Wedding season is upon us! For some, attendance at these special occasions comes with a delicate touch of nostalgia; for others, they are moments to cherish, to share with loved ones, and memories to last a lifetime. Finding the right outfit to wear can be an exciting way to not only reflect the formality of the venue but can also showcase your personality as well! Let’s dive into some fun, petite-friendly ideas for wedding guest attire that will have you feeling your best!
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Midis have been an increasingly popular choice for weddings throughout the past few years. From silky satin textures to fun asymmetrical hemlines, they come in all shapes and sizes. Their versatility makes them an easy choice for many different occasions: from a whimsical garden party, to luxe glam, to beachy boho. They also tend to work well on shorter frames! You can add a dainty belt to accentuate the waistline and slip into some heels if you are going for a more elongated look–the choice is yours! Looking for the perfect little black dress? Request The Raconteur Versailles Dress in your next set! For added dimension, throw on a layering piece that complements your style aesthetic like a denim jacket, a moto, a cardigan, or a blazer.
My favorite wedding guest looks lately have been jumpsuits! Not only are they effortlessly stylish, but they are definitely fashion-forward as well. You can get creative with the necklines by going with a one-shoulder number, a halter style, or even an ultra-romantic puff sleeve. If you fancy a full-length pant, try adding some heels. If you would like to wear a flat/smaller heel and enjoy the look of cropped styles, try a cute culotte or wide-leg option. Dance the night away in style & comfort! At Short Story, we carry a wide variety, cut specifically for petites like the exclusive Muse Petite Leila Floral Sleeveless Jumpsuit. Say goodbye to long proportions and inseams by asking for this jumpsuit in your next box!
Classic Sheath Dresses
While venues will always vary (and therefore so, too, will the formality of guest attire), something that remains constant in the world of fashion is the sheath dress! It is a faithful companion that you can rely on and a sophisticated silhouette for women of all ages. Since we know sheath dresses are a tried and true staple, we at Short Story crafted the navy Petite Principle Marienne Classic Sheath for our exclusive private-label brand. Don’t hesitate to reach for this style especially if you are uncertain about what to wear. For those who prefer a timeless look, this option may be for you since they can be dressed up or down easily. These can come in many different lengths, so, especially if you are petite, be sure to find the one that makes you feel most confident!
Maxis: Summertime staples! Long, flowy maxis with wedge sandals is a gorgeous go-to for an outdoor wedding. For an indoor and elevated look, sleek fitted maxis paired with neutral pumps create a luxurious aesthetic and can help elongate petite frames. Because maxis can sometimes overwhelm petites, here are some things that may help to be mindful when considering a maxi. First, if you desire to accentuate your figure, a more structured dress can do just that by reducing the volume usually created by looser silhouettes! Smaller patterns can also assist in creating visual balance with proportions. Neckline is also key! More open styles (like v, boat, and sweetheart necklines) can have a lengthening effect. If you’d like to see one added to your wardrobe, we carry many chic options like the Grade & Gather Annabel Ruffle Satin Maxi Dress.
Chic Suit Sets
Who says suits can only be worn to your professional 9-to-5?! If dresses are not your thing, what do you think about a fun blazer/pant combo? There are many possibilities and endless ways to make these look as chic as the more traditional wedding guest dress! Throw on cute shoes or accessorize to your heart’s content! By opting for a fun pattern/color or exploring different pant silhouettes, you can create quite an individualized look. Sometimes pants can be tricky for us petites, so feel free to slip into a heel or even go for a more cropped length. We have many great trousers in our inventory like the Petite Principle Penn Knit Pintuck Trouser; you’ll have to request a pair!
Whether you go for more classic styles like sheath dresses or more unique styles like one-shoulder jumpsuits, the perfect petite-friendly wedding guest option is out there! Don’t be afraid to get creative with it–because that’s what fashion is, right?! An expression of yourself. Like you, it is a beautifully unique form of art!
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*Cover photo: Cute and Little