How Petites Can Wear Big Ruffle Sleeves

Big ruffle sleeves are en vogue and that got me thinking about how I could wear them. I love being on trend, but sometimes the trends are literally too big for me. But where there is a will there is always a way 🙂 Read on to know how I made this style suit the petite frame!

Anthropologie Ruffle Sleeves Blouse

Anthropologie Ruffle Sleeves Blouse

Sleeve Length is Everything

As a petite girl, if you want to try out this style I would suggest finding a sleeves that are three quarters in length. It’s really important to ensure that the sleeves are not swallowing you’re arms up and thus making you look shorter. The best way to do this is to show some bare arm, even a little works. This top from Anthropologie was perfect on that front, so I guess they were thinking about us petite girls too when they designed it 🙂

Top Needs to Be Fitted

The other big factor with oversized sleeves is making sure your top itself isn’t oversized. Better yet is to be able to have some belt detail to draw a persons eyes to the small of your waist, that’s where I would suggest tying the belt. This belt will give your small frame some much needed definition making you look taller. Now which petite girl will say not to that?!

Tory Burch Wedges

Tory Burch Wedges

Baublebar Earrings

Baublebar Earrings

V Neck Top

Always remember that V necks and scoop necks give us short girls the illusion of height. This is because it makes our torso look longer by elongating the neck area. This is a great tip to take into consideration when buying a ruffle sleeves top. We will need all the help we can get in the height department and this tip sure does help!

Fitted and Sleek

Picking what to pair with a ruffle sleeve top can be hard. I can say one thing with confidence, stay away from a long flowy skirt, a pencil skirt or a knee length skirt for any sort. I say that because you want the piece you pair this top with to be sleek and fitted. In my opinion the best piece would be a pair of skinny jeans or tailored, fitted and narrow pants. This will ensure that you have a defined body frame and the skinny jeans or pants will elongate your legs giving you some height. It will also help by making sure the outfit as a whole doesn’t drown you out. I picked a lovely pair of distressed Zara pants.

Structured Handbag

What handbag should you carry for this look? One word, structured! You have ruffle sleeves that are voluminous and floppy, the last thing you need is a large floppy handbag too! Stick to something that is defined, doesn’t matter if its big or small. I have picked a Burberry bag that is structured and it looks great with this look!

Lovely Day Look

Lovely Day Look

Ferragamo Sunglasses

Ferragamo Sunglasses

Burberry Bag

Burberry Bag

Zara Jeans

Zara Jeans

Close Up - Anthropologie Blouse

Close Up – Anthropologie Blouse

I wore this outfit when I was in Goa on a vacation. I also wore this look for a party in Chicago this past weekend. All you need to do is wear a pair of skinny jeans (not distressed unless frost bite is no biggie for you 🙂 ) and a pair of black boots or booties. I then bundled up with a lovely Canada Goose coat!

I hope this post gives you the inspiration and confidence you need to find your own ruffle sleeves top, I really do love them 🙂

 

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    • audrey conceicao
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      January 16, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you so very much!

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