Your Chic Petite Style Guide – Dressbarn

Your Chic Petite Style Guide

Your Chic Petite Style Guide - Dressbarn

Your Chic Petite Style Guide

Meet your new petite clothing closet. Finding cute petite outfits is not always as easy as walking into any store. We’ve put together a sophisticated petite style guide, full of our favorite petite fashion and go-to petite outfit ideas to make you feel fabulous.

Shop Sizes & Styles That Fit & Flatter Petite Frames

Height should never hinder your passion for having fun with fashion. Use it to your advantage by creating chic outfits only petites can pull off. One of the best advantages of being petite is the ability to seamlessly pull off shorter clothing.

In fact, our selection of petite dresses is full of fabulous styles designed to fit and flatter shorter frames. And our of-the-moment petite tops and beautiful petite blouses pair perfectly with any of our petite pants. The best style advice we’ve received is to stick to the ratio rule of thirds (2/3 to 1/3) while styling outfits.

This will help create easy, eye-catching ensembles that are the right proportion for petite frames. For example, if you’re wearing bottoms that account for 2/3 of your body, pair with a top that covers the remaining 1/3. This will help create a longer-looking silhouette by not splitting your figure in half horizontally.

Steer Clear of Boxy Styles & Oversized Fits

Avoid boxy, oversized fits and instead select styles that show off your silhouette and shape. Looser-fitting finds can overwhelm your frame and throw off the proportions of the rest of your look. Instead, opt for something a bit more snug, or with a slightly tighter fit that gives your body a gorgeous shape. Our classic petite cocktail dresses offer the perfect combination of fashion and function to provide a flattering silhouette that shows off your feminine frame. If you typically prefer more relaxed, flowy styles, our petite maxi dresses are a closet must.

Opt for Cropped Styles & Fitted Denim

Forget the notion that cropped styles can make the body seem stalky or look shorter—we know that when paired with the right pieces, cropped pants, tops and even jackets actually help elongate your appearance. One of the looks we’re loving right now for petites is a chic, solid petite shirt styled with any of our classic cropped pants. Another favorite outfit for petites is a playful petite sweater, paired with our popular petite ankle pants. And our petite denim styles are designed to deliver a flattering fit for your figure, every time you wear them.

 Next time you feel frustrated or perplexed about where to shop and how to dress for your petite frame, check out our fun, sophisticated collection of petite styles to inspire your best looks yet.


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