Choosing the perfect gown or separates for ladies whose height is between 4' 11" and 5' 3" can be quite difficult, especially when you are shopping online. The suitable dress for Thumbelina was not a problem only in Disney’s cartoon. In real life, you need to pick a dress that takes into account the peculiarities of your figure.
(nataya style for petite ladies)Sometimes, it seems that no dress will satisfy your tastes, but there are several web resources where you can find the preferred styles and colors for your petite figure. So, how can you avoid making mistakes when purchasing dresses on web? Here are some easy-to-follow rules you should keep in mind when shopping for a dress or separates.
LengthThe first and main thing to keep in mind is the length of the dress. How should the length of the dress (outfit) correlate with your true height? Your best bet is to see the dress on a real gal, yet most sites “broadcast” their best dresses only in pictures. The impression your dress will make depends on how the length of the dress and its elements go with the gal’s figure type. In most cases you can determine the type of figure she has. Last but not least is the waistline. Where is it? Is it right on the waistline of the model, or is it lower or higher than the proper bodily waistline?
StyleAnother element you should consider is the cut of the dress. To be more specific, you should estimate the line of cut according to the knee length. For instance, if the dress ends several inches above the knee line and the dress will be 1-2 inches lower your true knee line, you should find another model. This is because the dress will keep these strange proportions even if you have it shortened. As a result, all the elements of this beloved dress won’t be in the right places.
(nataya style for petite ladies)As we said in our previous posts, you should always choose dresses with vertical seams, embroideries or prints. Avoid wearing dresses with horizontal lines. Also, pay attention to dress bottoms. Voluminous upper parts and bell-bottomed skirts may disharmonize your silhouette. That’s why we sincerely recommend that you read our article about the different types of petite figures.