I’m petite. How should I style my lace-up shoes?

With spring in full swing, there’s no wonder why you’re crushing on these ankle baring shoes. You can certainly rock them with a petite frame. Whether you’re stepping out for a day of shopping or adding feminine flair to your favorite sundress, lace-up flats are your warm weather go-to.

Here’s how to style lace-up flats if you’re petite!

How to Style Lace-up Pointy Toe Flats


Style a pair of lace-up flats with black cropped skinnies and a crisp white button down for the perfect edgy and soft combination. A pointed toe style flat will add a leg-lengthening effect to a petite frame.  

Stylist Tip: If you have a style that laces all the way up, wrap the laces around your ankle a few times and finish with a bow in front for a chic look.


Feeling like a modern day ballerina? Pair your lace-up flats with the perfect flirty sundress. A blush or neutral tone flat is a more delicate option, ideal for thinner legs. They’re versatile enough to wear with dresses from black to white and everything in between.


Side-slit shorts have an effortless, casual-cool vibe for any weekend adventure. Toss on your favorite tee, a breezy kimono and lace-up flats for a comfy casual ensemble. As a petite woman, soft details such as thin straps on your flats will keep from overpowering your frame.

—Brittany M.

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