3 Perfect Holiday Looks for Petite Gals

To all my fellow petite ladies, this one goes out to you. The holidays are just around the corner, and with it, comes this dreaded realization: We need more petite-friendly dressing! Long gone are the days of getting our clothes tailored or browsing dangerously close to the kid’s section (I see you), because now we’re exhausted. We’re so over buying clothes that just don’t fit us properly. This holiday season, let’s not settle for wearing “cropped trousers” as regular-length trousers. Let’s not show up to the party in what’s supposed to be an oversize sweater but on us, a king-sized sweater dress. Because now—and I need you to say this with me—we have petite-friendly holiday dressing! From a metallic jumpsuit (yes, jumpsuit) to luxe cropped trousers, we’ve pieced together three perfect holiday looks for you.

1. Grand Silhouette

Command attention in this luxe wide-leg jumpsuit with geometric cut-outs. For added leg-lengthening magic, slip into a pair of gem-encrusted platforms.

2. LUXE TEXTURES

Go glam with a plush velvet top and cropped satin trousers. Add on a pair of seriously chic pumps featuring major cut-outs for the illusion of added height, and then finish with statement accessories.

3. Modified LBD

Get your LBD holiday-ready by layering a glitter turtleneck underneath. A pair of flirty lace-up heels adds instant femme to an otherwise normcore silhouette.

We Found the Best Holiday Dresses for Your Body Shape

Ugh, we know. You procrastinated long enough and now you’re without a dress for whatever parties you still have to attend, including New Year’s Eve. Well, consider this the one and only time that waiting until the last minute will be in your favor—we found the best holiday dresses, and we did it by body type too.

Got a long and lean silhouette? Embrace your supermodel height with a sinuous midi- or floor-length dress that easily skims over your frame. And if you’re petite, go for minis that range from girly ruffled tiers to sharp blazer dresses. Scroll through to find your perfect dress that you’ll wear for the rest of the season and maybe even for the rest of your life, because these are that good.

1. BODY TYPE: LONG & LEAN

Look for: Long- and mid-length diaphanous dresses in the form of slips and fluted lace numbers.

2. BODY TYPE: PETITE

Look for: Easy minis that won’t overwhelm your frame. Find drama with girly ruffles or a bow-bedecked shoulder strap. Or, play it cool with a sharp blazer dress.

3. BODY TYPE: ATHLETIC

Look for: Body-hugging numbers that not only show off your hard-earned muscles but also encourage curves.

4. BODY TYPE: CURVY + HOURGLASS

Look for: Flattering fit-and-flare silhouettes in structured fabrics. For a hit of sex appeal, curve-clinging cuts that highlight your hourglass figure.

5. INVERTED TRIANGLE

Look for: Details, like sweet ruffles, sexy cut-outs, or one-shoulder silhouettes, to balance a top-heavy silhouette.

6. APPLE

Look for: Swingy trapeze numbers, simple shifts, or empire-waist cuts to complement a round tummy.