Hey, all you pretty petite Bahama mamas! What is your dream island to visit? Jamaica, Barbados, Bora Bora, The Maldives? There are so many breathtaking choices that will probably all end up on your bucket list to visit. One thing's for sure, you're going to want to look fabulous and have Insta-worthy outfits packed and ready to wear! Cue Short Story. Besides sunblock and swimsuits, you will want to pack a variety of styles in floral prints, unique textures, and vibrant colors to create the ultimate tropical vacation wardrobe. We want to inspire you to look gorgeous wherever it may be, from the spa to a sunset cruise -we have got you covered. Whether you are in research mode looking to book a trip or if you are fortunate enough to have one on the calendar, our professional petite stylists will curate fashionable styles to help build your wardrobe for when it's time to jet set to your destination of choice.

Soak Up The Sunshine

Relax, unwind, and soak up the sunshine and that natural vitamin D on your tropical vacay! Planning on staying at a resort? Book a cabana and post up poolside rocking a colorful kimono over your swimsuit. When looking for a kimono, choose one that is cropped and won't overwhelm your petite frame. Pair with tassel earrings and leather slide-on sandals for a show-stopping look!

If you are packing up your beach bag to chill oceanside, sport a t-shirt dress over your swimsuit with your fave flip flops. Don't forget to protect your beautiful face from the rays by wearing a fedora, baseball cap, or floppy hat and a pair of sunglasses. Wherever you decide to rest and recharge, you will be turning heads with your effortless style.

Taking in the Sights

When you are out sightseeing, it's important not only to look stylish but to stay cool at the same time. Linen is a classic go-to as it's a very lightweight and breathable material. We have some excellent options both created just for our petite clients in an array of lightweight materials with your petite proportions in mind.

Pair either with a tank or tee, sandals, and your sunnies for the perfect look to take in the culture and beauty of the island you are visiting. Opt for a one-and-done romper for an effortless look! Make sure to carry a straw or canvas tote bag to hold the souvenirs you buy to remember your tropical trip!

You Deserve a Spa Day

Pamper yourself by booking a spa day, a fabulous way to rest and recharge on your vacay. After brunch, walk into your spa appointment in comfort and style wearing a white tank top and comfy knit shorts and a pair of Birkenstocks. Carry a big tote bag so you can change into your robe and put your stuff in your bag to lock up in the locker!

Now enjoy your rainforest massage or fancy facial treatment and get your zen on. Here at Short Story, we think it's a must to look effortless even when you’re checking in and out of your spa appointment, so if you want some extra help, our stylists would love to curate the perfect look.

Sunset Cruise

A romantic sunset cruise sounds like a dream come true so you definitely want to have the perfect outfit for this event. Step onto the boat in style rocking a maxi or midi dress. If dresses aren't your thing, you can always opt for a jumpsuit or a romper.

If you want a longer and leaner look, these one-and-done options are an easy way for a petite gal to create vertical lines that give off this illusion. Accessorize these styles with a bracelet, earrings, and wedges or espadrilles for a dazzling look to enjoy a magical night filled with dinner, dancing, and watching the sunset.

Adventure Awaits

For our professional petite thrill-seekers or the gals that just want a new experience, a head-to-toe versatile outfit is a must. There are so many activities you can book -from swimming with dolphins to a private boat tour feeding sharks and stingrays to a jeep safari escapade, you're going to want the perfect outfit for the adventure.

Keep it simple and chic by wearing a flowy top or tank over your swimsuit with a pair of denim shorts, a hat, and leather sandals. Tired of carrying an oversized tote or bulky backpack? Ask your stylist to try a crossbody belt bag in your next chapter that will keep your hands free and ready for whatever you want to take on next!

Whether you are dreaming of a tropical vacation or are lucky enough to already have one booked, we hope you are feeling inspired and excited to manifest or get your packing started!

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*Cover: Maxie Elise