Petite Dressing if You’re Short Waisted

The fashion world deems you petite if you’re 5’4” or under. Keep in mind, “petite” only refers to length or height. Petite clothes come in all sizes! And petite women come in all shapes! But to get your clothes to fit, flatter and make you feel amazing, there’s another aspect to consider, your vertical balance. Vertical balance! What’s that? (You may be asking…) Vertical balance refers to whether you’re short waisted (or you have a short torso,) long waisted (your torso is long,) or your torso and legs are balanced. If you’re not sure, check out this post to determine [..] read more

Petite Dressing if You’re Long Waisted

The fashion world deems you “petite: if you’re 5’4” or under. Keep in mind, “petite” only refers to length or height. Petite clothes come in all sizes! And petite women come in all shapes! But to get your clothes to fit, flatter and make you feel amazing, there’s another aspect to consider, your vertical balance. Vertical balance! What’s that? (You may be asking…) Vertical balance refers to whether you’re short waisted (or you have a short torso,) long waisted (your torso is long,) or your torso and legs are balanced. If you’re not sure, check out this post to determine [..] read more

How to make your short legs look longer

Now that you’ve determined you have a long torso and short legs, I want to talk about how to look taller and slimmer. It’s all about creating optical illusions, the magic of fashion! Although there are countless possibilities for flattering styles, I’ve had many clients and readers tell me that fewer options are easier to keep in mind when they’re out shopping. So today I’m offering up 7 stylish solutions for balancing your figure vertically, so you can get dressed with ease. Here are styles to look for and avoid with tips for styling them. I’m also giving simple explanations [..] read more