petite clothing 9 best winter sweater

Petite clothing: 9 best winter sweaters

Finding figure-flattering petite clothing could be hard. We have done the work for you.We researched hundreds and hundreds of blogs and Instagram pages. And here are 9 best winter sweaters we found popular among the top petite fashion influencers.

Let’s get started!

In this post we are focusing on petites who are also slender. If you have a curvier build, check out curvy petite clothing: 8 best winter sweaters .

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 1. Pearl Ruffle Sweater

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 1 Pearl Ruffle Sweaters @laminlouboutins 1
Photo credit: Stephanie from Lam in Louboutins
Stephanie is 5’1”.

Ruffles + Pearls. This sweater defines romance. All eyes will be on you the moment you walk into a room.

You can dress it up with a tulle skirt or dress it down with a pair of jeans.

Care tip: You must take special care of these sweaters. Due to the pearl embellishment, you may need to hand wash or send them out for dry cleaning.

Pearl Ruffle Sweater Options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 2. Pom Pom Sweater

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women - 2. Pom Pom Sweater @skirttherules 1
Photo credit: Jen from Skirt the Rules
Jen is 5’2″.

Caring for pearl sweaters can be more work than you expect. For an easier option, consider a pom pom sweater. For this winter sweater style, pearls are replaced with wool pom poms. You get the fun style for less work!

The pom pom adds volume to give you a huggable, fuller look.

Pom pom sweater options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 3. Long Striped Cardigan

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Photo credit: Jordyn from THE everyday TREND
Jordyn is 5’4″.

A long striped cardigan is a great way to elevate your usual jeans and t-shirt look. The stripes add volume, making this winter sweater perfect for slender petite frames. And, the extra length creates movement as you walk… how cool is that?!

Long striped cardigan options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 4. Cowl Neck Sweater

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 4 Cowl Neck Sweater @khaileypena 1
Photo credit: Khailey from Better in Heels
Khailey is 5’5″.

The cowl neck design drapes around your neck. It feels cozy and keeps you warm.
They create an illusion of layering, just like infinity scarves. This design adds volume to your neck area.

For your petite frame, we recommend a cropped version. This creates a well-balanced proportion and makes you look taller. You can style it with a high-waisted skirt or jeans.

If you already own a long version, you can tuck it in your skirts to create a cropped look. Thin material is best for this styling choice.

Cowl neck sweater options

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 4 Cowl Neck Sweater @simplytee 1
Photo credit: Tina from Simply Teee
Tina is 5’2″.

Above is another example for how you can wear a cowl neck sweater with jeans for a casual, everyday look.
See how the cowl neck looks just like another layer.

Grey cowl neck sweater options

Pro tip: Chenille is the most popular sweater fabric this season.

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 5. Tie-Sleeve Sweaters

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 5 Tie Sleeve Sweaters @lemonblonde 1
Photo credit: Kathleen from Lemon Blonde
Kathleen is 5’5″.

Tie-sleeve is a similar style to the bell sleeve, but the only flare is at the end.
This trend was so popular last year that it carried over to this season. They really add a vintage twist to any outfit.

Fashionable tie-sleeve sweater options

One version of this style that we love is one with color blocks and smaller flared sleeves. The color blocks add depth to the piece, bringing additional visual interests to a tie-sleeve sweater.

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 5 Tie Sleeve Sweaters @keepieces 2
Photo credit: Jasper from Kee Pieces
Jasper is 5’2″.

Color block tie-sleeve sweater options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 6. Rainbow Sweater

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Photo credit: Hannah from Champagne Lifestyle
Hannah is 5’3″.

Can’t decide which color to wear? Why not wear them all! This is a fun revival from the 80’s and they instantly brighten your mood.

Stripes are especially great for slender frames because they make you appear wider.

Rainbow sweater options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 7. Cable Knit Sweater

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 7 Cable Knit Sweater @dresscorilynn 1Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 7 Cable Knit Sweater @dresscorilynn 2
Photo credit: Cori from dress CORI LYNN
Cori is 4’11”.

You can never go wrong with a classic cable knit sweater. They’re chunky, cozy and they pair well with everything.

Light colored clothing makes you appear fuller. A white version visually adds volume to your slender petite frame.

Cable knit sweater options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 8. Sweater Cape

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Photo credit: Rina from And She Dressed
Rina is 5’2″.

A sweater cape is for the trendsetters. It gives you that fabulous heroine look while keeping you warm.

The sweater cape is also very practical. Whether you are cooking in the kitchen or working in front of a computer, your arms are free to do as you please! This style is simple with no ruffles or bell sleeve details.

Cape sweater options

Winter Sweaters for Petite Women – 9. Lace Up Sweater

The lace up sweater is HUGE this season. It is so popular that it is now available in even more fun variations!

Lace up sweater version 1: Lace up on the sleeves

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 9 Lace Up Sweater @esthersanter 1
Photo credit: Esther from Esther Santer
Esther is 5’3″.

Lace up sweater options (side)

Lace up sweater version 2: Lace up in the back

The lace up style in the back is so daring. You can make this edgy trend more feminine by selecting a soft color, such as yellow or pale pink. If you want a more edgy look, choose red or black.

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 9 Lace Up Sweater @mumandmacaroons 2

Lace up sweater options (back)

Lace up sweater version 3: Lace up in the front

Karmacloset Winter Sweaters for Petite Women 9 Lace Up Sweater @sweetandpetite 3
Photo credit: Khanh from Sweet and Petite
Khanh is 5’3″.

The front lace up sweater is super sexy. You can play around with how much cleavage you want to show. If you want to play with the trend in a modest way, layer a cami underneath.

Lace up sweater options (front)

Bonus Recommendation: Sweater Dresses

We love effortless style. In this section, we have selected a few petite friendly winter sweater dresses. Slip one of these on and you’re ready to take on the world!

The basic sweater dress

Karmacloset Bonus Recommendation: Sweater Dresses @soheather 1
Photo credit: Heather from So Heather
Heather is 5’4″.

For slender petites, find one that hits just above the knees to create that balanced proportion and look taller.
It also goes well with those over the knee boots you’ve been dying to take out.

Basic sweater dress options

The layered sweater dress

Karmacloset Bonus Recommendation: Sweater Dresses @Laurabeverlin 2
Photo credit: Laura from Styled Adventures
Laura is 5’1″.

Want to master the layered look without looking bulky? We like the style, but wearing two pieces can be a pain.

Look for a sweater dress that has trimming, which creates the illusion of layers. One great style is one that looks like the dress is layered over a long button-down shirt.

Layered sweater dress options

Tunic converted sweater dress

Karmacloset Bonus Recommendation: Sweater Dresses @missxbo 3
Photo credit: Brittney from MISSXBO
Brittney is 5’1″.

One benefit of being petite is that you can sometimes turn a tunic into a sweater dress. Add a lace layer below for an extra feminine touch. Pretty chic, right?

Tunic sweater options

Find your perfect sweater

We hope you found this post helpful.

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