Calling all petite women! Yes, we're talking to you. Don't listen to what people say, short girls can and will wear jumpsuits. Just look at all the ones Emma Roberts, our leading lady of fashion wears. Not, to mention the lovely Mila Kunis, and the cool faux two-pieces favoured by influencers on Instagram.
But, how do you find the right jumpsuit to fit a smaller frame? Whether you want a casual jumpsuit, or an elegant party look, we've put together a style guide to help you find that perfect piece. Don't miss our ranking of the top 10 best jumpsuits in the UK. We've done all the hard work for you and found a fantastic selection available online from ASOS, Amazon and John Lewis!
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Yes! Short girls look good in jumpsuits, you heard it here. It may be a little more tricky for us petite women to find the right one, but with our guide, there's no need to panic. From necklines to colours, we're here to help you find a jumpsuit there's just right. It might even make you look taller!
Proportion, proportion, proportion! If you want to show off your petite figure, this is the number one thing you need to remember. By picking a jumpsuit that sits on, or even just above your waist, your legs will look catwalk ready.
Don't forget to add a belt, as the cinching effect will give your waist extra definition and prevent the jumpsuit from looking too blocky. This tip works particularly well in the winter months - you can wear a belt over both the jumpsuit and your jacket, creating that stylish and fitted look.
Want to look even more fabulous? Then finish the look by adding in some nude coloured heels. The neural colour will distract the eye, giving you added height without it being obvious.
High waists can really elongate you even if you're petite. They give the illusion of super long legs, cinching you in at the right place and making you feel and look super tall and elegant. Having a high waist is also really comfortable, especially when it comes to the more casual jumpsuits in this article.
So, this one's a little obvious, but always helpful to bear in mind. Remember, the leg length of the jumpsuit will affect the way it looks on your body. Do you want to look chic for a party? A full-length jumpsuit could be a more flattering choice.
You've got yourself a winner if you find a jumpsuit that covers your heels, without dragging on the floor. This trick will make you look instantly taller, so no one will know that it's not your real height (well, useless they already know you, of course!)
An ankle-length jumpsuit is better for the summer months, and will be the perfect pick for that much-anticipated summer holiday. Ankle grazers tend to have a more casual vibe, while still flattering your legs. Just make sure that jumpsuit fits you well. If it's too baggy, all your hard work will be lost as an oversized jumpsuit can make you look even shorter. No thanks!
So when it comes to the leg length, this totally depends I think on the style of the jumpsuit, if it's a flare or a straight leg, paired with a platform heel sandal for a night out then I'd say the longer the better.
If it's a casual jumpsuit that you'll be wearing in the daytime to run your errands then a cropped leg length paired with a trainer is ideal for you, a cropped leg bearing your ankles can also make you appear taller.
Getting mistaken for a child seems to happen too often for us petite ladies. Although it might give you a funny story to tell on a date or at a job interview, it really can be frustrating. That's why you need to pay attention to the colours and prints you wear.
Solid colours are great for short girls. They elongate your body and give the appearance of an extra few inches. Darker colours can also add to this effect, so choose black or navy and you'll be looking as stylish as Natalie Portman in no time!
If you do like prints, opt for a vertical striped pattern. This print will help you to look taller and slimmer, and who wouldn't want that! A floral print can look just as good, so long as it's not too big or busy. If you want to shake things up, you could even pick a jumpsuit with a different coloured top and bottom.
But, at the end of the day, it all depends on your personal preference. If you're not too worried about looking short and love bold prints, then you do you and rock that quirky jumpsuit of your dreams!
Solid colours are definitely a statement and will make you feel super confident when you wear them, and it's true that a solid colour will elongate you and make you look your tallest self. Darker colours will do this even more so - think maroons, navy, forest greens and black.
It's not always about making yourself look tall though, embrace your petiteness and wear a bold print if that's what you love! When you feel good in your clothes, that is what people notice!
We can end up focusing on our legs when we're trying to appear taller. I mean, most of us would love a pair of long legs right? Plus, it's much easier to add height that way, heels are a petite girl's best friend after all. But, it's not the only way to look taller. If you're after an androgynous look, or you're just fed up with your feet hurting from stilettos, consider your neckline.
V-necks are a brilliant choice for making your neck appear longer and creating an elegant swan-like décolletage. If you're looking for something a bit more casual, try a scoop neck instead. A comfy daytime jumpsuit with a scooped neckline can make you appear taller, without being so formal.
V-necks are definitely great for elongating your neck, buttons and zips I think are great too, just by opening a few buttons at the top can give the same effect whilst not being too revealing and you can just simply fasten them back up when you want to. A scoop or square neck showing your collar bone can also help to reveal skin without showing your cleavage if you are conscious of doing so.
Okay. Have you read our tips for finding a well-fitted petite jumpsuit? Good! Now you're ready to see the top 10 best jumpsuits in the UK. Whatever your style, we hope you find the right jumpsuit for you. It'll flatter your body and make you look hotter than Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet!
|Waist||High-waist with belt|
|Colour||Black and white|
|Waist||High-waist with belt|
|Colour||Black and green|
|Waist||High-waist with stretch|
|Colour||Red and white|
|Colour||Rose gold and black|
|Pattern||Different coloured top and bottom|
|Waist||High-waist with tie|
Fenn Wright Manson
Wrap Front Jumpsuit with Peg Leg and Self Belt
Super Soft Rib Jumpsuit with Waist Tie in Grey Marl
Fallen Shoulder Scuba Jumpsuit in Blush
Petite Jogger Jumpsuit in Camel
Sequin Jumpsuit, Black/Rose Gold
High Neck Long Sleeve Jumpsuit in Floral
Hooded Jumpsuit in Blush
Square Neck Fitted Jumpsuit in Washed Black
Claudie Floral Jumpsuit, Jungle Palm
Short Sleeve Button Front Jumpsuit
Maximum Height with a Solid Black V-Neck
Look Stylish Working From Home
Get Longer Legs with an Elevated Waist
Get the Daily Scoop in Your Fitted Loungewear
Sparkle All Evening
A Cute Floral Print for Added Height
Look Good While Staying In
Black Denim for Casual Chic
Look Stylish in the Urban Jungle
Vertical Stripes for a Slim Look
|Waist||High-waist||High-waist with tie||Super-high||High-waist||Super high||High-waist||High-waist with stretch||High-waist||High-waist with belt||High-waist with belt|
|Colour||Black||Grey||Blush||Camel||Rose gold and black||Red and white||Dusky rose||Black||Black and green||Black and white|
|Pattern||Solid colour||Solid colour||Solid colour||Solid colour||Different coloured top and bottom||Foral||Solid colour||Solid colour||Jungle print||Stripped|
|Neckline||V-neck||V-neck||V-neck||Scoop||Bandeau||High neck||High||Square||V-neck||Button up|
Now you've found that gorgeous looking jumpsuit, you need the right foundation to go underneath. Perhaps you're searching for the perfect underwear to give you new garment a form-skimming look?Or maybe you'd like a jumper for a cute and casual style? For more fashion inspo, check out the links below!
After reading this article, we can all agree that jumpsuits are simply made for shorter girls! Whether you're lusting for an effortless every-day look, or an outfit to dazzle, we hope you've found the right jumpsuit for you. Remember our tips for flattering your petite figure and you'll be turning heads in no time.
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