Winter can be a tough time for petites. Layers and layers of clothing can overwhelm a small frame, but often there is no other way to fight the cold. Our solution? The sweater dress. We rounded up five petite-specific sweater dresses that accomodate both warmth and style.
1. Invest in Neutral Hues
Neutrals naturally make shorter women appear taller. The calm colors don't overwhelm and they go with everything!
Ralph Lauren dress, $100 (originally $198); ralphlauren.com.
2. Look for Interesting Hemlines
Familiarize yourself with the shirttail hemline. The silhouette is a way to show off your legs.
Loft dress, $90; loft.com.
3. Highlight Your Figure
Go bold with this ribbed bodycon dress. It will have you looking longer and leaner than ever.
Ann Taylor dress, $129; anntaylor.com.
4. Try Built-In Layers
This look mimics a drop waist, which splits the body below the natural waist line, lengthening a short torso.
Anthropologie dress, $138; anthropologie.com.
5. Go Long
Opt for a long cable knit style with vertical stitching to lengthen a short frame.
Asos dress, $86; asos.com.