A Petite Girl's Style Guide to Summer

Latinas might be known for their curves, but that doesn't mean we don't come in all shapes and sizes. And just like every body type out there, figuring out what to wear when you're petite can be somewhat challenging. With warm weather officially in full swing, we've done the homework for you so you can get ready in these trendy, stylish pieces that will add depth to your petite frame both vertically or horizontally.

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WRAP IT UP

A wrap dress compliments almost all body types, petites included!

DIANE von FURSTENBERG Wrap Dress, $385, bloomingdales.com

 

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CREAM OF THE CROP

A cropped pant won’t overwhelm your frame.

Slim Chino Pants, Coated Tropical Green, $200, neimanmarcus.com

 

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HIGH/LOW

Find a casual, loose fitting top that is shorter in the front so it doesn’t make your bottom frame seem shorter.

UO Silence + Noise Dizzee Lines High/Low Tank Top, $34, urbanoutfitters.com

 

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PUFFY PLEATS

If you want to appear wider, a pleated skirt will add some volume to your hips.

Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply denim eyelet skirt, $97, farfetch.com

 

 

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IN THE NUDE

A nude shoe will add a few extra inches to your legs making your legs seem longer.

Adrienne Maloof nude patent heel, $115, heels.com

 

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STRIPED OUT

Be on trend and look longer than ever by wearing vertical stripes.

Twiggy Striped Shift Dress In Mint, $53, shopruche.com

 

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PRETTY PASTELS

Try a skinny belt over a wider belt so not to overpower your small waist.

Wet Seal Skinny Patent Belts, $11, wetseal.com

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BE ADORNED
 

Wearing a long necklace will elongate your torso.

Jules Smith Shark Necklace, $85, pinkmascara.com

 

 

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SKINNY MINI

The more leg you show, the taller you'll appear.

Zara MINI SKORT, $50, zara.com

 

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LONGEVITY

If you’re not going to wear a mini skirt, go all the way long, so you can wear super high heels and look as if you were just born that way.

Classic Fold-Over Maxi Skirt, $16, forever21.com