Jackets belong in every petite woman's wardrobe because a jacket is a go-to garment for both work and weekend wear. Wearing a jacket is also a great way to hide midriff and tummy bulges. To get the maximum style boost from a jacket, petites should look for the jacket features that work best for short women.
Jacket Tip #1 - Choose single-breasted jackets, rather than double-breasted jackets. Petites don't need extra bulk in their clothing.
Jacket Tip #4 - Make sure jackets fit in the bust. You should be able to button a jacket without any gaping or pulling across the bust line.Jacket Tip #5 - Wear shorter jackets that end at the high hip and flatter most petites by creating the illusion of longer legs.
Jacket Tip #6 - Wear jackets with long sleeves or at least three quarter length sleeves. Short-sleeved jackets are fairly useless.
Jacket Tip #7 - Select jackets made of smooth, rather than thick, bulky fabric in order to create a longer, leaner line.
Jacket Tip #8 - Create the illusion of a slimmer and taller line by wearing jackets with vertical lines and seaming .
Jacket Tip #9 - Avoid patch pockets, no matter where they're placed on jackets, to maintain the sleekest line.
Jacket Tip #10 - Maximize wearability and create a leaner, taller look by selecting jackets in solid colors without embellishment. If you love prints, you can always wear a print blouse, dress, or skirt with your jacket. Jackets with subtle neutral designs, such as Glen plaid or pinstripes, will also work for petites.