Throughout fashion month, industry insiders are constantly shown new collections and presentations, and while I do adore the glamour of seeing a model strut down the runway, more often than not, I find myself thinking about whether the clothes presented would actually work on me. As a petite woman, standing at just 5’1”, this is a predicament I find myself battling with constantly. “Sure, that’s chic. But could I actually wear it without looking like a girl who has raided her big sister’s wardrobe?” I ask myself. Or “At what point does oversize go from stylish to drowning in fabric?” I often ponder.
With every new season, there are certain trends I choose to forgo and others I opt into simply due to their capacity to suit a smaller frame, and of course, autumn/winter 2021 is no different. This season, in the realm of petite friendly looks, we saw mini skirts make a bonafide comeback. A rise in hemlines can be a welcome silhouette for those of us on the shorter side, meaning we can save ourselves a trip to the tailor. Bold, single-shade saturated looks were also prominent on the runway, while knitted dresses and cut out shapes made more than a few appearances. Want to know why these trends work for petites? Keep scrolling to read about the autumn trends I’m in investing in this season.