Petite fashion tricks playing with the length

Petite fashion tricks: playing with the length

Do you remember that for my real job I am a teacher? You do? Great! Thank you for paying attention. But it still won’t get you out of quiz time! Hey, that’s what teachers do! 😉

flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

How tall do you think I am? No cheating! Don’t peek!

flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

Well, I hope you got that answer right too. I am 5 feet, period.

I know, I don’t look like only 60 inches, I usually look taller. 😉 How? I cheat of course! I’m the teacher so it’s OK that I cheat. You still can’t. That’s one of the best things about my job, it’s based on the principle of “do as I say, not as I do”! Anyway, I wear heels quite often, and I play with my proportion pretty well. And finally, my husband has become a pretty good photographer and the photos he takes always seem to make me appear younger, prettier and taller. Well, at least all the photos you have seen on this blog. I have a whole folder full of “not quite ready for prime time” shots and outfits that you will probably NEVER see! 😉

flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

There are a few tricks that will help you petite frame ladies look a little bit taller and leaner. I mean most people probably wouldn’t mind to stretch and thin their shape. That’s hard to do without some sort of personal torture so the next best thing is to give the appearance of willowy proportions. I usually get my look by PLAYING WITH THE LENGTH of my clothing to create the illusion of a better looking balance. How to do this? I am SO glad you asked! The key is to NOT cut yourself in half. This may sound like obviously good advice, but a lot of people do just that by using equal length clothes both above and below the waist. Well, knock it off! You’ll get better results by staying on uneven ground. Say what? Read and look on-

flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

One, Short on the top, long on the bottom:

petite fashion street style black fringe crop top with wine high waist full skirt
petite fashion street style black fringe crop top with wine high waist full skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
petite fashion street style crop top with lace skirt
crop top with midi skirt
crop top with midi skirt

Two, Long on the top, short on the bottom:

BCBG WHITE TOP+FREE PEOPLE JEAN CUTOFF SHORTS+DSW WHITE FLATS+BADGLEY MISCHKA LEOPARD BAG+ESQ WATCH+POLITTE SUNGLASSES
BCBG WHITE TOP+FREE PEOPLE JEAN CUTOFF SHORTS+DSW WHITE FLATS+BADGLEY MISCHKA LEOPARD BAG+ESQ WATCH+POLITTE SUNGLASSES
long top with shorts
long top with shorts
petite fashion-street style-hat in the summer-booties-shorts
petite fashion-street style-hat in the summer-booties-shorts

Three, Long outside, short inside:

Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag
Petite street style-grey eyelet jacket-grey shorts-pink fringe bag
White dress with teal trench coat
White dress with teal trench coat
red leather skirt with tripped tee and white long vest
red leather skirt with tripped tee and white long vest

Four: Dress or coat ends above the knee:

ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
ROMEO+JULIET floral dress/Dior sunglasses/movado watch/bcbg yellow studded pumps
petite street style pink fringe bag with black lace dress
petite street style pink fringe bag with black lace dress
petite fashion-street style-pink trench coat- flapper's dress
petite fashion-street style-pink trench coat- flapper’s dress

Now back to the quiz! Take a look at these photos below; can you tell me what tricks I used for this outfit? Leave your answer in the comment area. There’s no prize other than the feeling of smug self satisfaction you’ll get knowing you were right, again! 😉

flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag
flowy black trench coat+WHBM black tank+Free people shorts+Dolce Vita multi color heels+Badgley Mischka leopard bag

| Outfit Details |   

Sunglasses :: Polette [same here. ]
Trench coat :: Valette [Same here. It is only $36 now.]
Top :: WHBM [Similar here. ]
Shorts::Free People [same here. ]
Leather Bag :: Badgley Mischka [Different color here and it is on major sale, now it is only $60. I paid a lot than that.]
Shoes::Dolce Vita [similar here. ]
Watch::ESQ from Movado [Loving this. ]

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33 thoughts on “Petite fashion tricks playing with the length”

  1. I would never guess you are petite since you always look very tall. I love the edginess here. In love with the trench, bag and sunglasses. What do you teach, Grace?

    P.S. Stop by the blog today. Link up with me and read on for a surprise. Thanks. =)

  2. First let me just say how much you rock! You are THE coolest teacher. 😉 I’ve been following…er, creeping you, for a while. No not really. Lol! I had no idea you are as short as me. Happy dance. You always look incredible doll. Seriously. I love your style. Anyway, as a sometimes stylist who wants to be pro, I love meeting others who actually KNOW what they’re talking about. Oh…that’s right there was a quiz here somewhere. I see you used those cool proportions. Long outside, short inside. Short shorts & heels to lengthen your legs. Did I pass?!

    Please stop by my blog sometime. http://www.stylewsiebydebra.com
    Debra

  3. I love this post, it made me laugh the whole way through because your writing is so witty and engaging. I guessed 5’3″ so I wasn’t too off! You definitely look quite a bit taller than 5 feet, in my opinion. You play with proportions very well. You look stunning in all these photos, Grace!

    –Samantha

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

  4. Fellow short girl here…thanks so much for this post! I get so scared to play with hemlines and proportions because I’m terrified of being “swallowed up” by my clothes! I will definitely keep some of your ideas in mind! 😀

  5. I would have never guessed you are only 5 ft! These are some great tips- even at 5’4 I sometimes feel like my outfit makes me look a bit short, so I will definitely be keeping these tips in mind!

    michellespaige.com

  6. I guessed 5’0″, then said 5’1″… so I changed my answer and got it wrong. Geez… Anyhow, I love those sandals the most of this entire outfit. You are a totally fashionable petite. Besides the sandals, I also like this coat. You’re so pretty when your cute smile, and you also have a wonderful hairstyle. 🙂

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