The Petite Guide To Wearing Oversized Sweaters

Hi petites!

One of my readers recently emailed with a question regarding oversized sweaters and how to wear them on a petite frame.

“Hello PF, I love how oversized sweaters look on other people, but every time I have tried one on, it looks frumpy and I can’t help but feel like a little kid trying on mom’s clothes. Any advice on how to wear one so that it looks flattering on a petite frame? Any brands you would recommend?”

I wanted to share this topic with everyone because I know a lot of petites will be asking themselves the same question later this season. My answer is: if worn correctly, petites can definitely wear oversized sweaters. Of course, anytime something includes the word “oversized” you do want to make sure you’re wearing it and it’s not wearing you but like I always say, you can pull off just about anything if done right.

When it comes to oversized sweaters, just like many other items, it’s all in the proportions. As long as you aren’t wearing an oversized sweater that’s two sizes too big you should be fine. Instead, look for a sweater that’s just slightly oversized. When it comes to styling, I like to wear a slightly oversized cardigan sweater with leggings or skinny jeans and belt the cardigan — this gives you shape by creating a waist.

Here are a couple of favorite oversized sweaters from my closet.

Oversize Sweaters Fall





















Sweater (TJ Maxx) // Leather leggings (Express) // Boots (Seychelles) // Belt (borrowed from a dress)

Chunky Fall Sweaters





















Sweater (TJ Maxx) // Denim (Paige Jeans) // Booties (Report Signature) // Belt (Target)

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