Surprise!!! I am short. On a good day I like to say I am 5’1, but without my heels, I am sure everyone thinks I am below 5 foot. As a petite woman, there are rules that I must follow in regards to clothing. A loose and baggy silhouette is not usually a good look for me or anyone else that is below 5’4. I have always been scared or nervous to wear anything oversized as I am not only short but curvy as well. My body shape and size has to lead me to believe that only fitted and tailored things will look good on me, but I took a chance and tried an oversized sweater from Tobi.com
. Tobi.com was kind enough to send me this sweater as a blog collaboration and I challenged myself on how to style an oversized sweater against my body frame. With a few adjustments and the right outfit details, there are a ton of great ways to pull off an oversized sweater. Check out my tips below on how to wear an oversized sweater when you’re petite and you won’t look frumpy!
– CHOOSE YOUR ONE AND ONLY PIECE–
My first tip would be to only pick one piece of clothing in your outfit to wear as the oversized piece. Don’t go overboard with everything in extra-large. For example, if you decide to wear an oversized sweater then wear skinny jeans or leggings with it. Something sliming on the bottom will help elongate your legs. Don’t get an oversized sweater with an oversized shirt under, it will overwhelm your tiny frame. Make sure you remember that balance is key. You can see from my outfit that I paired my Tobi sweater with skinny leggings and thigh high boots, all giving me the illusion of being taller.
– SHOW SOME SKIN –
As a petite woman, you can wear oversized clothing, but you want to make sure you are not drowning in your clothes. In order to avoid this trying showing some skin. You want to make sure it doesn’t look like you are being swallowed by fabrics. I am not talking about a lot of skin, just some. Showing some elbow, neckline, shoulder, or wrist will give your figure more harmony and pull the outfit together. As you can see from my outfit, my oversized sweater from Tobi.com shows my shoulders and neckline which makes a huge difference when rocking an oversized look.
– ADD HEIGHT –
This might be an obvious tip, but us petite women have to add height almost every day. Every time you want to boost a slimmer physique put on a pair of high heels. Height will make the outfit chicer and heels give you better proportions. I have short legs, so wearing an oversized sweater I had to make sure I added a significant amount of height so I wore my Public Desire boots to make sure I balanced out my proportions.
– OUTFIT DETAILS –
Leggings – New Look
Oversized Sweater/ Jumper – Tobi.com
Boots – Public Desire
Hat – H&M
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