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  • Stylist Advice: How to dress a short torso

    tunicss are a short waisted girls best friend

     Dear Sharon: Hello! I have a short torso on top of being only 5’2″. I am definitely not a size zero but I am not on the big side either. I have a terrible time finding clothes (mostly dresses) that fit right. It is so frustrating I can’t leave a store without crying or being very upset and EMPTY HANDED! What kind of dresses would you suggest? (via Fashion Advice)  >> RELATED: How to Dress For Your Body Type Guide, the most popular posts on what…

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  • How to Dress to Look Taller – Petite Fashion Tips Video


    For this week’s look back to celebrate the 15th anniversary of FocusOnStyle online, let’s peek at my video about how to dress to look taller when you are a petite. While ‘ya looking, how abour my hair? I think my stylist was having a Jane Fonda in Klute moment.  Enjoy! — S.H. Petite Fashion Tips to Dress to Look Taller from the Sharon Haver for at Lord & Taylor New York Petite Video Series… Haven’t you ever seen a…

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  • Stylist Advice- Dressing a Very Petite Hourglass Figure

    Salma Hyak

    When we start to struggle with our figure & style it’s best to discover a body type muse for some style inspiration… I chose Salma Hayak as the muse for my reader who wants to know how to dress a petite hourglass figure. Read on- Dear Sharon: Hi Sharon, I am in my early twenties and am having trouble finding age-appropriate clothing because of my size. I am 5’2 and about 115 pounds with an extreme hourglass figure, 37-23.5-36. I get a…

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  • Help, I’m short and busty and need some clothing stylist advice

    Helmut Lang Belted Wool Cardigan Charcoal Petite A long and drapey open cardigan is gathered with a suede tie belt that subtly defines the shape.

    How to make this reader embrace her curvy petite figure with grace and style. Now doesn’t that sound better than short and busty? Dear Sharon:  I am 20 years old and 5’1″ with slim legs, hips, and stomach. However, I  have an inverted triangle body type with strong shoulders and a 34DD bust!  My boyfriend recently told me I have a beautiful body and I shouldn’t use my clothes to hide it. The problem is, I have a hard time finding clothes that don’t…

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  • It’s Black and White- Fashion for your size that’s age-appropriate too!

    Alice + Olivia Constance Striped Coat at Shopbop

    Whether you’re a size 2, 12, or 22 there is no excuse not to look fabulous at any age! Knowing your body and what works isn’t always easy, however. Then, when the latest trends are thrown into the mix, the result can be confusing.  High fashion magazines aren’t always entirely helpful. They don’t translate into the battlefield of life. So many of my design clients often ask me to incorporate fashion into their style makeovers. And, I say stay on…

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  • Petite Jeans Tips to Look Taller- Video


    What jeans to wear when you’re petite, a video how-toAnother installment from my Petite Fashion Video Series, filmed at Lord & Taylor NY for About.comIf it isn’t difficult to find jeans that fit and flatter your figure to begin with, just add petite to the mix. The search for the best jeans for your figure can be even more of a chore.

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  • Petite Fashion Don’ts – Video Dress Tips


    In this installment from my petite style video series for, I show you make makes a petite fashion don’t and what it takes to switch it out to create a gorgeous petite fashion do. Please watch…Petite Fashion Don’ts video with Sharon Haver- Dressing a petite frame with the wrong accessories can create an overwhelming look that distracts from your cute figure. Learn a few fashion don’ts for petites.

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