Being quite tall, I am always a little extra thoughtful of the way I dress. I know instantly if a cut won’t be quite so flattering, or if a skirt will just be too short. Period. So when I found out we were going to dive into the world of Anastasia’s personal style, it had me thinking that this was a great moment for us to also look at how someone on the more petite side of life puts together their looks.
I love how she adds a little flair to completely classic looks, and breaks all of the supposed “rules” for the petite (no ankle-grazing skirts, no flats…). It’s always refreshing to meet a woman who follows her instincts and does her own thing.
A good tailor is a petite girl’s best friend. Hem your pants and jeans at the ankle bone or opt for cropped styles.
A standard crop is often the perfect length if you are on the shorter side.
Some other lengthening styling tips? Button down shirts flatter all body types (more tailored pieces make for great silhouettes), and block colors keep one from becoming lost in the midst of a busy print.
How do you dress for your body? I think this one runs the gamut for all of us: know your proportions… But also never be afraid to try something a little new. Or take inspiration from somewhere or someone, like Anastasia!
Look 1: Top, Studio Nicholson; Pants, Tibi; Shoes, Gianvito Rossi; Bag, Phillip Lim; Watch, Larsson Jennings / Look 2: Top, Tibi; Shoes, Gianvito Rossi; Bag, Saint Laurent; Pants, COS / Look 3: Sweater, Tibi; Pants, vintage; Shoes, Madewell; Bag, Saint Laurent / Look 4: Jacket, Acne; T-shirt, COS; Skirt, Tibi; Sneakers, Common Projects; Bag, Pierre Hardy.
Words: Neada Jane | Photos: Erik Melvin