The editor for Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Miroslava Duma’s stature is certifiable petite, but that doesn’t stop her from making an outsized and unquestionably memorable statement with her street style as she’s one of the most photographed women at Fashion Week featuring her unique mix of avant-garde, ladylike, sophisticated, and ornamental style. Looking for street style inspiration to dress your petite frame? Keep on reading to get some clues from the Russian-born phenomenon.
Though fashion rules have set some guidelines for petite women to be cautious on oversized and clunky accessories, Miroslava is still a fan of chunky heels, big necklaces, oversized belts, heavy scarves, ankle strap sandals, cap toe shoes, and beanies. You may trade your typical ankle boots with ones that have a low-cut vamp style, elongating your legs to make you look taller than you actually are. According to her, she’s very happy that platforms and chunky heels are in, as that allows her to add quite a few inches to her petite frame. When wearing these statement-making accessories, you may also think of wearing a monochromatic outfit to give off the illusion of a taller frame like she did, wearing an oversized necklace with her marsala outfit. Accessories may also draw the focus away from a petite frame, so think of elegant brooches and belts that look unique and elegant.
Though trendy fashion pieces like culottes, wide leg trousers, and oversized coats look better for tall women, Miroslava boldly pulled the look despite of her petite frame. Architectural, oversized, and structured silhouette can be challenging as it tends to swamp the petite frame, so better stick to feminine, soft, and tender fabrics for your safe bet. According to the street style star, her personal style is very versatile as it changes day to day and is very much based on how or what she feels. So, like her, go for well-tailored and eclectic pieces with elegant, sometimes minimalistic clean pieces to make a bold statement.
Draw the focus away from your petite frame by wearing bright and bold colors in rich textures. Her outfits are an eclectic mélange of colors and textures, looking more experimental and creative on her style. Sometimes, Miroslava wears a monochromatic outfit in bright shade or simply opts for a color blocked piece to be her statement piece. Cobalt blue, neon yellow, tangerine, and bold red are strong enough to make a statement. But, if you don’t wish to blind someone, you may still stick to muted hues of mustard, olive green, white, and brown.
Some say that big prints only swamp the frame of petite women, but Miroslava creatively pulled them off. When opting for big prints and patterns, go for novelty or quirky ones to draw the attention away from your flaws. Chicken prints, dragonfly pattern, and even animal silhouette pattern look eye-catching enough to make your street style fashionable and statement making. Indeed, Miroslava is a street style inspiration for every petite women to always look stylish and fashion-forward with confidence.