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The Petite Guide to Perfect T-Shirt Style



Let's talk about a wardrobe essential that we all love: T-shirts! They come in all shapes, sizes, and fabrics, and choosing the right one can make all the difference in your outfit. So, let's dive into some tips and tricks to help you rock your T-shirt game this season.


(Before you hit the stores - read this article on shopping )


Fabric Matters

First things first, let's talk fabric. T-shirts with a bit of lycra or elastane tend to be more fitted, while those made of 100% cotton or linen offer a looser fit. If you're into sports, opt for specialized sports tops designed with cooling properties. Trust me, it's worth investing in the right gear for your workouts.


Stay Cool with Linen

On those scorching hot days, reach for a linen tee. Not only are they super chic, but they also keep you cool and comfortable. Embrace the characteristic slub texture of linen – it's part of its charm! Just remember, linen does crease, so it's a love-it-or-hate-it situation.


Style Selection

When it comes to styles, the options are endless – crew neck, V-neck, boat neck, you name it. But if you're petite, consider how certain necklines and sleeve lengths can flatter your figure. Crew necks that are too high can feel uncomfortable and might not be the most flattering, especially if you have a larger bust. But fear not! Adding a colourful scarf or statement jewellery can elevate your look and create a flattering vertical line.


Flattering Fit

Pay attention to where the sleeves and hemline hit on your body. Opt for 3/4 sleeves, which are much more flattering than sleeves that end at the widest part of your arms. And when it comes to hemlines, avoid ending at the widest part of your hips. If your tee is too long, don't hesitate to get it shortened – it's a small investment for a perfect fit.

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Mind the Sheerness

White tees can be a staple, but beware of sheerness, especially with cheaper options. Look for double-lined tees to ensure modesty and avoid showing every stitch of your underwear.


Play with Patterns and Prints

Don't shy away from stripes or fun logos! Striped tees can add a pop of color under a jacket, while logos add a playful touch to your look. Just remember not to overload on accessories if your tee already has a bold print or logo.


Be Mindful of Details

Lastly, pay attention to the little details. I once knew someone who wore a tee with the word "Saturday" printed on it, only for the letters to be covered up by a jacket, leaving behind "SA" and "AY." Oops! So, be mindful of how your outfit comes together, and have fun experimenting with different styles.


Summertime Chic

As the weather warms up, let's embrace our summer wardrobes with confidence. With these tips in mind, you'll look and feel fabulous in every T-shirt you wear. So, here's to a season of style and sunshine – let's make it one to remember!


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