Testing petite girl styling tips – Oversized Accessories 

Testing petite girl styling tips – Oversized Accessories 

Third up in the testing petite styling tips series is avoiding oversized accessories. Now this could be interpreted in a couple of ways (i.e it could mean anything from handbag to sunglasses) but my common sense says it’s referring to handbags as that’s what is pictured. 
I’ve only got one oversized handbag from Topshop which I bought a couple of years ago – it’s a long time fave and usually makes an appearance when I’m out for the night as it can hold so much stuff in! 
However for the purpose of this post, I decided to trawl through old photos (I also found one of me rocking an old oversized Mulberry bag too) and pull out my trusty bag to wear a couple of times this week to put the theory to the test;

I love this handbag and I don’t think it dominates my overall looks – if anything I feel sassy AF rocking an oversized bag! 

If anything makes me look smaller, it’s my 6ft5 fiancé 😂

So is there any justification to this styling tip? I personally think no – I think defining what constitutes as oversized would give a better understanding as to what the purpose of this tip is, but small girls can rock oversized accessories and not worry about looking smaller! 
Until next time… 
Gaby xxx


  1. July 26, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    I admit to laughing out loud when your largest accessory popped up! I think you’re right though….the stylists got it wrong. You rock every over-sized accessory! xxx

    • July 26, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Hahaha!! Thank you Mum, I’m all about the oversized accessories 😉❤️ xxxx

  2. July 30, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    This made me giggle! Loved the comment about your fiancé and his height compared to your own!
    Reaaally enjoyed this xo

    • July 30, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Haha thank you and glad it made you chuckle – I’m achieving what I set out to with my blog 🤗❤️

  3. Sarah Eliza
    July 30, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    I love a big bag! And while I’m short, I never feels like the size drowns me out 🙂
    Sarah x

  4. July 30, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Honestly, anyone can rock an oversized bag! It doesn’t matter your physique. You’ve obviously worked it in all the photos. You and your fiancé are cute, I love the height difference.

    • July 30, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Hahha thank you! I agree that it doesn’t matter on your physique 🤗

    • July 31, 2017 / 6:33 am

      Yes!! No idea who decided us little ones shouldn’t wear them!

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    July 31, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I absolutely love oversized bags! I think they’re amazing even regardless of being a style form, I just like to carry a lot around with me haha x
    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  6. July 31, 2017 / 1:39 am

    I’m petite too, and I honestly love oversized bags! I work and go to school, so I need a lot of stuff with me. Plus they’re fab, so why not?
    xx Kaelin | makeupbykaelin.com

    • July 31, 2017 / 6:33 am

      Definitely!! And I just like being able to haul around all the food 😂 xx

  7. July 31, 2017 / 4:50 am

    I’m super short as well (160cm) and I had no clue something might make you look even more smaller – except super long other half 😀 thanks for this!

    • July 31, 2017 / 6:34 am

      Hahaha!! There’s definitely a thing with short girls and tall guys!!

  8. July 31, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Great blog, love your photos. I love oversized bags – everythingmissguided.wordpress.com

  9. August 1, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Great post!! I honestly have a problem with oversized bags! I love them, but I just can´t sometimes, I think it depends on preferences, but definetly regardless the physique it looks amazing.

    • August 1, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      They’re definitely Marmite – love em or hate em! Thank you! X

  10. August 3, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Those handbags are beautiful!
    Ashley | hiyaitsashley.com

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