3 Tips on How To Look Tall in a Chunky Cardigan

First and foremost let me squeeze  in a little introduction and share to you a little something about my love for fashion.

Why do I love fashion? For me it’s a form of art, it’s creating something out of nothing, out of what you already have into something. Styling outfits is not like a Pulitzer prize kind of thing but it’s still a form of art, an expression. Some of you will probably find me silly and think of it as a superficial thing. It is indeed, but for us people who loves and follow it aren’t necessarily. I don’t dressed up with high end brands from head to toe because I’m not rich. Most of all, my relationship with people and real friendships doesn’t rely on clothing either. I repurpose and redone my clothes many times because of my height and body type.

Simply put, Fashion is a way of expressing ourselves. It’s like people who expresses their love on video games,cars,collectibles,make-up,crafts,baking,videography,writing etc. It is just a matter of how passionate we are, what platform we express it or if we choose to express it. Also, through computers and internet there is  a rise of new jobs. You see a lot people right now working at home. In this day of age, we are given with so many options and it’s up to us on what direction to take.

Now, Let’s talk about …..

How To Look Tall in a Chunky Cardigan if you are Petite

  1. Monotone outfit from top to bottom  – If you are 5 ft tall or less, chunky cardigan is truly not your best friend. But if you like the style and you want to pull it off , pick a dominant color from your cardigan and use that as a base color of your outfit.
  2.  Wear high heels –  This is pretty much self- explanatory, you always look tall in heels. But an extra tip, make it the same color as your outfit if you are wearing a chunky cardigan.  The ankle boots would define or emphasize my short legs if I was wearing a different color boots. It cuts the illusion of elongation.
  3. Less is more – When styling a chunky cardigan, you want to make it look sleek. It’s already bulky enough, you don’t need extra bulk, extra bling, it will look too busy. The cleaner it looks, the better.


dsc_8959 Turtle neck top: Urban Outfitters similar here / jeans: Gap  / Cardigan: Hollister / Boots : Ivanka Trump ( sold out) similar here / Bag : Prada

Basically it’s all about illusions and angles. Let’s not waste our time wishing of what we couldn’t alter. It’s a god given gift, let’s work around on it and embrace it!






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  • Reply Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander

    Really great look, and I love your comments on fashion being like art. I truly believe the same!

    October 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Lowry

    Great tips! I love chunky sweaters, i think its the main reason i love fall!

    October 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Joleene Moody

    Super cute cardigan. I’m tall, so I don’t have this issue. But I had no idea you could stack colors to make yourself look taller. Cool tip!

    October 11, 2016 at 8:28 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you Joleene!

      October 11, 2016 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Sydnie

    I really love the way you talk about fashion as a creative outlet. No, it’s not going to win you a Pulitzer prize, but it can make you happy every day, and it’s a way to express yourself and have fun! The tip about dressing monochrome is a really good idea, and heels are always great 😉

    October 11, 2016 at 8:35 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thats true, well said ,you got me girl.

      October 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Tiffany | shortsweetmom

    This is a great look and awesome tips. I am also a petite mama so I love your blogs focus. 😀

    October 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      I like that….thank you so much!

      October 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Mama Munchkin

    I LOVE this… I am so short and I have always thought bc of that I could not pull off a chunky sweater. I am definitly taking your advice. So cute!!

    October 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Awww thank you so much. I feel honored 🙂

      October 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Reply Annabella

    Great tips! And wearing high heels definitely makes you feel so chic 😉

    October 11, 2016 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Christina

    I am so in love with this cardigan! I’m tall already so I wish I could pull it off with heels but I’m definitely going to pass these tips along to my shorter friends! 🙂

    October 12, 2016 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Heather Denniston

    You completely nailed that. What a great look and the monochromatic underneath is fab.

    October 12, 2016 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Chloe Ciliberto

    Your chunky cardigan is absolutely gorgeous. I love this look! Really great tips. You look fab. x

    October 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Ann

    These tips are great! Love the all black underneath. And love that cardigan. The different textures in your outfit are really great!

    October 12, 2016 at 7:34 pm
  • Reply Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

    Great look! Totally agree about the monochromatic colour under. It helps everyone look long and lean.

    October 13, 2016 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Meg Kerns

    You look fabulous- I love this outfit. I’m taller (5’10) but I always wonder if I can pull something like this off. You’ve inspired me to try!

    October 13, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Amrita Misra

    Loved your intro.I think it was a little more interesting when I understood where you are going with this .I am 5 ft.And I lover this

    October 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Kylie Gravlee

    LOVING the chunky cardigan look, and the all black has always been a fav! You make really good points for us short girls… 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Kylie Gravlee

    October 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Julie Maloney

    I’m 5’5 so I don’t know if that is petite but my husband calls me tiny. I think I can pull this outfit off. I have a cute pair of black skinny jeans I could wear with it. Thanks!

    October 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Abby

    That poncho is a lot of fun! Digging this look and your tips could be really helpful for me since I’m petite!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    October 14, 2016 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Houx

    You wear this syyle very well. I’m 4’11 and not so sure I could pull this off. Work it girl!

    October 14, 2016 at 2:48 am
  • Reply Lou Lou Girls

    I love the sweater and love the tips!

    October 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Lydia

    I LOVE your cardigan! Your entire outfit is screaming fall 😍🙌🏽

    October 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm
    • Reply April Kus

      Thank you ! I like that 🙂

      October 18, 2016 at 2:22 am
  • Reply Betsy

    For me it’s not the looking tall since I’ve got height it’s the looking bigger with the chunky sweater. I really love the style of the sweater you’ve got on, black and white print like that is one of my favorites.

    October 22, 2016 at 2:44 pm
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