Keep reading to see how through experimentation, patience and some moments of style clarity, Naty of Naty Michele learned to find what was right for her.
Name: Naty Michele
How would you describe your body shape?
I’m petite and curvy. I’ve definitely gotten curvier as I’ve gotten older. It seems each year my hips get a little wider and wider, which I have to admit was an adjustment for me, especially when it comes to finding clothes with the right fit.
How did you learn to dress for your shape?
Trial and error. I’ve learned that there are some pieces I absolutely love on a hanger, but when I try them on they don’t work for me. For example, I love things with an oversized fit, but I have to be careful that they don’t overwhelm my petite frame.
Any styling tips and tricks you can share?
If you’re petite and curvy like me, I think the key is styling pieces in a way that can either help give the appearance of longer legs or a longer torso. Whenever I wear a midi dress, I prefer to style it with a classic pair of pumps. I love ankle strap shoes, but sometimes pairing these with a midi can make me look even shorter than I am. I think there’s this misconception that petite girls can’t wear longer length pieces, but you totally can, it’s just all about how you style them.
For more petite styling tips, check out Naty Michele’s blog here.