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How to Look Taller: Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know — Chic Bohemian Look

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About the "Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know" Series

For petite women (5'4" and under), nothing makes us feel taller than having confidence. Our "How To Look Taller: Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know" series is designed to help you get there! With just a few styling and visual tricks under your belt, you can up your confidence (and height) game in an instant. To read posts from the entire series, CLICK HERE

 

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Image: Source of original image by Pete Bellis on Unsplash.com

 

Style Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know About Putting Together A Bohemian Look 

If you are a bohemian at heart, your fashion choices most likely reflect a sense of feminine, exploration, and nature without being girly. Your love for everything that is flowing and gives an organic movement draws you to maxi dress and skirts as your wardrobe staples.

 

But for petite women, maxi dresses and skirts can be tricky as they tend to run long. And examples of a bohemian style tend to use piles of accessories. Altogether, the typical pieces for a bohemian look may overwhelm a petite frame.

 

Here are simple tips and ideas for styling a bohemian look as a petite woman. Give one or more of these tips a try. Summer is the best time to test it out. 

 

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Before you invest in new wardrobe items for a bohemian look, take our FREE Petite Persona Style Quiz to see if this look reflects your personality. You will find your signature look that aligns with your life style, plus tips customized for styling your signature petite look.

 

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7 Chic Bohemian Style Tips for Petite and Short Women

 

1. Make Friends With Off-Shoulder Crop Tops

When you think of bohemian, the quintessential piece for pulling off a bohemian look is undoubtedly the one-shoulder (aka off-shoulder) crop top. Not only is it a must-have for a boho look, it coincidentally is a petite body's BFF (bohemian friends forever. If you don't mind showing some skin. This is a great base for creating a visually longer frame.

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If you want to up the bohemian feel, adding ruffled sleeves to your crop top is a simple way to achieve this. If this sounds like something you want to try, make sure you check out our Petite Style Tips post on Ruffled Sleeves.

 

The fact that crop tops seem to create longer legs shows us how understanding your vertical body proportions and skillfully modifying the lines of your top half in relationship to your bottom half clothes can help you achieve a balanced or skewed proportions. 

 

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2. Layer with Different Lengths To Define

When you layer a jacket or a vest, keep its length shorter or longer than the layer underneath. A jumpsuit that ends at your ankles with a defining waist line like this one works great with any layering options.

  

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3. Keep Hem Length at Your Ankles.

If you are a chic bohemian queen, you probably have no shortage of maxi dresses or skirts in your wardrobe. To visually elongate your legs, keep the length of your maxi dress at your ankles because exposing your toes (or a small part of your legs). It also adds the benefit of not tripping yourself!

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Image: Source of original image by Pete Bellis on Unsplash.com

 

 

4. Aim for Calf-Length with Midi-Dress and Midi-Skirt.

If you prefer a midi dress or skirt, a calf-length one may seem a little tricky but it’s actually not — pairing it with shoes in a color close to you skin tone (e.g. nude/sand/beige) gives a visual continuity between your legs and feet, which adds a few virtual inches to your height. The earth-tone shoes also accentuates the bohemian feel.

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Image: Source of original image by Jordan Bauber on Unsplash.com

 

 

5.  Pair Tall Suede Boots with Shorts.

If you prefer shorts (similar to the case of midi- and maxi-dresses), pair them with a pair of over-the-knees suede boots in earth-tone 

How to Look Taller: Style Tips Every Petite Women Should Know — Chic Bohemian Look. MADEIRA - Petite women clothing

Image: Source of original image by Pete Bellis on Unsplash.com 

 

6. Accent with One Quintessential Bohemian Elements.

You may be feminine but you are not girly or shy about showing your tough side by accenting your look with accessories. Try incorporating one of these elements in your look — Fringes, tassels, feathers, suede and embroideries. For a tougher feel, try accenting with metal or denim details. Don't over do it though. Pick one or two elements max and up the volume of these elements.

How to Look Taller: Style Tips Every Petite Women Should Know — Chic Bohemian Look. MADEIRA - Petite women clothing

Image: Sources of original images by Pete Bellis and Anthony Tran on Unsplash.com

 

 

 7. Braid. Braid. Braid.

If you have long hair, instead of leaving them all hanging down, try putting them into braids. It not only instantly transforms your whole look, but also adds the overall length of your top by exposing your neck.

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Posted on 17 May 2018

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