Petite + pear shape dress tips:
Reserve clothing details such as sequins, beading etc. on the upper half of the body
Choose a-line, peasant, wrap or drop styles that stop just above the knee
Stay away from clingy and tight fabrics and opt for flowy options like silk or rayon
Petite, pear shaped celebrities:
Spense Petite Dress, Sleeveless Empire-Waist
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Empire Waist Dress
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BCBGMAXAZRIA Crepe A-Line Dress $228
Shoshanna Ivory Tweed ‘Bridgette’ Sleeveless $224
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To look taller, place details on the upper half of your body (ideally above the chest).
One can do this with hair accessories, earrings, necklaces that are short to medium in length, brooches, scarves etc.
Audrey Hepburn may not have been petite in stature but this ensemble made her look even taller.
This way the eye is drawn to the upper part of your body making you look taller.
Any details that are placed on the lower half of your body draws the eye to the downwards and brings attention to the short length of your body.