Emma Roberts and the Petite-Girl Way to Wear Stripes

Knowing what to wear when you're short takes a lifetime of testing and learning—I would know being 5'1". So I always applaud the pint-size actress Emma Roberts for managing to get the proportions of her outfits—and the shoes to go with them—right every time. Another case in point cropped up on the photo agencies this morning, with the newly blonde star taking to the streets of L.A. looking all kinds of sweet in a striped set of co-ords.

Stripes, like blocks of colour, are often best worn uniformly to look most flattering. So Emma has taken the right tack here to opt for a matching miniskirt and crop top. The short hemlines and thin lines of these striped, retro-looking pieces also help keep your small frame in the frame, rather than being swamped in print. Add in a pair of neutral mules with a midi heel (any girl's best friend when it comes to making thigh-baring hemlines look chic), et voilá, a Roberts-approved summer ensemble we can all learn a thing or two from, petite or not.

Keep reading to shop her look.


(Image credit: Rex Features)

On Emma Roberts: Dolores Haze Marsha Crop Top (£55) and Marsha Mini Skirt (£66); Misa Small Jane Box Bag (£100); ByFar Sienna Mule (£254) (£203).


Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.