Friday, May 15, 2009

Star Icon for 5ft0 revealed.

At the moment, I'm loving Rachel Bilson's style. She has the fashion column gig in Instyle magazine over at the US of A. I won't say her fashion sense is on par with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Kate Moss. But...she's a style icon for us petite girls. Go petites!

Like moi, Bilson's only three apples tall. I'm in wardrobe envy with her, because she's been looking super-cute lately. I know the girl loves fashion and has a Edie Rose line for DKNY - but Bilson should write a book called, "Fashion for Petites" or "Dressing for the Vertically Challenge" and send it to girls like moi to dress up without looking stumping or overwhelmed with our clothes.

1. Wear a belt to show off your tiny waist. It creates the illusion of curves.

2. Choose clothes with classic shapes and bright patterns. Bilson wears these types of fabrics with basic accessories (think pendants and small bracelets) without overwhelming the whole outfit. Being a petite, she loves her high heels - so buy as many as you can!

3. Buy straight or skinny jeans. I know bootleg jeans are considered a classic, but unless you're around 165cm or more - you'll look stumpy. Straight leg or skinny jeans will give the illusion of longer legs.

4. When it comes to dresses - make sure they sit right above the knee. Any longer, again, you'll look stumpy.

5. With shoes - don't buy shoes that cut off right at the ankle. Same reason as tip number four.

Happy shopping!


Designer Studio said...


The latest fashion trend in apparels today is the skinny jeans that give you a lean look. However, if you are unable to get into those, you would also be happy to put on those wide legged pants or trousers that are also hot with the fashionistas. When worn with a short narrow top and a slim fit jacket along with high heel shoes, this combination would look cool and give you that much longed for lean look.

Try it out this season!

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