Oversized Layering Tips For Petites

Kara Bike Wallet in Flame, Zebra Print Cardigan

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FAQ: Can petites wear long, oversized layers?
A: If my 4’11” ass can do it, so can you 😉

My tips:

  1. soft, unstructured fabrics drape better over smaller frames and curves, so try knits or drapey fabrics vs. things like structured coats.
  2. keep the pieces underneath slim-fitting, like skinny jeans vs boyfriend jeans.
  3. wear it open to give your frame/curves a chance to show from underneath.
  4. a heeled shoe/boot will always help elongate the look, but don’t be afraid to rock it with flats (try a sleek sneaker).
  5. if the billowing fabric at the back freaks you out, toss on a crossbody bag.
  6. stand tall, throw your shoulders back, and strut 🔥


Cardigan – H&M // size xs // (as a sweater)
Tank – H&M // size xs
Jeans – Rag & Bone // size 24
Boots – Sam Edelman “Roya” // size 5
Handbag – Kara “Bike Wallet”

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