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Fashion Myths and Secrets for Petite Ladies.

Believing popular fashion myths about petite women can lead you to buy clothing that doesn't flatter your body and makes you look frumpy. But when you know which fashion rules are fact and which ones are myths, you can create a look that you'll love. Below, you'll find a list of fashion myths that petite women often believe.

Myth 1: All clothes for petite women are the same.

Fact: Clothes shopping when you're petite can be difficult. Not only is petite clothing sized differently, but there's no standard definition of petite. A shirt that's listed as petite in one brand might be considered average in another. This can create a frustrating shopping experience for petite women.

Myth 2: If you're petite, try shopping in the boys' or juniors' section.

Fact: Young boy and teenage girls have different body portions than petite women do. Although, some petite women may be able to shop in these sections, it's not recommended. The clothes may not fit correctly and the clothing selection is often inappropriate for working women. You can visit visit Navabi to find fashion for petite women.

Myth 3: Petite clothing is just shorter.

Fact: This myth can make clothes shopping a challenge. Petite clothing isn't just about where the hemline falls. Most petite women have body proportions that are different from women of average height.

Myth 4: Your clothes should fit right off the rack.

Fact: This is a common fashion blunder. Clothing manufacturers design clothes based on the average size of a petite. If you're two inches shorter than the manufacturer's definition of average petite then the jeans you bought off the rack won't look as nice on you as they did on the model that was used. That's why it's important that you take time to use the dressing room before you make a purchase.

Myth 5: Petite and Misses are the same size.

Fact: While there are some clothing manufacturers that do this, it's not standard. Most petite women find that petite clothing has a slightly smaller fit. This can be helpful to know if you're looking for a pair of jeans or a top that needs to be snug.

Myth 6: Petite women should always wear heels.

Fact: Petite women can definitely use a boost from heels. But just because you're petite, don't fall into the trap of thinking you can only wear pumps. You can still wear your favorite flats when the urge strikes. In fact, it's better on your spine, hips, and feet if you ditch the heels occasionally.

Myth 7: Only wear tiny patterns or tiny jewelry.

Fact: Petite women can pull off medium patterns and jewelry and in some cases, even the large size. You don't have to stick with small patterns if you don't like them. In fact, small patterns can sometimes emphasize how small you are even more than big ones do.

Shopping for petite women can be fun once you understand which fashion rules are myths. Not only will getting the right fit make you look terrific, you'll also feel confident and beautiful. Don't be afraid to experiment with other fashion rules and see which ones don't work for your body type.

Liz Smith is a passionate fashionista. She believes every woman has the right to look and feel beautiful, so she often blogs about the tips and tricks to flattering modern styles.
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