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As someone who hates being told what to wear and is generally uninterested in anyone’s opinions other than my own when it comes to my fashion choices, the last thing I would venture to do is try to tell my fellow petite-framed women what they should—or worse, shouldn’t—wear. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t share what I’m planning on wearing in the coming months on the chance some my peers out there are on the hunt for some inspiration or care to know what a 5’2” editor considers flattering for her frame.
So since spring is on the horizon and everyone is sick of thinking about winter dressing anyway, today I figured I would do just that. Below, I’ve highlighted the five S/S 20 trends that, at first glance, I can tell will be heavy in my rotation next season. To see what made the cut, read a little about each, and, of course, do some shopping along the way, just keep scrolling.
Courtesy of Givenchy
The funny (and opportune) thing about being petite is that things like crop tops and bra tops almost look just like normal tops on you. However, since the idea of sporting one alone (as seen above) is still a little too daring for me, so I plan on layering bra tops under slightly oversize blazers and button-downs come spring.
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I’ve been very into the tailoring craze, acquiring more blazers and trousers in the last year than I’d like to admit. On that note, I’m elated that shorts suits are the latest take on the trend to join the spotlight because they don’t cover you up quite as much as a full-on pantsuit and you feel a little bit less like you’re drowning in fabric.
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I’m all for anything that elongates the legs, and slits—whether on dresses or skirts—do just that. With this style, the higher the slit, the more effective it is. So here’s to hoping the trend sticks around for a while.
Courtesy of A.W.A.K.E. Mode
Barely there shoes with an elongating V-shaped upper that minimizes bulk and leaves your ankles bare? It sounds like a shoe style that was made for petite girls if you ask me.
Courtesy of Celine
I’m pretty sure everyone can pull off a vest—especially when you consider how many different styles there are and how many ways you can wear them. I especially love how the more fitted styles look as a top.