We've partnered with Macy's to show you how to own the hottest trends — no matter your height.
If you're a fashion girl under 5'4", you know first-hand how difficult it is to find new pieces that are both on trend and tailored to fit. Between dragging hems and bulky shoulders, the struggle is real —
especially when it comes to cold-weather clothing. Luckily, constantly cuffed jeans and unintentionally oversize coats don't have to be your reality this season. Thanks to Macy's petite section, you can get away with rocking Fall's most covetable trends without sacrificing an ounce of style.
Here, we asked four petite fashion bloggers to show us how they're wearing the latest It pieces. Keep reading to see their looks and steal a few styling tricks for yourself.
Interesting hems on skinny jeans
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Jeans are perhaps the toughest piece to style if you're not blessed with long limbs. Often, you're subjected to cuffing the hems or tucking them under to create a more flattering fit, which means you miss out on key details, like raw, released hems, one of Fall's biggest trends. Thankfully, these
skinny jeans have a 26" inseam, making them perfect for petite girls.
"A style like this couldn’t be taken to the tailor without ruining the detail in the alteration," noted
Courtney Quinn. Follow her lead and style your denim with a mix of textures, like suede and lace, for a rich Autumn look.
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Statement coats and jackets
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Coats are pretty challenging to begin with, but throw an all-over print into the mix and it feels nearly impossible to pull off without overwhelming your frame. The trick is to stick to timeless silhouettes, like a classic trench style, and small-scale prints in neutral tones, both of which are embodied in this
subtle python number. The effect is still show-stopping, but without the in-your-face statement better left for those taller.
Take notes from
Angela Lanter, who let the coat do all the talking while keeping the rest of her look simple and streamlined.
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Wrap dresses are one of those pieces that bubble up season after season and for good reason — they're clean, sophisticated, and endlessly versatile. But finding the perfect midi length can prove to be challenging. This
polka-dot version hits right below the knee to create a flattering fit.
Cathy Anderson's style cues and take the polished piece off duty with a denim jacket and casual tote.
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Image Source: Rach Martino
Experimenting with larger-than-life embellishments may have been off limits in the past, but this season, try it out with a
bow blouse. The sleeveless cut and breezy fabric keep the piece more relaxed — something more structured with sharper lines may end up overwhelming your small frame.
By tucking the top into a high-waisted, figure-skimming skirt, like
Rach Martino does here, the proportions balance out nicely while still positioning the bow embellishment as the focal point.
Check out more from Macy's Petite Fit + Fashion Guide!
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