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The Best Fashion for Petites
Lauren Glassberg
Trimming down the trench
Lauren Glassberg
TV Reporter
37, 5'2"

"I'm on a first-name basis with my tailor."

  • 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.
Pants, Alice + Olivia. Top, J.Crew. Shoes, Oscar de la Renta. Earrings, Leslie Greene. Ring, H.Stern.