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What is a petite dress?

What is a petite dress?

Petite is a dress designed for women shorter than 162cm and it can come in any sizes. They are designed to have a shorter sleeve, length and torso. The designer can play about with the stripes to make the person look slimmer or taller than they actually are. It is always not easy to choose a dress for a petite because of their height.

Points to consider when choosing a dress for petites-

Always avoid a round neck and instead go for a ‘V’ or a ’ U’ shaped neck because they tend to  make your neck look long and draw a person’s eye upward  hence hiding a short neck. It is also important to choose a dress that is fitting as a buggy dress will make you look shabby and adds volume to your body shape. A fitting dress will show off your curves and make you look chic. A dress with big prints should be highly discouraged and avoided but instead go for smaller prints that are suitable for your body structure. One of the most important aspects to keep in mind is choosing dresses are that the hemlines should fall above the knee or slightly below the knee. A dresses whose hemlines ends at the knee, tends to give a shorter appearance. A petite woman should avoid wearing dresses that have too many fussy details on them like bows and ruffles since when there is too much going on in your dresses; it overwhelms your small frame.

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