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I’ve always been a big fan of sweater dresses but have struggled with finding one that works well for petites. I’m short (5′ 3″) but have wide hips so “petite” sizing doesn’t alway work for me, regular sizes are usually too long and baggy and the oversized sweater turned dress thing always end up looking oversized in all wrong places on me. This year I noticed so many more sweater dresses out there and especially a ton that work really well for petites whether they come in petite sizing or not! The one I’m wearing here is an XS and it fits me perfectly!
When looking for a sweater dress I look for something that hits above the knee, is tight and stretchy in the body and shoulders and the sleeves can be either tight or a slight bubble sleeve. I definitely want to avoid anything that is too baggy in the armpits or arms. Another style that is really cute for petites is more of an Aline silhouette like this one! Another thing that bothers me about sweater dresses is that they can be a little itchy. This one is not itchy at all! It’s SO soft and cozy.
I love sweater dresses for this time of year because its when I really start to get sick of wearing jeans all the time and a sweater dress is a great way to mix things up for work or date night! I found quite a few other sweater dresses that I think will work really well for petites and linked them below!