13 Gorgeous Petite Gals & Their On-Point Style

Flattering a smaller frame is tricky. There's proportion and fit to worry about, which inevitably results in many trips to the tailor. So, when it comes to working in a few of the season's biggest trends, it might seem a bit toodaunting. Not to worry — we've recruited some of the DMV's most stylish, slight-of-stature ladies to show us how they've mastered petite-friendly outfits for work and play. Click through for mega inspiration!
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Who she is: Shannon Cusello
Why we love her look: Wondering how to layer like a pro when you're petite? Follow Cusello's lead and opt for lightweight layers that hit just at or above your hip. A bright lip and a colorful tote add the necessary pop and take this casual look to the next level.

Forever 21 faux-leather jacket, J.Crew sweater, BDG jeans and booties, American Apparel scarf, H&M bag.
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Have we mentioned we're obsessed with this bag?
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Layered vintage necklaces complete her pitch-perfect look.
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Who she is: Janelle
Why we love her look: She shows a little hometown pride (go Caps!) without looking cheesy, and the leg-lengthening striped pants keep the oversized jacket and jersey from overwhelming her figure.
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This is sporty-chic at its best.
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Minimal accessories keep her look feeling natural and effortless.
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Who she is: Alison Coglianese of Chain Strap Purse
Why we love her look: We're big fans of head-to-toe black with a little something extra, and this outfit is just that. A dramatic coat with an embellished collar, sleek leather leggings, a gorgeous bag — all grounded by a classic chambray shirt. It's perfection!

Kensie swing coat, Target shirt, Windsor leggings, Forever 21 booties, Danielle Nicole bag.
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To stay cozy without looking bulky, steal her tip and layer a soft faux-fur vest between your inner and outer layers.

Aqua faux-fur vest, Oasap necklace, J.Crew bracelet.
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A closer look at that chic Danielle Nicole bag — get one for yourself here.
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No matter your height, a head full of gorgeous hair is the ultimate accessory. Seriously — is this a Pantene commercial, or what?
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Who she is: Jennifer Fisher of Fashion Delegate
Why we love her look: Fisher took a major trend — the leather dress — and made it her own. The hemline flatters her legs and the color is anything but boring. Opaque tights and heeled booties create a sleek line that elongates her frame, and the patterned cardigan adds just the right amount of softness.

5/48 dress and cardigan from Saks Off 5th, Tahari boots.
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The unexpected wine hue of this classic dress makes a statement without being overpowering.
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Who she is: Liz McAvoy of What Dress Code?
Why we love her look: White denim might not be the first thing we reach for on a winter morning, but we like how McAvoy worked it into a neutral palette that feels fresh for the season. A fuzzy sweater, tan booties, and a structured carryall complete her look.

ASOS sweater and bag, Madewell blouse, Cheap Monday jeans, DV Dolce Vita booties.
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McAvoy reminds us that pastels and neutrals are still fair game during the winter.

BaubleBar necklace.
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Obviously, we had a major case of bag envy after this shoot.
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Who she is: Cortnie of Style Lust Pages and Love, Cortnie
Why we love her look: When has bundling up ever looked this adorable? We're digging the dose of Pepto pink on a dreary winter day, and her handmade calf-hair clutch is out of this world.

Forever 21 beanie, Chan Luu scarf, ASOS sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Steve Madden loafers. Clutch is her own design.
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Another reason to choose a pastel layer the next time you bundle up.
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With her too-cute curls and stunning smile, Cortnie makes winter look downright fun.
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Who she is: Sarita Williams of The Rabbit's Overalls
Why we love her look: A leather baseball cap, leopard sweater, miniskirt, and purple kneesocks might sound like Claudia Kishi's dream ensemble, but Williams makes it all look playful-yet-pulled together.

Juicy Couture hat and shirt, Max & Mia sweater, The Limited skirt, socks from Nordstrom, Jeffrey Campbell booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag.
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The secret to Williams' fun-and-fearless ensemble? Keeping the color palette relatively neutral and indulging in a single splash of color.
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A low-key beauty look ensures that her hat gets most of the attention, but we're also smitten with that hint of purple liner along her lower lashes. Stunning!
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Who she is: Laura DiLibero of York Design Company
Why we love her look: DiLibero proves that a classic trench can flatter every figure. A buffalo-plaid pencil skirt adds some festive charm to a simple cardigan and suede wedge boots.

Michael Kors trench, Banana Republic cardigan, J.Crew skirt, Bamboo boots.
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DiLibero designs needlepoint cuff bracelets, like the houndstooth one she's wearing here.

Bracelets from York Design Company, Kate Spade, Betsey Johnson, and J.Crew.
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Who she is: Ana Jacobs of Ana In Style
Why we love her look: First off, that tangerine coat is amazing. Why bundle up in something boring when you can be a vision in electric orange? Her statement necklace, colorful sunnies, and studded heels and bag add impact without taking away from her statement topper.

Zara coat and top, jeans and necklace from Nordstrom, Mystic clutch from TJMaxx, Quay sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors heels.
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We were lucky enough to hold Jacobs' bag for a second and it felt so right.
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Whose got sunshine on a cloudy day? She does!
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Who she is: Carolyn Becker of Petite Punk
Why we love her look: Becker brings some much-needed flair to the world of petite style. We love her dedication to thrift store shopping, which is how she finds her amazing secondhand scores. Oh, and we love anyone who can pull off holographic booties.

H&M jacket from Mustard Seed, Vivienne Tam top from Annie Creamcheese, vintage skirt from Buffalo Exchange, DSW tights, H&M booties, Spitfire sunglasses, necklace from The Opportunity Shop in Bethesda.
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Becker found her cool spike earrings at The Opportunity Shop in Bethesda, MD. Scouring the racks at vintage shops and thrift stores is a great way to find unique pieces on a budget. Bonus? The dirt-cheap prices mean you can splurge a little on tailoring.
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Who she is: Corrine Marr of Carnelian Boutique
Why we love her look: Easy layering is the secret to success here. A cropped moto jacket, lightweight sweatshirt, and denim shirt make for a trifecta of coziness that doesn't overwhelm her figure. Printed trousers that hit just above the ankle polish off her ensemble.

Zara jacket, sweatshirt from Carnelian Boutique, denim shirt from TJMaxx, LOFT printed pants, flats from Crossroads Trading.
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We love her pretty, purposefully messy updo.
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Who she is: Annie Ebbers
Why we love her look: Her country-cool separates add up to one cozy weekend look. And, she adds interest to low-key basics with snazzy calf-hair booties and a colorful bag.

Vintage coat from her mom, thrifted scarf, Theory sweater, Levi's jeans, Classe Regina bag, 80%20 booties.
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Ebbers' cool Southwestern-influenced coat stopped us in our tracks.
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Who she is: Ko Im, TV reporter and contributor at DC On Heels
Why we love her look: Head-to-toe purple could be overwhelming even on a tall figure, but this always-on-the-go gal pulls it off. Her patterned trench coat fits her petite frame perfectly, and the limited color palette is vibrant, but not too loud.

Burberry trench, Ralph Lauren dress, Louis Vuitton bag, Cookie & Sebastian boots.
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We think these ladies have made a strong case for winter pastels, wouldn't you say?

Chanel sunglasses, ring she scored in London.
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