October 19, 2015

How To Wear A Trench Coat if You’re Short

Sydne Style - Los Angeles Fashion writer Sydne Summer shows how to wear a duster coat for petite girlsLonger coats, jackets and vests are making a major comeback. Ever since I posted the D is for Dusters video I’ve gotten a bunch of questions from my petite readers asking if shorties can wear the trend. The quick answer? Yes! The longer answer? You do have to think about proportions. See how to wear a trench coat if you’re short.

When you’re tall, it’s totally fine to wear a coat that literally dusts the floor. But if you’re shorter look for one that falls at your calf or above the ankle. Another thing to remember is what to wear underneath. While I love the look of a wide leg pant under a long coat, I’ve realized that it overwhelms my body. So I stick to a skinny jean. I did a high waist jean with my trench coat so I could do a crop top underneath to show a peek of skin. You can also wear the longer style with a dress or skirt like I did in my video.

Speaking of longer lengths, did you notice my hair in some of my recent posts? While I was at fashion week, I was invited to try out RPZL. It’s a salon in New York where you get matched with hair extensions then get a blow out. I’ve been playing around with my new clip-ins in LA and love the fullness and length!

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Jacket: Forever 21
Top: Forever 21
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (on sale!)
Sunnies: Sonix
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Bag: Lancaster Paris (same in red or similar option here)
Shoes: UGG
Nails: Essie “Chinchilly”
Makeup: Kristina Goldberg

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  1. Maggie commented:

    I’ve been wanting to try this trend but was wary being 5’2″. Thanks for the tips! ps. Love your hair!

    Published 10.20.15 Reply
  2. Prudence Yeo commented:

    This long coat looks like it is made for you as it seems to suit your frame so perfectly! Thanks for sharing your tips too!


    Published 10.20.15 Reply
  3. In Style Custody commented:

    This was a beautiful entry for petite girls like us. Thank you for sharing the tips. 🙂

    Roseleen and Bridgette
    In Style Custody

    Published 10.20.15 Reply
  4. Karen Farber commented:

    Your outfit and hair look amazing Sydne! I always shy away from long coats, vests, and cardigans because of my petite frame, but I LOVE the look of them! I think I’m going to Zara right now and getting this long vest I fell in-love with and try to wear it how you suggested! Wish me luck 🙂

    Published 10.24.15 Reply
  5. AJ commented:

    I absolutely love those booties but I cannot find them when I search under Ugg. Do you know the name of them? I have bought so many of these and returned them because they are not quite right. I would so love to buy these

    Published 9.23.18 Reply

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