Trimming down the trench
"I'm on a first-name basis with my tailor."
Pants, Alice + Olivia. Top, J.Crew. Shoes, Oscar de la Renta. Earrings, Leslie Greene. Ring, H.Stern.
- Stick to simple, snug-fitting clothes: say no to flowy skirts, big sweaters; yes to this modified trench from Banana Republic's petite line.
- Get petite sizes, not misses'; with alterations you lose the trench's great sleeve details, and it's difficult for a tailor to fix too-big shoulders.
- Wide-legged pants won't stunt shorter women if the volume is balanced by heels and a defined shape on top.