Hi, my name is Susan Jacobs a Personal Style
Image Consultant and I’m here on behalf of Expert Village to talk about dressing the
petite body. In this clip we’re going to talk about fit. Fit is extremely important especially
if you are petite. When I refer to fit I mean sleeve length, we mean shoulder width, we
mean the bodes. We’re talking about fit in the hip, too tight or too big, both are relevant.
When you’re petite you can be overwhelmed easily with things that are flowy and don’t
flatter and don’t follow the curve of your body. You can tell if the sleeves are too
long if their hanging below your thumb line. Shoulder pads are great for some shapes, but
if they’re too big they can overwhelm a petite body. The garment I have here I have found
in many of my clients wardrobe. It is very non unstructured, which means it doesn’t follow
the body line at all. What garments like this do in fact is add weight, they make the petite
body look shorter and definitely wider. If you have something like this in your closet,
now you know if you’re petite you shouldn’t wear it.