Sunday, 17 January 2016

10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

Erika, Retro Flame | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know
It's been a while since I last featured a round up of my favourite bloggers - I thought it was time I resurrected this series!

I've had my eye on a few different fashion bloggers to feature for over a year now, and I'll be repeating some more of the categories I've already covered - e.g. over 40 bloggers, European bloggers, British bloggers - with some different faces, as well as choosing some new categories, like the petites I'm featuring today.

[Images above and below: Retro Flame]

10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know
I'm always fascinated by how petite girls are often able to make themselves look as willowy and long-legged as the next girl - for a long time I didn't realise many of the bloggers I've featured here were petite at all. Whatever your shape, size or height, it's all about getting your proportions right. Sometimes breaking the style rules just works, and it's refreshing seeing girls going ahead and wearing what works for them.

No matter whether you're small or tall, do check out their blogs yourself to see even more of their amazing style - I hope you find some great new-to-you blogs to follow...!

Jessica, J Petite | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

1. Jessica, J Petite

"I use fashion as my creative outlet. Mixing patterns and bold colors is my style aphrodisiac. Keeping true to my own personal style and flare I live by Coco Chanel’s words To be irreplaceable one must be different. I’m 5'1⅞" by birth, but the sky’s the limit with heels."
Jessica is a stunning brunette and I love her ability to mix trends with some gorgeous classic pieces. She also covers a lot of health and fitness on her blog with her regular Workout Wednesday posts. She makes wearing bell-bottomed jeans look easy and wears the 70s trend beautifully.

Monika, Style is My Pudding | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

2. Monika, Style is My Pudding

"I'm a personal style blogger living in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada with my husband and two adorable ferrets. My 9 to 5 job involves wearing a uniform (which leaves very little room for sartorial expression!) so I've always enjoyed "dressing up" for my weekends."
Monika has been a wonderful bloggy friend of mine for so long - she is super loyal and wonderfully enthusiastic. Her eclectic mixes have a touch of the bohemian about them but sometimes she'll throw in the occasional bold stripe or faux leather leggings (and look seriously fabulous every time). I am always amazed at her creativity.

Annie, Stylish Petite | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

3. Annie, Stylish Petite

"Stylish Petite is a Southern California-based style blog. It began as an online resource to help those who are petite find clothes that fit well. It now encompasses my love for fashion, home decor, travel and lifestyle. Technically I'm 4' 11.75" but I always round up to 5'."
Annie is currently expecting but that hasn't hampered her style choices one bit - she's been sporting OTK boots, lots of stripes and sweater dresses with as many bold colours as neutrals which of course I love.

Amber, Easy Petite Looks | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

4. Amber, Easy Petite Looks

"I was born and raised in Wisconsin. I moved to Minnesota in summer 2013. Yes, that’s right. I moved somewhere even colder than my home city, which I was 99% sure I’d never do (just ask my parents, I think they’re still surprised). I moved here for my internal medicine residency training. Residency is busy, but I try to keep up with my other hobbies (like this blog) to maintain my sanity."
Another blogger who also writes about fitness, Amber favours lots of neutrals in lush textures and simple prints. Her style is classic and easy-to-wear and is in flats as much as she's in heels - yet still looks gorgeously leggy.

Sydne, Sydne Style | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

5. Sydne, Sydne Style

"I'm only 5'3", but you'd never know it because of my stiletto obsession. I'm originally from Miami, which explains my fascination with neon. I never met a statement necklace I didn't like."
Sydne is a great example of a petite who knows her proportions - who'd have thought someone who's 5'3" could make wide legged trousers look so amazing? She's incredible polished and ladylike and can usually be found in colour-blocked outfits and red lipstick. So much to love.

Kelly, Alterations Needed | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

6. Kelly, Alterations Needed

"Alterations Needed is where I share my style journey including developing a personal style, building a wardrobe, outfits, and general musings about fashion. I have an intense love affair with menswear, and my personal style reflects that, something you could call tomboy-chic. Oh yeah, and I love denim. Like, really love denim. I’m also very petite at 4'11", so I share fit reviews, style tips, and ways in which I’ve had clothing altered down to fit."
Kelly said it herself - she's nearly always in denim (distressed is her forte) and she absolutely rocks the masculine chic look. I love her use of pinstripes and long blazers which totally work on her small stature.

