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The Dress and Jacket Strategy
Teresa Nivar
Police Officer
33, 5'4"

Uniforms don't come in petite sizes, so Nivar has hers taken in.

  • Pinstripes look professional and give an enhanced vertical line.
  • Switch to evening simply by removing the jacket.
  • "Petite sizes aren't just smaller than misses'; they're proportioned differently, with shorter neck-to-waist and waist-to-hip measurements," says Kim Williams Dahlman, author of The Petite Handbook
Jacket, Calvin Klein. Dress. Short necklace, Dean Harris. Pendant necklace, Irene Neuwirth. Rings, Helen Ficalora and Jane Taylor. Shoes, Yves Saint Laurent.
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