Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. There is one more thing you can do to make your legs look longer - use pointy shoes. Heels don't have to be painful. Hamptons Chicago San Francisco. I always welcome images through Facebook though!
I'm talking about curvy women with hour glass figures who have difficulty finding clothing that fits well and looks good. Curvy is not a dirty word; it's a reality for a lot of beautiful women. In all seriousness, is curvy being used as a euphemism for obese and out of shape? Or another word for voluptuous where curves are appreciated by everyone 9 times out of 10? Something tells me you are so much more than your "name" suggests! Madam, I bow to you and the handy and accurate advice you provide in this article.
You're not only parting with great tips, but you're doing so in a way that doesn't have women BE in a certain manner, you're rather explaining how to be THAT way AND look good at it.
My bestest compliments, may the world have more of this way of thinking! See 21 more comments. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
Short Skirts Shorter skirts are best on shorter legs. Tapered Waistlines Wear shirts and jackets with tapered waistlines. Do not downplay your sex appeal. Dark Colors Solid dark colors are often more flattering than bold patterns. Choose Your Patterns Carefully If you are going to wear patterns, consider the following tips: Maybe throw in a rainbow wig.
Seriously, polka dots are just ill advised. If you just have to have them, go for the smaller dots. Wide stripes in a vertical pattern will make you look like a referee. Wide stripes in a horizontal direction will make you look like an escaped convict or a television with bad reception. Thin vertical pinstripes have a lasting classic appeal that never goes out of style, so they are your safest bet. Avoiding "Spillage" Low riders, hip-huggers, or full-length jeans?
That is the question. French-Cut Bottoms Another trick for elongating the leg is to wear French-cut panties and swim suits where the leg hole cuts higher on the hip rather than falling right at the hip joint. Accessorize Wisely Accessories are as important as clothing. For a thinner, more appealing look, try the following: Hoist the sails and you'll be amazed as you rediscover your midriff!
My Story Before anyone gets carried away, let me be clear: Hi, Your article is great and you have really nice tips! Wish you the best for your blog! To each his own. Oh my goodness - Amazing!! I really needed the advice in this article! I am a fan! Thank you for the compliment. The article is very well written, I like it. That is so great to hear! Validation is is quite rewarding.
Thanks for letting me know! If that's really you in your picture, you're not packin. Great fashion tips for women like us that pack some extra weight. I'm happy that you both enjoyed the hub. And pandorastoreuk, thanks for sharing your information. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
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We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service. Pair your dress with high heels to give your legs a longer line. To get the longest look possible, wear long pants that come down almost to the floor and pair them with heels. Don't wear overly tight or tapered pants that make your hips and thighs look larger by contrast.
Wide legged pants or boot cut trousers will be most flattering. As an alternative, try leggings, but only under a long tunic or short dress. In fact, leggings and tights can give you the coverage you need to dare that shorter skirt without feeling exposed. Well-chosen accessories can enhance your figure and make you look trendy and sophisticated. If you have a narrow waist, display it with a fashionable belt, worn under your bust.
Hi Sylvia I enjoyed reading all your advise. Which would be better for me? It depends on how formal the wedding is. I think I would prefer a shorter knee high dress which I often find the most flattering and very chic.
You may want to have a look at this article which gives some ideas as to how to dress as the mother of the bride: Shopping is depressing for me sometimes!! I think that petites can look great in maxis. Where would you recommend finding clothes for our height? More and more retailers like Asos and Nordstrom have special sections for petites, but otherwise you will just need to shop around and look for the right cut… Good luck and if you find stores that are especially good, let us know!
I shop at Forever 21, I feel like I am to old for this store but at least the clothes fit me. Really better than petite clothing. I dont know how to ad pics here or I would share my Forever 21 style for a 57 year old. Hi Tammila, You cannot add pictures to comments but you are free to upload them to our Facebook page.
I think pants can be very helpful in making you appear longer, certainly when you buy ones which allow you to hide you heeled shoes underneath. Wear them with a shorter or tucked in top. Above image of Victoria Beckum is a good example.
Always wear pants at full length that skimp the ground. Therefore, I am trying to make the decision to wear a long or short dress. I am a pear shape and really like the ruched style, I am also concerned about the sleeve length for my age of Both could work well.
I would stick as closely to your usual preferences. As for covering up the arms, that also depends on how comfortable you are with them. You may just want to cover the upper part only. Good luck with finding a great dress! I love to wear choose pant, ankle length boots so wat u prefer me to wear with it … I mean tops or I should go with high waisted pants. This is a pretty good article, most is common sense, but good to read in a condensed area.
I definitely do NOT agree with this for dressier or formal attire. When I am dressed up I feel best in a 4 inch heel.
I also do not agree with skirt or dress length. I have always been told a couple inches above knee. Just below the knee, unless a super form fitting pencil skirt looks dumpy.
I love your petite celebrity choices; they all have great style. However, you should have shown them in some casual wear or more dressed down styles. How many of your readers and how often are they wearing similar clothes to the ones depicted?? Thanks for your feedback. I think lengths both above the knee, on top and just below can all work.
If I look at the pictures above many of the dresses and skirts cover the knee and I think the women look fabulous. But of course, just do what looks best on you! You are right that I could have shown more casual styles. But photos from celebrities in more casual style are harder to come by and I just had to work with what I could find.
Thank you for replying! I will have to experiment with that as I think it is a sophisticated look. I agree about finding celebrities in casual wear! I am always searching for photos to get ideas.
I need to add length to my torso, rather than to my legs. Thank you for any help! I offer some tips here: Very healthy and fit. Pumps can slim your calves especially those that show a lot of your foot. Wearing dark tights can also help. Hi Sylvia I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your interesting article regarding what short people should wear. I am trying so hard to lose some weight as I am attending a wedding in May I just want to look elegant for this wedding but due to me not being able to wear high heels as I have a very bad right hip.
Sylvia can you help to suggest something for me. I have been through menopause and now I have quite big boobs for a little person. I look so so forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Lesley Cryer. I wrote an article about how to downplay your bust. I would say not to focus too much on losing weight.
Dresses will look great on many short women, as they automatically created the much desired 2/3 – 1/3 look. If you opt for a tight, slim silhouette then this will make you look even taller; Getting clothes with the right fit and size is even more important for short women. Ill-fitting clothes will add extra bulk. There are four common figure shapes of short women. Knowing your figure type and which clothing styles flatter your shape helps you select clothing that will accentuate your best features and minimize areas that you want to de-emphasize. fashion for short curvy women red or maroon cardi Love this look - the raspberry cardigan is really cute. embellished top and long cardi Good fashion tips petites Im gonna git me womens clothes for fall michael kors! Julia will rob a bank to get this.