Erika, Retro Flame | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

7. Erika, Retro Flame

"I'm an Irish girl currently living in New York City. After spending my last two summers here in NYC, I fell in love and now I’m back for another year-long adventure. This little blog of mine is a compact diary of my outfits, travel, work and inspirations."
Where do I start with Erika's style - I adore her look. She seems to put together incredibly polished yet very trend-led outfits, with some great details like a perfectly tied scarf here or a lust-worthy tote there. She may be Irish but she's got the NYC girl look down to a tee.

Gentri, Gentri Lee | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

8. Gentri, Gentri Lee

"As a professional blogger, make-up artist, wardrobe stylist, and self proclaimed adventurer, I can't help but live a creative lifestyle. You'll find posts on outfits and personal style - the clothes that take me from here to there; simple recipes that are ideal for an on-the-go lifestyle; beauty tutorials and skincare tips - and parties, because they're the perfect way to reconnect with friends."
Gentri's love of road trips and travelling is reflected in her style - lots of sweaters, plaid and denim but with the odd pop of colour and leather jacket thrown in. For gorgeous, practical, casual chic on the road her blog is exactly where you should be headed.

Tam, Hello Framboise | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

9. Tam, Hello Framboise

"The personal style blog of Tam, a petite twenty-something professional living in Colorado."
Tam has been a favourite of mine for a few years now - then she posted pictures of her trip to Santorini at around the same time as my holiday there last year and that just sealed the deal for me. To see all her summery outfits on that amazing Greek island was a delight; all her looks are spot-on, with as many flats as high heels and stripes, plaids and denim as I wear myself.

Sheryl, Walk in Wonderland | 10 Petite Fashion Bloggers You Should Know

10. Sheryl, Walk in Wonderland

"The name for the blog came about thanks to my fashion obsession. My dream was to have the biggest walk-in closet of all time where I would feel like Alice wandering in Wonderland. I love exploring all styles, but I’m mostly in edgy, chic outfits and every now and then, I like to dress preppy, glamourous or grungy. I live in the moment and that is reflected in my style."
Sheryl is so sleek - she looks like she's 5'10" and has legs that go on for days. She's incredibly fashion-forward and favours soft palettes with a lot of white that flatters her gorgeous skin tone and long dark hair. You'll find a lot of surprises like a pair of mustard ankle boots or unusual trims on sweaters which all add up to a ton of inspiring looks.


P.S. Like this post? You might also want to read 8 European Fashion Bloggers You Should Know!
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  1. I'm not petite but I love meeting new bloggers to follow - thanks, C! xox


    1. Thank you, Patti - I'm so glad to have restarted this series!!! These girls are wonderful x

  2. I was wondering if you could pull together a post that features bloggers that live in a predominantly hot climate. I seem to have difficulty finding those bloggers and although I love to see winter outfits, they don't fit my life.

    1. Gosh Mary that's a very good idea - I'll make a note of that!! It's not one I've thought of so I'll put it down and start researching, thank you!! x

  3. What a great list of fabulous ladies!
    They are obviously styling themselves brilliantly as they all look in perfect proportion....and could, honestly, be ANY height!
    Thank you for introducing me to some more great bloggers.
    I am not petite....more "average"...but I can easily be inspired by these ladies and their looks.
    My eldest daughter is 4 feet 11 inches, so she is sure to be interested in this line up.

    1. I couldn't agree more about their apparent height, Samantha! Many of them look super tall I think. Good to know your daughter will like looking at their blogs, thanks sweetie! x

  4. I love your 10 series, thanks for pointing me in the direction of some great bloggers I was not aware of

  5. Hi Catherine! Thank you so much for including me in your round-up! Flattered to be in such good company (many of these girls I've known for years, and they are all wonderful people!), and glad to have a few new bloggers to add to my reading list. Thank you again! - Kelly

    1. Kelly you are so welcome! I'm glad you've also found some new-to-you bloggers, I always love finding new people to follow, especially when they blog in the same niche as you. Thanks hun x

  6. suspect that petite women who read as tall are often catalog models. When she was young, my 5'1" mother looked just like me, her 5'8"daughter. But sadly, clothes modeled by a 5'1" person who "reads" tall do not fit me. As a women in my 60's who still maintains a slim figure, I find it increasingly difficult to find clothes, as almost everything that looks in the pictures as if it would fit me turns out to be much too short when (and if) the length is given. For example, a 31"inseam with flowing pants pools attractively on such a woman but looks as if I left it in the dryer too long (I need at least a 33). I think all catalog and on-line sites should give the height of the model.

