Half Smocked Semi Crop
Do the synched in waist for a fun detail this season, the wide shoulders in Luca’s version makes the waist appear even smaller with a girly country vibe. The Pac Sun version’s bring a more muted tone to the trend. For those that cannot deal with off the shoulder tops there is a cami option too. Overall a fun trend for everyone, including petite princesses. Style with either a skinny fitted bottom or even a loose flow one as the middle leaves room for exploration; the possibilities are endless.
Tie Me Up Shorts
These are not exactly new, they were definitely around last spring but they are adorable so we will allow it. The rule for these are to pick ones that help rather than hurt. The PacSun white version makes the model appear to have a larger butt, if that is what you are looking for, try them out. Although the filly top appears cute it is tricky to style so unless you are willing to pair it with solely tight bodysuits and bikini tops, I would opt for the more flattering options such as Luca’s, they are effortlessly sleek.
Shorts for Shorties
Finding the perfect length is the key, and varies depending on height and preference. Mid length shorts make me look stubby as I am a mere 5’ 2”. When it comes to shorts and pants vertical stripes and high waist options are a shorties best friend. Aim for regular to skinny fit as a more ballooned out short will hurt more than help. For instance above, my figure would suit the striped shorts better than the above the knee style.
Flowy Gal Sets
No matter if you are petite or not this style can be a major don’t. While the set from Luca is super cute and flowy, it creates a more rectangle shape thus making you look bigger and shorter no matter how physically short it is. The PacSun style synchs in at two different points to balance out the flowy look. Even if you are headed to the buffet and want to avoid the food baby after, the PacSun version has your back as it creates a higher waist line. Having the waistline higher also creates an illusion of having longer legs.
Alright this look can work for shorties if you apply some guidelines, just like the others. First and foremost no full on balloon pants, stick to a flare out or relaxed look as seen above. Do not go to awkward lengths, if the pants hit too far above the ankle it will make you appear even shorter so find the sweet spot. Hitting the hem at the ankle or right below seems to be the best for this style. Showing off a bit of tummy creates longer lines compared to a full piece jumpsuit too.
If you must rock a jumpsuit that is long or short, stick to semi form fitting ones such as Luca’s and the black or green one from PacSun. If there is no emphasis on the waist it not only appears sloppy but also very shapeless and stumpy. Stay away from the long length to the point where your feet become invisible too. A little above the ankle or up above the knee are the sweet spots.
Strapy Ties Dresses
A tie detail this year is being shown across various types of dresses. If you want to appear taller go shorter, but not too short. Mid way to knee is my sweet spot, I would opt out of the over the knee dress unless you are pairing it with a heel, as it makes your legs look shorter. A drop waist is also a cautionary look, this look pairs well for taller people.