5 petite celeb style tips to steal

Because who says petite girls gotta compromise on style? Make optical illusions your new best friends with these essential petite style tips. 

Crop tops
18 Apr 2017

Crop tops

Most petite girls have to deal with a short torso and less-than-lanky legs. Adding a glimpse of skin around the waist gives the illusion of a tinier waist (especially if you’re veering on the apple-shaped side) and also serves to elongate the legs. Unfortunately, you do need a trim, svelte tummy to pull this off though.

Photos Instagram/@narellekheng, @jeandanker, @soniachew

Get the look
18 Apr 2017

Get the look

ASOS Strappy Crop Cami in Textured Rib, $12.67, from ASOS

Zalora Love rib top with lace, $24.90, from Zalora

MDSCollections Elliot top in navy, $39.90, from Zalora


Short hemlines
18 Apr 2017

Short hemlines

This is a bit of a no-brainer but it’s worth reminding vertically-challenged girls everywhere that keeping your hemlines to mid-thigh and above does wonders for making you look like you’ve got endless legs. That, and a strategic application of dry body oil on your legs too to make them look like they stretch for miles.

Photo: Instagram/@iamjamieyeo, @hereisyingying, @simoneheng


Get the look
18 Apr 2017

Get the look

River Island one-sleeved belted 80s dress, $68.90, from Zalora

Love Bonito Shiona pleat skorts, $36, from Love Bonito

Zalora Love high neck swing dress, $24.90, from Zalora

 

Hot shorts
18 Apr 2017

Hot shorts

While lanky women look perfectly chic in culottes and tailored shorts, petite girls tend to do best in hot shorts, as anything longer can make you look frumpy or, well, short. High-waist, well-fitting shorts (paired with a tucked in shirt) looks sophisticated and accentuates a perky derriere, while a low-waist, upper thigh-skimming one is perfect for casual weekends and beach holidays.

Photo: Instagram/@narellekheng, @simoneheng, @iamjamieyeo

Get the look
18 Apr 2017

Get the look

ASOS Sculpt Me Hotpant, $25.34, from ASOS

Zara ripped shorts, $45.90

Zara high-rise denim shorts, $39.90



Off-shoulder anything
18 Apr 2017

Off-shoulder anything

Wearing too much fabric can create bulk on a petite girl’s figure, and conversely, showing off some skin (especially around the shoulders and decollete) gives the illusion of more length along the neck and torso, and breaks up the bulkiness of the fabric. Luckily for us, the off-shoulder trend is still going strong, so go flaunt those gleaming shoulders!

Photo: Instagram/@iamjamieyeo, @dianaserlye, @simoneheng

Get the look
18 Apr 2017

Get the look

Love Bonito Obelle off-shoulder top, $34, from Love Bonito

River Island Floral Print Bardot Midi Dress, $95.02, from ASOS

ASOS Lace Sweetheart Bardot Midi Bodycon Dress, $95.02, from ASOS


Ultra-skinny jeans
18 Apr 2017

Ultra-skinny jeans

When skinny jeans first became a thing a decade ago, petite girls everywhere heaved a sigh of relief that we were finally able to ditch unflattering straight-cut and boot-cut jeans that made us look even stumpier than ever. The tapered leg and close-fitting silhouette is enhanced even more with the new ultra-skinny jeans, which molds so well to the body that they look like they have to be peeled off. Go for interesting fabrics or detailing like rips and embroidery, because if there’s one thing us pint-sized girls don’t need to worry about, it’s whether it makes our butts look big.

Photo: Instagram/@soniachew, @jeandanker, @simoneheng


Get the look
18 Apr 2017

Get the look

ASOS PETITE Ridley Ankle Grazer Jeans in Sebastian Wash with Shredded Rips, $63.35, from ASOS

Topshop MOTO Blue Vinyl Jamie Jeans, $126.00

Topshop MOTO Cheeky Rip Joni Jeans, $89.90


Report a problem