What you need to know this instant.

FOR:
advice

Petite Figure Fashion Advice: Five Tips You Should Know

The word "petite" is a more complicated adjective than you'd think. Directly translated from French, the descriptor means "little" and people tend to associate it with both the very short and very thin. Which are hardly the same thing—especially when it comes to clothes.

For those equally diminutive in stature and girth, there are lots of smaller cut options out there (J.Crew, LOFT and Banana Republic all make great ones) but things are trickier for halfway tiny ladies. Since there are no special collections out there for those of average height with a slight build, or the under-5'2" curvy set, special measures must be taken. (Literally in some cases—see my first tip!) Click through the slideshow below to see what I advise.

Use your tailor for more than just jeans.

If something you love has a slight fit issue, consider your tailor's abilities. Can this baggy skirt be taken in? These jacket sleeves be shortened?

Once you start to see clothes for what they could look like—instead of how they appear on the rack—shopping will get easier. (And a lot more fun!)

FILED UNDER
advice
KEYWORDS
advice

more on luckymag.com

From Courtney Love To The Spice Girls: Shop The Looks Of Your Favorite '90s Music Icons

Let's take a look back at the style of our favorite grunge, hip hop and rock-'n'-roll musicians of the 1990s.

Eight Entirely Legal Hemp-Infused Beauty Products

In honor of "420."

50 #Selfie-Ready Prom Dresses Under $150

Because we'd hate for you to start the summer dead broke, we've gathered 50 amazing prom dresses for less than $150. Click through to find one that suits your style.

Music Festival Hair Inspiration: How To Master The Milkmaid Braid

Milkmaid braids are the easiest way to look effortlessly cool while still keeping your hair out of your face—a music festival necessity.

Zady: An E-Commerce Site You Can Feel Good About Shopping

Maxine Bédat, one of the founders of the new e-commerce site Zady, speaks out about the origins of the company and how important it is to shop with a conscience.