Creating petite clothes simply means to shorten.
Reality: There’s more to it. Shortening hem lines is merely a starting point. You have other proportional issues involved. For instance, petite women normally have a small frame, narrow shoulders, and shorter back-waist length. Simply shortening an item of clothing may not be enough for a proper fit. If you have ever made your own clothing, you’ve likely noticed shortening a commercial pattern isn’t enough to achieve a proportional fit.
Petites should wear 4″ inch plus high heels.
Reality: The spiked heel equals less return. If petites wear more than a 3.5″ inch heel you tend to appear shorter. A reason is that super high heels overpower a petite leg. The point is that most petite women don’t walk properly in high heels causing what I refer to as the “wobble effect.” So ladies, practice how to walk in your shoes. You don’t want your shoes to be the focus. Another general fashion rule is not to wear plain old flats either. Please don’t cry, but it’s not flattering to a petite frame. Petites always need a little lift in the leg and wearing at least a 1.5″ heel creates a shapely, longer leg for a sexier look.
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