Every body shape can be flattered simply by wearing the right cut and style of clothes. Whether you have a pear, petite, wedge, rectangle, apple or an hourglass figure, certain clothing shapes will flatter you more than others. They objective of good styling is to help you first understand your body shape, lifestyle, personality and style, then hide things you don’t like about your body while emphasizing your best bits.

Being petite doesn’t just mean that you are short, it is often also referred to as being slight. The High Street is normally pretty good at giving you lots of choice so get amongst it!

Here are a few quick petite body shape styling tips.

Tip 1 – Don’t let your clothing drown you! You have a great shape with dainty little feminine bits that need to be on show. Well fitting clothing is your friend. A well tailored jacket is an absolute must for you!

Tip 2 – If you want to achieve the appearance of being taller, you can elongate your neck and breastbone to make yourself look taller by wearing V-neck tops with a long 77 Diamonds necklace or a loose skinny scarf.

Tip 3 – Dresses in single colours from shoulder to knee look amazing on you. Two contrasting colours divide your figure making you look more stumpy.

Tip 4 – You can elongate your torso by wearing stripes and patterns.

Tip 5 – Avoid childish colours (vibrant pinks and others in this range) as they only emphasises your slightness.

Tip 6 – Consider the length of garments – opt for longer lines to make you look taller. Create columns of colour with your clothes to help elongate your frame.

Tip 7 – High waistline trousers or skirts add inches to your lower half and look fantastic on you.

Tip 8 – High heels or wedges are great for adding inches and emphasising that you are all woman!

There are lots of petite style icons out there (in fact most of the biggest are classed as petite), so there is lots of inspiration at hand. Follow Kylie, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian and Shakira for a start!