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The holiday season is fast approaching which means there are many parties and get-togethers to attend and plenty of opportunities to get dressed up. Here is a short holiday dress guide for petite women that can help you look your best while socializing this holiday season. We’ve also included some tips for choosing the right small bust lingerie to wear with these dresses to ensure you’ll look great in whatever you decide to wear to this celebrate the holidays.

A Simple Cocktail Dress is Never Wrong

A knee-length or shorter cocktail dress in red, silver or gold is a great choice to wear during the holidays. If you have several parties to go to, go with a basic black dress that you can change the looks of by adding a few accessories. Push- up bras, such as the Lightly Padded Push-up with enough padding to give you some extra shape are great for adding some volume under cocktail dresses.

V-Neck Dresses are Flattering

V-necklines are flattering to petite women because the v-shape draws the eye up and down to create the illusion of a taller appearance. A knee length or shorter v-neck dress shows more leg to make you appear taller than you are. Good choices in small bust lingerie to wear under a v-neck dress include a push-up bra and thong panties that won’t show panty lines. If wearing thongs isn’t your thing, look for a pair of pretty boyshorts that are comfortable, flattering and which won’t show any panty lines.

A Wrap Dress Can Make You Look Taller & Leaner

A flattering dress style for petite women is the wrap dress. The skirts on these dresses are usually either A-line or straight, both of which enhance the petite frame. A stunning wrap dress in red, green, gold or silver would be a great choice for the holiday parties you’ll be attending this year.  If the wrap dress is strapless, go with a strapless padded bra, otherwise consider a multifunction bra that can be worn both with your holiday dress and other items in your wardrobe.

Belted Dresses Define Waistlines

A good way to enhance the appearance of your frame is to wear a belted dress. Belted dresses create the illusion of longer legs to make you appear taller. When shopping for belted holiday dresses, steer clear of those that have very wide belts as they can add the appearance of weight to a petite frame. A simple t-shirt bra, such as the Essential T-shirt Bra can be worn under a belted dress as can a push-up, strapless, demi-cup or bralette. When choosing panties to wear under a belted dress, go with panties that don’t show panty lines like thongs or boyshorts. 

We hope you’ve found this petite holiday dress guide helpful! In the end, the type of small bust lingerie you choose will depend upon the style and material of the dress or dresses you buy this holiday season. Lula Lu carries a wide range of petite lingerie to ensure we have something that’s just perfect to wear under the dresses you decide to wear during the upcoming holiday season!