Buying the perfect petite dress
Buying the perfect petite dress


Danii Minogue's best style moments were as an X-Factor judge in 2010 when she discovered the perfect silhouette that worked for her petite hourglass frame:

full length dresses with asymmetric shoulder to elongate her;

1950s prom-inspired dresses that nip in at the waist and flare out in the
skirt to accentuate her tiny waist;


And finally the below-the-knee block coloured bodycon dress to elongate
her frame and show off her beautiful curves.

The secret is to learn how to accentuate your best assets and remember
that all petite women come in different body shapes and sizes. Read below
to find out what body shape you are and discover what style flatters you .
Then stick to these simple dress rules when you buy your next dress in the sale and
you will always look your best!

Whenever possible, choose block colour dresses (dresses in one solid
colour) that fall just below the knee. Avoid shoes that cut off at the
ankle, instead opt for pointed court shoes and open toes instead of Mary


Apple shape petiteRed dress petite

Your upper body is larger than your lower.

Look for dresses that cinch in at the waist and drape over your hips - a
wrap dress is the perfect shape. Show off those legs with a pair of nude
heels and team with statement earrings to draw attention to your jawline.


Pear shaped petiteTweed crop jacket petite

Your lower body is larger than your upper.

Look for shapes that cinch in at the waist with an A-line skirt to skim
over your hips. If you're adding a jacket, look for something cropped to
keep your tiny waist in focus. Accessorise with a statement necklace or
earrings to draw attention to your upper body.


Rectangle shape petitePetite peplum dress

Your hip and shoulder widths are very similar.

Cinch your waist with a skinny belt or wear an asymmetric shoulder or
peplum dress to create the illusion of curves. Add a pair of killer heels
to elongate your legs.


Hour glass petiteGrey petite dress

Your upper and lower body are similar in width and your waist is much

Emphasise your curves with a fitted dress and high-neck. A pencil skirt
and peplum are the perfect alternative to your LBD.


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