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I'm Kristin! A short & curvy girl seeking clothes that fit. Originally from the South, I'm now taking on NYC! My blog is dedicated to providing style and fit guides for petite-pear shaped women.

#8 THE FLARED SHORT

#8 THE FLARED SHORT

 

Style Cliff Notes

Top – Zara

Shorts – Zara

Hat - Urban Outfitters

Bag – Zara

Shoes – Zara

 

Zara Crop Top - Size M

What I loved…

  • Cropped style -  It's probably no secret  by now that one of my favorite combinations is wearing a crop top with high waisted bottoms! Since I have a short torso, I find crop tops end up fitting me almost like a regular shirt. (Center front = 19’’) 
  • Boxy -  Generally I have a hard time finding boxy tops that do not overwhelm my frame. The dramatic feminine sleeves and embroidery details of the shirt hem keep this top from looking too over-sized.

 

Garment measurements:

Center front/back =19''

Neck drop =3''

Bust = 36''

Armhole opening =10''

Center back = 18.5''

 

Zara Linen High-Waisted Shorts - Size L

What I loved…

  • High-waisted - I always love high-rise shorts because they highlight the narrowness of my waist. (Front rise = 12'')
  • Flared leg-opening - Since I have curvy thighs I love shorts with a flared leg opening to give them some room to breathe. I hate shorts the feel restrictive. (Leg opening = 26’’)

 

What could be better…

  • Too loose in waist -  My forever problem when it comes to buying shorts is that as soon as I find a pair that fits my hips and thighs then the waist is too big. When that’s the case I wear a belt. Since these shorts came with a belt I thought I was in luck, but there was no notch on the belt that was tight enough for me so I had to use another one from my closet. (Waist measurement = 32’’. Note: Typically I wear 28’’ waist.) What frustrated me was that these shorts seemed to fit well in the store, but when I tried them on again at home they had stretched out some since they are linen.
  • Styling advice -  Wear a belt so they don't slide down and pair with a shirt that falls a couple inches below the waistband.

 

Garment measurements:

Waist = 32''

Front rise = 12''

Leg opening = 26''


PHOTO CREDIT: BRITTANY PLUMMER


WHERE TO BUY: THE STRUCTURED DRESS

WHERE TO BUY: THE STRUCTURED DRESS

#7 THE MINI SKIRT

#7 THE MINI SKIRT