The high-waisted leggings are also made without a front center seam, which helps avoid the dreaded camel toe look.
petite dresses and jumpsuits for winter
- What to look for: mini dress and belted jumpsuit
- Why they work for petites: “Wearing a mini dress can give the illusion that your legs look miles longer. Pair your mini dress with black opaque tights and chunky platform heels to maximize the illusion.
Loft Petite Shimmer Animal Print Sweater Dress
“Choose a mini sweater dress with a hemline that falls just above the knee to accentuate your legs and balance out your proportions.” to complete the look.”
I can’t tell you what I like about this soft sweater dress. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose.
Old Navy Collarless Utility Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits can be intimidating for petite people, but finding the right fit can actually help you stretch out.
“If stretching is your goal, an all-in-one jumpsuit is a must-have! Take the time to try it on and find the one that fits your body perfectly. Accessorize with a belt, cinch your waist and take it off.” Please, raise the panel of material,” McCormack said.
Whether you rock this neutral number with heels and a blazer at the office, or ballet flats and statement jewelry for date night, you can’t go wrong. We love everything from the crew neck design and hidden zip fly to the elastic drawstring waist and plenty of pockets.
Draper James Lee Ann dress
Don’t want to give up florals just because the weather is a little chilly? You don’t have to! This beautiful shade of blue is perfect for winter, and the knee-length dress is also pretty rad.Dive into puff sleeves, tiered skirts, and soft, stretchy knits.The babydoll silhouette is versatile, too!
White House Black Market Petite Satin Smock Waist Blouson
Mini dresses may look a little out of place on taller frames, but petites can rock them without skipping a beat. Equipped with material, you can dress it up for a special event or down for a day at the office.
petit jacket for winter
- What to look for: Cropped and wrist-length styles
- Why they work for petites: “A cropped jacket is a great way to lengthen your legs and make you look taller. The classic black leather biker style is a wardrobe hero that will flatter you in any season,” McCormack said.
Athleta Hannover Hybrid Jacket
“The key is to find a cropped hemline that accentuates your waist. I like to balance that boxy silhouette with tailored bottoms, like vintage-inspired jeans. Over the look, an ultra-pointed I added a little bit of height with the toe booties,” Baffert said.
With a cropped length and semi-fitted silhouette, this velvet jacket from Athleta is perfect for petite builds. It’s made with recycled insulation, making it a sustainable option and includes her Thermolite fiber to help ward off winter weather. In addition, petite size is also available!
Truth + Style Knit Jersey Cropped Jacket
“For petite dressers, it’s all about balancing proportions. A cropped, slightly boxy jacket allows you to embrace the oversized menswear-inspired trend without sacrificing a flattering silhouette. ,” said Baffert.
Not a fan of denim or moto jackets? This dressy style is perfect for work or weekends and has an open front to display your favorite blouse.
Land’s End Petite Fleece Quarter Zip Pullover
Available in petite, regular and tall variations, this quarter zip pullover comes in a variety of sizes so you can find your perfect fit. Available in 6 colors and made from super soft anti-static material.
Venus faux-leather lace-up jacket
“A good moto jacket can easily give structure without being bulky,” Sun said. Choose one that is long and doesn’t swallow your entire hand.Moto jackets are a great way to add texture to your look, while still maintaining a sophisticated look.”
This sophisticated faux-leather style comes in two shades of black and rose gold and features a cropped fit with lace-up details that add a nice edge. The flagship wardrobe staple pairs equally well with mini dresses, leggings and sweaters.