How to Layer Long Dresses as a Petite (Without Drowning in Fabric!)

Being a Petite woman can sometimes make it challenging to find the perfect outfit that flatters your figure. However, with the right layering techniques, you can create a stylish and elongating look. In this blog post, we will explore how to layer long dresses as a Petite using a few simple tricks.

1. Cropped Blazers

Cropped blazers are a great option for layering with long dresses as a petite. By highlighting your waist, the cropped blazer helps to keep your proportions balanced, flattering your shorter figure. A structured, boxy option works particularly well for this.

2. Belted Longer Blazers

If you prefer a more relaxed and effortless look, try layering your long dress with a belted longer blazer. This style is perfect for creating a chic and bohemian vibe. This works with cardigans, jackets or shirts, too (you can tie the shirt at the waist, also). It elongates you by keeping your silhouette slim and balanced. A longer blazer won't work with long skirts if it's left open or buttoned-up without a belt, as the excess fabric in both pieces will drown out your Petite frame.

3. Jumpers


Jumpers are a versatile layering piece that can instantly transform your long dress into a stylish (and warm) ensemble. Opt for a lightweight jumper that complements the color and style of your dress. Layer it over your dress and cinch it at the waist with a belt to create a defined silhouette. This layering technique adds texture and visual interest to your outfit while keeping your proportions in check. Don't wear a jumper that hits at your hips or lower (without belting) - showing more of your legs makes them appear longer, improving your look.

When in doubt, remember that layering long dresses as a Petite is all about proportions. Aim for a balanced and proportionate look by choosing the right length of blazers or jumpers - or fixing them with belts!

If you're ready to try this look out, check out our cropped Boituva blazer. This dress is dropping on our website soon...


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