When the winter chill makes its grand entrance, women reach for their most bulky and cozy coat to keep their warm. However, if you’re petite, you must be careful on choosing your winter wear since it can overwhelm your frame. The mind behind the Song of Style blog, Aimee Song is a petite fashion blogger known for her chic style with a mix of modern and trendy touches that flatters her frame. If you’re petite and looking for inspiration to look chic this winter, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.
Avoid the long squared shaped jackets and coats.
These types of jackets are unflattering to your figure, at the same time creating a boxy shortened image. If you’re going to go for jackets, opt for cuts that taper in around your waistline but do not pass your hips. However, if the freezing temperatures can’t make you survive just wearing a jacket, opt for a coat with a non-boxy silhouette. A more subtle fur vest or a sweater with fur couplings ensure we are still stylishly correct in the petite department. Like fashion blogger Aimee Song, you may opt for a colorful fur coat or a classy fur vest to match your athletic outfit, casual outfit, and even dressy outfits. Just make sure whichever you choose doesn’t go overkill. Notice, that large buttons will also have this effect on a petite frame.
Don’t wear chunky on chunky.
Though breaking fashion rules may sound stylish for some, avoid wearing chunky on chunky. This means not wearing a chunky knit sweater with matching jogging pants. Although they tend to look cozy, they add bulk to the body as well as shorten height if you ignore proportion. Beware of large cable knits too, and be cautious when picking for your bottom pieces too. The length of the cable knit top should remain at or above your natural waist. Like Aimee, pairing your chunky top with slim fit pants, boot cut trousers, or skinny jeans can balance your proportions.
Skip on rocking all trends at one time.
Oversized ensembles may sound trendy, together with oversized bags, necklaces, and accessories. However, skip wearing all trends at one time. What you can flaunt are accessories, accompanied by basic pieces. Necklaces and scarves are a great way to draw the eyes upwards while elongating the upper body. Go another direction by letting your boots be the center of attention. Or like Aimee, think of a fringed cross-body bag that will add some flair to your conventional winter outfits.
If you’re not a fan of monochromatic dressing, wear the same color on your top and bottom.
To elongate your frame, think of wearing the same color on your top and bottom pieces before adding a different color on your topper. Like Aimee, wearing an all black outfit with a white fur coat will still give you a taller frame compared to mish-mash outfit teamed with a trendy coat. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to dress warm yet up-to-date this season.