5 Sweater Dresses Made Especially for Petites

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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.

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Invest in Neutral Hues

Invest in Neutral Hues
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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.

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Look for Interesting Hemlines

Look for Interesting Hemlines
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Familiarize yourself with the shirttail hemline. The silhouette is a way to show off your legs.

Loft dress, $90; loft.com.

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Highlight Your Figure

Highlight Your Figure
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Go bold with this ribbed bodycon dress. It will have you looking longer and leaner than ever.

Ann Taylor dress, $129; anntaylor.com.

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Try Built-In Layers

Try Built-In Layers
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This look mimics a drop waist, which splits the body below the natural waist line, lengthening a short torso.

Anthropologie dress, $138; anthropologie.com.

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Go Long

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Opt for a long cable knit style with vertical stitching to lengthen a short frame.

Asos dress, $86; asos.com.

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