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Petite Dressing - Style Rules

Updated: Apr 16, 2020

I feel like whenever you open up a magazine or are watching a fashion-related tv show, there are always fashion “rules” that pop up. Things like style rules to follow to look thinner or taller or whatever beauty ideal people are after. As a petite woman, there are lots of rules I’ve seen about trying to look taller. Sometimes, I follow those “rules” or tips -like by wearing black tights with black boots or by opting for a v-neck. But I don’t think fashion rules need to followed and I think this outfit is an example of when I don’t follow any tips to create the illusion that I’m taller than I am.

First “rule” I’m breaking is that I’ve got no waist definition in this outfit. I’m wearing an oversized tunic-length turtleneck and then straight leg jeans. I didn’t tuck-in or half-tuck my sweater into the waist of my jeans. I didn’t balance the proportions of my outfit to wear a tight item of clothing with a baggy one (ie. tight pants+baggy top OR baggy pants+tight top).

Honestly this outfit was just comfy. I was running around doing errands on my day off and I didn’t want to feel constricted by any tight items of clothing and I also wanted to feel super cozy in an oversized sweater.

While sometimes fashion “rules” and tips are nice ways to build an outfit, they aren’t the be-all end-all, so have fun with your wardrobe, break the rules and wear whatever you want!



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