How to Make this Summer’s Hottest trend: The Off The Shoulder Ruffle Top Petite Friendly

How to style the ruffle top as a petite

One of the summer’s hottest trends is undoubtedly the off the shoulder ruffle top. You’ve been probably been seeing it popping up all over your instagram feed.

ruffle trend altered for a petite frame

ruffle top shirt for petites

off the shoulder ruffle top

stylekeeper sale top ruffle one shoulder

I like many other girls I’ve been coveting over this top and knew I had to order it! It was such a disappointment when it arrived. The three tier sleeves on the left side were just too bulky for my little petite body.  As someone who doesn’t give up easily I was determined to make it work. I tried belting the shirt, pinning the ruffles down, and even tried tapping the ruffles together. When none of that worked, I took to my trusty scissors and simply cut off the third ruffle. The bottom ruffle to be exact. What a huge difference that made. Keep in mind I’m no seamstress, but luckily the other 2 ruffles cover up the cut job. Voila I now have a petite friendly off the shoulder ruffle top.

What I love about this top is that it’s a true statement piece, so you are able to pair it with jeans, shorts, or even a skirt. By having the one shoulder bare you are able to show off your summer glow!

For more on this latest trend, head over to the style guide here and read about the hottest ruffle tops this summer.


Outfit worn:

Top · STYLEKEEPERS Ruffle One Shoulder Top – Sale!

Jeans · NYDJ – Alina Roll Cuff Stretch Ankle Skinny Jeans

Shoes · Stuart Weitzman Nudist 110mm Sandals

Bag · LOUIS VUITTON Damier Ebene Canvas Neverfull MM Bag

Sincerely Petite in Paris,
Petite in Paris Diane




  1. July 10, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Looking absolutely fab babe!
    Love off shoulders clothes… Tops, dresses… Really a kind thing to have in the closet!
    You’re super pretty as usual!
    Hope all is going great in Paris!
    Plume d’Auré

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  2. July 12, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I love the ruffle trend but it is so challenging for petites! I never thought of removing some of the ruffles, so next time I fall in love with a ruffly top or dress I’m going to check to see if that will work. Thanks for sharing how you made it work!
    Elizabeth |

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