How to dress when you're petite

23 May, 2019

Petite Coat

Our petite range caters to women 5’3” and under. No matter your size, the pieces in this collection are perfect to flatter your proportions. Stylist Kirsty Barros shares her top tips for exploring your personal style when dressing for your petite stature.

Think Silhouette First

Opt for pieces that work to a sleek look overall. Kirsty suggests a jumpsuit for evening, “They’re a one-piece wonder! Jumpsuits balance out proportions whilst winning style points”. For work, don’t be afraid of a wide-leg pant but remember proportions - style with a slim-fit top and killer heels.

Embrace Prints

There is no need to shy away from a print or statement pattern when you’re petite, just stick to a tailored silhouette. Kirsty opts for smaller scale prints on voluminous silhouettes to avoid overwhelming the figure. Still unsure? Focus on drawing the eye up with a textured or printed top, but keep the bottom a block, monochromatic hue.

Refined Measurements Fit and Flatter:

Kirsty’s number one tip? ‘Make best friends with your tailor. They really do have the ability to transform the fit of a garment, fitting it to your exact shape.’ The petite range at Forever New is unique - measurements are adjusted in a garment at certain fit points.

Read more detail in our Size Guide.