When Wendy’s Lookbook took a top spot in the world’s best style blogs, everyone all of a sudden started to notice what petite girls have to say about fashion. You don’t have to be 5’6” in order to be a top influencer, which used to (or seemed to) be the privilege of the run way models or, at least, leggy girls . You could be as petite as Wendy, and look drop dead gorgeous. Today, petite fashion blogs are no longer a novelty, when so many fashionista under 5’4” have started their petite style blogs and share their outfits on Instagram and other media. As a petite girl myself, nothing is greater than seeing more and more petite fashion blogs popping up, because that means an increasing number of petite women have the confidence and the desire to influence.
Amongst the best petite fashion blogs, majority of the bloggers are in their 20s and some are 30s. Is it because 20s and 30s are the age when we have most of the time (and perhaps interest) to dress up and share our outfits? Maybe. Or maybe blogging after 40 is not easy, because most people have a different life style after 40s, e.g. busier with kids and tend to focus more on family.
If you ever wonder whether petite fashion blogs is just the thing of the 20 year olds and 30 year olds, then you are wrong. There are great petite bloggers well over 40 with impeccable fashion style who are sharing with fellow petites their latest fashion finds as well as life stories. You can turn to their blogs for ageless outfit inspiration as well as beauty secrets and life wisdom! Here is our guide to the top petite fashion blogs over 40, who are down to earth, budget friendly, and easy to copy.
The Blue Hydrangeas
This is a aesthetically stunning blog all around. The moment you open up this website, you will be instantly drawn into the beautiful and elegant design. On her blog, April mentioned she decided to start this blog devoted to fashion for petite women, after she had the 4th baby and lost the baby weight.
With 4 gorgeous children, April is the model “Mommypreneur”, who had done it all and now have it all, i.e. she had ran a photography business, moved across the country and now she is also a doctor in addition to a successful petite style blogger with a huge following on Instagram and all other social media. She said she considers herself an artist, which is quite obvious when you visit her blog. The theme, the color, and the photos all remind me of the impressionist classics of Renoir. Her style is classic and timeless, with a pop of color. Mixing high and low labels makes her blog fun, versatile and relatable. We highly recommend her blog as one of the best petite fashion blogs over 40, especially if you are seeking inspiration for paring high fashion labels with day to day down to earth outfits. Her outfit picks range from a wide range of price points. You will find her wearing classic designer names such as Burberry coat, Gucci belt, as well as a $56 petite dress on sale from ASOS. I
n addition to petite fashion, she also share her beauty tips and lifestyle tips. The bonus point? If you are enthusiastic about photography, you will learn a great deal from her posts such as “How to choose camera and lens for fashion photography” and “How to shoot in manual mode” and improve your photo taking skills.[
Color and Grace
This is a petite fashion blog by Grace Liang. When you open this blog, you will immediately be drawn by the stylish outfit with amazingly bold and beautiful color paring by Grace (as suggested by the name). In one outfit, she wears a black leather jacket over a light pink dress, wearing Valentino heels in bright yellow and carrying a mini purse in the same shade of yellow. In another, she wears a black and white wide strap crop top with a red/black print midi skirt, paring red strapping stilettos.
It is amazing how Grace can make all these colors work seamlessly in these seemly effortless outfits. But that is not all. You have to know Grace as a person, and that is how I felt after I read her blog. On her blog, she shares with you the most personal story of her life about her unfortunate childhood in China and how she moved to the US for love and was happily married for 10 years. After losing her husband, she did not let the grief stop her. Instead, she got even stronger. On the blog post celebrating her blog turning 3, Grace shared her secret to success was really no secret but hard work- 600 posts over 3 years! You will feel like you have known her for a long time, and feel like she is the friend you want to reach out to and hear from.
This is one of the best petite fashion blogs over 40 not only because of the impeccable style of Grace, but also because she is really putting herself out there to encourage and inspire women to be stronger, work harder and achieve their own dreams.
Petite Style Studio
This is a petite fashion blog by Trina, a master of Bohemian style. Now, Bohemian style is not easy to pull off for petite women like Trina, because this style is casual, loose and less form fitting (the easier way to flatter petite body frame). However, on Trina’s blog, you will see her love of wearing maxi dress in eye catching colors and she looks effortless chic in those looks. For some reason, she can rock those ankle length dresses with flats and you will not notice she is petite. She is also a master of mixing bright reds and pins with a muted backdrop. If you love colorful outfits and maxi looks, you will find a lot of inspiration on Tina’s blog, and that is why we recommend her as one of the best petite fashion blogs over 40.
Petite Over 40
This is a blog by food and fashion writer Sherry, who is also a technical illustrator for patent applications. It’s hard for me to imagine writing about things that seem to be in so far apart in different spectrum, but Sherry does it all very well. When I first visit this blog, my eyes were caught by Sherry wearing classic wrap dresses in different shades of popping colors such as black and white stripes, bright blue and saturated red. (I am a big wrap dress fan myself and own a whole wardrobe of DVF wrap dresses). In addition, what stands out about this blog is the “Fashion by Era” section from 1920s to 2000s and the modern day, shown her real passion about fashion.
On her blog, Sherry mentioned when she turned 45 years old, she decided to get out of her fashion rut and find her signature style. In addition to exploring the industry through fashion designers, artists and local boutiques, she seeks out vintage and thrifted treasures as a way of creating a look of all her own. Sherry wears XSP. We recommend this site as one of our best petite fashion blogs for those of you looking for vintage style inspiration.