How to Wear Spring Trends for Petites

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree must try spring trends are big sleeves, wrap tops, and tie-front dresses. These trends often come with excess fabric. The petite frame can easily become lost in them. But body size should never be a reason to not wear something, right? Today, I’m sharing with you few ways to make spring trends work for petites. This post is in collaboration with another petite blog, Petite Elegance. So you are in for loads of petite inspiration!

 

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TREND: BIG SLEEVES


Sleeves are all the rage right now. Think Shakespeare and Elizabethan era. The more voluminous and exaggerated, the better. This doesn’t exactly bode well for petites. As much as I like the idea of extra wide, airy sleeves, they make me wonder where my arms are.

Checklist:

  1. Smaller sleeves
  2. Simple details
  3. Close-fitting
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Look for smaller sleeves like the ones on this soft cotton long sleeve blouse from Uniqlo. The overall cut of the top is boxy, but the bell sleeves are subtle. The simple details and light fabric of the blouse do not compete against the sleeves. Tucking the blouse into bottoms like these fun yellow shorts from Forever 21 keeps the silhouette clean.

You can also make this trend work by letting the sleeves take the spotlight. This would work especially for tops and dresses with much fuller sleeves. Close-fitting pieces like Shein mock neck exaggerate bell sleeve dress creates a balance against the loose sleeves.[/three-fourths-last]

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TREND: TIE-FRONT


The tie-front trend is probably the easiest one to wear out of all three trends. Ties range from small and dainty to bold and extravagant. Some versions of it actually work perfectly on petite ladies! However, there are still a few things to consider when styling this trend.

Checklist:

  1. Waist
  2. Bust
  3. Small ties
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Some blouses and dresses have ties near the hip area. This visually drops the waistline and creates the illusion that our bottom half is shorter than it actually is. Now, imagine how that looks on petites who already do not have much height to work with?

Ties located at the bust adds dimension for ladies who are lacking in that area like yours truly. This tie-front midi dress is actually a DIY project that I recently released. Click here to check out the full DIY tutorial. Both the tie and length of the skirt are long. However, the light and airy fabric does not overwhelm my petite frame.[/three-fourths-last]

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TREND: WRAP BLOUSES


More often than not, wrap blouses are seen with ruffles and huge sleeves. It is clear from the first two trends above that sticking to a simple cut is key to making these trends work. It is the same case for wrap blouses and dresses.

Checklist:

  1. Cinches the waist
  2. Close-fitting
  3. Small ties
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This extra fine cotton cache-coeur long-sleeve wrap blouse from Uniqlo offers several different options for styling. The wrap can be worn on the front or back. The ties add definition to the waist and are extra long. If you’re in the mood for it, you can opt for an elaborate bow. I kept the bow discreet by wrapping the ties around an extra time.

Balance the wrap blouse with close-fitting bottoms such as skinny jeans. Lastly, sleek, pointed heels like the ones I picked up during my very first solo trip to Singapore last year adds a few inches to my legs.[/three-fourths-last]

[box-1 align=”left”]Which spring trend is your favorite? For more outfit ideas, make sure to check out Jane’s top three looks at Petite Elegance. I wish you the most beautiful of days and remember to smile often!

Love,
Momo
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10 Comments

  1. May 26, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    This is a very awesome and nice page.

    • Momo C.
      Author
      May 27, 2018 / 2:35 am

      Thanks so much for reading!

  2. April 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Lovely pieces! Love the tie front dress, perf for summer and spring! Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!

    Xoxo,
    Tiffany

    • Momo C.
      Author
      May 5, 2018 / 1:57 am

      Thanks so much, Tiffany! I’ve actually been seeing that everywhere, so great job on the marketing! I’ll certainly check it out. 🙂

  3. April 24, 2018 / 3:47 am

    Oh! I love that wrap blouse! I’ve seen a TON of cute tie-front pieces that I just haven’t had the confidence to try . I might just have to face the fear 😉

    • Momo C.
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Same! There are many things I wouldn’t have tried in the past, but most of the times, the fear is all in our minds.

  4. April 23, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Great post.

  5. April 22, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Cute pieces there. I myself is petite and finding it hard to find something to wear with style. Thanks for the tips.

  6. April 21, 2018 / 1:07 am

    Great tips! I like your choices for the first outfit best– those sleeves are super cute without swallowing you up!

  7. April 20, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    Thank you! I often struggle with finding the right outfit being “small”. Now I will definitely find something 😊

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