It’s time for another installment of “poor advice given to petite women“!
This month’s Glamour Magazine picks spring jackets for ladies of various body types, those being “boy-shaped”, “plus-sized”, and my personal favorite…”petite”! The “boy-shaped” and “plus-sized” ladies look fabulous in their jackets…but what’s that I see? Wait, they didn’t put the petite girl in…oh, no they didn’t!
I am happy to see such a short petite being represented (5’0″, woot woot!), but she’d be better served dressed in something a little more flattering and chic, like a petite favorite Theory jacket perhaps?
Or, really, I’d take anything that doesn’t suggest she’ll be making-out with her boyfriend under the bleachers after PE.
I’m not too happy about her shoes either…something with a lower vamp would help extend her leg line, instead of cutting if off at the ankle.
Oh yeah…and the pockets peeking out from under her short skirt…is that still “in” or am I just getting old?
Despite that last tidbit of “advice” I do agree with Glamour’s advice on the second page for petite women. Narrow sleeves and high armholes really make a huge difference in the way jackets look on petite women, and I’ve had the sleeves slimmed on a jacket before with flattering results.
The first two styles shown for petite women are pretty good. I like the stylish, peplum shape of the first jacket (makes me think of the Urban Outfitters peplum knit jacket), and bright color. The classic shape of the second jacket is pretty universally flattering, and while I detest that almost neon yellow, I give Glamour props for the bold choice.
But there goes that “sporty” varsity jacket look again with jacket number three. Unless I’m trying out for the softball team, I’ll pass on that one.
What do you think of Glamour’s picks for petite women? Hit or miss?