When it comes to dressing up for a special event, most women want to look their best. For petite women, this can be a little more challenging, since finding clothes that fit well and flatter their figure can be tricky. However, with a few styling tips, wearing a gown can be easy and stylish for petites. Here are six tips on how to style your gown to perfection!
1. Knee-Length Gowns Are More Flattering on Petites
For petite women, it is best to skip the long formal gowns and opt for a knee-length dress. A shorter length will reduce the amount of fabric pooling on the surrounding ground. It also reduces the risk of tripping when walking across a room or up/down stairs. When wearing a dress to an event that has many people, you want to be sure that your legs are free so you can manoeuvre easily through crowds!
2. Wear Heels That Are Close to Your Size
Even when you are petite, it is best to wear heels that are close to your size. The last thing you want is for your shoes to be slipping off of your feet while trying to navigate across a crowded room or dance floor. It's difficult to find petite sized high-heeled shoes, but many companies offer them online.
Many websites have an amazing selection of dressy styles in small sizes! If there are not heels available in your size, try wearing wedge boots or block heel pumps instead. Both options will make walking easier while still looking great with your outfit!
3. Be Sure the Gown Fits Properly
A gown should not be too tight or too loose. Find a dressmaker that can alter the gown so you feel confident and comfortable in it. Be sure the gown hugs your body in all the right places without being too revealing. You want to look classy, not trashy! The color of your gown also needs to flatter your skin tone, but this is more important if you are wearing a light-colored dress. Darker colors gowns do less damage when they aren't flattering on the skin!
4. Wear Black Accessories with Other-Than-Black Gowns
Wearing black accessories with other than black dresses draws attention up toward your face while downplaying the dress color's ability to make you look washed out. If your gown is dark and heavy, keep the accessories light and simple to avoid looking like a clown. If your gown is airy, go all out with big statement pieces for an amazing look!
You can also try wearing a brightly colored shawl or pashmina to draw the eye up toward the face. If you are wearing a lighter dress, accessorize with darker colors so your skin does not get washed out.
5. Draw the Eye Upward
Since petite women have smaller builds, drawing the eyes up will help make them appear taller and more statuesque. You don't want to wear low cut tops or dresses that expose too much of your chest area because it brings attention downward, which makes you look shorter. Lucky for petites, there are many ways to draw the eyes upward!
Try highlighting your cheekbones by applying blush along the bone towards your temples. Line your top lash line with black liner to make it pop. Make your eyes look bigger by curling your lashes and applying multiple coats of mascara! Finally, angle brows upwards at the arch to complete the look.
7. Think About the Length of Your Gown
Petite women should also think about how their gown will look on them as they move and dance during the night. Knee-length dresses from Ombreprom are best because they do not reveal too much leg or get in the way when you walk or dance. Longer dresses may cause tripping, catching hem lines on things and awkward moments!
No woman wants to deal with these issues while just trying to enjoy her big night. Having a perfect gown for petite women is not impossible, just a little more difficult. With these tips and tricks in mind, finding the perfect gown is only a matter of time!
If you want to wear a gown but are petite, follow these 6 styling tips. You can borrow pieces from your wardrobe or buy new ones that will work with the dress of your dreams! Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration and ideas on how to style dresses for petites. If you need more information, please keep checking new content on this website!
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