    1. Quite a few sites do, Emily, but you're right it would be so much better if all of them did! As I'm a bit taller than average (5'7") I tend to look at models and think things will be a bit longer on me, assuming they're all 5'9" or more. Though do you ever try the "Tall" options on websites (ASOS or Topshop, for example)? I was wondering if you find their proportions better...?

  7. Thank you for all these great links. I'm always on the lookout for new blogs to follow, and even though I'm not petite, hopefully I can pick up some good tips on dressing better for my proportions. :D

    Idealism never goes out of fashion

    1. Thanks Rebecca! I never discount anyone's style on account of their shape of size, sometimes it's a colour combination or pattern mix that I get inspiration from. And proportions are tricky to get right I find...!!

  8. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH!! I made it into your "Fashion Bloggers You Should Know" series?!? Dearest Catherine...I couldn't be more thrilled if I'd won a blogging award!! Thank you sooo much for this truly amazing compliment...and for being one of my biggest supporters and "bestest" on-line friends!! XOXO

    1. Hehe Monika it wouldn't right without you!! You were always on the list to feature, I'm just sorry it took me so long to get round to posting it. I'm so pleased you're happy with the post, you are such a sweetheart - thank YOU for the kind comments and love you always send my way!! Much love back atcha x

  9. What a great roundup. Can I share a secret with you? (Yes, I know everyone will see it.;) I think it would be so cool, so very neat to be petite. I know I shouldn't and it's not like I'm jealous. I just think it'd be kind of fun to be a petite person if that makes any sense. I have a very petite friend--I tell you what, she does not come across as petitie! I actually call her, Petite Turbo! Ahhh, Sandy. Anyway, here's to loving my figure however it is but appreciating those different than myself.

    Thanks for highlighting these gorgeous women Catherine. And thank you for linking up to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories Link Up.

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    1. I see what you mean, Ann - we always want what we don't have, don't we?!! Especially if we have a great friend like you say you have if she dresses well and looks great you associate that great style with their size and shape maybe... Oooh get me getting all psychological on yo' ass!!!!!

      Thanks sweetie, hehe xx

  10. What a fun round up! I really love that I've encountered another midwestern Wisconsin blogger....Wisconsin is an adopted home of mine.
    Thanks for this! And Happy New Year!

    1. Aww thanks Norbyah my lovely, and HNY to you too (it's not too late to say that, is it...?)!! x

  11. I am far from petite, but I have lots of friends on Facebook private fashion boards who are, so I'm DEFINITELY sharing this post with all of them! Well done, Catherine. xx

    1. Aww Lisa that'd be so nice of you - thank you so much!! x

  12. Voted! :-)

    Thanks for this great list. I'm 5'11" and hadn't really checked out many petite bloggers. But all the bloggers on the list have great style and look amazingly proportioned, and I'm looking forward to checking out their blogs more closely!

    1. Thank you AGAIN for voting, Andrea - you're amazing!!

      I didn't realise you were so tall... but as you say we can still take inspiration from them, it's not always about dressing for our height, is it? x

  13. Super cute post - love finding out about other bloggers...and being relatively petite too I will certainly take a closer look at their styles...what a nice idea featuring other bloggers - you have so many cool ideas Catherine!

    Yvonne x

    1. Thank you Yvonne - and I didn't realise you were petite, goes to show that if you get your proportions right no-one ever looks really short or really tall...! x

  14. Hi Catherine! Do you know of any UK petite bloggers? All the above are US based (1 Canadian).... I used to live in America and found the the market there catered brilliantly for short girls.... There's much less choice in the UK.

    1. Hi Calypte, I'm afraid I didn't take much notice of where these girls were based as I was "collecting" them (for want of a better word)! One I do know of I featured already in a British bloggers round up is Amy of (if I hdn't featured her already I'd have featured her here).

      I've just done a Google search and it seems that the bloggesphere agrees in general that it's hard to find as many UK petite bloggers as US ones. I grew my list organically - meaning it was people I found organically and followed anyway, rather than Google searching them. But I did find and there is a post where someone has done a round up of UK petites:

      Hope that helps! x

  15. Ok, so I swear I've commented before, but I'm not seeing it. So I'll just comment again to say - Thank you, so much, for including me! I am so flattered!


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