Petite Style with Angela Foster | Episode 202

Fashion Besties!

What is up!?!

Welcome back to another fabulous episode of the Fashion Crimes Podcast! 

Did you catch last week’s episode with Andrew Warner? He was absolutely fabulous, and his tips on posting photos were on point. #listennow

But this week do we have a treat for you! We are diving deep into petite fashion with the amazing petite style coach Angela Foster! After 20 years as an executive in fashion and beauty, Angela now helps high-achieving petite women create closets filled with clothes that fit, flatter, and elevate their style as they age.  Let’s welcome our new fashion bestie, Angela Foster!

Before we get started, remember to find this episode wherever you get your podcasts, and watch us on YouTube!


Key Discussion Points

1. Understanding Petite Fashion Challenges

Short Girl Problems: Angela discusses the common issues petite women face with off-the-rack clothing. Sleeves are too long, jackets hit in the wrong spot, and miniskirts end up looking like knee-length skirts. Shopping can be a frustrating experience when nothing seems to fit just right. #annoying
Angela’s Expertise: Angela shares her journey from helping a friend rediscover her style post-pregnancy to becoming a sought-after petite style coach. She emphasizes the importance of finding clothes that fit well and make you feel confident.

2. Body Shape and Proportion

Body Shape First: Angela emphasizes the importance of understanding your body shape as the first step in building a wardrobe. She guides her clients through identifying their body shapes and selecting styles that enhance their best features while avoiding those that don’t.


Her five-step Spark Style Method helps clients identify flattering silhouettes and proportions. For instance, if you have delicate shoulders and a perky bust, understanding this can help you choose styles that add volume where needed and keep other areas clean and tailored.


Proportion is Key: Proportion is critical for petites because there is less vertical space to work with. Wearing proportionally balanced clothes can prevent you from looking shorter and wider.
Angela advises against wearing oversized styles on both the top and bottom. If you want to try an oversized skirt, balance it with a fitted top to avoid looking frumpy. #facts

3. Building a Versatile Wardrobe

No Panic Shopping: Panic shopping, especially when under time pressure, often leads to purchasing items that don’t fit well or flatter your body. Angela advises her clients to refrain from shopping or purging their closets until they clearly understand their body shape and wardrobe needs.
Instead of rushing out to buy new clothes, Angela suggests evaluating what you already have and understanding how to mix and match pieces to create new outfits.


Mix and Match: A versatile wardrobe is key to feeling excited about getting dressed each day. Angela helps her clients identify wardrobe basics and versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits.
Knowing which leg shapes and silhouettes work best for your body can help you create a variety of stylish and flattering outfits from a few key pieces.

4. Accessories and Heels

Accessory TipsAccessories can make or break an outfit. Angela provides tips on choosing accessories that complement your petite frame rather than overpowering it.
Avoid oversized handbags that can look disproportionate on a petite frame. Instead, opt for smaller, structured bags that enhance your overall look.
The Power of Heels: Heels can add height and a sense of empowerment. While not every petite woman loves wearing heels, Angela discusses the psychological and physical benefits of adding even a small heel to your outfit.
She mentions that a kitten heel can still provide the elevation needed to enhance confidence and posture without the discomfort of higher heels.

Closing Thoughts

Thank you so much to our guest Angela Foster – who has dropped so many gems today on how to navigate petite fashion with style and confidence!

From understanding your body shape to mastering proportions and accessorizing, Angela’s insights are invaluable. Remember, it’s all about creating a wardrobe that you love and feel amazing in.  #shortgirlstyle

Don’t forget to follow Angela Foster on Instagram at

If you enjoyed this episode, please download and share our podcast with your Fashion Besties! And, of course, stay tuned for more fabulous content next week.


– Holly Katz, Your Favorite Personal Stylist

Fashion Crimes Podcast, The Best Fashion Friend You Never Knew Needed!


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