Looking to add to your holiday wish list? Looking for a fashion gift for a short woman? Here are fashion and accessory items that I've chosen especially because they're flattering for short women, featuring lace lovelies, pearl jewelry, knee-high boots, pointed-toe flats, holiday special occasion clothing, and glitzy accessories.
Here's a list of flattering styles for petites that includes a shimmering sequin cami, leather gloves, a snuggly robe, an animal-print scarf, red enamel drop earrings, a black "crusher" hat, a crystal minaudiere, a petite V-neck sweater, a glitz watch, a quartz necklace, and a petite vest. Pictured: Quartz necklace
Is a holiday party on your agenda this season? Here are several party-perfect choices for petites--cocktail dress with illusion bodice, sequin wrap dress, metallic jacket and matching shell, evening pants, animal-print faux fur jacket, drop earrings, sparkly rhinestone bracelet, black beaded clutch, gold python-print clutch, evening stiletto shoes. Pictured: Sequin wrap dress
Pearl jewelry remains a fashion classic, but beyond classic, there are plenty of new, trendy styles of pearl jewelry, so there's something for every woman when it comes to pearls. My picks for this season's pearl jewelry are a champagne pearl bracelet, a faux pearl and chain necklace, a mabe pearl and filigree ring, an adjustable pearl statement ring, a bold white pearl fashion ring, faux pearl flower earrings, ivory pearl drop earrings, cultured freshwater pearl flower ring, whimsical pearl and crystal bracelet, and classic pearl earrings set in 14k gold. Pictured: Cultured freshwater pearl flower ring
4. Lace Fashion
Lovely in Lace, the Fashion Trend of the Month for November 2011, is equally trendy for any special occasion. Lace isn't just reserved for weddings; a touch of lace can add fashion interest anytime. Petite actress Sarah Jessica Parker served as inspiration in a one-shoulder, white lace mini-dress. Here are some lace fashion items that would flatter petites: petite lace special occasion dress in champagne or mocha colors, ruffle lace scarf, lace clutch, petite lace top, black lace stiletto platforms. Pictured: Petite lace special occasion dress available in champagne or mocha colors
Knee-high boots are a good fashion footwear choice for petites. Here are several styles--black knee-high boot with stacked heel and decorative buckle and strap detail, slouchy suede knee-high boot, sheepskin knee-high boot, sporty black knee-high boot for casual wear, leopard-print and black knee-high boot, fringed suede knee-high boot, brown knee-high riding boot, and burnt red leather knee-high boot. Pictured: Burnt red leather knee-high boot
If you're tired of wearing high heels and want to give your feet a little break, pointed-toe flats can be a good alternative to wear to a casual holiday event or a family gift exchange. The pointed toe is good for short women because it visually extends the leg line. Here are several pointed-toe flat shoes that could work for petite women--jaguar print pointed-toe flat, red pointed-toe flat with knotted bow decoration, taupe pointed-toe flat with buckle decoration, sleek basic black pointed-toe flat, Jimmy Choo pointed-toe animal print flat, shiny pointed-toe flat, spectator pointed toe flat in camel and black, caramel colored pointed-toe flat with zig-zag side strap decoration, cobalt blue pointed-toe flat, and black and white print pointed-toe flat. Pictured: Animal print flat by Jimmy Choo