How to Look Tall in a Kimono for Petites

top // kimono // jogger pants // sunglasses // hat // shoes // bag // bracelet

Standing at 4’11 it is so hard for me to buy a kimono top. Most of the time they run large on me so when i saw this kimono at Target, i got really excited. Finally my ala Nicole Richie style imagination came to life hahaha. Seriously, i always admire women wearing kimono over their jeans or pants. It just looks so effortless and chic at the same time. But  being so petite it’s quite challenging to style them as compared  to taller girls.

So here are my tips to look tall in a kimono.

1. Wear monochrome – kimonos are loose and have that slouchy fit. For petite women something that is slouchy is a no no because it somehow makes you look shorter. So to balance the loose and slouchy fit of the kimono, pair it with a fitted top and pants in the same color that way it mimics elongation. Instead of looking like 4’11, you’ll look like 5’1 lol.  Hey, i’ll take a few inches and oh don’t forget the heels. It’s your best friend.

2. Show your ankles – the trick to look tall in jeans or pants is to show your ankles. It makes your legs look skinny and long.

3.  Small accessories – kimonos are designed to be over size, so to balance the somewhat bulky look of it use small and dainty accessories. Like a small bag and dainty jewelries, that way it will look balance and not grabbing each others attention.

That’s it!

I felt like so “madam” here. The only thing that is missing is a glass of wine and actually strolling in Paris where everybody look so chic, i think. But in reality i’m just along the mall near the suburbs , gotcha ! Why not? It’s a great feeling to take a break from sweatpants and jeans are kinda boring. Also, i wanted to take advantage of the nice weather we have lately. It might be too hot for some of you but it’s perfect for me. I rather be in a hot weather rather than being cold. So i really don’t mind doing a pretend fall look.


Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!


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  • Reply farah

    This is so stylish! I love the hat and the overall look

    October 10, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Robyn Shaver

    As a fellow short person at 5’2″, these are really helpful tips!

    October 10, 2017 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Heather LeGuilloux

    I can’t believe this outfit came from Target – it’s stunning! Looks very classy, and the photos are great. Thanks for sharing!

    October 11, 2017 at 1:34 am
  • Reply mei

    Great look and nice tips! You look great in that kimono 🙂

    October 11, 2017 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Janiel

    I’m a short and stout Scottish woman so this post also had some great tips for me as well! I have never been much of a fashionista, but I think it’s time to buy some dainty jewelry and show some ankle 😉

    October 11, 2017 at 4:58 am
  • Reply Thena

    Love it, you look great in this! Love the light color with the dark contrast. Great job!

    October 11, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Nicole Floss

    Love this look on you! Gorgeous!

    October 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Chelsea

    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    October 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Jenn

    Thanks for the tips! Sharing with a friend too 🙂

    October 13, 2017 at 11:06 am
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