Style expert, Mana Mansour shares a lesson in petite wardrobe basics, plus she gives a total head-to-toe makeover for petite viewer and new mom, Lindsay, who is looking to dress right for her height. Watch the video clip to see her incredible before and after, and shop the staples below.
The oversized look is totally in this season, but unfortunately for petites, the proportions might not always look right. When it comes to coats, we recommend looking for a more tailored fit to save money on hemming and alterations. Make sure to shop the petite sections in your favourite stores to find the perfect fit.
SHOP: Esther Fit and Flare Coat; $189.99 at Ever New | Karelle-TD; $445 at Soia&Kyo
We’re seeing trousers styled both dressy and casual this year, which makes them a staple for both petites and those of us on the taller side. The high waist is key to give the illusion of longer legs, plus it’s a very flattering option for all body types. If you’re on the curvier side, opt for flared trousers to create an hourglass figure.
SHOP: Florence Petite Flare Pants; $99.99 at Ever New
Cropped jackets are a total homage to the 90s. They can help to draw the eye up and create a waist higher than your natural waistline.
SHOP: Cropped Tweed Blazer with Trims; $89.95 at Dynamite
Don’t be alarmed at the height of platforms—they are actually more comfortable than they look. Look for a gum rubber sole with traction to add a cool and comfortable factor to any outfit. Make sure to find a pair that you can dress up and down to get more bang for your buck.
SHOP: Open Edit Jasper Platform Boot; $129.95 at Nordstrom
SHOP: Michelle Petite Longline Coat; $199.99 at Ever New | Julia Boucle Mini Skirt; $89.99 at Ever New | Julia Boucle Blazer; $159.99 at Ever New | Turtleneck Top; $17.99 at H&M | Small Shoulde Bag; $34.99 at H&M | Platform Heeled Ankle Boots; $79.90 at Zara | Henriette Glasses; $179 at Bonlook | Tights 2-pack; $12.99 available in store at Winners