Spring 2022 is right around the corner and honestly I couldn’t be more ready for it. Anyone else feeling the same? I’m ready for sunny days and warmer temps so that outdoor time is an everyday type of thing again. For some reason it seems like so many years we go straight from winter to summer temps here, but nonetheless we can all be dreaming and thinking about the cute things we might want to add to our wardrobes this spring.
It’s always nice to add a couple of pieces to update the things that we already have. When I started reading about the spring 2022 fashion trends the first place that I go shopping is in my closet. Since I love to buy classic pieces I just look to see what I can add to make things look current.
Being petite (I’m 5′ 1/2″) can make many trends quite tricky. The other thing that I always factor in is that I am now midlife and what looks good on young, tall women isn’t necessarily a good thing for me and my body type. No matter your age and body type, once you know what looks good on your body and you feel comfortable in, then you always look good because you feel good in your clothes.
So today I’m going to touch on some of the spring fashion trends and how they can work on a petite body. I’m also going to highlight some of the trends that this body/body type will not be embracing this year and why. As you can see in the photo I’m scratching my head about a few of them.
Spring 2022 Fashion Trends I Want to Embrace
- Monochrome Dressing
This spring fashion trend is made for petites and my favorite. Dressing all in once color is truly my favorite things to do . Whether it is a solid colored dress or a column of color made up of a top and slacks/skirt. This will always give you the illusion of a longer, leaner look and what shortie doesn’t love that idea.
- Vibrant, saturated colors.
Just think about a box of crayons and all of those bright, beautiful colors that you used to love coloring with. Well, this is the season to wear them. Think pinks, purples, red, cobalt blue, kelley green, marigold yellow, yellow. Now you may or may not feel comfortable wearing them next to your face, so think of other options such as a fun handbag, colored jeans, bright sandals.
- Retro and Vintage Florals
I’m a sucker for a great ’50s dress style. Some of the prints from the ’60s can also be so much fun to wear. When it comes to florals, I tend to stick with smaller florals just because a big print can overwhelm a small body.
- Relaxed Denim
I’m not getting rid of all of my skinny jeans; however, I am ready to embrace a looser fitting style of jeans. This past winter I bought a few pair of straight leg jeans and really like them. I also love a good wide leg jean or trouser which you are seeing. Just make sure that they really fit you and you wear a heel with them.
- Bright Handbags
It’s time to put those black, brown, and neutral handbags at the back of the closet. This season is all about fun, colorful handbags. If for any reason you don’t feel comfortable wearing bright colors this is your answer to adding that pop of color and looking on trend this season. How can you not smile when you pick up your fun, colorful handbag. It’s an instant mood booster.
Spring 2022 Fashion Trends that Are Not For Me
Most likely if you are petite, then you also have petite feet. Platform/chunky shoes can just be too heavy of a shoe and possibly make our feet look even smaller (shorter). Try a show with a pointed toe and lower vamp and it will keep that long, lean look that we all want to achieve.
This isn’t the first season for this trend. Some people may like to show some skin; however, cutouts at my midriff are not a look that I am going for at this stage in my life. A little skin like the tops below might be a fun way if you want to embrace this trend.
Small tops like this are cute on young petite frames. How I would consider wearing this trend is by wearing a sheer top of some sort over it. That could be fun.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate it. Now if you are a petite and busty you will want to make sure you check out this post that I recently wrote about the best bras for us. Even if you aren’t busty and petite, some of my favorite brands will make bras for you too. When we are updating our wardrobes for the season it’s good to check and see if we need to update some of our lingerie at the same time.
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