Petite Clothing Style Guide: Short Girl Style Hacks [Video]

Sid in the Marley Wrap Dress In Plorange by Dancing Leopard | £45

Oh, the struggles of being 5ft tall: getting to the biscuit jar on the top shelf, standing behind tall people at concerts, working out what outfit will flatter your petite figure.

Unfortunately, we can’t help with the first two questions (though a ladder/chair would probably be useful) but we can certainly help with  flattering petite clothing and outfit options.

Petite Clothing Style Guide

Senior Social Media Marketer, Sid, is no stranger to this everyday dilemma, being SilkFred’s own 5ft 2 style icon and influencer. Sid has put together a video with petite style hacks and outfits ideas to get you inspired, because, as she says: “the best things come in small packages.” Watch the video below:

Wrap Dresses: A Petite Girl’s Best Friend

Wrap dresses are the perfect choice to flatter your figure and show off your waist. A tip for short girls is to wear pointy heels or shoes because they elongate your legs.

Sid in the Marley Wrap Dress In Plorange by Dancing Leopard | £45
Sid in the Purple Snake Print Wrap Frill Mini Dress by John Zack | £54.00

Petite Mini Dresses: Flaunt Those Legs

Sid’s go-to outfit is the Floral Print Shirred Mini Dress White. This outfit is flattering from head to toe:

Floral Print Shirred Mini Dress White by LILY LULU FASHION | £41.00

Petite Oversized Shirt Styling

Sid’s Petite Tip #1: “I often go for oversized clothes but I avoid layering them because it makes me look shorter.” The oversized leopard shirt and faux leather leggings is the perfect way to embrace an oversized fit.

Sid in the Petite Leopard Feline Oversized Shirt by Charlie Holiday & Kayla Black Faux Leather High Waist Leggings by love frontrow | £64 & £28

Petite Style Hack: Colour Palettes Are Your Friends

Sid’s Petite Tip #2: “If in doubt, I wear the same colour palette. I’ll wear all white or all black, as I find that it elongates my body.” Here’s the cream/beige colour palette, comprised of the classic Ambre Blouse and the Blair High Waisted Shorts.

Sid rocking the same palette look in the Ambre Blouse Leopard Print Cream & Blair Belted Shorts in Beige by Pretty Lavish | £42 & £36

Sid’s Petite Tip #3: “I like to wear high waisted shorts or trousers because they make my legs look longer, as though they start higher up. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re short! You’re fun-sized. Life is short, so appreciate the little things.”

Need more options? Check out our petite clothing edit for more flattering petite styles. We also offer broader sizing options for curvy girls in our plus size clothing edit.

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