Oh, to be tall! Your outfit options must be endless, right? Well, I’m sure that the super-tall people would disagree with me, and I know there are fashion struggles on that end of the height spectrum too (don’t even ask a 6-foot person about jumpsuits), but when you’re petite, the available trends you can easily throw on and not be swamped by are limited. There are some petite-friendly autumn 2022 trends, and I’m here to share them with you, short person to short person. I stand at 5’1” and have a more curvaceous, hourglass figure than a straight-up-and-down or pear-shaped body. I am normally between a size 10 and 12, depending on the brand, the day and how I feel. So not only is it tricky enough finding trends that work for an ultra-petite frame, but it’s even harder finding the looks that don’t instantly fight against my boobs or cling to my thighs and gape around my waist at the same time.
I spend a lot of time at my local tailor’s (or begging my mum for sewing assistance—she understands being even smaller than me!), but this season, I’d like to circumnavigate some of those trips and the additional cost and just get straight down to the good stuff. So I looked again at the runways, this time with a filter of “will I be able to easily throw this on without worrying it doesn’t suit me?” and “is this going to have to be altered?” which led me to the following five petite-friendly autumn trends that I believe you can invest in not only for this season but beyond. There are looks here that adhere to classic short-person dressing principles, such as finding ways to elongate your look—think of knee boots under midi dresses rather than ankle boots that can “cut” up your leg line. From tube dresses to belted coats, these are the fresh ideas you can rely upon.