The Petite Lean Column Bodyshape

The Petite Lean Column Bodyshape

Similar to an athlete body shape but even narrower, this is a pretty
rare body type! 
Read on to find out how to dress your beautiful petite body!

How to tell if you're a Petite Lean Column?

Some of the common features of an lean column shape are:

  • Your bust and shoulders are about the same width as your hips
  • You don’t have much waist definition naturally
  • You have a very narrow, slim build (typically wearing bra size 30
    or below)
  • You have a very small chest
  • You tend to have a flatter bum
  • When you gain weight, you tend to gain it evenly all over your

You may not fit all of these points, but if the majority apply to you then chances are you are an athlete column shape!

Best Features of Petite Lean Column Shape:

Typically for lean column shapes, these are your best features:

  • You have a lovely flat stomach
  • You are very evenly proportioned
  • You have lean arms and legs

These are the areas you want to draw attention to predominantly
and celebrate!

Goals For a Petite Lean Column:

There are a few things you should always consider when putting together an outfit that perfectly flatters your petite lean column shape:

  • Add more curves to your frame
  • Add some width to your upper and lower body

General Tips for a Petite Lean Column:

Add curves:

  • There are many ways to add curves to your shape, with one of the simplest being wearing curved necklines!
  • Scoop neck and sweetheart shapes are super flattering and feminine, giving a softness to your otherwise angular frame

Show off your toned limbs

  • If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Show off your lean arms and legs with shorter dresses and short sleeved tops - remember to keep the balance between top and bottom

Elongate your figure

  • With an athletic shape, especially as a petite, it can be easy to look short and boxy.
  • Elongate your figure with one-shoulder top - this draws the eye right up to the top of the shoulder and makes your body seem longer, whilst adding interesting shapes that break up the ‘boxy’ look

Petite Lean Column Celebrities:

You’re in great company being a petite lean column! Here are a few celebrities that share your petite body shape:

  • Nicole Richie (5'1)
  • Emma Roberts (5'1)
  • Ashley Olsen (5'1)

Things to Avoid as a Petite Lean Column: 

Drowning your frame

  • Super baggy clothes can make you look shapeless, as well as having the double effect of making you appear drowned in material as a shorter person.

Appearing very young

  • As a petite column, you may often get mistaken for being much younger than you are (which is not always a bad thing!).
  • If you want to avoid this, opt for more structured and tailored items rather than basic t-shirts to give a more sophisticated look

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