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How to Size This Shirtdress For Petites

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  1. RORY says:

    You are adorable Miss Kelly. I love the dress you have on today and the shoes too. You are so pretty and tiny. Might have to buy them for my daughter.

    • Kelly Djalali says:

      Thank you, Rory! I love this dress because it’s a one-and-done outfit that you can accessorize to dress up or down, for a versatile and pulled together look. xo Kelly

  2. Cindy says:

    Very cute outfit. Enjoy your recipe’s also. Btw your new haircut is adorable.

  3. Sandy says:

    Great idea for petites to wear a standard mini dress as knee length! At 5’9”, I often have the opposite “problem”. I love midi dresses, and have purchased standard maxi length: on me they’re my ideal midi!

    • Kelly Djalali says:

      Hello Sandy, you do have the opposite problem! Glad though that the maxi works as a midi for you. 😊 Have a great weekend! xo Kelly

  4. Donna says:

    Hi Kelly, I love this outfit! I have a similar shirtdress and never thought of adding a belt. I generally buy petite dresses, if available…I’m 5’4”, so could purchase either regular or petite sizes, except that I’m short-waisted. Dresses with a seam at the waist work best for me if a petite. Does this dress fall at your natural waistline?

    • Kelly Djalali says:

      Hi Donna, this dress does fall pretty much at my natural waistline. Wearing a belt with a shirt dress can help when the waistline falls a little longer – the shirt-fitting top can be pulled up a little over the belt to give a slight blouse look, with the skirt falling below the belt naturally. Since you’re a bit taller than I am, I think this dress in the regular sizing would work out just fine for you! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Kelly

  5. Darlene Brown says:

    Love seeing suggestions for petite women as I’m only 5 feet tall. I’ve also found that crop pants made to fit average height women work well as ankle-length pants for me. Keep the petite fashions coming, please!

    • Kelly Djalali says:

      Hello Darlene, Will Do! As petites, regular fits aren’t always for us, but we can sure get crafty with the regular sizes! The cropped regular fit is a great option for ankle length fit, I do this trick myself and it usually works like a charm. Thanks for writing in! xo Kelly

  6. Becky Kerr says:

    Could you please highlight some petite sized clothing? For years, we had to make do with misses but we don’t anymore. The petite sized often has shoulders that are more narrow, waists that are not as long, and inseams that are shorter.
    Petite women have needed a role model. You would be a good one.

    • Kelly Djalali says:

      Hi Becky, Stay tuned to my weekly column on Thursdays, and my Daily Looks on Tuesdays for petite style highlights and to see regular sized options styled for petites. Proportions vary from person to person, in all sizes, so items will always fit a little different for each individual. My goal on Style at a Certain Age is to show how to style both petite and regular sizes for petites. A few of my petite go-to brands (which you will see highlighted here) are: J.Crew, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor. Stay tuned for more! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Kelly

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