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Shopping tips and capsule wardrobe example for the petite body type.

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I’ve noticed that most of the advice for the petite body type
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concentrate on making it look taller.
00:17
I’d say that it’s a wrong strategy
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because clothes can’t do it for you.
00:21
Of course, you can try a couple of tricks
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that can help to visually add one cm to your height.
00:27
Or you can wear high heels all your life.
00:31
Do you really have to try that hard to look taller ?
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No, you don’t.
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I’d say that it’s much more important
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to pay attention to the length of the clothes you choose and
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how well they fit your petite body
00:49
The width of the shoulders is important
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when you’re choosing coats, jackets and cotton shirts.
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If it’s over 4 cm longer than your shoulder line
00:59
it will look way too big for you.
01:03
The sleeves will always be slightly too long.
01:05
Long sleeves mean that you will have to roll them up.
01:09
So when you choose a jacket or coat, check the lining inside.
01:13
Is it cute ? Does it look good if you roll it up ?
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The cheap and glossy lining doesn’t look elegant.
01:23
Avoid items that have some design elements on the sleeves
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that won’t let you adjust the length.
01:30
The same rule goes for trousers.
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For example, the flared or wide-leg cuts can’t be adjusted or altered
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because they will lose the original shape and look weird.
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But if you have other cuts of jeans or trousers that are too long
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it’s better to alter them than to roll them up.
01:51
Always check the photo of the model.
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Keep in mind that the models are usually around 175 cm tall.
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If the coat ends for her here,
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for you it will end somewhere around here.
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The same with the trousers and skirts and everything else really.
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Pay careful attention to the waistline.
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For example, this dress has an accentuated waistline.
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The model is 175 cm tall and it fits her perfectly.
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Now, if you’re around 160 cm or lower
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the waistline will fall below your natural waistline.
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Not too low, but enough to make your silhouette disproportionate.
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Now, this dress is high waisted.
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If you’re petite it will fit your waistline just right.
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Tops, jackets and trousers that fit as cropped ones for the average height
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will fit you as a regular fit.
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The loose or wide fit will most likely look oversized on you.
03:10
If you love to wear prints, choose smaller ones.
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Big patterns will visually make you look shorter.
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The same goes for all the accessories and jewellery.
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They all should complement your petite nature.
03:28
Of course, the best option for shopping
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is to look for clothes in stores that specialise in petite fashion.
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I put together a list of brands like that on my blog.
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There aren’t many of them out there ,
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but they definitely provide a better fit for your body.
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As for the styling ,
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there aren’t really any special rules for the petite.
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Because no matter what size and height we are ,
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we all have to watch out for the proportions
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and try not to ruin them with the wrong combination of lengths and shapes.
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As an example, I’ve prepared a capsule that will fit a petite.
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I used stores with standard sizes
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but paid careful attention to the length of the items.
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My capsule includes 4 tops, 3 bottoms ,
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2 dresses and a jacket.
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And when I mix all these items together
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I get 13 fully interchangeable outfits.
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The cream blouse fits as straight but will look oversized on petite
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which is exactly what I wanted.
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The blue sweater fits as a crop top, but on a petite will look as regular.
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The black shirt is cropped as well
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so again, it will have a regular length on a petite.
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This top is quite long, so it’s better to tuck it in.
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Both of the dresses are short
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but they will be longer for a petite
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just slightly above the knee.
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The skirts have the same length or maybe a little shorter.
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One sits on your waistline, another one is high waisted.
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This will help to visually elongate your legs.
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The pants might be way too long for a petite
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but it will be very easy to adjust their length and make them perfect
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without losing shape or design.
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And finally, I have a jacket.
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It will fit a petite right at the middle hip line, which is great,
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plus, it has an accentuated high waistline.
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I chose 2 pairs of shoes.
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Actually, the nude ones fit every outfit.
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But if you wear black tights and shoes with these outfits
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you will be able to elongate your silhouette.
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I also have some monochromatic outfits, and not by coincidence.
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Using one colour also helps slightly elongate the silhouette.
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That’s it!
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I hope this video gave you a better idea of how to find a better fit
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where to pay attention to and
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how to combine clothes to complement your petite proportions.
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Don’t forget to check the list of brands for petit on my blog.
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If you have a friend that is petite and struggling to find nice clothes,
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please share this video and the blog post with her.
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I am sure she will be glad because the struggle is real.
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I hope you liked this video,
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if you did, press Like and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.
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Thank you for watching! See you next time.

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