STYLE DIVAS: Delaina’s Perfectly Petite Wardrobe for VH1’s The Gossip Table!By Delaina Dixon | July 10, 2013 | Beauty, Entertainment, Food Fashion Style, Gal Approved
When I joined VH1’s The Gossip Table last month, one of the first things that went through my mind is: What will I wear? At 4-foot-11 and a half , I’m not exactly a wear it right-off-the-rack kind of gal.
Luckily, I had a great stylist (thanks, Luxe Gal!), who found amazing pieces to fit my petite, curvy frame. Here are some of the designers and accessories we pulled together to create my 20 looks ΓÇô and you can too!
Eva Franco. I loved these options from designer Eva Franco who crafts vintage-y shapes and modernizes the look with bright colors and texture. Eva Franco’s designs fit my physique without alterations, which was a welcomed surprise!
LOFT and Ann Taylor. What’s the best way to look good in a shift when you’re under 5-feet? Make sure it’s a petite!┬áAnn Taylor and LOFT both offer extensive petite collections in shapes that aren’t always petite-friendly. But with everything, from armholes to hemlines, scaled down to size, wearing a dropped waist is actually a fun option!
Anthropologie. Anthropologie will definitely bring some sweetness into your wardrobe with garments sporting kitschy patterns in rainbow hues. While slipping into a size 0 usually worked on me, you can also go online to get many of Anthropologie’s designs in petite sizing.
Plomo. A shoe can make or break an outfit, but luckily I had several options from Plomo, the brainchild of two good friends who are inspired by their worldly travels. Plomo takes unexpected materials┬á for the season and transforms them into platform sandals, ankle boots and stilettos that stand out under a glass table!
Pikolinos. Wearing a Pikolinos sandal with vegetable-dyed leather and hand-stitched detailing? That’s sassy. Wearing a shoe that’s part of the Maasai Project, where comfortable flats are embroidered in Kenya, Africa, to help support the Maasai community? That’s classy. Pikolinos makes both options a reality.
┬áLulu Avenue. It’s easy to get bored with your jewelry, even if you have a drawer full. Why not try some customizable options instead? Lulu Avenue allows you to change up your jewelry by switching out pendants on your necklace chains, and mixing and matching up your bangles. But the coolest pieces are their earrings. You can actually slip several different charms on their hoops for endless options. Who doesn’t love that?
Su Laing Designs. Designer Susan Laing creates hand-crafted jewelry that is glamorously eclectic, urban and Bohemian all at once. Perfect to take a simple jumper from “eh” to “hey!”
See all 20 looks on our DivaGals Facebook page and comment on your fave!