What is rule number one for petite fashion don't? Avoid baggy/unstructured clothes. Petites should avoid oversized clothes and look for well-fitted and proportional clothes. Ideally, your tops should just hit your hips but never fall below it or else your legs will look even shorter. This shirt has so much extra fabric on me and it would not work tucked in. Today my challenge is to make this oversized shirt work on my petite frame.
As you can tell from the picture, this shirt is quite big on me. There is so much room around my waist area. No way I am wearing this shirt in public. The only thing you need to look for when buying oversized shirt is that it needs to fit your shoulders. There is not much we can do to fix that. Overall, this shirt is not flattering on me at all. To make this work, first step is to roll up the sleeves and throw in a belt to define my waist. The shirt looks better instantly!
Because I am wearing a baggy shirt on top, I decided to pair this shirt with cropped leggings to balance out the outfit. Leggings also add a feminine touch to the boxy top. To simplify the outfit, I am pairing my outfit with black pumps. Mid-calf leggings look best paired with identical color pumps. Wearing high heels also gives me the appearance of having long, never ending legs.
..And voila! Here is my final look! Lovely outfit for brunch with friends. What do you guys think? Do you think I overcome my challenge or should I file this outfit under "Fashion Police" folder?
What I am wearing:
Shirt: Banana Republic in 00P (sold here)
Patent Stretch Belt: The Limited (similar here)
Leggings: F21 in XS (sold here)
Shoes: BCBG (sold here)