Nasiba Adilova: Street Style Tricks for Petite Women

If photographers wanted to take pictures of you, they would do it naturally. Now, it’s more of a circus as people are dressing for the photographer. Despite a diminutive frame of 5ft 2in, Russian-born and Texas-based Nasiba Adilova is known for her creative street style at international fashion weeks from Paris to Saint Tropez. With a designer-clad wardrobe and penchant for color, she’s a street-style favorite on the international fashion circuit, and now a major inspiration for petite women. Looking for inspiration how to be a street-style star with your petite frame? Keep on reading for Nasiba Adilova’s tricks.

floral dress with nude clutch

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To draw attention away from your petite frame, always keep your outfit interesting with unique and stylish accessories like Nasiba always does. Like her, you may think of a pair of statement sneakers and a bright yellow bag to spice up your plain white dress or a quirky fruit bag to add some flair to your leopard print coat. Making your outfit coordinating also gives a great polish and sleekness to your look. For instance, Nasiba opt for a coordinating structured sling bag to complement her plaid outfit, and a nude clutch to match her nude floral print dress. Whatever approach you wish to take, accessories can indeed make or break your look.

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Fashion rules told us that oversized and baggy clothes are best worn by taller women as it may swamp your frame especially if you’re petite. But, Nasiba boldly breaks this rule every time as she’s often spotted in oversized fur coats, oversized brocade dress, and even wide leg pants. When wearing these oversized and baggy pieces, you may want to opt for a pair of moderate heels to add some inches to your petite frame making your height a bit more proportioned to your outfit. Nasiba sometimes takes fashion rules for her advantage as showing some skin through her one-shoulder blouse and high-slit dress makes her look taller that she really is.

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Dressing monochromatically has been a timeless tick for looking taller as the vertical illusion gives you a taller frame. Like Nasiba, you may opt for different shades of gray to avoid looking monotonous on your outfit, or even add a pop of color with your coats or jackets. Nasiba made her red outfit more creative by going for a red cap and a telephone-inspired bag making her looks outstanding and statement-making without drawing attention to her petite frame.

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Wearing prints and patterns, especially horizontal stripes, is one of Nasiba’s tricks to make her frame taller and leaner. If you find stripes too classic and boring for your personality, then go for colorful geometric prints, vivid abstract prints, and even feminine floral prints to make your style a bit lively and ladylike. Mixing prints has been a fashion faux pas, but Nasiba creatively pulled the look by wearing different prints in similar colors. This way, you can make your street style statement-making while being true to your petite frame.

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