Women’s Petite Sizes


If we are lucky, the draped cardigan will be here to stay.  In many ways, I love these more than a simple cardigan because more people can wear them.  That said, there are so many styles that it’s about selecting the right one. At the end of the day, the best option will provide a balanced shape to the body while draping gracefully in the right places. The two examples above show the same cardigan in two different colors on two...

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FABULISS FAVORITES There is nothing like getting a client into clothes that bring out the best, add to confidence and communicate the right messages. From fit to color to style, the above looks are my top favorites on Mary. MIX & MATCH – BLUE SHIRT A simple wardrobe that includes the right items creates so many possibilities for mixing and matching. Above, we took a dark blue shirt and mixed it with jackets and sweaters for...

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BEST FIT A recent client, Mary, had no shortage of clothing and was looking for feedback on what fits and why. The outfits above left and above right are the most successful with a few suggestions for improvement: A shorter length for a 1st layer will help to lengthen the legs and hint at a waist. More fitted translates to a taller, leaner look. BEST COLORS You can have the best fit in the world but if the color does not work, you are...

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Meet one of my new clients, Mary, who purchased a package through Victory Ventures to get aligned through mind, body and soul. She is building a business and wants to put her best foot forward when it comes to outfits. The featured outfits above work for Mary’s petite height for several reasons. Color flow – a cohesive color story from top to bottom will add height while reducing volume. Clothing length – these...

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Client Kelle was due for a new interview suit.  She knew a skirt suit was in order – the dressiest kind of suit – and wanted to ensure it was not a boring suit.  As she tells us, we found a beautiful suit at Ann Taylor, one of my favorite stores for petite women. Her body shape is a slight triangle so a wider lapel that broadens her shoulder was a great fit. We mimicked her eye color by choosing charcoal grey and brought...

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It is not always easy to get motivated to work your style, especially when amongst close friends and family.  These are the people who know you better than yourself so why bother? When you are feeling especially unmotivated, remember that when you look great, you will feel great. Without further ado, here is the final installment of holiday outfits 2010. Character vs. Style You could play into the expected role this year – the...

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