Although we saw plenty of glamorous red-carpet looks from petite celebrities at the Oscars, it was 84-year-old actress June Squibb, a nominee for Best Supporting Actress, who made a special impression as she walked the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. She looked as though she were having the time of her life in a dark green, beaded, custom-made gown by fashion designer Tadashi Shoji, who said that he was honored to work with the petite actress. June Squibb loves green, and it's a flattering color on her, which brings out the sparkle in her eyes.
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One of spring's hottest trends is high-contrast black and white fashion, and when we're thinking of black and white fashion, it's only natural to think of White House Black Market, the retailer that specializes in black, white, and black and white fashion (look for a bit of blue and green at WHBM this spring, too). White House Black Market is now offering petites' clothing (Vendor's Site) online in petites' sizes 00P - 16P although not every garment offered for petites is available in the full size range. Garments available for petites include tops, dresses, skirts, jackets, and pants.
Currently, White House Black Market is also offering free shipping and free returns on petite orders.
One of the first runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall 2014 in New York on Thursday was the BCBGMAXAZRIA show. Since the BCBG line includes clothing sized especially for petites, it's interesting to look at the runway show and note some of the trends for the line. For fall 2014, the following trends emerged at BCBGMAXAZRIA:
It's not too early to consider what to wear for Valentine's Day or what to request as a gift for Valentine's Day, for that manner. Accessorizing with heart jewelry works well, especially because it's appropriate not only for Valentine's Day, but also for any occasion.
Pictured: interlocking heart earrings available from Zappos (Buy Direct)
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Most of the petite stars who appeared on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 18, 2014, chose to wear blue (Kerry Washington wore a hot pink top with dark blue skirt). Other color choices from petite celebrities included red, white, and black (with gold or print design).
Petite stars walked the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globes looking glamorous with nary a fashion faux pas. See how eleven petite celebrities looked at they strutted their stuff at the first major awards show of the season.
Pictured: Amy Adams
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Do you know the four questions to ask yourself when you're deciding what to wear? You could be going to work, to the mall, to lunch, to the beach, to a party, to a wedding, or to participate in outdoors' activities. No matter where you're going, these same four questions will guide your clothing selection so that you'll always be well dressed.
See which petite celebrity made my 13 in 2013 list for having one of the most memorable red-carpet looks of the year:
- Best Red-Carpet Look
- Best Short Dress on the Red Carpet
- Best Jewel-Tone Gown on the Red Carpet
- Best Column Dress on the Red Carpet
- Best Red-Carpet Retro Look
- Best Black and White Gown
- Best Strapless Gown
- Best Draped Gown
- Best Glamorous, Plus-Sized Look
- Edgiest Red-Carpet Look
- Most Outrageous Red-Carpet Look
- Most Revealing Red-Carpet Gown
- Most Overwhelming Red-Carpet Gown
A pretty evening bag can add just the right finishing touch to a party ensemble. Hard-case minaudieres have been especially popular in the past few seasons. These cute little bags first became popular in the late 1940s and remained trendy during the early 1950s. Actress Jennifer Jones carried one in the 1955 movie Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. Back in the day, mother-of-pearl inlay was a popular finish for a hard-care minaudiere. Hand-beaded clutches were also very popular.
Today's evening bags can be even more elaborately decorated than their vintage predecessors. See some of the newest styles in my list of evening bags for winter 2013/2014.
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Glitzy dresses make festive holiday fashion statements, and short women can find metallic dresses sized specifically for petites this holiday season. Another option for a holiday party is the classic stand-by -- the little black dress (on my list of petite black dresses for winter, the first five would look good for any holiday party).
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