Conseils : Comment s'habiller quand on est PETIT et FIN ?

Tips : How to dress when one is SMALL and thin ?

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But in fact, what is meant by "small and fine" ?

To make it simple, I have correlated these physical criteria approximate and arbitrary sizes of ready-to-wear. Roughly speaking, a man small in size and relatively thin generally of the XS. This provides more precisely the 44 jacket, 36 pants, 37 in shirt.

You'll understand : for the rest of this article, to comprehend the importance of the accuracy of the cuts will be your top priority !

If we know his size is essential, know how to recognize a nice cut is also not to be missed.

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Yes, even a big sweater winter must be impeccably cut !



To illustrate my point, let's look at a quick outfit pictures. It consists of parts fitted that are in the vertical position : from head to toe, the line is unbroken.

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The pants are fitted and worn short. The buttons on the cardigan continues this line on the bust, prolonged by the collar of the shirt.

To strengthen or not the effect to be vertical, you can also play on the length of the pants, the wearing of a coat or a scarf.



We can retouch on a pair of pants, in particular its length. According to me, the fabric should not "break" more than once on the shoe, under penalty of pack the silhouette. Similarly, make a cuff instead of a hem draws the eye down, which is not the desired effect : the goal is to e-pull the silhouette, while remaining proportionate.

On wearing the pants off rolled hem, there is no right or wrong choice : it all depends on the result you are aiming for. A pair of pants that break on the shoe lengthens artificially your silhouette, while the trousers off rolled hem attenuates the imbalance between long legs and a bust short.

Personally, I prefer the second option, which brings dynamism to my look. That is way more my socks doesn't bother me to the extent where they are an integral part of the outfit, and can even bring a touch of sophistication.

Nevertheless, this choice is valid because I live in an informal environment, namely the university. If I worked in a company, I would have opted for a model that does not break but vienna just flick the tongue of the shoe. It's all a matter of context !

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It is clearly seen that the formalism that emerges from the picture on the left, while that on the right offers a more casual atmosphere.


The coat may be the piece to structure your outfit. First visible layer, it is he who will give in first "mood" of the outfit.

Despite my small size, I am a big fan of the long coat. I encourage you even to wear one down to the knees. But it is necessary to wear it open ! It then goes on to create the famous vertical line all by itself. It covers other parts, and, unless the person is wearing a marinière below, it is "his line" will win.

To my eyes, the only coat that a "small format" could wear it closed without fear is the cross. It offers a build generous thanks to its double-breasted and cut rushes to the silhouette, while drawing the size.

On the other hand, be careful with some coats coming to mid-thigh that may have a "length traitor" : too short to create a true vertical position and too long to give stature to the bust. A few inches lower so are ideals.

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Note in passing how a clear coat illuminates the face.

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Bending managed to complete structure your silhouette and visually enlarged !



Add a scarf to an outfit you can choose the line to promote. If it is allowed to hang down along the jacket, it accentuates the vertical line. If one wraps it around the neck, the volume thus created leads the eye to the shoulders and flatters the middle of the case.

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Pending, the wrap says the verticality and grows visually its bearer.


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Rolled up, it draws a large build, even for us.



Now let's see how to give volume to our lightweight. Your brain can rest, it is now your eye will be exercised !

The ESSENTIAL, tailored fit

Wear clothes that are "fittés" at the top allows you to accentuate the middle. Here, the goal is to put back and shoulders in value by the creation of a line not vertical. I say not vertical and not horizontal, the desired effect being a bust in the V. The verticality is broken, my silhouette passes from one form into I to a Y.

On the same basis as my outfit before, I added a jacket that I'm wearing closed.

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The port of the jacket alleviates the vertical line, creating two "lines of flight" on the shoulders.

Leave it to this jacket to the side : what are the parts of the outfit that will create the same effect of volume. To draw the eye to the top of the body, I chose two pieces very tight. They embrace the curves of the bust and thus reveal his V.

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At the bottom, wear pants adjusted rushes to her silhouette.

The choice of the leg-opening is always tricky. It is often said that unless you were a fan of Hedi Slimane, it is better to stay on a classic semi-slim. This is obviously a safe bet, but this choice reduces your possibilities of experimentation with style.

Even being thin, a john almost skinny will shock not. It will highlight many more shapes than does a semi-slim. Once again, you choose the image that you want to return.

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The difference is sensitive, but real.



Then there is the fuzzy area where only your good taste can tell you if the whole you will. This said, one learns a lot from his mistakes...

In the ideal, a cut loose successful will make best use of the pectorals and the shoulders, blurring the size. It is based entirely on the top of the bust. Make sure that the sleeves do not eat the hand (alternatively, mash them up) to show that the effect loose is wanted.

Wear this kind of cut is very interesting. However, it must already have the eye to distinguish the porous border between loose and too large. In addition, it should be aware of the brand, offering these cuts.

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This sweater combines all of the expected detail on a cutting loose controlled : the collar is sharp and adjusted ; the pectorals are valued ; the shoulder seam is low ; the sleeves stop cleanly at the wrists ; the length of the bust is perfect and the size is not marked. 

Even fight for the lower body, but easier to master. Nevertheless, the choice of the cut is also essential.

Cups ready-to-wear are made for morphologies standards (or understand thin, or small). It may very well be that a cup labeled semi-slim look right on you. Everything is a history of thighs and calves !

Do so, the cuts " carrot ", which give volume to the thighs while tapering to the ankle. The cut must of course remain harmonious without being too wide in the legs, nor too fitted at the calf. The balance is hard to find...

Otherwise, and this is what I have done, you can buy a pair of pants that fits you at the waist, but the cut is too straight, and do retouch. Its leg opening is increased from 21 cm to 17.5 cm !

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Even if it remains a bit of excess material at the hips, the result is rather convincing.


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