Ever wonder how to dress for your shape and body type?  Here are a few tips and tricks that focus on the Petite Frame, and how to elongate your body to make you look longer and leaner.  Just because you are not “model” height, does not mean you can’t appear to be!

How to dress for a Petite Frame:

For a short/petite frame, short dresses and skirts will be your best friend.  In “short” the shorter the skirt, dress, or shorts the longer your legs will look.  Long dresses work to, but remember to keep it monochromatic in color story and keep it fitted.  Avoid over powering prints and super flowy fabrics as they will make you look larger and shorter than you are.  Adding a belt is always a great way to finish off the look, because it will make your torso look much longer.  Plus, it’s a great trend!

When shopping for Tops stick with fitted as well and invest in V neck or scoop neck styling details as they will elongate the neck and draw the eye upward.  It’s also a great way to showcase all of your favorite necklaces!  Eva Longoria is very petite and does a superb job of dressing for her frame – this is one of my favorite looks – so chic!!

For Pants, skinny or boot cut are best, avoid high waisted, wide leg or crop as they will make your legs appear shorter than they are.  Pair your favorite skinnies with a wedge or a stiletto to complete the long and lean look.

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ALWAYS invest in great undergarments – Remember what Rhonda always says” Foundation is where Fashion starts” and if your undergarments do not fit properly, it will show on the outside.  If you need help in the bust area, perk up the girls with the Rhonda Shear Va Va Voom push up Bra.  This is a great item that is an everyday staple in my wardrobe.  It comes in Black, Nude and Leopard and can be worn multiple ways.

By Guest Contributor, Heather Scott