Brr! The fall weather has arrived so that means it’s time to bundle up in cozy sweaters and enjoy the crisp air and a warm latte! If you're anything like me, you can not function in the cold weather seasons without a sweater collection. They keep you warm and stylish making this functional piece a must-have. Sweaters pair perfectly with jeans, trousers, skirts, or dresses so it's time to get stocked up. Finding the right sweater for your petite frame can be tricky so I have highlighted a few of our favorite silhouettes to assist you in feeling confident while rocking the sweater weather look without compromising comfort and style.
Keep It Cropped
From crop tops to cropped sweaters, you can rock this trend year-round! If you are wanting to show off your petite figure, the cropped sweater is an excellent option. It hits right above your hips, creating the illusion of length. You can pair it with high-waisted pants or skirts for a flattering silhouette.
The cropped sweater is also versatile and can be worn with different styles, from casual to chic. Pair with jeans and sneakers for a laid-back weekend look. For a sleek and sophisticated desk-to-dinner option, pair a cropped sweater with printed trousers and heels. The options are endless!
Wrap Yourself In Warmth
If you're looking for a sweater that's flattering and versatile, you can't go wrong with a wrap sweater. A wrap sweater is a style that has a front panel that hugs your body by wrapping around it tying at the side or back. It creates a beautiful v-neckline that elongates your neck and draws attention to your face. It also cinches your waist and enhances your curves, making it an ideal style for someone who is busty or has an hourglass shape.
This style can also be adjusted to fit your body type and preference, so you can make it as tight or as loose as you want. Since this style is fitted, this is a great option if you feel oversized and chunky pieces overwhelm your petite frame.
The Timeless Turtleneck
Turtlenecks are a classic and elegant choice for fall and winter. They keep you warm and cozy while also making you look sophisticated and polished. This style is especially flattering for petite women, as they elongate your neck and draw attention to your face. If you don’t want it super high on your neck, a mock neck style is an excellent alternative.
Style a turtleneck with jeans, pants, skirts, or dresses for a simple and sleek outfit. For a more polished look choose a fitted style or for a more casual vibe rock a looser fit style. Accessorize them with scarves, hats, earrings, or necklaces to add some extra flair while showing off your unique individual style.
The Chunky Knit Sweater
If you love the cozy and cuddly feel of a chunky knit sweater, you're not alone. This is one of my favorite styles to wear in fall and winter. The chunky knit sweater adds some texture and dimension to your outfit, making it more interesting and fun. You can choose from different colors, patterns, and designs to express your style and personality.
The key is to find one that hits at your hip or slightly above, so it doesn't look too long or bulky on your petite frame. This can be worn with skinny jeans or leggings and a pair of boots for a contrast of shapes or with a skirt or dress for a feminine touch. You can also style a chunky sweater for the office by layering it over a blouse with trousers and mules.
Wear It Oversized
If you want to embrace the cozy and comfy vibe of sweater weather, you might want to try an oversized sweater. This is a super casual and cool style that can make any outfit more relaxed and laid-back. An oversized sweater can cover you up and also add some volume and shape to your look. The key is to choose an oversized sweater that is not too long or too wide for your petite frame.
Balance is important when rocking an oversized sweater so pair it with some fitted bottoms or some heels for some contrast and proportion. Fleece leggings and tall boots are a cozy option to keep you warm and stylish!
Not only do sweaters keep you warm but they instantly elevate your outfit and allow you the opportunity to show off your own personal unique style! If you still feel this is challenging or can’t find the time to shop, don't worry! Short Story carries an array of petite options to add to your closet.
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