Despite blogging for 4 years, I don’t think I’ve actually ever addressed that I’m a petite gal, although my legs clearly don’t go on for days, photographs can be quite deceiving I suppose. I’m a size UK 4 and exactly 4.11″ and a half (the half really matters) so I’m basically a real life Thumbelina. Being so bloody small can actually be really annoying. Although you can shop in the kids section and you’re constantly mistaken for being a 14 year old, therefore, you can get away with getting a child’s ticket in the cinema. However, finding clothing items that are flattering and elongating can be a huge problem. You’re either struck with the issue of having to get EVERYTHING hemmed and taken in, or everything you want to buy, makes you look like you’re a child wearing your mums clothing – It’s really not a good look.
So, I’ve decided to start a little series on Blush & Noise, dedicated to my fellow petite gals (and guys) in finding the perfect petite pieces, because let’s be real, it’s difficult and we need to stick together in this. Whenever I find a petite item worth raving about, you’re going to know about it. I’m going to go through the wardrobe staples and find them items that will make you feel like a pint sized princess (or prince.) So, let’s do this and where else to start than with the perfect pair of jeans…
THE JEAN JOURNEY & TIPS FOR FINDING A SHAPE THAT FLATTERS YOU!
Finding a pair of jeans has always been an up hill battle. Although rolling up jeans isn’t really an issue and sometimes it can look rather cool, it’s just not really ideal when you’re wanting to wear boots or wrap leg shoes, they just look weird. If it’s not the length, it’s the sizing. The issue with a lot of clothing brands, is that they start at a size 8, therefore I end up spending a stupid amount of money attempting to get the pair tailored to fit my body shape.
Jeans are such a wardrobe staple and it can really put you off when you can’t find a flattering pair. Here’s some of my tips to finding the style that suits you.
– Try on every pair – Even if you don’t think they’ll suit you
Although it’s an obvious tip, sometimes we can get caught up with trends and what everyone else is wearing, that we don’t actually consider whether these styles actually suit or body shapes. I’m genuinely the worse person for this. I will wear jeans because they look good on other people and I think they’re cool, even though I know that they’re not really doing much for my body shape. I’ve pretty much tried every style of jeans; Skinny jeans, Mom jeans, Boyfriend jeans, Wide leg jeans, Low waist jeans, kick-flare jeans, you name them, I’ve tried them!
– Try the jeans with different outfits
I personally consider jeans to be versatile, to the point that you can wear them with practically everything. However, sometimes jeans just don’t look right with certain items. Sometimes the material of a certain top you’re wearing, won’t tuck in too well, or the top doesn’t flatter your shape, the jeans may not be the issue. Whenever I try on jeans, I usually take my top off to, so that my focus is purely on the fir of the jean. Once I’ve decided that the jeans look good, I will try different tops, colour and whatever else to create a few looks and get my fashion inspiration flowing.
ASOS PETITE FLORENCE JEANS, MY NEW FOUND LOVE.
Recently I’ve been loving straight leg jeans and after trying on 101 pairs of straight leg jeans – I’m not even being dramatic, I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of straight leg jeans since November last year. I flick through the ASOS petite section pretty much every day and I do find that their petite jeans selection is seriously lacking, the same with a lot of my favourite brands to be honest. The Florence jeans are a new style to ASOS, so at the minute, there’s only one pair available in petite (which is the pair I’m wearing) There’s a few pairs in ASOS Tall, Curve and the regular ASOS range, so I’m hoping that they introduce the style further over the upcoming months. I’ve linked pretty much all the Florence jeans available, so if you’re not Petite, you can get in on the Florence jeans action because it’s seriously life changing.
SHOP THE ENTIRE PETITE LOOK
I’m really looking forward to sharing all of my life changing Petite finds, if you have any clothing items that you struggle with being Petite, please do let me know and I will make it my life mission to find some amazing items to share! After all, every body shape is beautiful and it’s all about sharing and caring! I apologies in advance that I can’t showcase items for curvier petite frames, however Chloe Plumstead from The Little Plum would be perfect for you to check out! Her style is amazing and she’s utterly beautiful. If I find anymore Petite bloggers, I will be sure to link them in my next Petite post. But I just thought I would add a small disclaimer as I didn’t want anyone to feel disheartened or as though I wasn’t recognising the various shapes and sizes within the Petite spectrum.